case study 2034

  1. Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest
    Due Week 2 and worth 100 points

    Officer Williams is an officer with the Richmond police department and has been with the department for five years. He received information that a citizen living in the local housing project was selling drugs. This information was conveyed to Officer Williams by an anonymous caller to the officer on his personal cell phone. Officer Williams immediately went to the housing project and stopped the citizen as he was leaving his apartment. Officer Williams searched the citizen and found drugs.

    Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

    Write a 1- to 2-page paper in which you:

    • Identify the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Williams’ actions. In your own opinion, discuss if you support his actions or not. Justify your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.
    • Analyze the validity and constitutionality of Officer Williams’ actions.
    • Determine whether or not Officer Williams’ actions were justified by any of the three (3) ways whereby probable cause can be established. Provide a rationale for your response.
    • Use at least two quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

    Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

    • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    • Research and analyze procedures governing the process of arrest through trial.
    • Critically debate the constitutional safeguards of key amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
    • Describe the difference between searchers, warrantless searches, and stops.
    • Write clearly and concisely about the criminal procedure using proper writing mechanics.

    Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

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Points: 100

Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Identify the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Williams’ actions. In your own opinion, discuss if you support his actions or not. Justify your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.

Weight: 35%

Did not submit or incompletely identified the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Williams’ actions. Did not submit or incompletely discussed if you supported his actions or not. Did not submit or incompletely justified your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.

Insufficiently y identified the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Williams’ actions. Insufficiently discussed if you supported his actions or not. Insufficiently justified your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.

Partially identified the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Williams’ actions. Partially discussed if you supported his actions or not. Partially justified your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.

Satisfactorily identified the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Williams’ actions. Satisfactorily discussed if you supported his actions or not. Satisfactorily justified your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.

Thoroughly identified the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Williams’ actions. Thoroughly discussed if you supported his actions or not. Thoroughly justified your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.

2. Analyze the validity and constitutionality of Officer Williams’ actions.
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the validity and constitutionality of Officer Williams’ actions.

Insufficiently analyzed the validity and constitutionality of Officer Williams’ actions.

Partially analyzed the validity and constitutionality of Officer Williams’ actions.

Satisfactorily analyzed the validity and constitutionality of Officer Williams’ actions.

Thoroughly analyzed the validity and constitutionality of Officer Williams’ actions.

3. Determine whether or not Officer Williams’ actions were justified by any of the three ways whereby probable cause can be established. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely determined whether or not Officer Williams’ actions were justified by any of the three ways whereby probable cause can be established. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.

Insufficiently determined whether or not Officer Williams’ actions were justified by any of the three ways whereby probable cause can be established. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response.

Partially determined whether or not Officer Williams’ actions were justified by any of the three ways whereby probable cause can be established. Partially provided a rationale for your response.

Satisfactorily determined whether or not Officer Williams’ actions were justified by any of the three ways whereby probable cause can be established. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

Thoroughly determined whether or not Officer Williams’ actions were justified by any of the three ways whereby probable cause can be established. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

4. Cite two references.

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present.

7-8 errors present.

5-6 errors present.

3-4 errors present.

0-2 errors present.