JUS 505 Week 8 Assignment

JUS 505 Week 8 Assignment


Write an essay (750-1,000 words) that describes possible pros and cons of the Patriot Act. Your essay should present the viewpoints held by those in support and in opposition of this legislation. Be sure to do the following in your essay:

  1. Explain whether the following statement is valid: “The Patriot Act has restricted the rights of individual Americans.” Provide sources to support your claims.
  2. Explain if security has increased since the enactment of the Patriot Act and if so, has that increased security been worth the cost? Provide examples to support your claims.
  3. Discuss the economic and constitutional costs impacted by this Act.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate two to three authoritative, scholarly articles to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.


As a graduate student at GCU, it is vitally important for you to know how to conduct research using the GCU eLibrary. Before you begin the assignment, be sure to access and read JUS 505: Library Resource.

Access the GCU eLibrary and locate five peer-reviewed articles on the effectiveness and usefulness of the juvenile justice system.

Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style, referring to the indicative annotation protocol.

Submit the assignment to the instructor for feedback on the quality of the sources selected. Use this feedback to revise your search for articles to use in the essay assignment in Module 6.

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