Resource: Lexis Uni Supreme Court Research Search

Sign in to the Lexis Uni website and navigate to the Criminal Justice Home page. Under “Recent Supreme Court Decisions”, click on “View all Supreme Court Decisions for Criminal Justice”.

Locate a recent criminal Supreme Court decision you find interesting in the LexisNexis library.

Provide a brief summary and properly cite the case.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following questions:

What interested you about this case?
What are the sources, purposes, and jurisdictions of the criminal law related to this case?
What is the difference between the various elements of crime, including actus reus, mens rea, and concurrence? Describe which element(s) of crime were related to this case.
What is the adversarial system and how was it applied in this case? (For example, what was the argument from the prosecution, and what was the argument from the defense?)
Define inchoate crimes, and describe if there were any inchoate crimes in your chosen case.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

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