Using oyez.com and/or Westlaw, locate the U.S. Supreme Court cases Lanza v. United States and Heath v. Alabama. In a paper of at least 3 pages, analyze why the two criminal penalties in each of these cases do not violate the Double Jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Also in your paper, locate your states arson statute and determine whether arson, in your state, is or is not a lesser included offense of murder. Be sure to indicate citations to the murder and arson statutes in the paper and on the reference page for the paper.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
Your paper should include a title page and reference page and be in 10- to 12-point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable).
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified as well as original and insightful.
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
Appropriate citation style should be followed.
You should also make sure to:
Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date.
Include introductory and concluding paragraphs and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
Use examples to support your discussion.
List all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cite them within the body of your paper using APA format and citation style. For more information on APA guidelines, visit Academic Tools.
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