O.J. Simpson Trial: Final Paper


Watch the OJ Simpson trial:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA5sj_zTD9M

Synthesize observed data from your court experience with research gleaned from at least five reliable, on the area of criminal justice you selected earlier in the term (arraignments, jury trials, sentencing, etc.). Compare and contrast what you personally observed in court with one or more normative positions argued or implied in your library research regarding how that particular area of criminal justice should function.

Specifically, your final paper should include:

  • Your revised Court Report
  • An analysis of the area of criminal justice you observed and researched. First, describe the area of criminal justice. Then, analyze the components of that area of criminal justice, including relevant laws and policies, ethical obligations of involved legal professionals, and the ways in which societal variables such as race, class, gender, and level of by deal top”>EDUCATIONAL attainment affect proceedings in that area of criminal justice. Use your research to corroborate your discussion.
  • A comparison and contrast between the realities of what you observed and what your library research taught you. Describe what the law and ethics dictate should take place in this area of criminal justice (such as an explanation of charges during an arraignment), and discuss how what you observed did and/or did not conform to these expectations.
  • An evaluation of the conformities and the nonconformities you described in number 2 to arrive at a conclusion about what you observed versus the ideal in our criminal justice system, including suggestions for how the system could improve or, at least, better mirror the considerations of the law and of ethics.

Present your response in an analytical research paper of 4 well-written pages. Paper must be in APA format and include references