Since 1963, a series of United States Supreme Court case decisions have clarified that in criminal cases, prosecutors must disclose to the defense evidence favorable to the defendant. This includes information that may be used to impeach the credibility of government witnesses, including law enforcement officers. These decisions mean that police officers who have documented histories of lying in official matters are liabilities to their agencies, and these histories may render them unable to testify credibly.
Part 1: Please write a professional memorandum summarizing the main issues that are involved in the following United States Supreme Court cases. You must have at least 3 pages not including your title page.
- Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)
- Giglio v. United States, 405 U. S. 150 (1972)
- United States v. Agurs, 427 U. S. 97 (1976)
* The text of this research paper must be 3 FULL PAGES (not including title page, reference page, and any appendices).
* This paper must be in current APA format with 1-inch margins and 12-pt Times New Roman font.
* You must also include a title page and reference page.
* You must include citations to a sufficient number of appropriate professional, scholarly, or other appropriate sources to fully support your assertions and conclusions (which will likely require more than the minimum number of citations);
* Paper must contain citations to the course texts book, assigned readings, and the Bible.
This is a graduate-level assignment and while the minimum page limit is short (as is often the case in public policy/public administration briefings), students are expected to craft efficient, highly substantive papers.
You are expected to comport with the highest writing, research, and ethical standards. Additionally, to do well on this assignment, you must conduct high-quality research and offer rich, well-supported analysis; mere opinion or conjecture will not suffice.
There must be no careless or simple grammatical errors such as misspellings, incomplete sentences, comma splices, instances of faulty noun/verb agreement, etc. Such errors will result in significant point deductions.
Plagiarism in any form is strictly prohibited and may result in failure of the assignment, failure of the course, and/or removal from the program. It is your responsibility to ensure that you fully understand what constitutes the various forms of plagiarism and that you avoid all forms of plagiarism.
Disciplinary Assignment: Part 1 Grading Rubric
|Criteria||Levels of Achievement|
|Content (70%)||Advanced 92-100%||Proficient 84-91%||Developing 1-83%||Not Present||Total|
|Answer Specificity||23 to 25 points: All key components of the question are thoroughly answered in the paper.||21 to 22.5 points: All key components of the question is largely answered in the paper with few exceptions.||1 to 20.5 points: Key portions of assigned questions are left unanswered.||0 points Not present|
|Logic & Clarity||23 to 25 points: Clear, logical flow to paper; major points are stately clearly.||21 to 22.5 points: Clear logical flow to paper; major points are stated clearly for the most part.||1 to 20.5 points: Lack of clarity and failure to logically explain and communicate answers is the norm.||0 points Not present|
|Research & Support||18.5 to 20 points: Major points are thoroughly supported by the following: 1.Lecture material or Scripture 2.Good examples (pertinent conceptual or personal examples 3.Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concept)||16.5 to 18 points: Major points are largely supported by the following: 1.Lecture material or Scripture 2.Good examples (pertinent conceptual or personal examples 3.Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concept)||1 to 16 points: Major points are lacking substantial support by the following: 1.Lecture material or Scripture 2.Good examples (pertinent conceptual or personal examples 3.Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concept)||0 points Not present|
|Structure (30%)||Advanced 92-100%||Proficient 84-91%||Developing 1-83%||Not Present||Total|
|Spelling, Grammar & APA||18.5 to 20 points: Little to no errors in spelling, grammar and APA||16.5 to 18 points: Some errors in spelling, grammar & APA||1 to 16 points: Numerous errors in spelling, grammar & APA||0 points Not present|
|Sufficient Length||9.25 to 10 points: 2.5 pages of content and a title page (reference page if needed)||8.25 to 9 points: Paper runs a bit long or a bit short of page requirements||1 to 8 points: Paper is more than three pages or less than two pages.||0 points Not present|