One of the most controversial issues in the United States today is how to confront and deal with juvenile crime, especially violent crime. Increasingly, the juvenile system must decide how to deal with a criminal case involving murder, such as the case you are about to read.
*I. Review the document title: Just Mercy from the link below.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
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II. Respond to the questions in the Discussion Board.
The Grading Rubric can be accessed below.
Rubric: Chapter Review Assignment (6)
Rubric: Chapter Review Assignment (6)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Content/Conceptualization
6 pts Response displays a full understanding of the complexity of the issue addressed and multiple points of view. Recognizes varied interpretations and implications. excellent exposition, clearly and concisely written, well argued, and displaying good original input from the student.
Author directly addresses main question or issue, and adds new insight to the subject not provided in lectures, readings, or class discussions. The author has retained nearly all of the knowledge presented in class. He/She is able to synthesize this knowledge in new ways and relate to material not covered in the course. Provides compelling and accurate evidence that convinces reader to accept main argument. The importance/relevance of all pieces of evidence is clearly stated. There are no gaps in reasoningi.e., the reader does not need to assume anything or do additional research to accept main argument. Conclusion-Elegantly synthesizes and reframes key points from the paper. Suggests new perspectives or questions relevant to the central argument, and brings closure
5 ptsGood exposition, but lacks clarity and concision, or doesnt have much original input, or offers poor support for important claims.
Author competently addresses main question or issue, but does not add much new insight into the subject. That said, it is clear that the author has learned a great deal in class and is able to communicate this knowledge to others. Provides necessary evidence to convince reader of most aspects of the main argument but not all. The importance/ relevance of some evidence presented may not be totally clear. Reader must make a few mental leaps or do some additional research to fully accept all aspects of main argument. Conclusion-Synthesizes and brings closure but does not examine new perspectives or questions
4 ptsNo Description
Response does not address some aspects of the assignment. (and/or) Response demonstrates a somewhat shaky grasp of criminological principles. The response represents the authors arguments, evidence and conclusions accurately though not sufficiently clearly. (and/or) Conclusion-Restates the same points as the topic paragraph without reframing them. (and/or) Introduces new material rather than new perspectives.
3 ptsNo Description
Author attempts to address main question or issue, but fails. The author has retained some information from the course, but does not fully understand its meaning or context and cannot clearly convey it to others. Not enough evidence is provided to support authors argument, or evidence is incomplete, incorrect, or oversimplified. Information from lectures and readings is not effectively used. Conclusion-Is missing or cursory. (and/or) Repeats the topic paragraph more-or-less verbatim.
2 ptsNo Description
Fails to understand some aspects of the material, and/or is very unclearly written. Main points lack detailed development. Ideas are vague with little evidence of critical thinking. Shows some thinking and reasoning but most ideas are underdeveloped and unoriginal.
1 ptsNo Description
Response does not address the assignment. Fails to follow format and assignment requirements; incorrect margins, spacing and indentation; neatness of essay needs attention.
0 ptsDid not submit a paper; plagiarized material; made no effort to understand the material or shows no sign of having read it.
6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization/Structure/Mechanics
2 ptsFull Marks
Essay contains an intro, main body, and conclusion. Introduction lays out main argument and gives an outline of what the reader can expect in the essay. The conclusion brings everything together, acknowledges potential shortcomings of the paper, and gives the reader a sense of what further work might be done to advance the subject matter described in the paper.
1 ptsNo Description
The introduction gives the reader an idea of what to expect in the paper, but does not effectively lay out the main argument. It may begin with a set of rhetorical questions, or an anecdote that is never fully explained. The conclusion does little more than restate the problematic introduction. Intro and/or conclusion may be too wordy or short.
0 ptsNo Marks
Essay has no clear organizational pattern.
2 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling/Grammar/APA
2 ptsFull Marks
All sentences are grammatically correct and clearly written. No words are misused or unnecessarily fancy. Technical terms, words from other languages, and words from other historical periods are always explained. All information is accurate and up-to-date. Paper has been spell-checked AND proofread (ideally by you and somebody else), and contains no errors
1 ptsNo Description
A few sentences are grammatically incorrect or not clearly written. Several words are misused. Technical terms, words from other languages, and words from other historical periods are rarely explained. Not all information is accurate and up-to-date. Paper has been spell-checked AND proofread, but still contains several errors. Readers ability to understand essay may be compromised by these errors.