You are required to write a traditional college term paper on the listed topic. The term paper will count as
much as 155 points of your final point total. Term paper submissions must be double-spaced, use 12 point
font, and follow APA guidelines.
The topic for the term paper is as follows:
Aside from plain view, locating physical evidence must be done through some kind of search. Chapter 9 of
the textbook addresses searches and seizures of property. Identify four different types of searches
addressed in the text (ex.: warrantless searches, consent searches, probable cause searches of motor
vehicles, etc.), the features of each, how they differ, and what must be done to obtain evidence legally
under each type of search. Are these legal requirements effective or should there be different standards?
Papers must include at least 3 sources. Ask.com and Wikipedia are not appropriate sources for your
paper, and the use of these will result in a major point deduction. References need to be reputable and a
minimum of 2 of your references should be from peer-reviewed sources.
Grades for assignments will be based on a variety of factors including grammar, spelling, length, and content
(including thoroughness of answer as well as critical thought and analysis) and proper use of APA format. This
includes using third-person instead of first-person. See the grading rubric below for more detail.
This paper should be no less than 4 full pages of text (does not include cover sheet, abstract (not required),
references, or any appendices in other words, the body of the paper should be at least 4 full pages) and be
Times New Roman 12 point font. That does not mean 3.5 pages. If you choose to cut corners and turn in less
than the required minimum, your grade will suffer immensely. For each page you choose not to turn in, I will
deduct a minimum of 10 points from your grade before I even start grading for content.