This assignment is to demonstrate your mastery of how the criminal justice system works. This assignment is designed to give you an opportunity to display your knowledge of the parts and processes of the criminal justice system. The more specific and detailed the paper is, the more effective it will be in demonstrating your understanding of the system.
Step 1. Select a current events case, in the last ten years, to analyze in the American criminal justice system. The case should be one where a life sentence or death sentence was the outcome.
Step 2. Describe the details of the case, including the nature of the offense, background of the offender, and an analysis of each component in the criminal justice system: advantages/disadvantages of police procedures, details and/or issues with court proceedings, and whether the correctional sentence was appropriate based on the nature of the offense and background of the offender.
Step 3. Conclude your paper by thoroughly analyzing the impact this case has had or will have on future criminal justice outcomes. Careful critical thinking is required here. Invest considerable effort in thinking about what you have learned over the course of the term in addressing this final aspect of the mission.
The sources you are to use to obtain information for your descriptions of the criminal justice process include the course reading material and two peer-reviewed journal articles. As an academic paper, it must contain APA formatted citations throughout the paper whenever information is being presented from a source.
Even though you may have personal experience in the field (e.g. police officer) or use knowledge obtained in previous courses, information used in this paper must be supported through the use of citations which meet the criteria for sources indicated above.
Here are the sections that should appear in your paper, each of which should be subtitled:
· Description of the case (including the nature of the offense and the background of the offender)
· Police procedures
· Court proceedings
· Correctional sentence
· Analysis of the impact this case has had/will have on the American criminal justice system process
Form and Format Requirements
· Paper should be a minimum of 1,500 words and a maximum of 2,000 words
· Double space
· 12 pt. font
· 1” margins
· Use APA citations for all sources
· Include reference page (not included in word count)
· Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word count)
· Include your name
· Course title and number
· Project title
· Topic selected
· Date of submission
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Chester Arthur Stiles had endured a difficult childhood where he was molested as a child. The physical and mental trauma never left him but rather than empathize with others that were as vulnerable as he was, he turned a monster. His lewd behavior graced the television screen of America when he was featured in Americas most wanted for a sexual attempt and assault of a minor aged below fourteen years. He faced eleven counts of sexual assault and ten counts of lewdness with a minor aged under the age of fourteen. Narrating the charges to a friend, he attributed his behavior to constant torture that he had endured as a juvenile. So much abuse according to him had made him dumb and ever since he was the age of fifteen, he was attracted to prepubescent girls who according to him had the purity of virtue (Ramsland, 2010).
His story came to the limelight in the summer of 2007; when his tape was found in a desert in a glass jar where he had videotaped himself assaulting a two-year-old girl. The man who found the tape watched it and kept it to himself but eventually handed it to authorities five months later. He was initially charged with being in possession of child pornography materials, but the charged were later reduced after he entered plea bargain with the authorities. The police started a manhunt for the man in the tape and eventually Chester Arthur Stiles was arrested and charged....
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