Terry v. Ohio (1968)

 Description: Students will summarize the case. The summary must contain all of the parts of a normal case brief: Facts, Issue, Holding, Rationale, and Dissent, if any. Advocacy Summary: Students will explain the contentions of both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the controversy which led to the case. Additionally, students will explain the arguments used by each side when litigating the case in front of the court. Policy Impact: Students should discuss the impact of the case on criminal justice policy by reviewing its theoretical and practical implications for criminal justice professionals. Research how the outcome of the case has subsequently affected criminal justice practice and society as a whole. For example, how did police practices change after the decision? How it did affect potential suspects and police officers? What do scholars say about its significance? This part should be well researched and it is recommended that the students utilize journals to acquire their information. Cite properly according to APA format. Summary Statement: Students should devise an argument agreeing or disagreeing with the Supreme Court decision. When writing this portion of the paper, which is persuasive, students should use legal precedent, scientific data, and any other relevant material to substantiate their position. However, consistent with the 7th Amendment, and legal policy and practice, no new facts may be introduced in your analysis. You are limited to the facts of the case as explained in the decision. Overall: All papers should be fully referenced with in-text citations and a complete reference page that follows APA citation guidelines. All papers should have an introductory and concluding paragraph. Grammar and spelling are important