Compare and contrast American perspectives on criminal law with those of other countries

ne you are traveling abroad in your chosen country when you witness a local national committing a violent assault. The criminal is arrested and charged by the police.

 

 

 

Upon returning to the United States, a professor in one of your criminal justice classes asks you to complete a written report on your experience.

 

 

 

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Determine the pertinent demographic, social, political, and economic factors about your chosen country.
  2. Examine the manner in which your chosen country’s criminal code would likely view the crime you witnessed. Provide a rationale for the response.
  3. Choose two (2) individual rights that the United States grants criminal suspects, such as search and seizure, right to counsel, etc., and analyze the country’s perspective on each right. Provide support for the analysis.
  4. Investigate the manner in which the police in your chosen country would likely treat the defendant. Provide justification for the response.
  5. Classify the fundamental similarities and differences between the police culture in your chosen country compared to the United States.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

 

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA 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:

 

  • Compare and contrast American perspectives on criminal law with those of other countries.
  • Evaluate the nature of comparative policing and global law enforcement cooperation.
  • Analyze the role of procedural law in the four (4) major legal traditions.
  • Use technology and information resources to research comparative perspectives in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice topics using proper writing mechanics and APA style conventions.

 

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

Points: 250 Assignment 2: International Crime Witness, Part 1
Criteria  

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Determine the pertinent demographic, social, political, and economic factors about your chosen country.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the pertinent demographic, social, political, and economic factors about your chosen country. Insufficiently determined the pertinent demographic, social, political, and economic factors about your chosen country. Partially determined the pertinent demographic, social, political, and economic factors about your chosen country. Satisfactorily determined the pertinent demographic, social, political, and economic factors about your chosen country. Thoroughly determined the pertinent demographic, social, political, and economic factors about your chosen country.
2. Examine the manner in which your chosen country’s criminal code would likely view the crime you witnessed. Provide a rationale for the response.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely examined the manner in which your chosen country’s criminal code would likely view the crime you witnessed. Did not submit or insufficiently provided a rationale for the response. Insufficiently examined the manner in which your chosen country’s criminal code would likely view the crime you witnessed. Insufficiently provided a rationale for the response. Partially examined the manner in which your chosen country’s criminal code would likely view the crime you witnessed. Partially provided a rationale for the response. Satisfactorily examined the manner in which your chosen country’s criminal code would likely view the crime you witnessed. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for the response. Thoroughly examined the manner in which your chosen country’s criminal code would likely view the crime you witnessed. Thoroughly provided a rationale for the response.
3. Choose two (2) individual rights that the United States grants criminal suspects, such as search and seizure, right to counsel, etc., and analyze the country’s perspective on each right. Provide support for the analysis.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely chose two (2) individual rights that the United States grants criminal suspects, such as search and seizure, right to counsel, etc., and did not submit or incompletely analyzed the country’s perspective on each right. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for the analysis. Insufficiently chose two (2) individual rights that the United States grants criminal suspects, such as search and seizure, right to counsel, etc., and insufficiently analyzed the country’s perspective on each right. Insufficiently provided support for the analysis. Partially chose two (2) individual rights that the United States grants criminal suspects, such as search and seizure, right to counsel, etc., and partially analyzed the country’s perspective on each right. Partially provided support for the analysis. Satisfactorily chose two (2) individual rights that the United States grants criminal suspects, such as search and seizure, right to counsel, etc., and satisfactorily analyzed the country’s perspective on each right. Satisfactorily provided support for the analysis. Thoroughly chose two (2) individual rights that the United States grants criminal suspects, such as search and seizure, right to counsel, etc., and thoroughly analyzed the country’s perspective on each right. Thoroughly provided support for the analysis.
4. Investigate the manner in which the police in your chosen country would likely treat the defendant. Provide justification for the response.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely investigated the manner in which the police in your chosen country would likely treat the defendant. Did not submit or incompletely provided justification for the response. Insufficiently investigated the manner in which the police in your chosen country would likely treat the defendant. Insufficiently provided justification for the response. Partially investigated the manner in which the police in your chosen country would likely treat the defendant. Partially provided justification for the response. Satisfactorily investigated the manner in which the police in your chosen country would likely treat the defendant. Satisfactorily provided justification for the response. Thoroughly investigated the manner in which the police in your chosen country would likely treat the defendant. Thoroughly provided justification for the response.
5. Classify the fundamental similarities and differences between the police culture in your chosen country compared to the United States.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely classified the fundamental similarities and differences between the police culture in your chosen country compared to the United States. Insufficiently classified the fundamental similarities and differences between the police culture in your chosen country compared to the United States. Partially classified the fundamental similarities and differences between the police culture in your chosen country compared to the United States. Satisfactorily classified the fundamental similarities and differences between the police culture in your chosen country compared to the United States. Thoroughly classified the fundamental similarities and differences between the police culture in your chosen country compared to the United States.
6. 4 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.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors
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