About this Assignment In this course, you learned to differentiate the legal rig
About this Assignment In this course, you learned to differentiate the legal rights, trial processes, and correctional alternatives of adult vs. juvenile offenders. You also learned that juvenile law is constantly evolving and responding to temporary issues. For this assignment, you will be researching a constitutional law case related to juvenile delinquency or criminal proceedings decided by the United States Supreme Court. To begin, locate an opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court that involves a criminal offender under the age of 18 and raises a constitutional question (or questions) related to the juvenile justice process. For help locating U.S. Supreme Court cases, see: Supreme Court of the United States Justia After selecting a case, you must write a case brief /analysis. Your case brief/analysis should be 700-1,000 words in length (not including your Reference page). Use distinct headings to clearly identify each element (prompt) of your case brief. Case Brief Prompts Your case brief should include each of the following elements: Legal and Procedural History: What is the history of the selected case? What prior courts heard the case? What were the rulings of the involved prior courts? Facts: What are the critical facts of the case? Identify the parties and the facts that were considered in the Court's ultimate holding. Issues: What were the specific legal question(s) presented to the U.S. Supreme Court? Present the issues in clear and concise question format. If there were multiple legal questions, list each issue separately. Holding (Decision): How did the U.S. Supreme Court answer the issues? What was the Court's final decision with respect to each issue? Court Rationale: Summarize the U.S. Supreme Court's reasoning. Why did the Court rule in the way that it did? How and why did the Court arrive at its ultimate answers to the legal issues? Analysis: Share an original analysis and interpretation of the case and the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling. What is the case's significance? How do the rights of juveniles in this case compare to the rights of adults in criminal cases? How has the case impacted our courts? How has the case impacted our government and/or our citizens? Do you agree with the Court's analysis? Using Sources Formatting & Sources Please write your paper in the APA format. As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least two credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format as well. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor's name). Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question. Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.) If you're unsure about how to use APA format for your paper and sources, please see the following lessons: What is APA Format? Definition & Style How To Format APA Citations Grading Rubric Your case brief will be graded on the following rubric: Category Unacceptable (0-1) Needs Improvement (2-3) Good (4) Excellent (5) Total Possible Points Legal and Procedural History (x1) Legal and procedural history is lacking or summarized in an illogical or significantly difficult to understand manner. Legal and procedural history is partially summarized, history is disjointed or hard to follow. Legal and procedural history is substantially complete. Legal and procedural history is comprehensive, detailed, and fully developed. Summary uses specific details and clear and relevant terminology. 5 Facts (x1) Brief does not provide a summary of the case's critical facts. Brief does not identify those facts that influenced the court's holding. Brief shares a partial summary of the case's critical facts. Brief does not identify all facts that influenced the court's holding. Brief shares a thorough summary of the case's critical facts. Brief identifies all facts that influenced the court's holding. Brief shares a rich and comprehensive summary of the case's critical facts. Brief identifies all facts that influenced the court's holding and uses clear and specific details throughout. 5 Issues (x2) Brief does not identify the specific legal issues before the court. Brief identifies only one of several legal issues before the court. Brief fully identifies all relevant legal issues. Brief identifies the legal issues before the court and uses specificity and/or detail. 10 Holding (x1) Brief does not provide a summary of the court's final decision in the case. Brief provides a summary of the court's final decision regarding only one of several legal issues raised in the case. Brief provides a full summary of the court's final decision in the case in all legal issues raised in the case. Brief provides a summary of the court's final decision in the case and uses specificity and/or detail. 5 Rationale (x2) Brief does not provide an explanation of the rationale underlying the court's holding. Brief provides an explanation of the rationale underlying the court's final decision regarding only one of several legal issues raised in the case. Brief provides a full explanation of the rationale underlying the court's final decision. Brief provides an explanation of the rationale underlying the court's final decision in the case and uses specificity and/or detail. 10 Analysis (x2) Brief does not share an original analysis of the case and its implications. Brief shares a cursory analysis of the case and its implications. Analysis lacks detail and/or fails to incorporate any relevant examples from scholarly resources. Brief shares a thorough and original analysis of the case and its implications. Brief shares a rich, original analysis of the case and its implications. Analysis incorporates relevant examples from scholarly resources. 10 Mechanics (x1) Incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, use of standard English grammar and/or format hinders understanding. Several instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage of standard English grammar and/or format. Few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage of standard English grammar and/or format. No or very few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage of standard English grammar and/or format. 5 Before You Submit When you are done preparing your case brief, we suggest taking some time to check for any errors or to add some final touches. We also suggest that you use online plagiarism checkers such as PlagScan or DupliChecker to make sure that your case brief is not too similar to any existing materials. Plagiarized submissions will NOT be graded.

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