Constitutional Protections in Criminal Investigations

Constitutional Protections in Criminal Investigations

For this Assignment you will write a 3 – 5 page paper (excluding cover page) that examines constitutional protections in criminal investigations. The essay should address constitutional amendments and case law that relate to interrogations, confessions, or identifications.

The paper should address each of the elements listed below:

Clearly define the four basic components of the Fifth Amendment.
Discuss the constitutional rights associated with confession law, and provide an overview of relevant cases.
Analyze the relevance of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments in relation to identification and witnesses. Be sure to discuss relevant case law and how these have impacted criminal investigation procedures and policies.
Utilize additional resources (at least two) to complete the Assignment such as scholarly articles, books and other academic sources.
You may consult the Kaplan Online Library, the internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations in APA style.

Directions for Submitting Your Essay

Write your paper in a Word Document and save it in a location and with a name that you will remember. Be sure to include your name, class, and section number in your paper. Submit your Assignment by selecting the Unit 6: Written Assignment in the Dropbox by the end of Unit 6.

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