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Project Study Discussion Assignment



In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:

  • Explain how the rule of law influences professional practice in criminal justice


You are a community outreach coordinator at your local law enforcement agency. The department has undertaken an initiative to reach out to diverse populations in your community. There is always a need in your community for support toward becoming a citizen. For example, numerous recent immigrants, resident aliens, and documented immigrants could all benefit from outreach materials that explain how the criminal justice system works in the United States. You have been given the task of creating outreach materials for this initiative. The materials you’ll create for this project are specific to the rule of law and the Constitution.


Initiative Materials

Your initiative needs professional materials to support it. Create one or more relevant products that address all of the required elements:

  1. Describe how the Constitution guides law enforcement practice and policy. Include the following:
    • A brief overview of the Constitution
      1. Purpose of the document
      2. Brief summary of the document
    • A summary of how the Fourteenth Amendment shifted the Constitution
  2. Describe how the Bill of Rights guides criminal justice practice and policy. Include the following:
    • A brief overview of the Bill of Rights
    • The purpose of the Bill of Rights
  3. Explain how the Fourth, Sixth, or Eighth amendment ensures specific rights given to citizens. Include the following:
    • A brief explanation of the amendment
    • A real-world example of when rights under this amendment might not be guaranteed
    • A list of examples of times when the actions of criminal justice professionals may be restricted
  4. Explain the importance of laws and policing in a democratic society (free society). Include the following:
    • A brief history of policing in the United States, including the birth of modern policing in London
    • An explanation of the rule of law and how it’s applied, in general,,    Project Study Discussion Assignment

What to Submit

To complete this project, you must submit the following:

Presentation Material

For this presentation, choose the format that works best for you. Please note there is no requirement related to the way you show your knowledge, as long as you meet the rubric requirements by following the directions.

We have created the following optional template to aid you in completing this project:

If these do not meet your educational preferences, please consider the following:

  • Interactive Timeline (See the Supporting Materials section.)
  • Infographic (See the Supporting Materials section.)
  • Video for a Website
  • Other Handout

If you choose from the above list, make sure your format can include all of the rubric requirements explained in detail in the Directions section.

Supporting Materials

The following resource(s) may help support your work on the project:

This website can be used to easily make an interactive timeline.

This website can be used to easily make an infographic or visual.


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