Sexual Predator Prosecution

Sexual Predator Prosecution
Prepare a paper that details your home state’s (CALIFORNIA) approach to sexual predators. Address following items in your paper:
a. Explain your home state’s laws that prohibit conduct that would be considered predatory.
b. Analyze the classification of the crimes and punishments (misdemeanors or felonies).
c. Describe the types of punishments (mandatory or discretionary).
d. Based on the statutes you researched, evaluate whether mere solicitation of improper activities is enough for a prosecution or whether there must be physical contact to gain a conviction.
e. Analyze the statutes and their varying sentencing severity on sexual predators. Provide your opinion on the adequacy of the statutes.

Note: The home state is CALIFORNIA.
Must use source: Wright, R. (2013). Introduction to criminal law and procedure. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
And three other scholarly sources.

The paper must be three to four pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.

CRJ306.W4A1.03.2014
Description:

Total Possible Score: 10.00
Explains the Home State’s Laws that Prohibit Conduct that Would be Considered Predatory
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the home state’s laws that prohibit conduct that would be considered predatory.
Proficient – Explains the home state’s laws that prohibit conduct that would be considered predatory. Minor elements of the laws are missing.
Basic – Minimally explains the home state’s laws that prohibit conduct that would be considered predatory. Relevant elements of the laws are missing.
Below Expectations – Attempts to explain the home state’s laws that prohibit conduct that would be considered predatory; however, significant elements of the laws are missing.
Non-Performance – The explanation of the home state’s laws that prohibit conduct that would be considered predatory behavior is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Analyzes the Classification of the Crimes and Punishments (Misdemeanors or Felonies)
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Comprehensively analyzes the classification of the crimes and punishments (misdemeanors or felonies). Provides extensive detail to distinguish between misdemeanors or felonies.
Proficient – Analyzes the classification of the crimes and punishments (misdemeanors or felonies). The analysis lacks minor detail that distinguishes between misdemeanors or felonies and the types of crimes.
Basic – Partially analyze the classification of the crimes and punishments (misdemeanors or felonies). The analysis lacks relevant detail that distinguishes between misdemeanors or felonies and the types of crimes.
Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze the classification of the crimes and punishments (misdemeanors or felonies); however, the analysis lacks significant detail that distinguish between misdemeanors or felonies and the types of crimes.
Non-Performance – The analysis of classification of crimes and the classifications of punishment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Describes the Types of Punishments: Mandatory or Discretionary
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the types of punishments: mandatory or discretionary.
Proficient – Describes the types of punishments: mandatory or discretionary. Details distinguishing the two sentencing concepts are slightly underdeveloped.
Basic – Minimally describes the types of punishments: mandatory or discretionary. Details distinguishing the two sentencing concepts are underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Attempts to describe the types of punishments: mandatory or discretionary; however, details distinguishing the two sentencing concepts are significantly underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The description of the two types of punishments: mandatory or discretionary, is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Based Upon the Statutes Researched, Evaluate Whether Solicitation of Improper Activities is Enough for a Prosecution, or Whether There must be Physical Contact to Gain a Conviction
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Thoroughly evaluates whether solicitation of improper activities is enough for a prosecution or whether there must be physical contact to gain a conviction. The evaluation is fully based upon the researched statutes.
Proficient – Evaluates whether solicitation of improper activities is enough for a prosecution or whether there must be physical contact to gain a conviction. The evaluation is based upon the researched statutes but is slightly unclear.
Basic – Partially evaluates whether solicitation of improper activities is enough for a prosecution or whether there must be physical contact to gain a conviction. The evaluation is vaguely based upon the researched statutes and is unclear.
Below Expectations – Attempts to evaluate whether solicitation of improper activities is enough for a prosecution or whether there must be physical contact to gain a conviction; however, the evaluation is not based upon the researched statutes and is significantly unclear.
Non-Performance – The evaluation of whether solicitation of improper activities is enough for a prosecution or whether there must be physical contact to gain a conviction is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Analyzes the Statute(s) and Their Varying Sentencing Severity on Sexual Predators and Provides opinion on the Adequacy of the Statutes
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Comprehensively analyzes the statute(s) and their varying sentencing severity on sexual predators and provides a well-reasoned opinion on the adequacy of the statutes.
Proficient – Comprehensively analyzes the statute(s) and their varying sentencing severity on sexual predators and provides a well-reasoned opinion on the adequacy of the statutes.
Basic – Partially analyzes the statute(s) and their varying sentencing severity on sexual predators and provides a somewhat reasonable opinion on the adequacy of the statutes. The analysis is underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Partially analyzes the statute(s) and their varying sentencing severity on sexual predators and provides a somewhat reasonable opinion on the adequacy of the statutes. The analysis is underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The analyses of the statutes and their varying severity of sentencing is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions. No opinions on the adequacy of the statutes were provided.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

APA Formatting
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Page Requirement
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Below Expectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Source Requirement
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.
Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.
Non-Performance – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

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