Criminal Liability and the Use of Force


Describe the crime of solicitation and give two (2) examples of solicitation crimes, and explain how corroboration requirements are used in solicitation statutes.
Some conspiracy statutes require evidence of an overt act by one of the co-conspirators. Examine what the justification is for such a requirement, and in what type of case might an overt act not be required.
Explain why the Fourth Amendment applies to the use of force by a police officer, and how the “reasonableness” standard compares to a “substantive due process” approach.
Discuss the amount of force that may be used in the defense of property today, what is meant by the “castle doctrine” and “make my day” rules.
Use a minimum of two (2) information resources for your research, in addition to the textbook.
Your assignment must:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific Course Learning Outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze the essential legal elements of criminal conduct.
Contrast crimes against persons, crimes against property, and other types of criminal conduct.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal law.
Write clearly and concisely about criminal law using proper writing mechanics.