After completing the assigned reading for this module, complete the following.
1) Review the sample brief on PP .25-28 of your text book.
2) Using the sample brief and your brief instructions as a guide, prepare a case brief on one of the following cases:
. People V. Shaughnessy (P. 311)
. State V Gordon (P.315)
. Commonwealth V Berggren (P 321)
US. V. Scott (P .326)
Schubert, F. (2009). Introduction to law (custom). (9th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage. ISBN-13: 978-1-111-
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN-13: 978-1-4338-0561-5; ISBN-10: 1-4338-0561-8
Written Assignments and the APA Format:
The Department of Criminal Justice recognizes the value of excellence in writing for students in Criminal
Justice. In part, each professor is expected to provide guidance on improving a student�s writing skills.
Students are required to use only the APA (American Psychological Association) format to write and
develop a scholarly paper for submission in the Social Sciences. APA has been adopted by the
Department as its writing standard for all academic written assignments. No other writing style is
APA is the American Psychological Association, and the style is one of many in the academic world used
to regulate the language, citations, procedure, and formatting of manuscripts and other examples of
writing in the social sciences. Please be consistent throughout each written paper. Refer to APA Guide
under Resources on the Course Menu for APA specifics.
All projects, assignments, or papers submitted for grading will be required to include an abstract and
reference page. All references are to be cited using the American Psychology Association (APA) format
(6th edition). Other formats will not be accepted. For each scholarly paper and group assignment(s), the
work will be assessed using an individual grading rubric for each assignment. This tool and process helps
the students identify and professor measure the key points necessary to successfully complete written or
group assignments. Wikipedia is not an appropriate source for any scholarly writing and is not permitted
for any assignment in this program.