Be prepared to discuss in class the three "Biggest Ideas" from
Also by Friday February 13th, research a credible web site that
explains the essential tenants of Social Learning Theory. Be prepared to
discuss how theory relates to any case studies you might be aware of.
Serial Killers Explained: This assignment is is due ATBOC on
Wednesday February 23rd.
Quiz Friday the 13th on the intro chapter to Convicting
Read: Chapter 4: Flawed Forensics by Friday March 6th.
Be prepared to discuss the contents of this chapter during class. Expect to
take a quiz on this
information on Tuesday, March 10th.
Read Chapter 8: Exoneration by Tuesday March 17th.
Due March 18th: Write your interpretation of an Injustice Rap/Poem...must
contain a minimum of 16 lines and incorporate the terms "wrongful
conviction" and "exoneration."
March 19th, Quiz on Chapter 8.
April 1st, Quiz on Chapter 9.
April 21st, Quiz on all assigned chapters (previous
quizzes) from Convicting The Innocent.
April 22nd: After reading e-chapter 11, Jury Trial, begin
researching "professional jury systems" on line and find a credible source(s)
that outlines the advantages and disadvantages of such a system. Then,
respond the the following prompt in your journal: "If a professional jury was
hearing your trial for Assauilt-Domestic Violence (you slapped your boy/girl
friend and were arrested) what would be the "profile" of the jury members you
would most want to judge your innocence/guilt, or consider any mitigating
circumstances in your sentencing? Consider age range, gender, occupational
background, political affiliation, educational background, and marital status
as you develop your jury profile. To supplement your jury member profile, find
three citations from the e-chapter that support your response.
Due May 22nd ATBOC:
Typed definitions of the courtroom/trial terms AND the sentence that uses each
term in a complete sentence...use the Mike Mean Mock Trial as the context for
each of the sentences as applicable.
probable cause indict motion in-limine direct examination jurisdiction
burdon of proof impeach plaintiff perjury arraignment
allocution voir dire defendant verdict
alibi sequester testimony subpoena
Alford Plea affidavit cross-examination acquitted
Criminal Justice 1
By Tuesday February 10th, bring a print-out of a news article to class
that decribes an incident of Coach-Athlete abuse (within the past 5 years) in
a context that we have discussed in class. This article should outline this
crime occurring in another State than Washington. DO NOT
plan on printing this article on my printer in the classroom!
By Wednesday February 11th, read the article "Coaches Who Prey"
that can be found on-line. Be prepared to discuss patterns of behaviors among
the abusers featured in this article.
Due Monday, March 16th: Pre-Viewing Movie Questions for American
Due Wednesday, March 18th: Bring in a news article of a police arrest
or search, ruled by the court to be illegal. The case you bring in should have
occurred outside the State of Washington within the past 10 years.
Due Tuesday, April 21st: After watching an episode of Law & Order (any
season), identify and analyze an arrest, search, or seizure issue that is
essential to the plot of the episode. You may want to Google the topic that
will direct you to a specific episode of Law and Order before spending
unnecessary time watching television! Write a brief summary of the legal
issue(s) explored in the episode and be prepared to explain it to the rest of
the class. Also, plan on taking the Unit
Final on Arrest, Search, and Seizure by this
Due May 10th: Whether you opted for a written paper or discussion
seminar on Serial Killers, this assignment
will be due on/about this date. It is vital to your success on this assignment
that you demonstrate full comprehension of the terms (see assignment sheet)
associated with this unit. This will be determined on the quality of your
participation and typed notes that you submit on the day of the seminar or the
clarity and detail of these same terms in the written paper. Research outside
of the class materials provided is encouraged!