The lead police officer is now calling you for advice on the various charges they can place against Julia. You are the Assistant District Attorney (or Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney) for this city, and will be responsible for any future prosecution in this matter. Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper that includes the various traffic offenses, traffic crimes, and other criminal charges for which the police officer could cite or arrest Julia regarding this incident. Explain each offense and the elements for the specific charges that you mention. Provide a citation and/or hyperlink to your state’s law that applies to each charge. Include at least three references, of which one may be your textbook. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your paper to your instructor. 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 Total 120 Version 1 07/14
CRJ387: Criminal Law 15 Week 3 Content Outline 1. Property Crimes a. Theft b. Robbery c. Burglary d. Arson e. Worthless checks f. Forgery and uttering 2. White-Collar Crimes a. Prosecution of corporate defendants b. Antitrust violations c. Computer crimes d. Access device fraud e. Identity theft f. Intellectual property offenses g. Fraud: mail, wire, and bank h. Money laundering 3. Vice Crimes a. Sexual conduct b. Prostitution c. Obscenity and pornography d. Gambling e. Alcohol offenses i. Driving under the influence ii. Consumption by minors iii. Criminal traffic offenses versus civil infractions Week 4: Trials and Defenses to Criminal Charges Weekly Summary In Week 4 we look at the process of trying a criminal case in the courts, the courtroom actors, and the various defenses available to a person charged with a crime. The readings provide an examination of courtroom personnel, criminal defenses available, rules of evidence, and the trial process. Version 1 07/14
CRJ387: Criminal Law 16 Learning Objectives Alignment 4.1 Explain the criminal trial process. CLO2 4.2 Identify the key courtroom actors. CLO1 4.3 Describe the various defenses to criminal charges. CLO2 Required Learning Resources and Activities Students must complete the activities in this section. Alignment Pages Read Ch. 2 of Criminal Law & Procedure . 4.2 25 Read Ch. 14 of Criminal Law & Procedure . 4.3 40 Read Ch. 18 of Criminal Law & Procedure . 4.1 43 Total 108 Assignment(s) Students must complete the weekly assignment(s). Alignment Points Online Faculty: Select two discussion questions for use in this course, then delete the unused discussion questions by deleting the entire row. Discussion Question Describe some acts that a trial judge could justifiably consider to be in direct contempt of court. What is indirect contempt? 4.1, 4.2 10 Discussion Question What is the test for insanity in your state? Who bears the burden of proof once the defendant introduces some evidence of insanity? Do you think the test in your state adequately protects the public and the defendant's rights? 4.1, 4.3 10 Criminal Trial Presentation Create a 10- to 25-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in which you outline the general structure of a criminal trial (types of events, order of events, purpose of events, etc.).
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