Canadian Criminal Justice System Your term paper should be in an essay format, with a minimum of eight double spaced pages. The purpose of this assignment is to apply your analytical and essay writing skills to a particular topic.
You will be marked on the following
•Logical essay structure (beginning, middle, end)
•Your ability to articulate a central thesis
•The quality and rigor of your analysis (justifying your thesis through evidence, arguments and judgments; your ability to express thoughtful opinions, based on your research and accumulated evidence)
•Your ability to draw upon theories to help explain a certain “real-life” phenomenon or support your thesis or arguments
•Evidence that you conducted research to answer the question.
•Your ability to answer the question correctly
•Grammar and spelling
•Proper use and formatting of citations (including a References section)
Topic for thesis is: In some countries, such as the United States, judges have been mandated to take into consideration only two factors when deciding on the sentence for a convicted offender: the seriousness of the crime and the offender’s past record? Do you believe that it is beneficial for society that a judge be limited to such factors in making a sentencing decision? Should a judge be allowed to take into consideration other factors? If so, what would other factors should a judge take into consideration when sentencing an offender?
Or In general, what has been the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the Canadian criminal justice system? Do you believe that we have gone too far in accommodating the rights of the accused at the expense of the general public?