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    Strengths and Weaknesses of Questionnaires

    One method of information collection is the use of questionnaires: Explain how questionnaires are used in support of research. What are some of their strengths and weaknesses? Give an example of how the wording of a questionnaire can impact a subject's response.

    Rival Causal Factors in Experimental Design

    After examining the experimental design and defining the research question, what are rival causal factors and why is it important to take these rival factors into consideration within an experimental design? Examine two internal and two external rival factors and explain how they may impact a research design?

    Improving Production in Highly Cohesive Work Groups

    How would you change the situation in which a highly cohesive work group has established unacceptably low production norms? What techniques or suggestions would you make to improve this group's effectiveness?

    Overvies of Sir Robert Peel's twelve standards of policing.

    Explain the meaning of the twelve standards of policing proposed by Robert Peel. Explain why each of these principles is still important today. 1. The police must be stable and efficient and organized along military lines. 2. The police must be under governmental control. 3. The absence of crime will best prove the efficie

    Criminal - Arson / Burglary

    Amanda was at home and turned on the TV to watch the eleven o'clock news. She heard someone on her porch. Thinking it was her fiancé, she opened the front door. On her porch was a strange man who demanded she let him in the house. When she refused, he pulled out a gun. Amanda, fearful of her life, let him in. Once inside, he se

    determining probable cause

    Read Aguilar v. Texas, Illinois v. Gates, and Spinelli v. United States and determine which test is superior in your opinion. Do you support the two-pronged test for determining probable cause on the basis of information obtained from an informant engaged in criminal activity established by the Court in Aguilar v. Texas or suppo

    general scruples against capital punishment

    In Witherspoon v. Illinois, 391 U.S. 510 (1968), the U.S. Supreme Court held that jurors cannot be removed merely because of general scruples against capital punishment, adding that a juror may be excluded "for cause" if it is "unmistakably clear" that he or she would automatically vote against the death penalty if sought by the

    The Concept of Justice

    I need help developing the following: Define the concept of justice. Explain how the concept of justice relates to the field of criminal justice, emphasizing how it should be applied by law enforcement officers. Explain three (3) ways Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development can be applied to the evaluation of three (3) types

    Interpol Funding

    The U.S. senator you work for is considering whether to support a bill that provides funding for Interpol. He has asked you to educate him on this agency. -What is Interpol and how did it come about? -What geographic area does Interpol cover? -What kind of crimes or criminals is Interpol best suited to address? -What is th

    Transnational Criminals

    Transnational Crime Research about some famous transnational crimes •Which specific crimes were committed? - How would you evaluate the level of cooperation between countries in fighting this type of transnational crime (for instance, if your case involves money laundering, how well do the countries involved in the case a

    Sentencing a juvenile as an adult

    1. When do you think it is justifiable to sentence a juvenile as an adult? Explain your answer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When we look at our graph, we are looking at our variables. There is an x and y variable (axis) on the graphs. Class - what does

    Community policing and drug laws

    "Community policing cannot solve the drug problem anymore than traditional law enforcement can (Fagan, 1994)." - Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? - How do alcohol and drugs affect crime? - Are traditional drug enforcement policies working? Why? What is the role of community policing in drug enforcement and

    Criminal Investigation: Time of Death

    The time of death relates directly to whether the suspect could have been at the scene and to the sequence of multiple deaths. It is also important to the victim's family in settling insurance claims and Social Security and pension payments (Orthmann and Hess, 2012). A body with a gunshot wound to the head has been found in a

    criminal investigation - confessional statement

    Missing and Murder Investigation In many cases, a suspect will consent to an interview and waive his/her rights but not be completely truthful in the interview. Smith Collins reported to the police that his father was missing and that he was unable to trace his father's whereabouts. Collins' father's body was recovered fro

    Johnny the murderer

    Because of several anonymous phone calls to HQ, the police suspect that Johnny B. Goode, a local ruffian with a long record, is responsible for the death of a 12-year-old boy. Johnny, 21, lives at home with his parents. Three officers and a detective go to Johnny's house and, after being admitted by the father, falsely inform th

    Presentation and Representation

    1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of graphic displays in presenting data? 2. What is the principal difference between validity and reliability? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. What are some explanations for the over representation in a

    Criminal Investigation: Preparing Interview Questions

    -The Interview Mr. Adams, not further identified, has called the police station and stated that he has information concerning an armed robbery of a convenience store. When he observed the robbery in progress, he was parked across the street using his cell phone. It is possible that he can provide a great deal of information or

    Criminal Procedures

    What is the meaning of three-strikes-and-you're-out? What are some of the problems associated with this legislation and has it proven to be effective?

    criminal investigation: dealing with a witness

    Kylie was witness to the brutal murder of a 66-year-old man in broad daylight outside a bank on a busy New York street. The two perpetrators shot the man dead and escaped with the cash-filled bag he had been carrying. When the investigating officer arrived on the scene, he started questioning Kylie and found that she was not for

    The ultimate objective of community policing

    What should the ultimate objective of community policing be: crime prevention or reduction of fear? Describe how community policing can play a pivotal role in crime prevention. What are strategies to prevent juvenile crime through community policing? What are strategies to prevent drug related crime through community polic

    Analyzing a Criminal Justice Research Article

    Locate a recent criminal justice research article from a recognized peer-reviewed professional journal or government publication. Note. Non-peer-reviewed newspaper articles or articles from popular magazines, such as Time or Newsweek, are not acceptable. Address the following: - Identify the purpose of the research study,

    Extradition protection laws

    2. Should federal law enforcement be permitted to kidnap drug dealers, suspected terrorists, and so forth, who violate United States law, but who are located outside the country and are protected from extradition? What ethical system supports this action, if taken?

    Rehabilitation Of Chronic Offenders

    --Do you believe chronic offenders can be rehabilitated? What are your thoughts on whether the criminal justice system should focus more on deterrence- or punishment-oriented policies for such offenders? Why? --In your opinion, do police officers protect innocent lives from criminals, or should they uphold the law to the extent

    race based jury nullification

    1. How does race based jury nullification impact community and racial relationships? 2. Evidence suggesting that prosecutors use peremptory challenges to preserve all-Caucasian juries in cases involving African American or Hispanic defendants has led some commentators to call for the elimination of the peremptory challenge. Wha

    Address the following 2 to 3 Pages

    You will now have the opportunity to use a mapping program that is used in the state of Massachusetts. You are going to work your way down to one house and will look at this house as a SWAT team exercise. As instructed below, you will go to the state's mapping Web site to see its actual mapping program. You will utilize the s

    Privacy and constitutional rights of mapping

    Because there is now a 3D computer-generated mapping where one can see the height of buildings and shrubbery, there are now street cameras in major cities, what might be the next logical step in crime mapping, and what are the benefits and liabilities associated with crime mapping for the various components of the criminal justi

    Building Community Relationships: The Process

    You built a tremendous relationship with the mostly ethnic and racial community, and they have asked that you be appointed to this position. Ways to effectively establish, maintain, and improve the relationship with the community. Justify the issues of the community and the department you have pinpointed. Keep in mind that s

    Factors regarding police officer corruption

    Question #1 Identify and discuss the factors regarding police officer corruption and the impact it has upon the community. Question #2 Identify and discuss police practices, specifically questionable practices and their effects of the local community. Question #3 Identify and Discuss the two Police Commissions cre

    Investigation of a Burglary Case

    Examine a burglary case at a residence. There was no forced entry into the dwelling and no other signs of physical evidence such as footprints because the floor is carpeted. You decide to turn off the lights and use laser light to find some pieces of evidence. You discover fine metal shavings on the floor of the house. a) In

    Contemporary Cultural Diversity

    Contemporary Cultural Diversity Issues Presentation Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on the two following topics: - The criminal justice system's response to the public's perception of ethnic and gender bias - The arguments for and against the contention that the criminal justice syst