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Mail surveys, race and police, excessive force, and 9/11

1. What are some disadvantages of mail surveys? How may such disadvantages be eliminated? 2. What are some distinct advantages of a qualitative data-gathering strategy? 3. What impact does race have on citizen's attitudes toward police? 4. When does the use of force by police become excessive or unjustified? Include your own

Security Layering

What impact does "layering" of security measures have for protecting physical facilities like buildings?

Political Influences

Political Influences Political concerns are a fact of life that criminal justice managers must deal with. For this sample question examine a Sheriff's Department in order to apply the concepts from the course. Your report should cover these points: • Define agency politics. • Explain how political concerns influence th

Reaction to the Senate's Rejection of Gun Background Checks

Please provide a synopsis and analysis of the following article, as well as your own reaction. Senate rejects expanded gun background checks By Ted Barrett and Tom Cohen, CNN http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/politics/senate-guns-vote/index.html

student success story analysis

Access and read the "Student Success Story,". After you read the story, answer the following: What do you think is the most important thing Jeannine did to change her situation and start to improve at school? Now that you are a graduate student, what are the lessons you learned during your undergraduate career that you will appl

Community policing: SARA

"Community policing is a concept in which the police and the community work in co-ordination towards the betterment of the society together to address the problems of the society, like crime in the area, drug abuse, elder abuse, or child abuse. Police officers and community together take initiatives in solving problems like crim

Effective Methods of Investigation

Effective Methods of Investigation A 69-year-old man was found murdered in a remote area. There was nobody around for miles. The crime was reported to the police when the victim's daughter comes visiting him and found him lying in a pool of dried blood. The investigators start collecting clues to find out about the murder. Th

Police Influence on Society

Describes how the historical development of policing in the United States relates to the current relationship between police and different ethnic groups and social classes. Support your discussion with examples from law enforcement practices, court procedures, corrections populations, or all three.

Research Terminology in Criminal Justice Research

Research Process and Terminology I know that to be proficient in research, one must know language and process. OK, I try to familiarize myself with research terminology as I use the terms to write and describe the research process. I need more ideas on the following: • Include new terminology learned from the readin

Research ethics and disparity versus discrimination

1. What is research? What provides discipline in the research process? Why is this discipline important? 2. What are research ethics? What is a code of conduct? 3. What is the difference between disparity and discrimination? Provide an example of ethnicity, race, or socioeconomic status that lead to the disparity. 4. Wh

Murder investigation

a) Analyze some important elements to consider when securing and processing a crime scene. b) Analyze the type of firearm evidence present at the scene after examining the bodies and discovering that each victim has one gunshot wound which was fatal. c) Analyze the presence of two gunshot wounds, one on each body, and th

The evolution of community policing

Describe the evolution of community policing in your city in the last twenty years. What are the training initiatives in the city you have chosen? What are some specific problem-solving strategies used by the agency? Is there adequate on-site technical assistance to communities interested in initiating a community policing pr

criminal investigator

Susan Chandler, a popular model, was found murdered in her penthouse. On receiving the call, the investigative officer on duty, Allan McCarthy, who had been with the police department for four months, rushed immediately to the crime spot. One of the neighbors informed Allan about seeing industrialist Graham Penn leaving the apar

Evolution of Policing - Political, Reform, and Community Eras

The evolution of policing in the U.S. is divided into three eras—political, reform, and community. Though clear-cut boundaries do not exist between these eras, they are distinct from one another in terms of the noticeable prevalence of particular policies, strategies, and concepts that were more dominant, widespread, and bette

State law in conflict with federal law example

1) Find an article or a case (but NOT an online dictionary or wiki entry) that discusses an issue relating to any of the following: Subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, "state rights," OR a conflict between state and federal authority/jurisdiction such as the right of state government to pass a law that conflict

Implementation of National DNA Database

1. With advances in DNA use, it may be possible to effectively solve crime by requiring the submission of DNA samples at birth for inclusion in a national DNA database. What do you think of this idea? What potential civil liberty violations exist with the implementation of such a program? 2. If DNA was mandatory for everyo

Homeland Security and Community Policing

Does Homeland Security issues influence the way police enforce the law? Please give an example. How does the era of Homeland security affect community policing?

A Discussion On Law and Crimes

1. With advances in DNA use, it may be possible to effectively solve crime by requiring the submission of DNA samples at birth for inclusion in a national DNA database. What do you think of this idea? What potential civil liberty violations exist with the implementation of such a program? 2. In your opinion, is technology a

Procedure For Securing Digital Evidence

Explain the procedure for securing digital evidence. What are some concerns of the investigators during the process? What is the overall goal for obtaining the evidence? Explain

Electronic Communications Privacy Act

What are some of the major components of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act? Provide examples of two court cases in which this act was used. Explain case details and the final decision of the court.

Cyber-Bullying and Cyber-Stalking

Distinguish the differences between cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, and exploitation by way of the Internet. How is each different from the same real world situation?

An Analysis of Hate Crimes

Define "hate crime." Why has hate crime legislation been so controversial in the United States? Why have politicians debated on the constitutionality of enhanced penalties based on a suspect's association with extremist groups?

Professionalization in Security

Define professionalization. What effect do education, training, and research have on the professionalization of security? What does this mean for its future?

Consensus vs. pluralistic vs. conflict

Explain differences among the consensus, pluralistic, and conflict perspectives. Which comes closest to your understanding of society and which perspective adequately describes society?

Media and crime statistics

How does the media distort crime statistics? What is the role of media in security? Should crime rates and people's perspectives of crime or fears about specific activities be a factor in assessing security needs?

Crime fighting methodologies

Please discuss the following: a. Future directions of crime fighting and its role in social policy implication. b. The potential for specific crime-fighting methodologies, such as using biometrics, implementing cybercrime spyware, or mandating DNA collection programs, etc. c. Evolving law enforcement and forensic techno

the best of your ideas

1. In your opinion, do you believe certain drugs should be decriminalized? Would the association between drugs and crime disappear if drugs were legalized or decriminalized? If yes, which ones? Why? 1. In your opinion, which crime causation theory best explains organized crime, why? What are some methods law enforcement has