Understanding due process in the trial process is very complex and extends not only through the process of investigation and prosecution of the accused, but also to the sentencing and punishment phase of the system.
For this assignment, you will be required to select one of the three subsections of sentencing safeguards (bifurcation, proportionality, or cruel and unusual punishment) and create a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the evolution of this protection starting with the Constitution and tracking the case law that shapes the modern application of the safeguards in criminal procedure.
Imagine that you will be presenting this to an audience in a room with the presentation projected on the wall. Make sure that all your fonts are at least 28 points, and that you have reduced the amount of reading to a minimum. The notes section of the PowerPoint should contain your narrative that is essentially a script for the presentation.
Graphics should be used as needed and be professional. Use the availability on the slide wisely, and remember that you have someone in the third row trying to see what you have created, so choose a background that will provide a high contrast with the text.
It should be a minimum of 15 slides, not counting the title and references slides. The case law should be restricted only to US Supreme Court cases with rulings that deal with the sentencing safeguards from the lecture material.
Each slide must contain at least four bulleted items of information.
You must follow APA guidelines for the citation of your sources, both in-text and on your reference slide.