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Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults?

The argument between society and the judicial system to as whether or not juveniles should be tried as an adult has and will be always be a continuous venue for debate. The mind-state, circumstances, and type of crime committed by the juvenile will often dictate whether or not he or she is tried as an adult. 1. Discuss what d

The Right to Appeal 325 word essay with reference

The structure and foundation of our court system is grounded that every person is entitled to a fair and swift trial. However, there have been those cases in which the law wasn't upheld and the defendant felt they didn't receive a just trial (often based on evidence, jury, court actions, or law). Furthermore, it's the person's r

Philosophies of Punishment 525 word essay with reference

Punishment has long been an argumentative subject within our judicial system. The primary focus of punishment is to deter one from conducting deviant behavior before it happens. In saying this, there are those who argue that the court system continually hands down extreme and cruel punishment for crimes. Punishment has long been

Courtrooms and Sentencing

In any courtroom, regardless of the crime in question, the inevitable sentencing process is a direct reflection of the court proceedings that occurred. Whether a bench trial or trial by jury, the climatic sentencing often brings calmness and silence to those present in the court room. Discuss what organizational, legal, and

Impact of Jurors 340 word essay with reference

One of the most vital roles during a trial is that of a juror. Tasked with deciphering the truth from lies based on arguments from both parties, including their evidence and statements, these citizens hold the livelihood of a person in their hands. Of all the tasks imposed on jurors, the deliberation process to hand down a sound

Bail within Judicial System 470 word essay with reference

The bail system is a unique aspect of our judicial system. When a person commits a crime, bail may then be set under the guidelines this "criminal" will report for the hearing, and he/she goes free to carry on with his/her life until the court date. Discuss whether or not suspects should be allowed to post bail if they are a

Attrition Rate in Judicial System

Discuss the attrition rate in the judicial system and whether or not this is a possible shortcoming of our legal systems as we know it. Include references.

Influence of Trial by Jury 395 word essay with reference

The American judicial system has gone through numerous changes over the course of history. However, the concepts in which it was founded on seem to exist today, but in a current format. Understandably, these concepts are still used today to streamline our judicial system in order to maintain pace with deviant behavior in society

Roles and Responsibilities of a Judge 380 word essay with reference

Faced with one of the most challenging and important jobs in the United States, the role of the judge (local, state, or federal) is the most vital position in our judicial system. Whether appointed or elected, these men and women are tasked with ensuring that fair and speedy trials take place, proper court etiquette is conducted

Process of Elaboration During Investigations 230 word essay with reference

During the course of any investigation or study, one must ensure he/she takes every step to ensure that facts and assumptions are accurate. Variables and factors (internal/external) must be displayed and conveyed to the reviewer within the table and/or legend. In saying this, researchers often utilize elaboration to test these v

Simulations in Criminal Justice Research 325 word essay with reference

The criminal justice field utilizes many different methods to collect research data in order to analyse certain trends. Simulations are one of those methods and serves many different purposes. Define and discuss the usefulness of simulations as data gathering strategies in the field of criminal justice research. 325 word essa

Pros and Cons of National Crime Victimization Survey 445 word essay with reference

One of the most criticized criminal surveys within the criminal justice field is that of the National Crime Victimization Survey. Just as any other tool within the industry, the survey has pros and cons in regards to criminal justice research. Define and discuss how the National Crime Victimization Survey is conducted and what

Corrections: The Philosophy of Criminal Sanctions

There are four main philosophies behind criminal sanctions: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. Define incapacitation. What is the history behind the use of incapacitation? What is the philosophy behind the use of incapacitation? What do you think is the best criminal sanction philosophy? Why? Make sure

History and Criminal Justice

History 1. Nixon is often described as the "accidental liberal." Provide some examples you would use to support this label or to defend Nixon's conservative record. Do you think this is an accurate assessment of Nixon? Is that a good or bad label for Nixon during his time? What about now? 2. Why do you think neither Jimmy Ca

Planning and Threat Assessment

Your client is a man in his 40s. He is confined to a wheelchair and requires attendance by a nurse 7 days a week due to respiratory and other medical conditions. He is a high-profile, outspoken, and controversial white supremacist; many people hate him. He has been scheduled to appear in court in his home city, Los Angeles, a

Runaway Juries

Civil cases are cases in which a party generally seeks money damages to compensate for a wrong that was done to him or her or an injury caused to him or her. Are juries awarding excessive damages in these cases? How should we decide what is a frivolous lawsuit? What do you think of the McDonald's coffee verdict (discussed on pag

Juvenile Procedures and Age Requirement

The infancy defense holds that juveniles are too young to understand and evaluate their actions, and tries to establish that mens rea, "the intent to commit a crime," is not present in the juvenile. In practice, however, if the crime is serious, the adult criminal court might try the case, if the prosecution can prove that the j

Critical Sentencing Issues in Criminal Justice

Respond to a critical sentencing issue in criminal justice. Possible topics for the response include: - The impact of sentencing guidelines. - The constitutionality of a guideline sentence. - The effectiveness of a Three-Strike law. - The requirement of victim impact statements. - The imposition/constitutionality of the

Verbal and Nonverbal Communicatons

1. Verbal Communication Describing how verbal and nonverbal communication can affect communication in the following areas that criminal justice professionals may find themselves in: - Police situations (public announcement to the press) - Courtroom setting (testifying) - Corrections facility (employees, peers, inmates)

Effects of Child Abuse Questions

1. Which is not true about child abuse? a. Few criminals who are violent offenders have histories of child abuse and neglect. b. Many children carry to the next generation the same type of treatment they endured. c. The physical effects of child abuse are only part of the child's injuries. d. Abused children commonly su

Juvenile Rules and Procedures

1) Explain the special rights for status offenders during confinement. 2) Examine the pre-adjudication and post-adjudication requirements for confining juveniles. 3) Explain the practice of sight and sound separation for juveniles in confinement. 4) Analyze the practice of confinement for juveniles adjudicated as adults.

Juvenile Offenders and Rehabilitation

Read the two scenarios below. In light of these scenarios, discuss whether the assumption that juveniles are especially amenable to rehabilitation because of their age and perceived openness to learning new ways is true. In your opinion, should the right to rehabilitation be reserved for juvenile offenders? Provide a rationa

Saudi Arabia Criminal System: An Eye for an Eye

Select a country that has a criminal system different than the United States and do some research on how that particular county handles crime and criminals (i.e. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Nigeria, etc). Discuss how that country handles such matter and contrast it by discussing in detail how the United States would handle a similar