Stand Your Ground

Write a 6-paragraph objective paper following the paper structure and APA paper format requirements below. APA Cover Page Introductory Paragraph Briefly introduce criminal courts, criminal law, and/or criminal procedures (whichever your paper will focus on). Identify the four purposes of the courts In your own words, discuss each of the four purposes of the courts. Provide the reader with an overview of the issue you will be discussing in your paper and its relevance to the module’s materials. At a minimum, you must cite your textbook throughout this paragraph with APA in-text citations. You should also cite any other sources you use. You must cite sources in this paragraph to earn credit for this paragraph. Do not use first person (I, me, we, us, etc.) or subjective/opinion language in this paper.  This is not an opinion paper. Body Paragraph One (15 points) In your own words, introduce the issue you selected in Step 2. In your own words, provide at least three current (no older than 5 years), separate, specific facts or statistics to support your discussion.  You should conduct research to locate these facts. You must use a government or scholarly, peer-reviewed research publication for this information. Cite any sources you use in this paragraph (textbook, news article, research, and so on) with APA in-text citations. You must cite sources in this paragraph to earn credit for this paragraph. Do not use first person (I, me, we, us, etc.) or subjective/opinion language in this paper.  This is not an opinion paper. Body Paragraph Two (15 points) As the assignment instructions and module materials indicate, the topic you selected is a matter of debate today.  In your own words, clearly identify and discuss at least one argument in support of the issue, you identified in Step 2 of this assignment.  Provide at least one accurate, reliable, specific fact or statistic to support your discussion, citing your source(s). In your own words, clearly identify and discuss at least one argument not in support of the issue you identified in Step 2 of this assignment. Provide at least one accurate, reliable, specific fact or statistic to support your discussion, citing your source(s). Cite any sources you use in this paragraph (textbook, news article, research, and so on) with APA in-text citations. You must cite sources in this paragraph to earn credit for this paragraph. Do not use first person (I, me, we, us, etc.) or subjective/opinion language in this paper.  This is not an opinion paper. Body Paragraph Three (15 points) Research one recent (no older than 5 years) news an event discussing an incident relevant to the issue you identified in Step 2 of this assignment. In your own words, provide a brief summary (1–3 sentences) of the incident in the news article. In your own words, provide a brief analysis of how the incident in the news article relates to the issue you identified in Step 2 of this assignment. In your own words, identify what elements of the debate over this issue (discussed in the previous paragraph) are relevant to the news the article you identified and discussed.   Cite any sources you use in this paragraph (textbook, news article, research, and so on) with APA in-text citations. You must cite sources in this paragraph to earn credit for this paragraph. Do not use first person (I, me, we, us, etc.) or subjective/opinion language in this paper.  This is not an opinion paper. Body Paragraph Four (15 points) Identify one term listed in the lists of Key Terms that are relevant to the issue, you selected in Step 2 of this assignment. Clearly identify the concept you are discussing (put it in bold).  Provide a definition for the concept in your own words. Cite your textbook for the definition (even when putting it in your own words) as that is where you got the information for that definition. In your own words, clearly, specifically, and thoroughly discuss how the concept you identified is relevant to the issue you identified in Step 2 and the incident you discussed in Paragraph 4 of this paper.   Cite any sources you use in this paragraph (textbook, news article, research, and so on) with APA in-text citations. You must cite sources in this paragraph to earn credit for this paragraph. Do not use first person (I, me, we, us, etc.) or subjective/opinion language in this paper.  This is not an opinion paper. Conclusion Paragraph (10 points) Based upon your understanding of the readings, the debate, and the research you conducted on your issue, identify and discuss one specific policy that has been proposed or implemented to address this issue in our country today. Examples here include (but are not limited to) a law, a community program, or an organizational policy. The policy must be clearly and logically stated in your own words with enough detail to give your reader a clear understanding of how the policy is meant to address your issue. The policy discussion must be supported by reliable facts and research, which should be properly cited. Cite any sources you use in this paragraph (textbook, news article, research, and so on) with APA in-text citations. You must cite sources in this paragraph to earn credit for this paragraph. Do not use first person (I, me, we, us, etc.) or subjective/opinion language in this paper.  This is not an opinion paper. APA Reference Page

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