Do we need bureaucracies to execute public policy? Please explain and give an example. Does media play a role in influencing policy? Please explain and give an example. The Founding Fathers of America were very conflicted about the presences of interest groups. Please discuss the role of interest groups and if they have be
The Homeland Security Act was signed in November 2002 and led to the establishment of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A massive reorganization took place within federal agencies in order to increase national security. The creation of DHS constituted the biggest government reorganization in the American h
Critical criminology is a conflict perspective that emerged in the early 1970s. It draws on the concepts of Marxism, feminism, political economy, and critical theory. The focus of this perspective is on the relationship between different social groups and inequality and exploitation of groups without political or economic power.
1. Do you agree with Criminologists Messenger and Rosen field's theory? Why or why not? 2. Do you think that there is misconception in the United States that feel we are entitled to the American Dream of prosperity? Why or why not? 3. Which is more likely to have more trouble with crime, poor urban communities that do have som
a. Do American presidents use crime as a political issue? Please give an example. b. What is the role of the President of the United States in the creation of law and policy? c. Please explain the reason why certain items get on the president's crime agenda. Please give an example.
1. Why do you think some neighborhoods are more conducive to crime than others? How does anomie play a role in the increased crime rates? Article Akers, R.L. & Sellers, C.S. (2004). "Social Disorganization, Anomie, and Strain Theories" in Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application, (4th ed), pp 159-1
Evaluate the method of using lethal injections for capital punishment and create a report to determine if this method violates the Eighth Amendment or the Hippocratic Oath. Analyze and identify if there have been any instances of prisoners who have experienced pain during a lethal injection and specify how this is known to y
The death penalty, as a deterrent to crime, has now been debated for almost 160 years. Those in favor of it argue that it provides justice to victims and reduces violent crime. However, studies by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other anti-death penalty movements suggest that there is no proven correlat
Mary Ann, a young Hispanic single mother with four children under the age of ten years, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a drug offense. Martin, a sixty-two-year-old married Greek immigrant, is a bank employee and has been sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud and embezzlement. John and Leroy, twenty
Corrections officials recognize the need for effective community-based corrections and other crime prevention methods. What are some of the obstacles in developing successful community correction programs? In your opinion, will these programs be as effective as incarceration? How? Do you agree or disagree that building more
1. Why does the attorney-client privilege exist? Discuss the differences between the ethical obligations of a criminal defense attorney and the ethical obligations of a prosecuting attorney. 2. Discuss the advantages and problems of plea bargaining. What should a prosecutor consider before offering or entering into a plea barga
Ethics Issue Presentation You will select one of the following criminal justice positions as a basis to discuss ethics in the criminal justice system. Please help with some ideas so that I can create a presentation that addresses several ethical questions. Select and complete one of the following: Option 1: Law Enforcem
Discuss the topics of digital crime and digital terrorism. Describe how the issue has evolved or been altered over its lifespan. Identify the cause theories associated with digital crime and digital terrorism. Describe strategies for reducing or eliminating the types of crime associated with digital crime and digital terroris
Biological Criminal Behavior - Choose a criminal offender who committed crimes due to a biological reason. - Discuss the genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology played a key role in explaining the offender's criminality. - Research the behaviors that constitute psychopathy. Discuss in detai
1. Are undercover police operations ethical? Please support your opinion. 2. When an officer commits a crime, what sanctions should be imposed? Officers, like any other person, make mistakes. Therefore, should the officer be given a second chance or should the officer be fired regardless of the level of crime? 3. The
In the case Roper v. Simmons (2005), the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution forbids the execution of killers under the age of eighteen years. The case involved Bill, a seventeen-year-old high-school dropout, who lived in an affluent neighborhood in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Bill was reckless, indifferent, and had no reg
In January 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a Texas defendant's conviction and death sentence because of racial bias by the prosecution in jury selection. Jonathan Bruce Reed, the defendant, had been convicted of murder in 1979 during a trial at which all five of the eligible African American pote
1. Should a police officer be sanctioned for drinking to excess in public and making a spectacle of himself or herself in a bar? Should it make a difference if the police officer is outside of his or her jurisdiction of employment? What private behaviors of police, if any, should be subject to sanction? Please explain your po
1. Do you think all criminal justice professionals do some type of scientific research (whether they realize it or not)? Give an example of two a criminal justice professional (attorney, police officer/detective, probation officer, professor/researcher, CSI, etc)? How would the research compare and how would their methods be dif
-What is "reverse discrimination" and how should an employer respond to an employee's claim of reverse discrimination? -Discuss the similarities and the differences between Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with 42 U.S.C. 1981.
1. What is the Order-Liberty Tension? There have been various attempts to resolve this tension. Describe one: the U.S. Constitution of 1789. 2. It can be argued that the apparently clear promise of the 14th Amendment that the Federal government was to be the guarantor of individual rights in the states has never been full
Examining Theory Resource: Schmalleger F. (2012). Criminology today: An integrative introduction, (6th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Pick 1 theory from one of the chapters 6, 7 &, 8 Examples: Social Structure Theories, Social Conflict Theories, Social Learning Theories (you may discuss more than one
Compare and contrast viruses and malicious code. Which one is more destructive and why?
1. If a person follows all laws, does that make them a moral person? Have you ever done something you knew to be wrong? Why did you do it? 2. If you had to choose one ethical system, which one most closely conforms to your own beliefs? Explain your answer. Can you think of any situations in which lying is ethically acceptable
Please help with the following assignment: Compare 2 different juvenile justice programs currently being implemented in large cities and rural towns. Address the following: - Compare and describe each program, including each program's goals - State the whether the chosen programs have proven successful. Why or why not.
Community policing and terrorism have a significant link in terms of allowing for the flow of information to occur. Police organizations can establish relationships and trust with community members and business owners to join in collaborative efforts to fight terrorism by sharing information. Terrorists do seek various ways to "
Newly appointed Police Chief Alexandra Delatorre of the Anytown Police Department (APD) has been attending several town and city council meetings whereby she has heard numerous complaints about the increase in armed robberies being committed by the local transients (Homeless people) in and near the Anytown Gallery Shopping Mall.
Create a presentation on an overview of the organization, including a summary of a case where DNA testing has exonerated an innocent person. Provide a brief description of the organization and how it was created. Research, identify, and chronicle a case where a defendant was exonerated by DNA evidence. Analyze and describe
A Case of Prosecutorial Misconduct The Duke Lacrosse case began in March 2006 when a woman hired to strip at a team fraternity party accused three Duke University students of attacking her in a bathroom. The three students (members of the Duke Blue Devils men's lacrosse team) were charged with first degree sexual offense, kid
There are numerous reasons for wrongful convictions. Some of the most common are ineffectiveness of counsel, eyewitness or victim misidentifications, police errors, lost or tainted forensic evidences, and prosecutorial errors or misconduct. - What are some of the ways to lower the number of wrongful convictions? - Do you agr