Matching exercises give you an opportunity to practice definitions and develop logical and critical thinking skills. By using such techniques as inversion, diversion, and the process of elimination, you are able to greatly increase the probability of answering questions correctly. This is an important skill to have, as it is commonly found on nearly all standardized tests and increases critical thinking.
Unit 7 Practice Activity
Complete the Unit 7 Assignment: How does Search and Seizure relate to the B.I.G. case?
The ability to think critically is a key skill for success in the criminal justice field. It means not taking what you heard or read at face value, but using your critical thinking faculties to weigh up the evidence, and consider the implications and conclusions of the situation.
Resource: Chapter 10: “Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial.”
Review the details of the B.I.G. Case.
Compile the facts and witness information for this case.
Decide which witnesses could support the prosecution’s case and which witnesses would support the defense’s case. How does Search and Seizure relate to the B.I.G. case?
Review the following resources:
Sullivan, R. (2005). The unsolved mystery of the notorious B.I.G. Rolling Stone 989, 124. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsggo&AN=edsgcl.143044543&site=eds-live
Connecting the Dots: Frontline. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/lapd/connect/noflash.html
Duke, A. (2011, Apr). FBI reveals documents in Biggie Smalls death probe. CNN.com. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/04/08/biggie.smalls.files/
Christopher (Biggie Smalls) Wallace Part 1 of 3: FBI Records: The Vault. Retrieved from https://vault.fbi.gov/Christopher%20%28Biggie%20Smalls%29%20Wallace%20/christopher-biggie-smalls-wallace-part-1-of-3/view
Christopher (Biggie Smalls) Wallace Part 2 of 3: FBI Records: The Vault. Retrieved from https://vault.fbi.gov/Christopher%20%28Biggie%20Smalls%29%20Wallace%20/christopher-biggie-smalls-wallace-part-3-of-3/view
Christopher (Biggie Smalls) Wallace Part 3 of 3: FBI Records: The Vault. Retrieved from https://vault.fbi.gov/Christopher%20%28Biggie%20Smalls%29%20Wallace%20/christopher-biggie-smalls-wallace-part-2-of-3/view
Write a 350–700 word essay describing the trial process. Include the following in your essay:
A description of the trial process
Examples of opening and closing statements
The types of questions asked on direct examination
Highlight important points for cross-examination
Directions for Submitting Your Assignment
Save your Assignment in the following format: Last name First name Assignment. (Example: SmithJohn_Unit7_Assignment).
Submit your Assignment to the Unit 7 Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 7.
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