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Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
Student Name
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.+
Assignment 3: Introduction to Missouri v. Seibert:
Missouri v. Seibert is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 2004 that addresses the issue of police
interrogation tactics and the admissibility of statements obtained through a two-step interrogation
process. Answer the following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Missouri v. Seibert address, and how did the case contribute to the
legal standards surrounding police interrogation tactics and the admissibility of statements?
2. Discuss the two-step interrogation process at the center of Missouri v. Seibert and the concerns
raised by the Court regarding its impact on the voluntariness of statements.
3. Analyze the Supreme Court's decision in Missouri v. Seibert regarding the admissibility of
statements obtained through the two-step interrogation and the application of the Miranda rule.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Missouri v. Seibert, emphasizing the
circumstances that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Missouri v. Seibert influenced police interrogation practices and legal standards
regarding the admissibility of statements?
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);
and 3. Though0ul analysis (considering assump,ons, analyzing implica,ons, comparing/contras,ng concepts) 20