Students will write an essay comparing and contrasting the approaches to criminal procedure by the U.S. Supreme Court under both Chief Justices Earl Warren and William Rehnquist. The essay should focus on their significant decisions and the effects they had on the balance between social order maintenance and individual liberties. The essay should address the effects of the Supreme Court’s decisions on law enforcement in the United States. Discuss the Supreme Court’s current approach to balancing civil liberties against public order maintenance.

A word of caution on the essay, DO NOT get sidetracked by the significant decisions that do not bear on criminal procedure, particularly in regard to Earl Warren. Brown v. the Board of Education and Reynolds v. Simms had a profound effect on our society, but they ARE NOT criminal procedure cases. The focus of the essay is criminal procedure

The essay must include:

·A cover page

·An introduction

·6 to 8 typewritten double spaced pages of text (i.e. about 1,500 to 2,000 words)

·A reference page containing a minimum of six (6) course-external court sources

·The essay must be written in APA