Assess the impact that judicial activism has had on American society, discussing specific cases in which the Supreme Court or a lower federal court played an activist role. Why does the Constitution allow judges to play an activist role?
Assignment Instructions Respond to the following short essay questions . You are to prepare an assessment in a Microsoft word document. Use proper APA for citations and format, which includes using Times New Roman (Font 12). State each topic question followed by your response in paragraph form. Your response to the questions combined should be at least 5-6 pages (minimum two paragraphs for each topic question, with exception to topic question 1 which only requires one paragraph, per subtopic question). Based on the assigned readings, your responses are to be in your own words with minimal quotes. Please keep in […]
Specific Rules: Unless specifically stated, assume all people named are alive and kicking. Assume for all relevant time periods that Pennsylvania employs the Common-Law Rule Against Perpetuities, and uses the strike-back rule (the one we talked about). Assume for all relevant time periods that a spouse is entitled to an intestate share of 1/3 of the estate if all children of the decedent are also of the spouse; a ½ share if not all of the children of the decedent are also of the spouse; and a 100% share if there are no children of the decedent. Also assume that […]
1. Criminal Omissions are very intriguing, in that a person can be found guilty of failure to act and failure to intervene but not be held criminally responsible because they lack legal duty. Without a person having the legal responsibility, the person can be found not guilty of crimes. “Legal duties are created in three ways; statutes, contracts, and special relationships” (p.112). These special relationships include law enforcement, parent to child, employer to employee, just to name a few. The legal right to intervene in a criminal act protects people and also criminalizes them if they fail to act. However, […]
Research Paper Requirements This project is a research paper that discusses a topic at current issue in Criminal Justice. It is designed to have you to explore a topic of relevance in the Criminal Justice field, conduct a critical analysis of information and literature, and communicate the analysis in writing.
Prepare a legal brief on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Kentucky v. King, 563 U.S. 452 (2011) which can be found at this link. www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/09-1272.ZS.html The case is also attached to this assignment. By briefing a case, you are reading the entire court opinion then summarizing it into your own words so that the important information from the brief is easier to understand and remember. Legal case names should be done in standard “Blue Book” format. Example: York v. Smith, 65 U.S. 294 (1995). For further information see http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation and look under the “How to Cite” section. In addition […]
The Development of Juvenile Justice Table 10.2 outlines important juvenile cases throughout history. Choose three cases you believe have been most important in the development/evolution of juvenile justice and why. Requirements: 2-3 pages double spaced Use at least 3 reliable sources other than the text (not Wikipedia)
Focus on how course themes and concepts are reflected in the film, or: how you might use course concepts to draw out and highlight the meaning and message of the film. the course themes are terrorism and civil liberties. Analyze the film in relation to the reading attatched Reference specific scenes from the film and specific passages from the texts in order to substantiate and support your claims. Be thoughtful and selective in your use of examples. When quoting from the readings, select appropriate quotes that speak directly to your point and be sure to interpret the quotes to […]
For the Unit 4 Assignment, you will write a 1–1.5-page, double spaced, informal and personal blog post on an issue that is in some way relevant to your field of study and that you have personal experience with. According to The Social Psychology Network, a blog, “short for “web log,” is an online journal or record of sequential postings with news, commentary, or other material” (2017). Like an essay, a blog post establishes and develops a clear point about a topic or issue. Depending on the topic, audience, and purpose, a blog can be formal or informal. A blog written […]
The following scenario is based upon real events that happened to a family in Cheshire, Connecticut on July 23, 2007. You will use this scenario as the basis of your papers for Units 3, 4, 6, and 8. You can read more about the actual case online by reading the source below. Swartz-Turfle, H. A Connecticut Nightmare. Retrieved from http://truecrimecases.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-connecticut-nightmare.html. Dr. William Petit, a well-respected endocrinologist, lived with his wife and two daughters in an upscale community in Cheshire, Connecticut. Dr. Petit met his wife Jennifer, who worked as a nurse, at the Children’s Hospital. They were married for 22 […]