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Case People v James Edward Dailey
Paper Question:
Argue both sides of this case – the prosecution and the defense.
First: what was the legal basis the Prosecution used to charge Dailey with First Degree Murder?
Second: what legal reasons did the Defense give the jury to find the defendant not guilty.
Be sure to:
Define the different types of common law murder.
Define mens rea and actus reus.
Define “reasonable doubt”
Your final product should be a well written 3-4 page essay:
This assignment requires one academic sources. Your text may be one of them. (the video does not count as a reference)
HINT: In order to fully explain the assignment you must define the applicable terms then apply.
Apply the facts of the video to the concept in order to prove your argument
Write a solid analysis that gets to the heart of the question. 3-4 pages, typed, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 pts font, APA format
Be sure to write an introduction paragraph that lays out your argument
Be sure to write a conclusion paragraph that sums up the argument and evidence you presented in the paper.
DO NOT…DO NOT…spend even a paragraph re-telling the facts of the movie. Only use those facts that support your argument.
Do Not write in first person
Instead of saying “I think… or I feel….” just state what you mean. For example: “I feel Jesus Vasquez acted with premeditation….” Instead write “Jesus Vasquez acted with premeditation”.
This paper must contain in-text cites concerning any information from the lectures or book.
Here are some in-text citing tips: there are two reasons to utilize in-text citing:
1. When an author’s words are quoted, and
2. When an author’s ideas are used.

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