Criminal Procedure II

Part I

What is selective and vindictive prosecution? Give examples.

What problems arise from selective and vindictive prosecution?

Should this be a concern of the criminal justice system? Why?  

Would you make is easier or harder for a defendant to prove selective and vindictive prosecution?  Why?

Part II

1.Using your text and the internet, in narrative format with a minimum of 500 words, outline the case of United States v. Salerno, 481 U.S. 739 (1987). Give the facts, issue, and court holding of the case.

2. Discuss the implications the 8th Amendment has on the right to bail.

3. Is the denial of bail the same as imposing excessive bail?

4. If you were selected to sit on a grand jury for your county, and were appointed jury foreman, outline the duties, functions, and powers of a grand jury to the men and women who will serve as jurors under you.

*** You MUST provide citations and references for all of the work.  You have to use both so the author of the idea receives proper credit and the idea can be verified.  Generally, if it is not your idea, ie your opinion, it MUST have a citation.  If work is  not cited and referenced, then it wil be plagiarism.  

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