Impact of Tennessee v. Garner (1985)
In this assignment, you will focus on the Supreme Court ruling and aftermath of Tennessee v. Garner (1985). Scholars have argued that this one case has had more influence over the criminal justice system than any other. Use your Peak (2015) text and the Tennenbaum (1994) article for information pertaining to the ramifications of the Court’s decision.
In your paper
- Summarize the facts that the responding officer, Hymon, considered in his decision to use deadly force against Garner.
- Explain whether or not you believe the officer made a reasonable decision, taking into account the situational factors.
- Describe several of the implications of the Court’s ruling for police and daily patrol operations, reflecting on what you learned in Week Three.
Your paper must be 500 to 750 words in length (excluding title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). You must use at least one formal scholarly source. Cite your sources in text and include them on the references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.