Submit a criminal case you wish to utilize as your
final project. You must however, provide a case report, court documentation, an article or some other type of
proof to confirm that your case study is actually based on a real case, which will provide a road map for your
Synopsis for the Final Project (Due Unit 8):
In this course you will be required to complete a final project in lieu of a final exam, which will have to be
submitted during Unit 8 of the course. Stated simply, this project will consist of a case study and analysis of a
criminal case of your choice. The case study and analysis focuses on your identification of the crimes, their
individual elements and any applicable defenses that could be employed by the defendant in justifying his or
her conduct or mitigating the punishment.
For example, look at the following article about a crime which occurred in 2015 at a bank in Tallahassee,
If this were your case, which it cannot be, you would outline the facts and identify the crimes committed. Your
paper will include much more information but for demonstration purpose see the following:
On March 26, 2015, in Tallahassee, Florida a man named Stanley Geddie arrived by taxi cab and was drunk
during an attempted heist of the Capital City Bank. He failed to pay the cab driver the $25.50 fare for the trip.
He walked into the bank and told the cab driver that he would take care of him when he came out. Inside the
bank he told the manager that he wanted $100,000 in hundreds, that he had a .357 handgun and was carrying
C4 explosives and would “blow the place up” Police arrived to find Geddie highly intoxicated in the manager’s
office. He did not cooperate with the officers, was tased and taken into custody.
The possible crimes committed:
- Robbery-demandingmoneybyforceorthreatenedforce. 3. ResistingArrest-failuretocooperatewiththeofficers.
Then, you will list the elements of each crime and demonstrate with in your chosen case how those elements
were established. Next, you will also identify any possible defenses available in the case and again
demonstrate how you can establish that the defense is viable for the defendant