Self-defense and the use of deadly force
Write your paper on one the following topic.
Research the case law and statutory law behind self-defense and the use of deadly force. What does the case law reveal that an average citizen can use in terms of self-defense and deadly force? How is that different than a law enforcement officer? Provide a detailed analysis of the case law where the courts have grappled with these issues. Focus primarily on the Supreme Court cases on this issue.
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Your paper should be 8 pages. Here are some general guidelines. Please use 12 font and one-inch margins. Please include page numbers. Please double space. Recommend using topic and sub-topic headings to organize your paper.
Please include a reference page at the end of your paper where you list all the references used in your paper.
Please use APA 7 citation format to list your references.
- Write an introduction, which clearly identifies the topic of your report and the issues, which you seek to illuminate. The introduction should include the thesis or basis of your report, and a very preliminary overview of the evidence you will use to support it. Finally, the introduction should include a statement that identifies what your paper contributes to our understanding of the law of Homeland Security (in other words, why is the topic of your report important?).
- The body of your report should be dedicated to support your thesis statement with claims gleaned from your research (into what others have written on the topic; data that you have gathered), readings from the course text, discussions, and/or case law, law review articles. Please cite your references using APA 7 format.
- Conclude your report by recapitulating your thesis and explaining in greater detail the significance of your findings. If you would like, include in your conclusion some questions or claims about the topic and/or specific which you’ve written. If you believe more research needs to be done on your topic, be specific about what kind of research and how you think it ought to be done.