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Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
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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 8: Introducon to Edwards v. Arizona:
Edwards v. Arizona is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1981 that deals with the right to counsel during police
interrogations and the prohibition of further questioning after a suspect has invoked their right to counsel. Answer
the following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Edwards v. Arizona address, and how did the case contribute to the legal
standards surrounding the right to counsel during police interrogations and the prohibition of further
questioning?
2. Discuss the circumstances in Edwards v. Arizona that led to the legal dispute, emphasizing the
defendant's invocation of the right to counsel and the subsequent police interrogation.
3. Analyze the Supreme Court's decision in Edwards v. Arizona regarding the implications of invoking the
right to counsel and the restrictions on further police questioning.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Edwards v. Arizona, emphasizing the
circumstances that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Edwards v. Arizona influenced legal practices and the protection of the right to counsel during
police interrogations in criminal cases?
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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;