Criminal Evidence and Procedure (Fall 2018)

Case Brief Assignments

There will be four case briefs, worth up to 25 points each, due throughout the semester. Each case brief must be completed and submitted in the drop box before the due date. The drop box submission link can be accessed by clicking on the Case Brief tab under Course Materials. Case briefs submitted via email will not be accepted. A grade of 0 will be given for plagiarized assignments. Please refer to the syllabus or contact me if you have questions about plagiarism.


Each case brief will be completed in the same format. Court cases are discussed throughout the textbook. Choose a court case (i.e. Miranda v. Arizona) you are interested in researching. Find and read the court case. You may use a court case discussed in the textbook, or you may use the media tools listed below to find it. After you have chosen your case, read How to Brief a Case in Chapter 1 on pages 27 – 29 and turn it in before the assigned due date. Use the format provided in the textbook to complete each case brief. Each case brief must be completed in the format outlined in the textbook. Any other format will not be accepted. You will ultimately choose a total of four cases to research and read. Please type your name in the upper left corner of your assignment.

Media Tools

1. “US Supreme Court website” – 2. “Findlaw Legal Information website” – 3. ASU Library – 4. State run websites dedicated to cases that originated from that state.

Due Dates

Case Brief #1 is due before 11:59 PM on September 5th. Case Brief #2 is due before 11:59 PM on October 10th. Case Brief #3 is due before 11:59 PM on November 7th. Case Brief #4 is due before 11:59 pm on November 28th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.