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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.+
Assignment 7: Introduction to Arizona v. Roberson
Arizona v. Roberson is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1988 that addresses the scope of the Miranda
right to counsel and the admissibility of statements made by a suspect who has invoked their right to
remain silent and requested an attorney. Answer the following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Arizona v. Roberson address, and how did the case contribute to
the legal standards surrounding the Miranda right to counsel and the admissibility of statements?
2. Discuss the circumstances in Arizona v. Roberson that led to the legal dispute, emphasizing the
defendant's invocation of the right to remain silent and request for an attorney.
3. Analyze the Supreme Court's decision in Arizona v. Roberson regarding the interpretation of
Miranda and the impact on subsequent police interrogations after the assertion of the right to
counsel.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Arizona v. Roberson, emphasizing the
circumstances that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Arizona v. Roberson influenced legal practices and the understanding of the Miranda
right to counsel in criminal cases?
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Criteria Points
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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);