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Role of the U.S. Supreme Court in Criminal Justice Policy Making

In preparation for this assignment, keep in mind the policy you selected for your Final Paper, as your research here can be used in the final assignment as well. The political makeup of the U.S. Supreme court can affect major rulings. Select a major ruling that has changed or been modified over the last 20 to 30 years (e.g., Miranda advisements, search and seizure rules, the exclusionary rules, use of DNA evidence, police surveillance, data mining, etc.). In your paper:

Explain the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in criminal justice policy making.
Explain how the court’s decisions changed the selected criminal justice policy.
Examine potential issues that must be evaluated in the future by the U.S. Supreme Court that will further shape criminal justice policy (e.g., you could discuss how advances in technology such as surveillance, computer analysis, drones, police equipment, etc., have affected the courts decisions).
Analyze how the U.S. Supreme Court criminal justice decision affects social justice.
Your paper must:

Be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Use at least five scholarly sources two from the Ashford University Library in addition to the course text.

Explains the Role of the U.S. Supreme Court in Criminal Justice Policy Making
Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in criminal justice policy making.

Proficient – Explains the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in criminal justice policy making. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Minimally explains the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in criminal justice policy making. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in criminal justice policy making; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The explanation of the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in criminal justice policy making is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Explains How the Court’s Decisions Changed the Selected Criminal Justice Policy
Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains how the court’s decisions changed the selected criminal justice policy.

Proficient – Explains how the court’s decisions changed the selected criminal justice policy. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Minimally explains how the court’s decisions changed the selected criminal justice policy. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain how the court’s decisions changed the selected criminal justice policy; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The explanation of how the court’s decisions changed the selected criminal justice policy is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Examines Potential Issues That Must be Evaluated in the Future By the U.S. Supreme Court That Will Further Shape Criminal Justice Policy
Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly examines potential issues that must be evaluated in the future by the U.S. Supreme Court that will further shape criminal justice policy.

Proficient – Examines potential issues that must be evaluated in the future by the U.S. Supreme Court that will further shape criminal justice policy. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Minimally examines potential issues that must be evaluated in the future by the U.S. Supreme Court that will further shape criminal justice policy. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to examine potential issues that must be evaluated in the future by the U.S. Supreme Court that will further shape criminal justice policy. However, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The examination of potential issues that must be evaluated in the future by the U.S. Supreme Court was either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Analyzes How the U.S. Supreme Court Criminal Justice Decision Affects Social Justice
Total: 4.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly analyzes how the U.S. Supreme Court criminal justice decision affects social justice.

Proficient – Analyzes how the U.S. Supreme Court criminal justice decision affects social justice. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Minimally analyzes how the U.S. Supreme Court criminal justice decision affects social justice. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze how the U.S. Supreme Court criminal justice decision affects social justice. However, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The analysis of how the U.S. Supreme Court criminal justice decision affects social justice is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting
Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement
Total: 0.50

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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