U.S. Legal System and Case Law Activity
The job of a forensic psychologist is based entirely on law. Without law, the job would not exist.
The purpose of this activity is to help you understand how law is developed based on a case. Review this week’s resources related to case law and to the 1966 Miranda v Arizona case. This famous case puts into perspective the progression of case law from lower to upper courts.
The following activity allows you to check your knowledge about the U.S. Legal System and Case Law. This information is foundational to the field of forensic psychology and vital to your success in this course. These interactive tutorials will help you understand these concepts. Your answers to the tutorials are not graded. The interactive quizzes simply allow you to test your own knowledge. Regardless of your score on the tutorial quizzes, you will receive full credit for completing the tutorials. To receive credit, when you have completed each tutorial, save the completion certificates for each tutorial and upload them to the assignment submission link.
To begin this activity, please view and complete the interactive activities in the following multimedia files located in this week’s Learning Resources:
- Laureate Education (Producer). (2016b). Case law legal path [Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
- Laureate Education (Producer). (2016a). Case law and Miranda v. Arizona [Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
You may use your Learning Resources and other relevant resources to help you complete this activity.