CJA 342 Death Penalty Assignment You may base your paper entirely on the information provided, or you may conduct
additional research if you would like. The information I provided may not discuss your
particular topic/issue but I thought it could provide a starting point for your research.
It is important to remember that this class is about the legal foundations of our criminal
justice system. Therefore, your paper should use the Constitution and other applicable
laws, as well as Supreme Court cases (and lower federal court and state court cases in
some situations) as the foundation. For example, if you are discussing limits on speech,
your starting point will be the First Amendment protection of free speech and U.S.
Supreme Court cases interpreting the meaning of that protection.
Your final paper assignment is as follows: CJA 342 Death Penalty Assignment
You are to write a Final Paper of 3-5 pages in length which will be worth 20 a total of
points. It is due no later than May 7, 2020 @ 11:59 p.m.
Points for the Final Paper will be given as follows:
1 point for submission of topic and issue (already completed)
4 points for proper Thesis Sentence (due April 28, 2020) CJA 342 Death Penalty Assignment
10 points for written paper*, in the required APA format (6th edition), with
citations throughout the paper
3 points bibliography in proper form
2 points proper length, mechanics, grammar and spelling
Papers should be 3-5 pages in length, double spaced, typed (not counting the
*The paper should include: CJA 342 Assignment
1) Thesis Sentence (the issue you researched and are writing about);
2) A summary of the applicable facts or background;
3) Discussion of the major points and supporting ideas (If appropriate,
possible “solutions” and if applicable a discussion of the other side;)
5) Bibliography – You must cite at least three (3) sources (there is no
maximum number of sources you may cite). CJA 342 Death Penalty Assignment