Discuss the Use of Force, Bill of Rights, and Criminal Defenses.
Week 7 Assignment – Use of Force, Bill of Rights, and Criminal Defenses
Introduction
A controversial issue today in the American legal system is the justification of the use of force by police officers, given the actions and conduct of citizens. In this assignment, you will explore the requirements for use of force, constitutional rights pursuant to the Bill of Rights when it comes to free speech, and criminal defenses justifying actions.
Write a 2–3-page paper in which you:
Specify the key requirements for police officers in determining the lawfulness of the use of force in making an arrest and what is meant by “reasonableness.”
Evaluate how free speech rights clash with the rights of others and the need for public order today.
Argue for or against the regulation of the First Amendment when it comes to speech that could or might incite “imminent lawless action or conduct.”
Analyze the defenses within today’s criminal law system.
Evaluate the fairness of the common law defense of necessity when citizens use deadly force.
Use at least three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
Write clearly and concisely in a manner that is grammatically correct and generally free of spelling, typographical, formatting, and/or punctuation errors.

Specify the key requirements for police officers in determining the lawfulness of the use of force in making an arrest and what is meant by “reasonableness.”–
Levels of Achievement:
Unacceptable
0 (0.00%) points
Needs Improvement
16.575 (11.05%) points
Satisfactory
19.125 (12.75%) points
Competent
21.675 (14.45%) points
Exemplary
25.5 (17.00%) points
Evaluate how free speech rights clash with the rights of others and the need for public order today.–
Levels of Achievement:
Unacceptable
0 (0.00%) points
Needs Improvement
16.575 (11.05%) points
Satisfactory
19.125 (12.75%) points
Competent
21.675 (14.45%) points
Exemplary
25.5 (17.00%) points
Argue for or against the regulation of the First Amendment when it comes to speech that could or might incite “imminent lawless action or conduct.”–
Levels of Achievement:
Unacceptable
0 (0.00%) points
Needs Improvement
16.575 (11.05%) points
Satisfactory
19.125 (12.75%) points
Competent
21.675 (14.45%) points
Exemplary
25.5 (17.00%) points
Analyze the defenses within today’s criminal law system.–
Levels of Achievement:
Unacceptable
0 (0.00%) points
Needs Improvement
16.575 (11.05%) points
Satisfactory
19.125 (12.75%) points
Competent
21.675 (14.45%) points
Exemplary
25.5 (17.00%) points
Evaluate the fairness of the common law defense of necessity when citizens use deadly force.–
Levels of Achievement:
Unacceptable
0 (0.00%) points
Needs Improvement
16.575 (11.05%) points
Satisfactory
19.125 (12.75%) points
Competent
21.675 (14.45%) points
Exemplary
25.5 (17.00%) points
Support main points, assertions, arguments, or conclusions with at least three high-quality academic references.–
Levels of Achievement:
Unacceptable
0 (0.00%) points
Needs Improvement
4.875 (3.25%) points
Satisfactory
5.625 (3.75%) points
Competent
6.375 (4.25%) points
Exemplary
7.5 (5.00%) points
Write clearly and concisely in a manner that is grammatically correct and generally free of spelling, typographical, formatting, and/or punctuation errors.–
Levels of Achievement:
Unacceptable
0 (0.00%) points
Needs Improvement
9.75 (6.50%) points
Satisfactory
11.25 (7.50%) points
Competent
12.75 (8.50%) points
Exemplary
15 (10.00%) points