Criminal Evidence

The Article Critique assignment is to locate an article of interest related to Criminal Evidence specifically related to search and seizure or rules of evidence, exclusionary or relevant. You are to critique the article according to the instructions below. The articles should not be more than three years old.

The format will be according to APA style (typed double spaced) and in three parts:

Part 1 is the identification of the article. What is important here is that you provide the reader with enough information about your article so that they will be able to locate the article.

Part 2 is a summary . List the main points that the author has tried to establish, i.e. 1, 2, 3 or first, second, third. There normally will be at least 6 to 8 main points. If you are summarizing a court case for example you should discuss: What provision of the lawwas at issue? Briefly state the facts of the case. What legal tests were applied? Were there any unusual elements in the case?

Part 3 is your critique. You are to provide your reaction (insightful, critical, and logical) to the points that the author tried to make, or an overall critique of the entire article. A simple statement of agreement or disagreement is not enough. While you may make such a statement by way of introduction to your reaction, you must clearly and logically state the reasons for the post that you have taken.

Length: A journal article selected for critique should be at least 3 pages long and the resulting critique should be a minimum of 2 pages and no more than four pages in length.


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