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Assignment 1

After reading the Leopold-Loeb Case, use the templateand write an investigative summary report from the perspective of an Investigator of this crime describing the basic investigative techniques utilized in the case. The case can be found on the Reading page under Additional Resources. Your report should address all of the following:

First, answer who, what, where, when, why and how from reading the case.
How was the victim, Bobby Frank killed and with what type of weapon?
What would be the primary characteristics of this type of wound?
The investigator’s linked key evidence from this crime scene to the original source, what was the source, and how valuable was that source of information in connecting one of the defendants to the crime scene?
How would you categorize the motive for the killing in this case?
What type of homicide was this case Leopold-Loeb compared to the types that were learned in the chapter readings?
Did this case follow the normal investigative procedures, if so how?

Assignment 2
Instructions
Republic Magazine states that “[t]here is nothing novel about the principle and practice of jury nullification, which dictates that citizen juries have the right and authority to rule both on the facts of a case, and the validity of a given law.” However, jury nullification remains a controversial topic in American jurisprudence.
For this Assignment, download and read the “Jury_Nullification.pdf” file from Course Resources, Course Documents. Perform some additional research on the topic of jury nullification. Then, create a voice-over PowerPoint presentation between 7 to 8 slides that explains jury nullification and include examples of when it has been used. Present the arguments for and against jury nullification, and then present your conclusion as to whether juries should be instructed that nullification is appropriate in some cases. The presentation should be persuasive and include speaker notes and embedded audio recordings explaining the content presented on each slide.
PowerPoint Format:

Include appropriate title slide(s) for each section of your presentation.
Use the slide notes section in the presentation to include information that follows your narration, being sure to follow the conventions of Standard English.
Slide content should include brief points that identify the areas that will be addressed in the narration. Do not add too much content to each slide; the slides should only provide the highlights of what is being discussed in your narration.
At least 3 in-text citations from either the course text or other scholarly sources should be included with brief points that were researched. The narration should fully explain the points. 
Cite all sources on a separate reference slide at the end of the PowerPoint and reference each source in the body of the presentation using 6th edition APA formatting and citation style.
Identify the source of any pictures you use, being sure to cite them correctly using 6th edition APA style in-text citations.

Narration Guidelines: 

Maintain a professional tone by summarizing observations and evaluations for each slide.
Ensure that your presentation is highly ordered, logical, and unified.
The oral presentation should also include a highly developed and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Words should be clearly enunciated and professional tone should be sustained throughout the presentation narration.
Superior oral delivery techniques, including word choice and oral expressiveness, display exceptional content, organization, and style, while leading the audience to a dynamic and supported conclusion.
Audio recording should be free of background noise and interruptions.

For additional help with APA, visit the University Writing Center.
For assistance with embedding the audio into your PowerPoint presentation, please make use of this tutorial.
Submit your presentation to the Dropbox no later than the end of this unit.

Length should be 8–10 slides, excluding title slide and references slide
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
Appropriate citation style should be followed