Final paper outline | CRJ 514 Constitutional & Judicial Processes | Ashford University

 

For this assignment, you will construct a comprehensive outline for the Final Paper, which is due at the end of Week 6. For assistance with creating and formatting your outline, please access the Writing Center outline (Links to an external site.) page which includes a sample outline.

Your outline must

  • Be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Detail your chosen issue to be addressed in your Final Paper.
  • Provide a brief history of the U.S. Supreme Court’s philosophy of your chosen issue.
  • Detail your preliminary conclusion about the future of this issue in light of the current makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the course text, two of which must be from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library.
  • Document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
  • Include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.

!!!!!!!!!!!FINAL PAPER TOPIC OPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

  • The right against self-incrimination and the right to remain silent (U.S. Const. amend. V)
  • The right to privacy for computer, Internet, and cell phone property and communications (U.S. Const. amend. IV)
  • Search and seizure laws as applied to computer, Internet, and cell phone property and communications (U.S. Const. amend. IV)
  • Right to counsel (U.S. Const. amend. VI)
  • Capital punishment and cruel and unusual punishment (U.S. Const. amend. VIII)
  • Right to trial in criminal proceedings (U.S. Const. amend. VI)

Outline Structure

  1. Introduction
    • Thesis: Indicate your topic, your main point about that topic, and the points of discussion for that topic.
  2. Body Paragraph 1: Topic sentence goes here.
    • Supporting evidence: A paraphrase or quote from one of your sources goes here, along with an in-text citation.
      • Explanation of the meaning of the supporting evidence.
      • So what? A direct statement on how the supporting evidence does in fact support the claim made in the topic sentence.
  3. Body Paragraph 2: Topic sentence goes here.
  4. Body Paragraph 3: Topic sentence goes here.
  5. Conclusion:
    • Rephrased Thesis Statement: Rephrase your thesis.
    • Strong Closing: Close your paper with the significance of this discussion. Why is this discussion important?

 

Text

Spohn, C., & Hemmens, C. (2012). Courts: A text/reader (2nd ed.). Sage.

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