CJA 354 Criminal Defense Case Analysis Paper - 7604

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Criminal Defense Case Analysis Paper

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Use your written assignments to demonstrate you have completed the weekly readings. Make sure you use our text, Criminal Law Today, as well as other scholarly sources for each assignment.

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Prepare a 1,400 to 1,750 word (4 to 5 page) paper in which you address the following items:

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Define and discuss the various types of criminal defenses identified by Schmalleger that are used in criminal trials. Provide a definition for the term “criminal defense,” define and discuss the two major types of criminal defenses, the two forms of legal defense, and the specific defenses discussed by Schmalleger for each of the two forms of legal defense. Use short cases exemplifying each of the various types of criminal defenses you have defined and discussed. (Refer to Chapter 5 & 6)

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Discuss mental incompetency and differentiate between competency to stand trial, what is considered insanity at the time of the crime (NGRI), the legal and medical perspectives on insanity and mental illness, the American Law Institute substantial capacity test, and Guilty but Mentally Ill (GBMI). (Refer to Chapter 6.)

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Format your paper according to APA 6th edition standards

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