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Criminal Law and Justice

Office of Justice Programs

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.

Criminal Justice in Post Secondary Environment

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

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

Behavioral profiling

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

Special probation programs for substance abusers

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

Prostitution Policy: Victimless Crime?

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

Driving Tickets: Influencing Factors

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

Selection Stages in Hiring

Briefly give an overview of the following stages in the hiring process: -The written test -The oral interview board -The assessment center

War on Drugs and Prison Overcrowding Analysis

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

Ad Hoc Plea Bargaining

Describe the term ad hoc plea bargaining. What is your opinion of ad hoc plea bargaining? Why do you feel this way?

Elements of a Guilty Plea

What are the elements of a guilty plea? Should someone be able to contest a guilty plea? Are the methods already in place effective? Why, or why not?

The Fifth Amendment's Double Jeopardy

Please help with the following problem: What is the meaning of double jeopardy? Describe when the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause applies and does not apply under the Blockburger Rule.

Grand Juries in Different States

Why do you suppose grand juries operate in some states and not others? Should grand juries be the charging mechanism of choice across the country? Why, or why not?

The Case of Ernesto Miranda

What is your opinion of the Supreme Court's decision in Miranda? Is Miranda necessary? Why do you feel this way? Explain and support your position.

The Use of Diversion

One definition of diversion is "the halting or suspension before conviction of formal criminal proceedings against a person, conditioned on some form of counter performance by the defendant" (George, 1984). There are several reasons for the use of diversion. - List 3 reasons with an explanation for the use of diversion, and

Cyber-Victimization and Computer Crimes

What is cyber-victimization? Why has cyber-victimization become a growing issue in computer crimes? List and describe three examples of cyber-victimization and the influence of the crimes?

The Stop and Frisk Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has expanded the stop and frisk law in recent years based on landmark cases that impacted the categories listed in the course textbook. Some may feel that it hinders the scope of law enforcement officers, yet they may not understand that it expands. Do you believe that the Supreme Court has expanded sto

Drug Courier Profiling

Explain the concept of ‘drug courier profiling’, including your opinion on this practice. Suggest why the Supreme Court has not made a ruling on whether or not it is constitutional. Explain why (or why not) you think that race should be a factor profiling.

Warrantless Search and Seizure

One of the most controversial issues concerning our judicial system and law enforcement is that of search and seizures of automobiles during a traffic stop and/or the overall premise of automobile searches. The historic case of Carroll v. United States (267 U.S. 132, 1925). How can the automobile exception carved out in Carro

Hot Pursuit

Concerning hot pursuit, has the Supreme Court decided in favor of police or in favor of suspects? Why do you feel this way?

Probation and Parole for Sex Offenders

Devin is a deviant. He has been arrested and convicted of child pornography and attempting to lure little boys into his van that he keeps parked in an abandoned lot next to the park; to take their picture and have tea parties. He claims he would never hurt the little boys, but he just likes hanging out with kids. Devin holds a m

Caseload for Dealing with Sex Offenders

Of all the criminal offenders that a probation or parole officer must maintain positive control of, I would imagine a sex offender is one of the hardest based on the many stipulations and ordinances that are associated with the offense. Describe a typical caseload for an officer dealing with sex offenders. What are the parti

Success Within Probation and Parole

Throughout the course we've reviewed the duties and responsibilities of our probation and parole officers as it relates to individuals who are currently in the system. These probation and parole officers serve as the foundation of our judicial and corrections system in that they ensure the client. What constitutes "success" w

The War on Drugs

Since President Richard Nixon's inception of the "War on Drugs", our judicial, correction, and probation/parole system has been overwhelmed with harsher and higher conviction rates for offenders. How prevalent are drug offenders within the probation and parole system? What are the most commonly abused drugs?

Identity Theft and Digital Crime

Describe how identify theft can be the cause of digital crime and explain the theory in your own words as it relates to crime in general. Describe why identify theft could be recognized as the most relevant in terms of being a cause of digital crime. Provide at least two (2) examples of non-digital crimes that could be con

Closed-Security Prison - How to handle security lapses?

You are the new warden assigned to a closed-security prison. This prison has been overwhelmed with security lapses that have resulted in four escapes over the past 3 years. The assaults among inmates have risen 30% over the past year, and there have been two assaults on staff in the past 6 months. You have been assigned to resol

Drug Policy and the War on Drugs

In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to critically reflect on current issues within the criminal justice system and how they relate to contemporary policy making. Select and complete one of the following assignments: Option 1: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation Option 2: Podcast Option 3: Paper In thi