is common knowledge that two controversial issues in the American legal
system are the types of criminal defenses and the manner of criminal
punishment. In this assignment, you will explore both in their various
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:
the key points involved in the court determining the lawfulness of the
use of force. Next, evaluate the level of objectivity inherent in each
point that you have specified.
the fundamental difference between the castle doctrine and stand your
ground types of criminal defenses. Justify the validity of each, and
provide one (1) example of each to support your response.
the overall role that double jeopardy clause plays within the trial
system. Next, evaluate the general level of fairness of double jeopardy
to the defense. Provide a rationale to support your response.
the basic features of adversarial system. Next, support or critique the
value of the adversarial system within the criminal law system in the
United States. Justify your response.
for or against the right to a speedy trial, as guaranteed by the Sixth
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Provide a rationale to support your
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
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
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
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Describe the nature and history of American criminal law.
the role of individuals and federal, state, and local government
agencies in crime fighting and prosecution of criminal offenses.
Analyze the essential legal elements of criminal conduct.
Contrast crimes against persons, crimes against property, and other types of criminal conduct.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal law.
Write clearly and concisely about criminal law using proper writing mechanics.