Origins of American Criminal Law
Select one (1) Amendment to the U.S. Constitution related to the protection of persons, property, or criminal law. Discuss why you think it was important to be included and its relevance today to criminal law.
Explain the specific powers granted to the federal government versus those that are granted to state governments to make criminal laws, and the reasons it was set up that way.
Define, compare, and contrast the four (4) main goals or purposes of the criminal justice system.
Explain what is meant by police power, and the limitations on such power.
Use a minimum of two (2) information resources for your research, in addition to the textbook.
Your assignment must:
Be 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 instructions.
Include 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 page length.
The specific Course Learning Outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Describe the nature and history of American criminal law.
Explain the role of individuals and federal, state, and local government agencies in crime fighting and prosecution of criminal offenses.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal law.
Write clearly and concisely about criminal law using proper writing mechanics.
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