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CJS200 / CJS 200 / Assignment: Inside Criminal Law

CJS200 / CJS 200 / Assignment: Inside Criminal Law

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Assignment: Inside Criminal Law
During these past two weeks, you have discussed the structure of the criminal justice system
and the models that comprise this system; you have explored the definition of crime; and you
have established the various causes and trends that lead to crime. Having this background
knowledge helps to build a foundation for understanding criminal law.
· Resource: Pages 76-91 of Criminal Justice in Action
· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
· Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper examining certain aspects of criminal law. In your
paper complete the following:
o Describe the purposes of criminal law.
· Describe the two main functions of criminal law.
· Describe the written sources of American criminal law and their purposes.
o Describe how criminal responsibility can be limited.
· Identify one justification and excuse defense.
· Explain why they are used.
o Describe the procedural safeguards that protect American Constitutional rights.
· Include the Bill of Rights.
· Include Due Process.
· Cite at least one source to support your findings.
· Use APA formatting guidelines.
· Post your assignment as an attachment
Assignment: Inside Criminal Law
During these past two weeks, you have discussed the structure of the criminal justice system
and the models that comprise this system; you have explored the definition of crime; and you
have established the various causes and trends that lead to crime. Having this background
knowledge helps to build a foundation for understanding criminal law.
· Resource: Pages 76-91 of Criminal Justice in Action
· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
· Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper examining certain aspects of criminal law. In your
paper complete the following:
o Describe the purposes of criminal law.
· Describe the two main functions of criminal law.
· Describe the written sources of American criminal law and their purposes.
o Describe how criminal responsibility can be limited.
· Identify one justification and excuse defense.
· Explain why they are used.
o Describe the procedural safeguards that protect American Constitutional rights.
· Include the Bill of Rights.
· Include Due Process.
· Cite at least one source to support your findings.
· Use APA formatting guidelines.
· Post your assignment as an attachment

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