Operation Ghost Stories

Operation Ghost Stories: Inside the Russian Spy Case

Final Project Guidelines and Rubric
Overview
The final project for this course is the creation of a case analysis.
The internationalization of criminal justice systems requires twenty-first century public safety professionals to possess advanced knowledge about the procedural
aspects of the American justice system for their implications on apprehending international criminals. In addition, public safety professionals must also be
familiar with the extent to which national and international legal systems effectively combat violations. This case-based assessment will allow for a greater
comparison of the American criminal justice system to those of other societies as well as legal systems around the world. It will also provide you an opportunity
to identify and evaluate strategies that could be implemented to address real-world situations.
In this project, you will act as a law enforcement agent who is reviewing the case you chose for what can be learned for future applications. You will compose a
case analysis and apply the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in working in international criminal justice organizations. Finally, you will compose
recommendations based upon your findings for how the investigation and prosecution of this case could have been handled differently to improve the outcome.
Choose one of the following three cases to use for your case analysis:
Four Members of International Computer Hacking Ring Indicted for Stealing Gaming Technology, Apache Helicopter Training Software
Operation Ghost Stories: Inside the Russian Spy Case
Cyber Crime: Purchase Order Scam Leaves a Trail of Victims
The project is divided into four milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final
submissions. These milestones will be submitted in
Modules Two, Three, Four, and Five.
Note: You will submit a case analysis in the form of either a presentation or a 5- to 7-page paper. If you select a presentation, you should have 5–7 slides.
Please see the document on Guidelines for Presentations.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Determine how the physical location and citizenship status of individuals impact the United States’ ability to adhere to procedural due process for
apprehending and charging criminals
Discern how relevant national and international law enforcement agencies impact crime prevention and response
Analyze procedural aspects of the American justice system relevant to specific cases for their implications in addressing international criminal activity
Illustrate the role of international criminal justice organizations in coordinating the facilitation of U.S. law

Prompt


You are working for a branch of the U.S. international criminal justice system and have been given a choice of three cases to review by senior leadership. They are
asking you to examine the case and provide an analysis in which you will review the specific elements, determine the international legal factors involved, and
draw a conclusion evaluating the effectiveness and success—or lack thereof—of the investigation and prosecution of the parties involved.
Specifically, the following
critical elements must be addressed:
I.
American Justice System
Before analyzing the specific elements of this case, you will need to be aware of the procedural laws and how citizenship can play a factor in the
investigation and eventual prosecution of a criminal.
A. What are the implications of the
procedural laws when mitigating domestic and international criminal activity? How do the requirements related
to the steps in processing a case impact the United States’ ability to combat criminal activity?
B. What
rights and responsibilities do citizens have according to these laws?
C. Explain how procedural law applies to people who are
not legal U.S. citizens and how these laws are enforced.
D. According to the United States’ justice system, what are the
rights of people who are not legal citizens?
II.
Violation
For the following, review the elements of the case regarding the violation of the crime.
A. Determine the criminal’s
citizenship status and how this impacted the United States’ ability to adhere to procedural due process.
1. Was the criminal a U.S. citizen?
2. Did the criminal have dual citizenship?
B. How does this information affect the United States’ ability to
apprehend and charge the criminal?
C. Determine how the criminal’s
location impacted the United States’ ability to adhere to procedural due process.
1. At the time of the crime(s) committed, where did the criminal reside?
2. How did this interfere with the investigation and apprehension of this criminal?
D. Explain which
laws were violated domestically and internationally and the consequences associated with the violations.
1. What crimes was the criminal charged with in the United States?
2. What were the associated consequences of violating these laws?
III.
International Agencies and Law
For the following, review the elements of the case regarding the agencies that were involved in the investigation.
A. Analyze the laws regarding the
case-specific violations in the country where the person of interest was or is currently residing. How did these
laws aid in the investigation or apprehension of the criminal?
B. Analyze the
political factors that played a role in facilitating or mitigating the crime. Did the law enforcement agencies involved enforce the
regulations or legislation that the United States has regarding these crimes?

C. Determine the ability level of the law enforcement agency to effectively mitigate these types of crimes. What evidence do you have to support
your claims?
D. Which international law enforcement
organizations assisted in this investigation? How did the organization aid in the investigation and what were
the limitations to their support?
E. Illustrate the
extent of reciprocity between related law enforcement agencies.
1. Was U.S. law facilitated in all agencies related to this case?
2. Does the United States reciprocate their laws?
3. Was there a cooperative relationship between the United States and international law enforcement agencies, and is this cooperation
still ongoing?
F. Explain how the
United States cooperates with these organizations. What does the United States do to aid in apprehending and enforcing justice
for foreign organizations?
G. Why is it necessary to
coordinate and cooperate with these agencies?
IV.
Conclusion
Based on your analysis of the case, compose a conclusion in which you will weigh in on whether you believe the investigation and prosecution of this case
were performed effectively. Be sure to include your recommendations for how the investigation and prosecution of this case could have been handled
differently to produce a more desirable outcome.


Milestones


Milestone One: Draft of American Justice System (Section I)
In Module Two, you will submit an analysis of the American justice system. Include an overview of the case you have chosen and address the following questions
regarding the American justice system in bullet point format.
1. Identify the implications of the procedural laws when mitigating both domestic and international crime. How do the legal requirements involved in
processing a case impact the ability to combat criminal activity?
2. What rights and responsibilities do American citizens have according to procedural laws?
3. How does the enforcement of procedural laws differ when applied to people who are not legal U.S. citizens?
4. According to the American justice system, what are the rights and responsibilities of people who are not U.S. citizens?
Use elements of the case you have chosen, and any additional resources necessary, to illustrate the impact of citizenship on the investigation and prosecution of a
criminal according to the American justice system.
This milestone is submitted as a Word document and graded with the Milestone One Rubric.
Milestone Two: Draft of Violation (Section II)
In Module Three, you will submit a draft of violation. Provide a summary of the crime that was committed in your case. Address the following questions in bullet
point format.
1. How does the citizenship status of the criminal in the case impact the ability to adhere to procedural due process? Be sure to include whether or not the
criminal has dual citizenship. How does this affect your ability to apprehend and charge the criminal?
2. Where did the criminal reside at the time that the crime was committed? Does this information interfere with the investigation and apprehension of the
criminal? Explain.
3. Which laws were violated domestically and internationally in the case? What consequences are associated with each crime?
This milestone is submitted as a Word document and graded with the Milestone Two Rubric.
Milestone Three: Draft of International Agencies and Law (Section III)
In Module Four, you will submit an analysis of international agencies and laws involved in the case. Summarize the location and role of each international law
enforcement agency involved in the case. Address the following questions in bullet point format.
1. Identify the laws regarding case-specific violations in the country where the person of interest was or is currently residing. How did these laws aid in the
investigation or apprehension of the criminal?
2. Were there any political factors that influenced the facilitation of the crime? Provide a brief explanation.
3. Determine the ability level of the law enforcement agency to effectively mitigate these types of crimes. Provide evidence to support your claim.
4. How did each law enforcement organization aid in the investigation? What were their limitations?
5. Was U.S. law facilitated in all agencies related to this case?
6. Does the United States reciprocate their laws? Use examples to illustrate the extent of reciprocity.
7. Was there a cooperative relationship between the United States and international law enforcement agencies, and is this cooperation still ongoing?
8. How did the United States cooperate with the international organizations in this case?
In general, explain how the United States aids foreign organizations in apprehending and enforcing justice. Use examples to demonstrate the United States’
cooperation. Why is it necessary to coordinate and cooperate with international agencies?
This milestone is submitted as a Word document and graded with
the Milestone Three Rubric.
Milestone Four: Annotated Bibliography
In Module Five, you will submit an annotated bibliography in support of your final submission. You will submit a list of at least five scholarly references that you
will use for your final project.
Briefly summarize how you qualified each of your references individually and what aspects of your topic they cover. The list should follow APA style. Please note
that Wikipedia is not considered an appropriate reference.
This milestone is submitted as a Word document and graded with the Milestone Four Rubric.
Final Submission: Case Analysis
In Module Seven, you will submit a case analysis in the form of either a PowerPoint presentation or a 5- to 7-page paper. It should be a complete, polished
artifact containing
all of the critical elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. Conclude your
analysis with a short paragraph stating whether you believe the investigation and prosecution of this case was performed effectively. Include your
recommendations for how the case could have been handled differently to produce a more desirable outcome.
This milestone will be graded using the Final
Product Rubric.


Deliverables

 

Milestone Deliverables Module Due Grading
1 Draft of American Justice System
(Section I)
Two Graded separately; Milestone One Rubric
2 Draft of Violation (Section II) Three Graded separately; Milestone Two Rubric
3 Draft of International Agencies and Law
(Section III)
Four Graded separately; Milestone Three Rubric
4 Annotated Bibliography Five Graded separately; Milestone Four Rubric
Final Product: Case Analysis Seven Graded separately; Final Project Rubric

Final Product Rubric


Guidelines for Submission: Your case analysis should follow the following formatting requirements: presentation of 5–7 slides or a 5- to 7-page Word document,
double spacing, one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, and APA-style citations.
Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information,
review
these instructions.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value
American Justice
System: Procedural
Laws
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
uses concrete examples to
illustrate claims
Determines the implications of
the procedural laws when
mitigating criminal activity and
addresses how the requirements
in processing a case impact the
United States’ ability to combat
criminal activity
Determines the implications of
the procedural laws when
mitigating criminal activity but
does not address how the
requirements in processing a
case impact the United States’
ability to combat criminal
activity or determination is
cursory or contains inaccuracies
Does not determine the
implications of the procedural laws
when mitigating criminal activity
6
American Justice
System: Rights and
Responsibilities
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
uses concrete examples to
illustrate claims
Discusses the rights and
responsibilities citizens have
according to the procedural laws
Discusses the rights and
responsibilities citizens have
according to the procedural laws
but discussion is cursory or
contains inaccuracies
Does not discuss the rights and
responsibilities citizens have
according to the procedural laws
6
American Justice
System: Not Citizens
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
cites specific, relevant examples
Explains how procedural laws
apply to people who are not
legal U.S. citizens and how these
laws are enforced
Explains how procedural laws
apply to people who are not U.S.
citizens but does not explain
how these laws are enforced or
explanation is cursory or
contains inaccuracies
Does not explain how procedural
laws apply to people who are not
legal U.S. citizens
6
American Justice
System: Rights
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
cites specific, relevant examples
Explains what the rights are of
people who are not legal citizens
according to the U.S. justice
system
Explains what the rights are of
people who are not legal citizens
according to the U.S. justice
system but explanation is
cursory or contains inaccuracies
Does not explain what the rights
are of people who are not legal
citizens
6
Violation: Citizenship
Status
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
provides specific examples of
elements of due process that
would be affected
Determines the criminal’s
citizenship status and how it
impacted the United States’
ability to adhere to procedural
due process
Determines the criminal’s
citizenship status but does not
determine how it impacted the
United States’ ability to adhere
to procedural due process
Does not determine the criminal’s
citizenship status
6

 

Violation: Apprehend
and Charge
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
provides relevant examples to
illustrate claims
Determines how the information
affects the United States’ ability
to apprehend and charge the
criminal
Determines how the information
affects the United States’ ability
to apprehend and charge the
criminal but determination is
cursory or contains inaccuracies
Does not determine how the
information affects the United
States’ ability to apprehend and
charge the criminal
6
Violation: Current
Location
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
provides relevant examples to
support claims
Determines how the criminal’s
location impacted the United
States’ ability to adhere to
procedural due process
Determines how the criminal’s
location impacted the United
States’ ability to adhere to
procedural due process but
determination is cursory or
contains inaccuracies
Does not determine how the
criminal’s location impacted the
United States’ ability to adhere to
procedural due process
6
Violation: Laws
Violated and
Consequences
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
shows a nuanced understanding
of both domestic and
international law
Explains which laws were
violated domestically and
internationally and the
consequences associated with
the violations
Explains which laws were
violated domestically and
internationally but does not
explain the consequences
associated with the violations or
explanation is cursory or
contains inaccuracies
Does not explain which laws were
violated domestically and
internationally
6
International Agencies
and Law: Case-Specific
Violations
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
analysis is exceptionally clear
and logical
Analyzes the laws regarding the
case-specific violations in the
country where the person of
interest was or is currently
residing, specific to how these
laws aided in the investigation or
apprehension of the criminal
Analyzes the laws regarding the
case-specific violations in the
country where the person of
interest was or is currently
residing, but does not include
information specific to how
these laws aided in the
investigation or apprehension of
the criminal, or analysis contains
inaccuracies or lacks detail
Does not analyze the laws
regarding the case-specific
violations in the country where the
person of interest was or is
currently residing
6
International Agencies
and Law: Political
Factors
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
analysis is exceptionally clear
and logical
Analyzes the political factors that
played a role in facilitating or
mitigating the crime regarding
the extent to whether or not U.S.
law was enforced in the country
where the criminal resides
Analyzes the political factors that
played a role in facilitating or
mitigating the crime but does
not provide information
regarding the extent to whether
or not U.S. law was enforced in
the country where the criminal
resides
Does not analyze the political
factors that played a role in
facilitating or mitigating the crime
6

 

International Agencies
and Law: Mitigate
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
shows a nuanced understanding
of the country in question’s law
enforcement agencies
Determines the ability level of
the law enforcement agency to
effectively mitigate these types
of crimes and provides evidence
to support claims
Determines the ability level of
the law enforcement agency to
effectively mitigate these types
of crimes but does not provide
evidence to support claims or
determination is cursory or
contains inaccuracies
Does not determine the ability
level of the law enforcement
agency to effectively mitigate these
types of crimes
6
International Agencies
and Law: Organizations
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
provides concrete examples to
support claims
Discusses which international
law enforcement organizations
assisted in the investigation as
well as how they aided and what
their limitations were
Discusses which international
law enforcement organizations
assisted in the investigation as
well as how they aided and what
their limitations were but
discussion is cursory or contains
inaccuracies
Does not discuss which
international law enforcement
organizations assisted in the
investigation
6
International Agencies
and Law: Extent of
Reciprocity
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
uses concrete examples to
illustrate claims
Illustrates the extent of
reciprocity between related law
enforcement agencies
Illustrates the extent of
reciprocity between related law
enforcement agencies but
illustration is cursory or contains
inaccuracies
Does not illustrate the extent of
reciprocity between related law
enforcement agencies
6
International Agencies
and Law: United States
Cooperates
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
explanation is well informed and
cites specific, relevant examples
Explains how the United States
cooperates with these
organizations and what the
United States does to aid in
apprehending and enforcing
justice for foreign organizations
Explains how the United States
cooperates with these
organizations and what the
United States does to aid in
apprehending and enforcing
justice for foreign organizations
but explanation is cursory or
contains inaccuracies
Does not explain how the United
States cooperates with these
organizations
6
International Agencies
and Law: Coordinate
and Cooperate
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
shows keen insight into the
importance of domestic and
international interagency
cooperation
Explains why it is necessary to
coordinate and cooperate
between agencies
Explains why it is necessary to
coordinate and cooperate
between agencies but
explanation is cursory or
contains inaccuracies
Does not explain why it is
necessary to coordinate and
cooperate between agencies
6

 

Conclusion Meets “Proficient” criteria and
recommendations are well
supported and logical
Composes a conclusion weighing
in on whether or not the
investigation and prosecution of
the case was performed
effectively and includes
recommendations for producing
a more desirable outcome
Composes a conclusion weighing
in on whether or not the
investigation and prosecution of
the case was performed
effectively but does not include
recommendations for producing
a more desirable outcome or
conclusion is cursory or lacks
detail
Does not compose a conclusion 6
Articulation of
Response
Submission is free of errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and organization
and is presented in a
professional and easy-to-read
format
Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that negatively impact
readability and articulation of
main ideas
Submission has critical errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that prevent understanding of
ideas
4
Earned Total 100%

 

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