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INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS VERSES PUBLIC ORDER 1 Individual Rights versus Public Order: Advantages and disadvantages Sharon Williams La’Karia Sam Foundations of Criminal Justice CJA/303 Carlos Zuniga January 30, 2011
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INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS VERSES PUBLIC ORDER 2 Individual Rights versus Public Order: Advantages [Except in a title, do not capitalize the first word after a colon unless it begins a complete clause] and disadvantages In society today, American citizens are privileged [The passive voice is a form of "be" (are) and a participle (privileged). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs officious and tedious to read. Try to use the active voice most often; for example, passive voice = The paper was completed on time. Active voice = the student completed the paper on time--See Center for Writing Excellence > Tutorials & Guides > Grammar & Writing Guides > Active & passive voice] to enjoy certain individual rights, freedoms and [Check punctuation: insert a comma before this word if this is the last in a list of more than two -- or if it begins a new clause] protection in criminal law. These are guaranteed rights by the United States Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. They are the first ten [Express numbers higher than nine in digits (when not the first word in the sentence)] amendments of the Constitution. The rights grant us [Use "we," "us," or "our" to mean yourself and coauthors, not general humanity (or yourself and the reader)] the freedom of free speech and thought; freedom of religion; freedom of the press; freedom to bear arms; privilege against self-incrimination; protects against unwarranted searches and seizures; freedom to gather peacefully; right to due process and quick and public trial before an unbiased jury; protection against double jeopardy in criminal proceedings; the right to reasonable bail against excessive fines, and prohibits cruel and [Check punctuation: insert a comma before this word if this is the last in a list of more than two -- or if it begins a new clause] unusual punishment (Schmalleger, 2002). [A sentence as long as this (50 or more words) can be confusing because it can have logic twists, recursions, or long lists. Cut it into shorter sentences, each with a single idea. Shorter sentences are easier to comprehend] However [Insert comma
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INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS VERSES PUBLIC ORDER 3 after this introductory word (or phrase)] citizens have to be able to [Wordiness: Remove "be able to"; the sentence will read more smoothly without it] appreciate and not abuse these rights in order to [Clear writing suggestion--the meaning will be the same (and less wordy) by removing "in order"] maintain a stable society. This is where ["is where" is an awkward phrases; use simply "here"--or reword the sentence to something like "In this", or "With this,"] public order comes into effect. A society that does not have order cannot enjoy its freedoms. Public order provides protection and safety to citizens from those committing public
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course POLICING T 333 taught by Professor Crystaldickersonbynum during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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