CJ230 Unit 2 Assignment: Classification of Crimes

For this Assignment, read the following scenario, then determine the crimes the individuals in the scenario should be charged with.

Scenario: Three gang members, Joe, Larry, and Bob, are all convicted felons. The three were speeding in excess of the posted speed limit in a stolen car together when they noticed a group of rival gang members two blocks away. Joe, the front seat passenger, told the others he was going to shoot at the group with a gun he concealed in his waistband; Larry the driver, drove the car closer to their rivals. When the car came to a stop sign, Bob, who was a back seat passenger, exited the car after he told his friends he could not go to jail as he was on parole. Larry then drove past their rivals as Joe fired several shots; one person was killed and one other was shot in the leg. Assignment: What crimes, if any, should Joe, Larry and Bob be charged with as a result of their conduct? Be sure to include a discussion of actus reus and mens rea for each person in your analysis. In the order of seriousness, how would you classify the crimes of each of the individuals in the above scenario? Using your stateís criminal code, describe if each offense would be categorized as a crime against person, property, or public order and the possible range of punishment for each offense. Answer the questions above in a 2Ė3-page paper (excluding cover and reference pages) in APA format.

Note: This Assignment requires outside research. Use at least two credible sources beyond the text material and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the resources used. You may consult the Library, the Internet, the textbook, other course materials, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations in APA style. Please follow Unit 4 Rubric that is attached.

Assignment CriteriaLevel IIILevel IILevel INot Present
 Criteria 1Level III Max Points Points: 40Level II Max Points Points: 36Level I Max Points Points: 22Not Present 0 Points
Identify the characteristics that distinguish criminal law from civil law.All of the following are true: Identifies four characteristics that distinguish criminal law from civil law, Describes the differences that distinguish criminal law from civil law.Provides examples of each difference that distinguish criminal law from civil law.Two of the following are true: Identifies four characteristics that distinguish criminal law from civil law, Describes the differences that distinguish criminal law from civil law.Provides examples of each difference that distinguish criminal law from civil law.One of the following is true: Identifies four characteristics that distinguish criminal law from civil law, Describes the differences that distinguish criminal law from civil law.Provides examples of each difference that distinguish criminal law from civil law. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 2Level III Max Points Points: 10Level II Max Points Points: 8Level I Max Points Points: 7Not Present 0 Points
ResearchIncludes two credible sources beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sources.  Includes one credible source beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sourcesOne of the following is true: Includes only the textbook as a source.Includes outside sources only but does not discuss the credibility of the outside sources. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 3Level III Max Points Points: 10Level II Max Points Points: 8Level I Max Points Points: 6Not Present 0 Points
Format and OrganizationAll of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 2-3 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.  Two of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 2-3 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.  One of the following is true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 2-3 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.   Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 4Level III Max Points Points: 10Level II Max Points Points: 8Level I Max Points Points: 7Not Present 0 Points
WritingThe assignment meets all of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets most of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets less than half of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Maximum Total Points 706042 0
Minimum Total Points614310

Rubric Title: CJ230 Unit 4 Assignment Rubric

Assignment CriteriaLevel IIILevel IILevel INot Present
 Criteria 1Level III Max Points Points: 48Level II Max Points Points: 40Level I Max Points Points: 28Not Present 0 Points
Identify crimes and apply knowledge to the classification of crimes.All of the following are true: Identifies the classification of a crime including actus reus and mens rea.Applies knowledge by using their stateís criminal code to determine if each offense would be categorized as a crime against person, property, or public order and the possible range of punishment for each offense.Explains a possible range of punishment for each offense using their own stateís criminal code.Two of the following are true: Identifies the classification of a crime including actus reus and mens rea.Applies knowledge by using their stateís criminal code to determine if each offense would be categorized as a crime against person, property, or public order and the possible range of punishment for each offense.Explains a possible range of punishment for each offense using their own stateís criminal codeOne of the following is true: Identifies the classification of a crime including actus reus and mens rea.Applies knowledge by using their stateís criminal code to determine if each offense would be categorized as a crime against person, property, or public order and the possible range of punishment for each offense.Explains a possible range of punishment for each offense using their own stateís criminal code. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 2Level III Max Points Points: 16Level II Max Points Points: 14Level I Max Points Points: 10Not Present 0 Points
ResearchIncludes two credible sources beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sources.  Includes one credible source beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sourcesOne of the following is true: Includes only the textbook as a source.Includes outside sources only but does not discuss the credibility of the outside sources. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 3Level III Max Points Points: 8Level II Max Points Points: 7Level I Max Points Points: 5Not Present 0 Points
Format and OrganizationAll of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 2-3 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.    Two of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 2-3 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.  One of the following is true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 2-3 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.     Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 4Level III Max Points Points: 8Level II Max Points Points: 7Level I Max Points Points: 5Not Present 0 Points
WritingThe assignment meets all of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets most of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets less than half of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Maximum Total Points 806848 0
Minimum Total Points694910

Rubric Title: CJ230 Unit 6 Assignment Rubric

Assignment CriteriaLevel IIILevel IILevel INot Present
 Criteria 1Level III Max Points Points: 40Level II Max Points Points: 34Level I Max Points Points: 26Not Present 0 Points
Identify the distinctions between state and federal jurisdiction.All of the following are true: Identifies more than two distinctions between state and federal jurisdictions in criminal prosecutions with respect to crimes against persons.Applies knowledge by creating a factual scenario of a crime which may be prosecuted between state and federal jurisdiction in criminal prosecutions with respect to crimes against personsDescribes how the crime may be prosecuted either in state or federal court pursuant to applicable state and federal statutes.Two of the following are true: Identifies more than two distinctions between state and federal jurisdictions in criminal prosecutions with respect to crimes against persons.Applies knowledge by creating a factual scenario of a crime which may be prosecuted between state and federal jurisdiction in criminal prosecutions with respect to crimes against personsDescribes how the crime may be prosecuted either in state or federal court pursuant to applicable state and federal statutesOne of the following is true: Identifies more than two distinctions between state and federal jurisdictions in criminal prosecutions with respect to crimes against persons.Applies knowledge by creating a factual scenario of a crime which may be prosecuted between state and federal jurisdiction in criminal prosecutions with respect to crimes against personsDescribes how the crime may be prosecuted either in state or federal court pursuant to applicable state and federal statutes.Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 2Level III Max Points Points: 15Level II Max Points Points: 13Level I Max Points Points: 9Not Present 0 Points
Explain cultural factors that may influence the prosecution of a crime.All of the following are true: Explains a cultural factor that may influence how the crime may be prosecuted.Discusses how various cultures might interpret the wording of two statutes differently.Discusses how one culture might view a crime differently than another, based on the cultureís particular viewpoints.Two of the following are true: Explains a cultural factor that may influence how the crime may be prosecuted.Discusses how various cultures might interpret the wording of two statutes differently.Discusses how one culture might view a crime differently than another, based on the cultureís particular viewpoints.One of the following is true: Explains a cultural factor that may influence how the crime may be prosecuted.Discusses how various cultures might interpret the wording of two statutes differently.Discusses how one culture might view a crime differently than another, based on the cultureís particular viewpoints. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 3Level III Max Points Points: 15Level II Max Points Points: 12Level I Max Points Points: 9Not Present 0 Points
ResearchIncludes two credible sources beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sources.  Includes one credible source beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sourcesOne of the following is true: Includes only the textbook as a source.Includes outside sources only but does not discuss the credibility of the outside sources. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 4Level III Max Points Points: 10Level II Max Points Points: 8Level I Max Points Points: 5Not Present 0 Points
Format and OrganizationAll of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 1-2 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.    Two of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 1-2 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.  One of the following is true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 1-2 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.  Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 5Level III Max Points Points: 10Level II Max Points Points: 8Level I Max Points Points: 5Not Present 0 Points
WritingThe assignment meets all of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets most of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets less than half of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Maximum Total Points 907554 0
Minimum Total Points765610

Rubric Title: CJ230 Unit 7 Assignment Rubric

Assignment CriteriaLevel IIILevel IILevel INot Present
 Criteria 1Level III Max Points Points: 40Level II Max Points Points: 34Level I Max Points Points: 26Not Present 0 Points
Identify and explain the elements that constitute a criminal act.All of the following are true: Identifies three elements that constitute a criminal act.Explains the elements that compose a crime by defining the crime of attempt, distinguishing between legal and factual impossibility, and the difference between a complete and incomplete attemptProvides examples to support position.Two of the following are true: Identifies three elements that constitute a criminal act.Explains the elements that compose a crime by defining the crime of attempt, distinguishing between legal and factual impossibility, and the difference between a complete and incomplete attemptProvides examples to support position.One of the following is true: Identifies three elements that constitute a criminal act.Explains the elements that compose a crime by defining the crime of attempt, distinguishing between legal and factual impossibility, and the difference between a complete and incomplete attemptProvides examples to support position.Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 2Level III Max Points Points: 20Level II Max Points Points: 15Level I Max Points Points: 12Not Present 0 Points
ResearchIncludes two credible sources beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sources.  Includes one credible source beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sourcesOne of the following is true: Includes only the textbook as a source.Includes outside sources only but does not discuss the credibility of the outside sources. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 3Level III Max Points Points: 15Level II Max Points Points: 13Level I Max Points Points: 8Not Present 0 Points
Format and OrganizationAll of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 3-5 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.    Two of the following are true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 3-5 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.    One of the following is true: Uses appropriate format as per assignment instructions.Content of the paper concisely stays focused on the topic.Overall length meets the assignment parameters of 3-5 pages, excluding cover page and reference page.     Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 4Level III Max Points Points: 15Level II Max Points Points: 13Level I Max Points Points: 8Not Present 0 Points
WritingThe assignment meets all of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets most of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets less than half of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s).The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Maximum Total Points 907554 0
Minimum Total Points765510

Rubric Title: CJ230 Unit 9 Final Project Rubric

Assignment CriteriaLevel IIILevel IILevel INot Present
 Criteria 1Level III Max Points Points: 40Level II Max Points Points: 37Level I Max Points Points: 25Not Present 0 Points
Identify crimes against property, crimes against persons, and crimes against public order.All of the following are true: Identifies and names three crimes each against property, persons and public order.Applies knowledge by describing elements of three crimes in categories: against property, persons, and public order; classifying the crimes and by describing a scenario that relates to each category of crime.Distinguishes between three crimes in categories: against property, persons, and public order using examples and drawing from research.Two of the following are true: Identifies and names three crimes each against property, persons and public order.Applies knowledge by describing elements of three crimes in categories: against property, persons, and public order; classifying the crimes and by describing a scenario that relates to each category of crime.Distinguishes between three crimes in categories: against property, persons, and public order using examples and drawing from research.One of the following is true: Identifies and names three crimes each against property, persons and public order.Applies knowledge by describing elements of three crimes in categories: against property, persons, and public order; classifying the crimes and by describing a scenario that relates to each category of crime.Distinguishes between three crimes in categories: against property, persons, and public order using examples and drawing from research.Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 2Level III Max Points Points: 20Level II Max Points Points: 17Level I Max Points Points: 12Not Present 0 Points
Explain how a personís ideas of multiculturalism and diversity may impact the penalties for crime.All of the following are true: Referencing the scenario, explains how a personís ideas about multiculturalism and diversity impact the penalties for the crime.Discusses how a juror or judgeís socio-economic, cultural or religious background could impact the opinion as to how stringent a defendantís sentence should be.Provides an opinion as to whether judges should be given wide discretion in determining the appropriate sentence for a defendant.  Two of the following are true: Referencing the scenario, explains how a personís ideas about multiculturalism and diversity impact the penalties for the crime. Discusses how a juror or judgeís socio-economic, cultural or religious background could impact the opinion as to how stringent a defendantís sentence should be.Provides an opinion as to whether judges should be given wide discretion in determining the appropriate sentence for a defendant.One of the following is true: Referencing the scenario, explains how a personís ideas about multiculturalism and diversity impact the penalties for the crime.Discusses how a juror or judgeís socio-economic, cultural or religious background could impact the opinion as to how stringent a defendantís sentence should be.Provides an opinion as to whether judges should be given wide discretion in determining the appropriate sentence for a defendant. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 3Level III Max Points Points: 20Level II Max Points Points: 17Level I Max Points Points: 12Not Present 0 Points
ResearchIncludes two credible sources beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sources.  Includes one credible source beyond the textbook.Discusses the credibility of the outside sourcesOne of the following is true: Includes only the textbook as a source.Includes outside sources only but does not discuss the credibility of the outside sources. Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 4Level III Max Points Points: 15Level II Max Points Points: 12Level I Max Points Points: 9Not Present 0 Points
Format and OrganizationAll of the following are true: Uses appropriate PowerPoint format.Content stays concisely focused on the topic.Provides 10-15 slides of content excluding title slide and reference slide.Two of the following are true: Uses appropriate PowerPoint format.Content stays concisely focused on the topic.Provides 10-15 slides of content excluding title slide and reference slide. .One of the following is true: Uses appropriate PowerPoint format.Content stays concisely focused on the topic.Provides 10-15 slides of content excluding title slide and reference slide. .Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Criteria 5Level III Max Points Points: 15Level II Max Points Points: 12Level I Max Points Points: 9Not Present 0 Points
WritingThe assignment meets all of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s). The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets most of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s). The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.The assignment meets less than half of the following: Clearly written in Standard English. Free of spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.References or academic sources as required including in-text citation(s). The document is properly formatted in APA style, per the assignment instructions.Assignment does not meet the requirements.
Maximum Total Points 1109567 0
Minimum Total Points96 points minimum68 points minimum1 point minimum0

Rubric Title: CJ230 Unit 9 Assignment Rubric

Assignment CriteriaLevel IIILevel IILevel INot Present
Criteria 1Level III Max Points Points: 20Level II Max Points Points: 16Level I Max Points Points: 12Not Present 0 Points
Team Peer EvaluationPeer Evaluation Form is complete.Attended all team meetings.Contributed to team in planning, decision-making and problem solving.Peer Evaluation Form is complete.Missed team meetings or   Lack of contribution to team in planning, decision-making and problem solving.Peer Evaluation Form is incomplete.Missed team meetings or or Lack of contribution to teamin planning, decision-making and problem solving.Peer Evaluation form not submitted or Team members report no involvement in the project. 
Maximum Total Points 2016120
Minimum Total Points17 points minimum13 points minimum1 point minimum0

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