Your assignment for this unit is to research and create an essay about sentencing and post-trial motions. The purpose of this essay is to provide more in-depth insight behind defense motions. It will also help you to see the role they play within court proceedings.
Though you are not limited to the topics below, you must address the information below in your essay.
Discuss the significance of five post-trial motions in criminal court proceedings.
Identify and provide a relevant example for each of the five motions. The examples can be actual or fictitious cases.
Include an introduction where you discuss any historical changes of sentencing or post-trial motions within the last 100 years.
Your essay must be at least two pages in length. You must use at least two outside sources, one being your textbook. One source must come from the CSU Online Library.
For more information about finding sources, view the tutorial How to Research Criminal Justice Topics. You can also access the transcriipt of the tutorial How to Research Criminal Justice Topics. Adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment.
The following resource(s) may help you with this assignment.
CSU Online Library Research Guide
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