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Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
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Strayer University
CRJ 310 - Law Enforcement Operations and Management
Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
Since 1963, a series of United States Supreme Court case decisions have clarified that
in+criminal+cases, prosecutors must disclose to the defense evidence favorable to the defendant.
This includes information that may be used to impeach the credibility of government witnesses,
including+law+enforcement officers. These decisions mean that police officers who have
documented histories of lying in official matters are liabilities to their agencies, and these
histories may render them unable to testify credibly.+
Summarize the main issues that are involved in the following United States Supreme Court
cases. You must have pages, not including your title page.+
Introduction to Miranda v. Arizona :
Miranda v. Arizona is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case from 1966 that established the
Miranda rights and significantly impacted the rights of individuals in police custody. Answer the
following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Miranda v. Arizona address, and how did the case
contribute to the legal standards surrounding the rights of individuals in police custody?
2. Define the Miranda rights established in the case and explain their significance in
safeguarding the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
3. Discuss the implications of Miranda v. Arizona on police procedures during custodial
interrogations and the admissibility of statements obtained without the informed waiver
of rights.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Miranda v. Arizona, emphasizing
the circumstances that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Miranda v. Arizona influenced the practices of law enforcement agencies and
the protection of individual rights in the criminal justice system?
Grading Rubric.
Criteria Points
Possible Points
Earned Instructor’s Comments All key components of the case are explained. 20
Clear, logical !ow to paper. 20
Major points are stated clearly. 20
Major points are supported by the following:
1. Lecture material or Scripture;
2. Good examples (per,nent conceptual or personal examples are acceptable);