In this assignment, you will explain the concept of precedent, address how precedent has played a part in the evolution of criminal law, and how precedent-setting cases have provided interpretation for criminal law and criminal procedure in conjunction with the impact of these rulings on law enforcement in the context of causation. Complete the following:
- Explain the concept and the role of precedent, in a criminal procedural and criminal law context, as they pertain to law enforcement officers’ handling of criminal cases.
- Summarize two precedent-setting cases in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure dealing with the issue of causation.
- Illustrate how your selected cases impact law enforcement officers.
- Explore why it is important for law enforcement officers to understand the impact of precedential cases.
- Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- Resources and citations: Format according to APA guidelines.
- Required page count: 3–4, not including the cover page or the references page.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.