Mandatory minimum sentences require an offender to serve a specified prison time. These sentences are usually imposed on drug offenders, repeat offenders, and those who use a weapon while committing a crime. The intent of mandatory minimum sentences is to punish offenders whose crimes are habitual or violent. During the 1980s,
Compare the two competing systems of operation within the U.S. criminal justice system, the crime control model and the due process model. Analyze and describe the core philosophies of each of the models. Describe how these models differ in the criminal justice operations and actions by law enforcement officers, prosecutors,
Explain why a police department would use any of these information technology systems for its community policing program. - The FBI's Uniform Crime Report database - Bureau of Statistics databases - COMPSTAT - National Crime Victimization Survey database - Computer-Aided Dispatch - Global Justice Information Network -
In the United States, a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Secret Service, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, among others, have taken on roles to fight computer crimes and terrorism. Explain the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of these agencies, as well as the other factors that
The patrol division of a police department is the lifeblood of how and where a majority of information flows into the organization. For police departments that either plan to or have already implemented a community policing program or project, one particular division that police officials address is patrol. The patrol officers o
Go to the following link http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/resources/vid/10_video_march_qt.html -Discuss the key points of the Bloody Sunday incident. -When and where did it occur? -What happened during the incident, and why did it happen? -What impacts did this event have on the relationship between the police a
-Discuss an overview of the philosophy of community policing, specifically addressing how effective community policing is in improving police-community relations. -Describe persuasive evidences of community policing being effective in controlling crime. -List types of patrols used, other than automobiles, to enhance visibili
Evaluated the effectiveness of gun control legislation. Analyzed and described the most effective strategy to reduce firearm violence. Identified and explained regulations on certain types of firearms such as handguns and assault weapons. Analyzed and justified whether private legal ownership of guns promotes violence or p
The use of force by police officers can range from pushing and hitting to holding a citizen at gunpoint. Many of these encounters are precipitated by citizens resisting the police, arguing with the police, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The five factors that influence the use of force by law enforcement off
Discuss the major differences between the various theories which are used to explain criminal behavior? What theory in your opinion best explains this?
Describe the participative management approach, along with its pros and cons. Describe the contingency management approach, along with its pros and cons. Describe the total quality management approach, along with its pros and cons. Discuss which of the three approaches should be used by the chief of police. Use referenc
Some terrorism analysts contend that the term "terrorist" is a tool used to demonize the opposing side. Accordingly, the only thing that separates a terrorist from a freedom fighter is the one who defines each as one or the other. Do you think that the term "terrorist" is a political tool that is used to diminish the legitimacy
Described the rank structure in a typical police department. Described the opportunities available for officers to advance in a typical police department. Discussed whether education has an impact on advancement in a police department. Discussed what other factors (besides education) are involved in the advancement of offi
Collaborate as a mock behavioral research serial murder case: Aileen Wuornos - Repetitive patterns evident in criminal acts in detail. - Possible issues in development and life experience that may be identified as possible causes for prevalent criminality and psychopathology in detail.
Write a report suitable for review by top administrators in a criminal justice organization (police, courts, or corrections) on how a technological or cultural change (select one from the list below) might affect that organization. Provide recommendations for appropriate organizational adjustments that you feel should be made to
Review the conditions of a no-knock warrant. Describe what it is and how it is managed and implemented at the state and federal levels. Also, discuss the pros and cons of no-knock warrants. Do you believe their pros outweigh their cons or vice versa? Discuss the two most important arguments that support your viewpoint on no-k
Described the conflict of values that many police officers face. Described the types of police crimes that some officers succumb to. Described the police's abuse of authority. Explained why police officers are at risk for these three problems. Discussed some of the strategies that the police can use to avoid these three
1. Provide three (3) specific examples of how the Internet has aided criminal activity. 2. Identify the types of crime that traditionally have been non-digital in nature are now best abetted by Internet activity. 3. Describe the role viruses, other malicious code, and phishing attacks play in aiding this criminal activity.
In 2-4 paragraphs discuss in detail TWO of the topics listed 1.Briefly compare and contrast life course and latent trait theories. 2.Discuss the factors that comprise problem behavior syndrome (PBS) and the association between PBS and crime. 3.What are the three pathways to crime identified by Loeber? Explain each of th
How are phishing attacks used as Internet fraud schemes? How does this form of attack affect individuals? Provide and explain an example of phishing and evaluate its effects on the public
Write a summary that educates future police officers about stress that is common in police work. Describe stress and the types of stress that are common in police work. In addition, describe some of the sources and effects of police stress.
What are some of the personality types that are found in policing? Describe some psychological and sociological perspectives on police personalities. Which perspective do you believe best describes the differences in police personalities?
Write paper on a leadership model you feel should be implemented into a criminal justice agency administration. This model can be one that is currently discussed in literature or one you have personally created.
Some authorities propose that all law enforcement (e.g., police officers) and corrections officers (e.g. guards) should be required to have a four-year college degree in criminal justice. Others disagree and feel that the necessary skills and training can be obtained outside an academic environment and that individuals with libe
Role of Correctional Systems Are correctional institutions the last step in the total criminal justice system? Are their roles sufficiently established that rehabilitated individuals return to society? Discuss within the context of the infamous Canadian Homolka case. Have the goals of "justice" been achieved? Additional mater
Take the role of an investigator conducting behavioral profiling Prepare case assessment guidebook that identifies and describes specific components you would use in building a criminal profile for use with a type of or series of crimes for presenting in court. Develop your guidebook in a prioritized order for categories o
Discuss special probation/parole client and programs that have been established to address this problem client. Focus on 1 type of special needs offender (substance abusers, sex offenders, gang-affiliated, DWI offenders, those with HIV/AIDS, or those with mental disabilities). Provide examples of programs that have been creat
Opinions surrounding the effectiveness of targeting prostitution differ, with critics contending that arresting prostitutes and johns has not affected the problem. Others contend that prostitution is a victimless crime and should be treated as a moral issue rather than a legal one. Do you agree or disagree with the idea that pro
Assume that you are working in traffic patrol and you have just pulled over a driver for driving at a speed of 65 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone. As per your department's policy, you have the discretion to ticket the driver or give him or her a warning. Discuss, with a rationale, whether any of the following factors w
If you can, could you please help providing details on a paper on the crowding effect the war on drugs has had on correctional organizations in New York. Please include three workable solutions to the situation and substantiate your solutions with appropriate facts and figures. Thank you kindly in advance for your help