Disciplinary research

CJUS 520

Disciplinary Research Paper: The Criminal Justice System in Its Environment Assignment Instructions

Overview

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.

Instructions

 

Write a professional memorandum summarizing the main issues that are involved in the following United States Supreme Court cases. Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963); Giglio v. United States, 405 U. S. 150 (1972); United States v. Agurs, 427 U. S. 97 (1976)

· 2.5-3 pages (double spaced) excluding the reference page.

· Current APA format.

· 3 peer-reviewed sources.

· Acceptable sources (course textbooks, academic books, .gov websites, peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last 5-10 years only).

 

This assignment requires that students follow a template. Students must review and follow the template carefully.

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

With this in mind, you are the Chief of Police of a municipality. Your Deputy Chief of Police advises you that one of your officers was investigated for inappropriate use of one of the computers in the patrol division. As a result of this internal investigation, it was determined that the officer used this computer to search pornographic web sites. When confronted with this allegation, the officer denied any knowledge of this incident. Upon further investigation, the computer crimes analyst determined that the officer’s logon password was used to enter the unauthorized web sites. The officer then admitted to his wrongdoing and stated it would never happen again. This officer has been with your organization for 15 years, and the only other disciplinary action taken against him was for being involved in an at fault traffic accident 10 years ago. As the Chief of Police, you must decide how you will handle this situation?

Instructions

Write a 2.5-3 page professional memorandum outlining and explaining how you will handle this situation.

Discuss the policy recommendations would you make?

Use the cases listed below to assist and support you in your decision.

· Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)

· Giglio v. United States, 405 U. S. 150 (1972)

· United States v. Agurs, 427 U. S. 97 (1976)

· Kyles v. Whitley, 514 U. S. 419 (1995)

· United States v. Bagley, 473 U. S. 667 (1985)

 

This assignment requires that students follow a template. Students must review and follow the template carefully. You will combine the two Disciplinary Research Paper Assignments as one Word document assignment.

Combine this assignment with the Disciplinary Research Paper: The Criminal Justice System in Its Environment Assignment. For the final submission this module, you will submit:

 

· 5-6 pages (double spaced) excluding the title page and reference page.

· Current APA format.

· 5-6 scholarly sources

· Acceptable sources (course textbooks, academic books, .gov websites, peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last 5-10 years only).

 

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

 

 

 

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