Assignment 1: LASA 2: Case Felony Packet—File Preparation and Trial Preparation
This assignment will help you explore the history of discovery laws in your state and how the discovery laws might have changed for the better or worse today. It is coupled with learning how to prepare a case to be turned over to the district attorney’s (DA) office and prep a case for trial.
You are a deputy assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the Roan County Sheriff’s Office. You assisted in the Jenkins murder investigation and the Marshall attempted-murder investigation. You are in charge of preparing the case file (discovery) to be turned over to the DA’s office. You are also in charge of working with the DA to prep the case for trial. Below is a list of tasks to complete to prep this case file to turn over to the DA’s office. The last three points in the list help prep the case for trial.
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Complete the following tasks:
In a 1- to 2-page APA-formatted paper:
Recommendation: Keep this assignment in a safe place as you build a portfolio of your work to show future employers what you can do!
LASA 2 Grading Criteria and Rubric
This assignment is worth 300 points. Download this rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||
|Part I: Compared and contrasted any changes your state has made to the discovery laws within the past twenty-five years.||
|Part II: Compared and contrasted your state’s discovery law to North Carolina General Statute Section 15A-501.||
|Prepared the case file by assigning a unique number to every page (i.e., see example) in a Microsoft Word or an Adobe document, hand-writing the numbers and scanning the documents, or using a Bates stamp for submission.||
|Prepared the Case Summary Form for this case with only the relevant facts of this case.||
|Prepared the Law Enforcement Officer Certification Form template, leaving the Assistant District Attorney Section blank.||
|Completed the witness list for all witnesses—civilians and law enforcement officers in this case.||
|Completed all items listed in the List of Involvement template for all witnesses—civilians and law enforcement officers in this case.||
|Completed the evidence list for all items of evidence and information for all categories listed for all witnesses—civilians and law enforcement officers in this case.||
Assignment 2: The Art of Investigation—Putting It All Together
We have come a long way through this course. Since this is the end of the course, on the basis of what you have learned, we will discuss the art of investigation and look at how the ability of an officer affects the finality of a case.
By Sunday, August 17, 2014, in at least 250 words, post to the Discussion Area answers to the following questions:
By Wednesday, August 20, 2014, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by commenting on their examples and explanations.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.
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