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Using Evidence to Solve a Crime

You have a suspect, but not enough evidence to arrest. You have blood evidence, but the suspect will not give a DNA sample. You cannot compel this person to do so because the evidence is not substantial. - How would you legally obtain the suspect's DNA? - Explain the term curtilage. - Would this include a barn in an open fi

Social and Criminal Justice

Can someone please help me with this? Thank you. Social and Criminal Justice We usually look at criminal justice as a system, an idea, or a philosophy. Three of the major ideas that express the idea of social justice include equality, solidarity, and human rights. Explain how equality, solidarity, and human rights are exa

The Criminal Justice System

Could I get assistance with the following question please. I am not too sure how to approach this. Thank you Question: The criminal justice system is made up of three main branches, including law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections. The system as a whole can be viewed and analyzed from different perspectives and conside

Charged in a State Trial Court

An African American defendant, who was charged in a state trial court with bank robbery, objected to the prosecutor's use of peremptory challenges to excuse three black men from the jury panel. The prosecutor explained that he excused the first juror because the juror had long unkempt hair, a mustache, and a beard. The prosecu

American Corrections

Hi, I need assistance with the following questions related to the American corrections system. Question: Identify and discuss the historical development of corrections in the United States and its influences. - How has corrections evolved since the early years of the United States? Explain. - What were the major milestones i

Gun Laws and Police Management

Hi, I need assistance discussing the following questions. I am not too sure how to approach them. 1. Discuss the various degrees of firearms control in place today, as mentioned by Zimring (e.g., "time, place and manner laws" and restricting dangerous users from obtaining guns). Do you believe that any of these solutions would

Discussing Juvenile Procedures

Discussion: Explain the laws that influence police procedures with respect to juveniles. Explain the laws that impact these procedures followed by juveniles in the court. Also, discuss an overview of important Supreme Court cases that ensured juvenile rights, and describe how these cases ensured the rights of juveniles.

Law Enforcement and Gathering of Information

Law enforcement did not always have the tools for gathering all information needed to prepare a case. Throughout time, laws have been made to secure the rights of criminal investigators to obtain the material needed to substantiate the evidence used in court cases. Have the development of new laws made the responsibilities of

Grand Jury Subpoena

Leonard Baum Scenario: Leonard Baum was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. In preparing an appeal, Baum's attorney learned that the state never disclosed certain evidence favorable to Baum. That evidence included eyewitness statements taken by the police following the murder; statements made to the police

Domestic Violence: A Case Study.

Discuss the issues of domestic violence and how best to respond to the following case: A male who seems tired and disoriented is found wandering along a side street. The officer brings the male to the police station in order to determine the best course of action. The male is informed that he is not under arrest, but that the

Right and Protections Available to Juveniles in Michigan

1) Summarize the rights and protections available to juveniles in Michigan, using research and examples. 2) Identify the criteria for adult waiver and laws regarding the same in a different state using research and examples. 3) Highlight current trends in the juvenile justice system of that state by quoting recent changes

DNA Identification Technology

Please see the attached for the question. Unit 6 question I know in recent years advances in DNA identification technology have led to a number of exonerations of convictions that were based on eyewitness identification because DNA identification was not available at that time. And the procedures for eyewitness identific

Juvenile procedures and rights

You are working with your state's Crime Prevention Commission as a counselor. In the course of your work you encounter John, a 14-year-old juvenile offender charged with vandalism and assaulting a police officer while being taken into custody. John would like to have legal counsel at his hearing. He is fearful that he will re

Probable Cause under FISA

Describe the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Compare and contrast the probable cause requirement under FISA with an "ordinary" article III warrant.

Constitutional Protections in Criminal Investigations

Address constitutional amendments and case law that relate to interrogations, confessions, or identifications. Address each of the elements listed below: 1. Define the four basic components of the Fifth Amendment. 2. Discuss the constitutional rights associated with confession law, and provide an overview of relevant c

Legal intervention in the lives of youths

Mary, a 15 year-old juvenile with no history of delinquency, has been remanded to the juvenile court because she does not listen to her parents and is believed to be sexually active. Do you think that such an act or other legal intervention in the lives of youths is constitutionally valid? Be sure to consider whether this legal

Ethics and the Stanford Prison Experiment

Locate by external reference the Stanford Prison Experiment. Discuss any ethical dilemmas the researcher faced with this project. Do you feel the problem was in the experiment's design or unethical behavior of the researchers? Discuss your arguments in 2 pages in APA format and site sources.

Juveniles and Inmates

1. What recommendations for juvenile courts does Barry C. Feld offer that would not necessitate abolishing them? Why does he dismiss them, preferring instead to abolish juvenile courts altogether? What "cushions" does Feld recommend for juveniles being adjudicated in adult courts? How might they be helpful? How might they be har

Juvenile Procedures

Provide a profile of juvenile offenders, including their age, race, sex, family characteristics, and other factors. List the types of offenses that juvenile offenders commit and the characteristics of offending. Provide information about juvenile victimization that promotes officer empathy for youths. Highlight important iss

Differentiating juvenile and adult offenders

Legal definitions of juvenile status vary widely in the United States. Taking into account factors that may impact levels of maturity and culpability, propose a chronological age that you believe should differentiate juvenile offenders from adult offenders. Give reasons for proposing your chosen age of majority. Should this age

Discussing the Prison Environment

Please provide some assistance coming up with ideas. Task: Assume the role of correctional officers at a maximum-security prison. A university professor has asked you to speak to her class about your experiences as correctional officers. To prepare for the visit, she has sent you the question that the students will ask you.

Shoplifting Consequences

Please help answer the following questions regarding the consequences of shoplifting. Provide at least 300 words in the solution. Which would concern you more should you be caught shoplifting: receiving legal punishment or having to face the reactions of your friends and family? Would the reactions of your friends be differe

Sentencing and Punishment in the U.S. Corrections System

Analyzes the principal objectives of punishment within the U.S. corrections system and answer the following questions: 1. What are the state and federal objectives of punishment? 2. How does sentencing affect the state and federal corrections systems overall? Support your answer. 3. What is determinate and indeterminate sent

Criminal Justice System: Sentencing and Litigation

1. What is sentencing? How does sentencing impact corrections? How can we improve sentencing so that it improves the correctional system overall? 2. What is the objective of punishment in the criminal justice system? How does punishment apply to the overall objectives of the criminal justice system? How can we improve punis

Framing a Research Question: Holocaust Scenario

Examine the following two questions from the Roper Center's July/August 1994 publication, The Public Perspective, from John (Jay) Stewart's (University of Hartford) posting on the methods net and are also noted in Babbie. In November 1992 the Roper Center did a survey for the American Jewish Committee using the following ques

2002 Los Angeles Airport Shooting

On July 4, 2002, an Egyptian citizen who was living in Irvine, CA but had recently returned from a visit to Egypt pulled a gun at the El Al counter at LAX International Airport, started shooting and stabbing, killing two people and wounding others before he himself was killed by a security guard. FBI concluded that this act was

Community Policing Policy

1. Describe community policing policy. 2. Discuss how the police policy was created. 3. Identify the key actors involved in making the policy. 4. Provide an example of the policy in use. 5. Was the policy effective or ineffective? Explain your answer and provide data or evidence to support your conclusion.