Whatcha' Gonna Do When They Come For You?

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Whatcha ’ Gonna Do When They Come For You?. Criminal Law 800 Professor Robert Knott.

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. Once upon a time in the great City of Palms there was a man named Robert Knott, Bob or LT., who began teaching at Florida SouthWestern State in the Fall of 2014. He has quite an impressive background and from the great state of Massachusetts. This Professor has given us the opportunity to present our final paper and it’s findings on the 9 following subjects:.

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 1.) Compare and contrast civil and criminal proceedings: There are two bodies of law that create our justice system: civil cases and criminal cases. Criminal cases happen when someone breaks a law, or commit criminal offense, which typically results in jail time. Civil cases handle almost all disputes, and typically criminal cases result in jail time..

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 2.) Identify the difference between procedural and substantive due process: Substantive due process issues involve the states’ power to regulate certain activities. Procedural due process issues involve an analysis of the procedure required by the Constitution when states seek to deprive people of life, liberty or property.

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 3.) Explain the legacy of English common law and its relationship to modern jurisprudence: Under European tradition there are two great systems of jurisprudence; common law an civil law. Common law jurisprudence, which prevails in England and most former members of the British Empire, derives its authority from common judicial practice and received traditions..

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 4.) Discuss the implications of constitutional, case, and statute law and the relationship to the criminal justice system: Most nations today follow one of two major legal traditions: common law or civil law. The common law tradition emerged in England during the Middle Ages and was applied within British colonies across continents.

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 5.) Identify and give an example of an ex post facto law: A law that makes eating popcorn illegal and requires the arrest of every person who has ever eaten popcorn. Due process, or fairness, is one of the fundamental principles of United States democracy and the United States Constitution. Laws that violate your due process rights are thus considered to be unconstitutional..

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 6.) Explain how burden of proof relates to a criminal proceeding: Burden of proof can define the duty placed upon a party to prove or disprove a disputed fact, or it can define which party bears this burden. In criminal cases, the burden of proof is placed on the prosecution, who must demonstrate that the defendant is guilty before a jury may convict him or her..

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 7.) Explain and discuss the legal elements of crimes: The crime, attempted suicide, my mind was not thinking clearly but I did not want to die I wanted to live, eat, breath and live in a peaceful existence. The three elements of a crime are the action, the mindset and the conclusion of damage/injury to the plaintiff/petitioner.

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 8.) Identify and discuss the legal defenses in criminal law: When a defendant goes on trial for allegedly committing a crime, a prosecutor must establish that the defendant is guilty of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. At the same time, the criminal defendant is entitled to present a defense and may do so through a variety of means..

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. 9.) Discuss the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution: The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual like freedom of speech, press, and religion. It sets rules for due process of law and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal Government to the people or the states..

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You. Thank you, Professor, Trooper, Sergeant, Lieutenant Knott for making this class awesome. I have enjoyed being in your class and would love to cross paths with you again. All my best, Tamara Kay Taylor.