Writing Assignment 1.docx - 1 Summarize the constitutional basis for criminal procedure A The constitutional basis for criminal procedure rests upon the

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1. Summarize the constitutional basis for criminal procedure. A. The constitutional basis for criminal procedure rests upon the balancing act of crime control and an individual’s rights. This has been established through the U.S. Constitution and the interpretation of cases by the U.S. Supreme Court with regard to criminal procedure. This of course involves justice and liberty. The U.S. Constitution helped ensure both by establishing the roles for governments and protecting the rights of those within our nation’s border. 2. Explain the concept of “rule of law”. A. The concept of “rule of law” is a constitutional concept that highlights the supremacy of law over man as either a political theory laying down the fundamental requirements of the law. It can also be considered a procedural device. It is the understanding that government and its officers are subject to the same laws as anyone else. Basically, they fair and equitable, and nobody is above the law. 3. What impact does the Bill of Rights have on criminal procedure? Why is this important to you? A. The impact the Bill of Rights has on criminal procedure has everything to do with due process. It has to do with balancing public security and not violating someone’s constitutional rights in the process. The objective of due process is to be fair, equitable, and efficient. These rights are explicitly expressed in the 4 th , 5 th , 6 th , and 8 th Amendments,
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as well as the 14 th Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. This is important for me on two fronts.
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