Criminal Justice – Written Assignment – Rights in a Criminal Case (APA format required)

Assignment # 1

We are examining the rights that we have as citizens in a criminal case. For instance, the Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fifth Amendment protects us from self-incrimination.

Write a 2-3 page paper in APA format that addresses the following concepts:

  • Explain a Constitutional right of significance in criminal cases (example = protection from unreasonable searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment, etc.).
    • Be sure to include the specific wording from the relevant Amendment – you can quote the relevant wording in quotation marks.
  • Describe the importance of the right as it applies in a criminal case.
  • Give an example of a court case from your studies that relates to the case and explain how that case is important.

Be sure to include proper citations in the body of your paper and have a references page.