Part 1A


Review the following cases Brendin v. California Link (Links to an external site.), Hiibel v. Nevada Link (Links to an external site.) and Arizona v. Johnson Link. (Links to an external site.)Focus on vehicle passengers detention, reasonable suspicion and identification requirements. Review the following scenario then discuss the questions.

You are an officer on routine patrol and observe a vehicle with an air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror. You determine it is violation of the vehicle code and make a traffic stop. You approach the vehicle and observe the driver and male passenger in the front seat, and two female passengers in the back seat. Additionally, you smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle, however the driver is not under the influence. Both male occupants appear to be in their late 20’s, however in your opinion both female occupants appear to be under 21. You obtain the driver’s identification based on the vehicle code violation (probable cause), and you demand all three passengers provide their identification.

Based on your readings of case law, discuss the following questions;

1. Are the passengers considered seized(not free to leave) during a traffic stop? Explain.

2. Would the officer be allowed (4th Amendment) to demand identification from none, all or just some of the passenger?

Part 1B

Answer the questions below from the textbook or/and other sources. Ensure to utilizing the formatting examples provided. Your responses to these questions should be typed, 12 point font with your response for each question no longer than 150 words in length. Double-spacing requirements do apply, and you must cite any sources used in your responses.

1. What are the three elements fundamental aspects of crime? How is each central to

the concept of crime?

2. What is meant by the term actus reus? What are the basic elements of actus reus?

3. What is meant by the term mens rea? What are the two forms of mens rea recognized by common law. Explain both.

4. What is strict liability? Describe crimes that would be strict liability crimes and why?

5. The Model Penal Code divides criminal intent into four states of mind. List and describe the four?

6. What is Transferred Intent? Explain in detail with an example.

7. What is Causation of Fact? Explain in detail with an example.

8. What is Legal causation. Explain in detail with an example.

  • Grading: Your responses should be maximum of 150 words (each question), double-spaced, with the proper use of grammar, English usage, and well-developed critical though in your response. You must cite any sources used in your response, including your textbook.
  • You must prepare your answers as a Word Document and upload your paper.

Part 2

This week, please complete each of the following:

  1. Watch the video by WSHS Math Teachers and Students, All I do is Solve a
  2. tAll I Do Is Solve (WSHS Math Rap Song) (Links to an external site.)All I Do Is Solve (WSHS Math Rap Song)
  3. and also watch the video by JFK HS teacher MC Ireland.SYSTEMS of Equations Music Video (Links to an external site.)SYSTEMS of Equations Music Video.
  4. This second video does not have closed captions, but there is a transcript for the video should you need it. Comment in this discussion about the two videos and which you preferred as a review of the material and why.
  5. Pick a question from your work in Chapter 8, or from the Pearson Video Reviews if you are using them, and share it here with the class. Comment in this discussion why you selected it, and why you believe this problem would be helpful for reviewing for the Ch. 8 Test. Did this problem help you clarify any confusion you had regarding the question or others like it? Was there an “aha” moment when this material suddenly made sense that you can share with others? Do you have any additional questions that were not answered about this question that you would like a classmate, or myself to answer? Post your notes either in picture form, or typed out using the math type tool, from your chapter work or from when you watched the chapter review video for your classmates to review before their test. (I will provide you with the question later today)

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