CJS/SOC 220 - Supreme Court Case Analysis Project Rubric

 

This rubric is designed to give students guidance about what is expected of them in terms of how the supreme court case analysis assignments are evaluated.  The numbers will also be used as a “short-hand” method to make comments on your papers. In order to receive a grade in the "A" range, all criteria must be met with at least a "3" and at least three of the criteria must receive a "4". In order to receive a grade in the "B" range, at least three of the four criteria must be met with at least a "3" and none can receive less than a "2." Any paper with one or more of the criteria met with a "1" is likely to receive a failing grade.

 

   

 

Excellent (4)

Good (3)

Poor (2)

Very Poor (1)

Directions The paper discusses an appropriate Supreme Court case including the dissenting opinions included in the case and discusses all five issues in detail as per the assignment. The paper uses the required font and margin and is of the required length. The paper discusses an appropriate Supreme Court case including the dissenting opinions included in the case and discusses all five of the issues as per the assignment. The paper is of the required length. The paper discusses a somewhat appropriate Supreme Court case including the dissenting opinions and/or discusses most of the five issues as per the assignment The paper discusses an inappropriate Supreme Court case and/or ignores dissenting opinions and/or does not discuss several of the issues as per the assignment
Comprehension The paper shows an excellent understanding of the criminal justice issues presented by the various opinions in the case. The paper shows a good understanding of the criminal justice issues presented by the various opinions in the case. The paper shows a somewhat problematic understanding of some of the major criminal justice issues presented by the various opinions in the case The paper shows little or no understanding of the criminal justice issues presented by the various opinions in the case.
Analysis The paper shows original creative and insightful analysis of the issues raised by the case. The paper shows insightful analysis of the issues raised by the case. The paper shows a somewhat superficial analysis of the issues raised by the case. The paper shows little or no analysis of the issues raised by the case.

Style    

The paper is well written in clear and grammatically correct English with correct word usage.  Sentences are well written and flow logically and the topics of the paper are organized in a logical pattern.

The paper is, for the most part, well written in clear and grammatically correct English.  The topics of the paper are organized in a logical pattern.

The paper has a significant number of grammatical errors and/or incorrect word choice. 

The paper is poorly written and hard to understand with many grammatical errors and misused words.