Criminal Process

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For this assignment, prepare a three to five page paper (excluding the APA title and references pages) in which you detail the process after a criminal trial. In your paper, explain what happens with the defendant and the case after an acquittal. Detail the sentencing process after conviction, and evaluate the defendant’s right of allocution. Discuss victims’ rights at sentencing. Explain when an appeal is available for either the defense or prosecution, and provide a “road map” for a court to reach the U.S. Supreme Court from a trial court.

Your paper must

  • Be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.