Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Criminal Justice Effectiveness
The U.S. criminal justice system is in a constant balancing act between the rights of individuals and the need to protect citizens from harm. Most individual rights are found in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, as listed in Chapter 8.1 of your textbook.
Review these individual rights and provide your opinion on whether or not the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is hindered by individual liberties. Provide at least two specific details or examples to support your opinion. You may choose to draw these examples from your life and work experiences or from the Ashford University Library’s Westlaw database (contains documents and reviews of court cases).
Your initial post should be 250-300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. In a minimum of 100 words each, provide substantive responses to at least two of your classmates by Day 7. In each of your responses, suggest either a solution to one of your classmates’ examples of how the justice system is hindered by individual liberties or provide a counter-example that expands your classmate’s consideration of the topic.