1. Is there a lack of diversity in members of the jury in criminal cases? Reflect on equity after reading the following article:
Binnall, J. M. (2019). Jury diversity in the age of mass incarceration: An exploratory mock jury experiment examining felon-jurors’ potential impacts on deliberations. Psychology, Crime & Law, 25(4), 345-363.
2. Provide details of common pretrial motions and their significance.
40 points: Student answered/addressed all aspects of the topic/question posed in the discussion; initial posting adequately discussed the topic/question and source requirements; analysis of concepts and theories clearly demonstrates superior knowledge and a clear understanding of the topic; relevant and scholarly resources were located and used appropriately; facts and examples are used in support of presentation.
Collaboration (Possible 30 points)
Zero points: Student filed none of the required replies.
15 points: Student filed only one of the required replies, filed the required replies but failed to meet source requirements.
20 points: Student filed only two of the required replies OR filed the required replies but failed to meet source requirements.
25 points: Student exceeded the minimum number of replies by posting three substantiative replies, meeting the source requirements and evidencing an understanding of the issues under discussion and the views of colleagues. Student failed to respond to specific queries posed to the student by colleagues or by the instructor. Student did not take initiative in advancing the discussion throughout the week.
30 points: Student greatly exceeded the minimum number of required replies by posting four or more substantiative replies and they met the source requirements; the replies were substantive, thoughtful responses and contributed to the discussion; student greatly exceeded minimum requirements by answering all queries posed to the student by others and remained present and actively engaged in the discussion throughout the week; student led the discussion by raising complex issues, connecting concepts, and illuminating the discussion with examples.
Timeliness (Possible 10 points)
Zero points: Student filed more than three required postings in an untimely manner OR failed to submit any responses.
2 points: Student filed three required postings in an untimely manner.
5 points: Student filed two required postings in an untimely manner.
7 points: Student filed one required posting in an untimely manner.
10 points: Student filed all required postings in a timely manner.
Writing (Possible 10 points)
Zero points: Student failed to respond to the question.
4 points: Writing contains several grammatical, punctuation, and/or spelling errors. Language lacks clarity or includes some use of jargon and /or conversational tone; sentence structure is awkward.
6 points: Student demonstrates consistent and correct use of the rules of grammar usage, punctuation and spelling, with a few errors; there is room for improvement in writing style and organization.
8 points: Student demonstrates consistent and correct use of the rules of grammar usage, punctuation, and spelling. Language is clear and precise throughout all submissions. Sentences display consistently strong, varied structure and organization is excellent.
10 points: Student demonstrates a quality of writing consistent with scholarly works in the relevant discipline; student is facile in the use of subject-matter vocabulary and terminology consistent with the level of instruction; student applies concepts with ease; writing style and organization are designed to successfully convey the message and the related information to the reader with maximum effect.
(Possible 10 points)
Zero points: No support. Student failed to include support/sources for information contained in the response.
4 points: Attempts at support are made. Student provided some support however it does not enable one to locate the source and/or additional support is needed for much that was presented.
6 points: Attempts at support are made. Student provided some support however it does not enable one to locate all sources and/or additional support is needed for some information that was presented.
8 points: Support is provided. Student provided support for most that was presented, and the reader is able to locate the source material.
10 points: Support is provided. Student provided support for all that was presented, and the reader is able to locate the source material.
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