Assignment 2.1: Double Jeopardy
This assignment supports the following lesson objective:
Categorize the constitutional protections available to a criminal suspect/defendant
In this writing assignment, you will express your reasoned opinion as to whether the “double jeopardy” clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would actually apply in the 1999 Paramount Pictures movie, Double Jeopardy.
A one- to two-page (250- to 500-word) paper
Perform the following tasks:
Step 1: View the movie or read a full plot summary online.
Either watch the 1999 Paramount Pictures movie thriller Double Jeopardy, or read a full plot summary of the movie online.
Step 2: Write a short summary of your findings.
In a one- to two-page (250- to 500-word) paper, give your assessment as to whether the “double jeopardy” clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would protect the character Libby (played by actress Ashley Judd) if she were to kill her husband at the end of the film.
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