Watch the video (separate box above or use the link below) included in this assessment:
DNA for Forensic Science(opens in a new tab)
After viewing the video, go to the Innocence Project website
Innocence Project – Help us put an end to wrongful convictions!(opens in a new tab)
Click on “The Cases” page
All Cases – Innocence Project(opens in a new tab)
Choose a case for review and write a 2-3 page paper (not including cover page or reference page) on how the DNA evidence was used to exonerate the defendant. Include an overview of the case, how the DNA evidence was used at trial, any obvious problems with the DNA evidence and how you feel this wrongful conviction happened. You can use outside resources to complete this assignment.
Rio Salado College Essay Rubric 50 Points 38-33 Excellent 32-21 Average 20-0 Poor POINTS Content (38 points possible) The topic is thoroughly addressed with specific details and appropriate depth. Response demonstrates critical thinking and strong understanding of the concepts explored in this lesson’s readings and content. Citations and references are used appropriately for all outside sources used, including the lesson content. The topic is addressed but may lack some specific details or depth. Response demonstrates understanding of the concepts explored in this lesson’s readings and content but may lack some critical thinking. Citations and references are included for some outside sources, but some citations and/or references are missing. The topic is not appropriately addressed. The paper lacks clarity and details. The response does not demonstrate understanding of this lesson’s concepts. Necessary citations and references may not be included. 6 Excellent 5-4 Average 3-0 Poor POINTS Organization (6 points possible) Paper is easy to follow; all ideas flow; paper is organized and well-developed. Some problems occur with flow or organization of ideas. Intention of paper is confusing; no flow of ideas; basic organization of paper is poor. 6 Excellent 5-4 Average 3-0 Poor POINTS Mechanics and Formatting (6 points possible) APA style format is present and correct. No spelling or grammar errors are present. Length is appropriate. Length is appropriate, but some problems exist with APA formatting. A few spelling and/or grammar errors are present. APA format is non-existent. Many spelling and/or grammar errors are present. Length may not be appropriate.