Criminal Procedure/Criminal Practice Research Assignment This is your guide for your research assignment this semester. This assignment is worth 25 % of your final grade. You are to select one of the main topics in Criminal Procedure/Practice. The court system probable cause vs. reasonable suspicion the exclusionary rule stop and frisk use of force/police brutality problems with identification procedures sentencing/death penalty interrogations of persons – 5th amendment (i.e. torture and false confessions) You will research and write a paper that consist of a total of 7 pages. Your paper should be thoroughly researched and sited. It must include a reference page/bibliography. You must use APA style citations. You can exceed the page number if need be but don’t go over 10 pages. This is only an example: You chose Sentencing. Your paper would consist of research concerning sentencing issues in the United States. Or, for example, you could compare and contrast sentencing patterns and customs in the US vs. another country. You could also write about sentencing disparities based on race or socio economic issues. You can focus your paper on types of sentencing, i.e. the benefits of probation versus prison sentences. You could write a paper on the death penalty (pro or against). You can write about the weaknesses or strengths of sentencing, the problems that have arisen in our nation with strict sentencing guidelines, etc. You have freedom to shape your topic into something that you want to work on and that pleases you or you are very curious about. The only limit is your imagination. Feel free to write about anything that interests you within that topic. YOUR PAPER MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH BLACKBOARD AND THROUGH SAFE ASSIGN. DONT COPY I

Criminal Procedure/Criminal Practice Research Assignment This is your guide for your research assignment this semester. This assignment is worth 25 % of your final grade. You are to select one of the main topics in Criminal Procedure/Practice. The court system probable cause vs. reasonable suspicion the exclusionary rule stop and frisk use of force/police brutality problems with identification procedures sentencing/death penalty interrogations of persons – 5th amendment (i.e. torture and false confessions) You will research and write a paper that consist of a total of 7 pages. Your paper should be thoroughly researched and sited. It must include a reference page/bibliography. You must use APA style citations. You can exceed the page number if need be but don’t go over 10 pages. This is only an example: You chose Sentencing. Your paper would consist of research concerning sentencing issues in the United States. Or, for example, you could compare and contrast sentencing patterns and customs in the US vs. another country. You could also write about sentencing disparities based on race or socio economic issues. You can focus your paper on types of sentencing, i.e. the benefits of probation versus prison sentences. You could write a paper on the death penalty (pro or against). You can write about the weaknesses or strengths of sentencing, the problems that have arisen in our nation with strict sentencing guidelines, etc. You have freedom to shape your topic into something that you want to work on and that pleases you or you are very curious about. The only limit is your imagination. Feel free to write about anything that interests you within that topic. YOUR PAPER MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH BLACKBOARD AND THROUGH SAFE ASSIGN. DONT COPY I

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