Leg320 criminal law – assignment 3: assault, battery, and crimes

Assignment 3: Assault, Battery, and Crimes against Persons

 

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Review the following scenario in order to complete this assignment:

 

(A) is walking alone late at night when a man suddenly jumps in front of her and drags her into an alley. The attacker strikes (A) and rips her clothes. Fortunately, (A) hits the attacker with a rock and runs to safety.

 

Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research assault, battery, and crimes against persons.

 

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast the key similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime of battery. Provide one (1) example of each crime to support your response.
  2. Determine whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Next, determine whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Justify your response.
  3. Suggest one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from assault and / or battery to consensual touching. Support the validity of your response.

 

Consider the following change to the scenario. (A) is held against her will.

  1. Discuss the crime of false imprisonment. Next, debate whether or not the suggested change in Question 3 would allow the court to convict the attacker in order to punish him. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  2. Differentiate between the crimes of false imprisonment and kidnapping. Support or critique the notion that one of the two crimes is more heinous than the other. Justify your response.

 

Consider the following change to the scenario. (A) and the attacker are romantically linked and are having an argument. The attacker drags (A) in the alley to talk. (A) slaps the attacker. 

  1. Debate whether or not (A)’s action would require the attacker to defend himself. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  2. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

REQUIRED STUDENT BOOK:

Gardner, T., & Anderson, T. (2012). Criminal law (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson

        Wadsworth / Cengage.

 

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Explain the role of individuals and federal, state, and local government agencies in crime fighting and prosecution of criminal offenses.

·         Analyze the essential legal elements of criminal conduct.

·         Explain the concept of criminal liability.

·         Apply the concept of criminal responsibility and give examples of justifications, excuses, and incapacity for criminal acts.

·         Contrast crimes against persons, crimes against property, and other types of criminal conduct.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal law.

·         Write clearly and concisely about criminal law using proper writing mechanics.

 

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 190

Assignment 3: Assault, Battery, and Crimes against Persons

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Compare and contrast the key similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime of battery. Provide one (1) example of each crime to support your response.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the key similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime of battery. Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) example of each crime to support your response.

Insufficiently compared and contrasted the key similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime of battery. Insufficiently provided one (1) example of each crime to support your response.

Partially compared and contrasted the key similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime of battery. Partially provided one (1) example of each crime to support your response.

Satisfactorily compared and contrasted the key similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime of battery. Satisfactorily provided one (1) example of each crime to support your response.

Thoroughly compared and contrasted the key similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime of battery. Thoroughly provided one (1) example of each crime to support your response.

2. Determine whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Next, determine whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Justify your response.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Did not submit or incompletely determined whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response.

Insufficiently determined whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Insufficiently determined whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Insufficiently justified your response.

Partially determined whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Partially determined whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Partially justified your response.

Satisfactorily determined whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Satisfactorily determined whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Satisfactorily justified your response.

Thoroughly determined whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Thoroughly determined whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Thoroughly justified your response.

3. Suggest one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from assault and / or battery to consensual touching.  Support the validity of your response.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from assault and / or battery to consensual touching. Did not submit or incompletely supported the validity of your response.

Insufficiently suggested one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from assault and / or battery to consensual touching.  Insufficiently supported the validity of your response.

Partially suggested one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from assault and / or battery to consensual touching.  Partially supported the validity of your response.

Satisfactorily suggested one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from assault and / or battery to consensual touching. Satisfactorily supported the validity of your response.

Thoroughly suggested one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from assault and / or battery to consensual touching.  Thoroughly supported the validity of your response.

 
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