|Type of Project
Law And Mental Health in States Duty to Warn Essay
Mississippi and Delaware: Duty to Warn
For this assignment, students will research the states or regions they were assigned about the following issues.
What does “duty to warn” look like in your state, circumstances? Who does the “duty” apply to in your state? What are the circumstances where it applies? Is there a civil or criminal penalty for a “failure” to warn? How similar or dissimilar to the original Tarasoff duty are the relevant statutes in your 3 states?
Who has to be warned? If you can find an article that indicates where the state or region was in terms of the law at the time of Tarasoff and how that has changed ( if at all) that would be very interesting? Are there any “recent” cases in your state or region that further define the meaning and application of the relevant law?
Do not copy the law or quote the law verbatim. Paraphrase and use your own words. If the law is confusing, note that. Cite the applicable law.
These issues will require internet research beyond the state website and governmental official website that contains the actual language of the law, policy, regulation, etc.
Feel free to write about (and present) additional relevant (and interesting) information. Your written assignment should contain the majority of the information that you have found as a result of your research. However, you’re in-class informal presentation should only highlight those aspects that you found most interesting and should be no more than 5-8 minutes in length. You will lose credit for exceeding that time.
Your final credit points for this assignment will include both your presentation and your written summary.
Locate and describe “public” reaction to the administration of this law or policy. You may find evidence of a reaction in a news report, a public legislative controversy, or a public “outcry” through internet research please summarize the issues and how they were addressed. If you can find this for one of your assigned areas only, that would be sufficient. This response may be demonstrated by a public reaction or article promulgated by an organization such as the NAACP, ACLU, etc. or it may be demonstrated by an article, white paper, editorial, blog, or similar posting on social media.
If you can find can law review article about the specific statute (controversy, criticisms, analysis, etc.) through research using Lexis Nexus (check RWU librarians and webpage) please include your written summary of the relevance. Again, if you can find this for one of your assigned areas that would be sufficient
What is your “opinion” of the law in this case? Your answer to this question should be considered in terms of all of the examples that you were able to find in part I. Justify and support your opinion. No “one-liners”.
You may elect to do Parts I and II and IV or Parts I and III and IV based on what you find after your online research.
Hopefully, you will find information for your assigned states, regions, territories, etc. for Parts I through IV.
For parts II and III be sure that they are related to the specific law that you describe in Part I.
It is unlikely that you will find the same amount of information on all your designated states, unincorporated territories, Districts, or Presidential Republics on the assigned topic. Explain in your written summary how you conducted your search in those instances where no information was located.
You will lose credit for copying the law directly or using the “cut and paste” option of the applicable statute, law, regulation, etc. As a response to this assignment
Instead, paraphrase and put things in your own words. In this way, you demonstrate that you understand what you have read and can recognize the relevant issues.
Thus, your assignment is to address the following:
Public Opinion related to the topic
Law review analysis of the topic
Your opinion regarding how this region /state has addressed this topic
|Total score 100%
|Meets all the criteria necessary for an A+ grade. Well formatted and instructions sufficiently followed. Well punctuated and grammar checked.
|Ensures that all sections have been covered well, correct grammar, proofreads the work, answers all parts comprehensively, attentive to passive and active voice, follows professor’s classwork materials, easy to read, well punctuated, correctness, plagiarism-free
|Meets most of the sections but has not checked for plagiarism. Partially meets the professor’s instructions, follows professor’s classwork materials, easy to read, well punctuated, correctness
|Has not checked for plagiarism and has not proofread the project well. Out of context, can be cited for plagiarism and grammar mistakes and not correctly punctuated, fails to adhere to the professor’s classwork materials, easy to read, well punctuated, correctness
|Instructions are not well articulated. Has plenty of grammar mistakes and does not meet the quality standards needed. Needs to be revised. Not well punctuated
|Less than 40%
|Poor quality work that requires work that requires to be revised entirely. Does not meet appropriate quality standards and cannot be submitted as it is to the professor for marking. Definition of a failed grade