For CJ400, you must conduct research on a constitutional issue approved by your instructor and write a paper analyzing what you find, using U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and court cases to support how you would solve the constitutional issue, and discussing social policy implications of your solution to the issue. The purposes in conducting this research and writing this paper are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, using the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; use this information to propose a solution to a constitutional issue; discuss social policy implications of your solution; and present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class. To complete this research paper, you should: Select a current constitutional issue and have it approved by your instructor. Research the provision(s) of the United States Constitution that are at the heart of the issue. Research any federal or state statutes that impact this issue. Research previous decisions of the United States Supreme Court that impact this issue. Search for any pending case(s) before the U.S. Supreme Court that may involve this issue. Based on your research, determine what should be the solution of this constitutional issue. Consider social policy implications of your solution. Write a paper explaining the issue, your proposed outcome, the social policy implications of your solution, and the research that supports your outcome. Your paper must include: A cover page Introduction Clear statement of the constitutional issue Discussion of your research Clear statement of your proposed solution, with supporting argument Discussion of social policy implications of your solution Reference page, using APA style The text of this paper should be at least 3,750 words or fifteen computer-generated/typewritten double-spaced pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in constitutional law, and how constitutional provisions, statutes, and case decisions are interrelated. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must use correct APA format in source citations in both the body of the paper and in the reference page.
Are Private Prisons Unconstitutional?