Research a crime that has been reported in the media about any of the crimes addressed in chapters 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 in the e-text. Prepare a 1-2 page essay about the crime you selected and which facts support each element of the crime. You can use the elements provided in the chapter, the powerpoint or the actual law from the jurisdiction. Review the syllabus and announcements for requirements and format. Make sure you cite your source.
Each essay should have a heading which includes your name, date and title. You should use proper titles if using last names–Mr. ; Ms.; Officer, etc. Only referring to someone by their last name is not appropriate. Make sure you proofread your essay for spelling and grammatical errors.
Try using the following format when writing essays to help you organize your thoughts.
Summary of the crime as reported, including relevant facts.
Explain and define the different concepts of the essay topic – for example, if using a crime about murder, specify if it’s 1st or 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. Do not use the general term of criminal homicide. Explain how the conduct satisfied the different elements of the crime or topic of the essay.