“For this assignment, due during Unit 2, you will be required to submit a criminal case you wish to utilize as your final project. You must however, provide a case report, court documentation, an article or some other type of proof to confirm that your case study is actually based on a real case, which will provide a road map for your analysis.
Synopsis for the Final Project (Due Unit 8): In this course you will be required to complete a final project in lieu of a final exam, which will have to be submitted during Unit 8 of the course. Stated simply, this project will consist of a case study and analysis of a criminal case of your choice.
The case study and analysis focuses on your identification of the crimes, their individual elements and any applicable defenses that could be employed by the defendant in justifying his or her conduct or mitigating the punishment.
For example, look at the following article about a crime which occurred in 2015 at a bank in Tallahassee, Florida. http://www.inquisitr.com/1958455/taxi-rob-bank/ If this were your case, which it cannot be, you would outline the facts and identify the crimes committed. Your paper will include much more information but for demonstration purpose see the following: On March 26, 2015, in Tallahassee, Florida a man named Stanley Geddie arrived by taxi cab and was drunk during an attempted heist of the Capital City Bank. He failed to pay the cab driver the $25.50 fare for the trip. He walked into the bank and told the cab driver that he would take care of him when he came out. Inside the bank he told the manager that he wanted $100,000 in hundreds, that he had a .357 handgun and was carrying C4 explosives and would â€œblow the place upâ€ Police arrived to find Geddie highly intoxicated in the managerâs office. He did not cooperate with the officers, was tased and taken into custody. The possible crimes committed: 1. Larceny- for the failure to pay the cab fare. 2. Robbery- demanding money by force or threatened force. 3. Resisting Arrest- failure to cooperate with the officers.
CRJ209 â€“ Criminal Law Final Project Case Study Selection Possible defenses: 1. Voluntary Intoxication-defendant willingly consumed intoxicants. 2. Diminished Capacity- the defendant did not grasp the gravity of the situation. Then, you will list the elements of each crime and demonstrate with in your chosen case how those elements were established. Next, you will also identify any possible defenses available in the case and again demonstrate how you can establish that the defense is viable for the defendant. Remember, this type of assignment will require research, thought, analysis and the application of the material we will cover in this course. You will be required to submit a five (5) page minimum (standard size) and a twenty (20) page maximum size12 pt font, double spaced document and fully referenced using APA citation style for all source materials. The paper shall be in 12 font, Times New Roman, and shall not have been turned in previously to any other instructor. The document must include your name, MOD and course title. NOTE: The title page and citation / bibliography page do NOT count as pages.