Imagine that you have been hired as an expert witness by either the prosecution or defense in a Supreme Court case. In this role, you are to provide testimony on whether, in your expert opinion, the use of social media to collect evidence of criminal wrongdoing is fair and legally reasonable.
First, you will choose a specific recent case to focus on
Begin by explaining the social media case you have chosen to act as an expert witness in, in a few sentences.
Explain which side you are representing on whether the use of social media to collect evidence of criminal wrongdoing is fair and legally reasonable.
State your opinion based on your analysis, and defend your analysis with references to scholarly resources, journal articles, or other legal sources.
Be sure to focus on the specific methods the police used to obtain the evidence via social media in the case you selected and how the evidence was used in the course of the investigation (e.g., to further it, to conclude it, to arrest, etc.).
Finish with a conclusion that contains a compelling statement or statements for the court to consider.