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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.

Juvenile Justice Philosophy

An overview of the juvenile justice philosophy from the early 1900s through today to include a brief synopsis of the court's view of juvenile offenders. Demonstrated an understanding of the rationale for creating juvenile courts. Demonstrated an understating of current trends in seeking to create specific juvenile courts and

Molestation Charge Repercussions

Robert agrees to a plea bargain to plead guilty to a lesser assault charge and lesser charges of fondling in the case of his daughter. The DA agrees to drop the stalking charges. Robert is given six months probation and ordered to attend anger management and batterer classes and to maintain a distance of at least 200 ft from Ali

Resources for Individuals of Cycle of Family Violence

Case: Jared never had the time or incentive to go to college; he hadn't even finished high school. He grew up in a chaotic home with a father who would rather knock him across the room as answer a question and a mother who was more often than not in an alcoholic stupor. Jared swore he would not grow up to be his father. He le

Jail and Prisons Comparison

Include the following: - A description of jail's place in corrections and its role throughout history - A summary of the history of state and federal prisons - A comparison of the similarities and differences between security levels in jails, state prisons, and federal prisons - An explanation of factors influencing growth

Discussing Parole Hearings

Describe what happens during and after a parole hearing. Do you think it is better to have a parole board determine when an inmate goes free, or should inmates have to serve the entire time they are sentenced? Explain your answer. 470 word essay with reference

Discussing Inmate Riots and Disturbances

Discuss inmate riots and disturbances. Include factors that cause them and response team roles and goals. How can prisons try to prepare for these types of events? What preventive actions can prison administrators take to reduce inmate unrest and lessen the chances of a precipitating event starting a riot?

Discussing Sentencing Policy 330 word essay with reference

What is the basis for the current approach to sentencing? What are its pros and cons? What has resulted from using this approach? What role does accountability play in decisions concerning sentencing policy? 330 word essay with reference

Completing an Annotated Bibliography 1700 word essay with references

Hi, I need assistance with the following task. I was thinking I would do it on the subject of transitioning back to life after being in prison, but if you come up with a different example that is fine. Task: The description of your topic should not only identify your topic in general, but identify some particular aspect abo

Family Violence - Safety Measures and Community Resources

Becky and Tim are involved in a turbulent relationship. Tim has continuously suppressed all of Becky's efforts to secure employment. They live in a small single-wide trailer several hundred yards from the main road. They have two young children, aged one and two, who are unable to make the trip from the trailer to the main road

Juvenile and Adult Judicial System Differences

Explain the differences between the juvenile and adult judicial systems: - The history and development of the juvenile justice process (both systems) - The focus of the juvenile justice system - The focus of the adult justice system - Strengths and weaknesses of the treatment and prevention models in each system - Strengt

Juvenile Courts - Guardian Ad Litem and Court-Appointed Special Advocates

Sometimes, juvenile courts appoint guardians ad litem (GALs), who represent the best interests of juveniles. Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a program that appoints guardians to help juvenile delinquents. Please help me with: A brief definition of the responsibilities of a guardian ad litem. The definition of CA

Crime and delinquency

1. Maddan, Walker, and Miller reference studies from the 1950s when they say that "the Gluecks concluded that there is no combination of physical traits and sociological traits which could predict delinquency in an individual." How do such findings support the position of Maddan et al.? 2. What does Barry mean when he says th

Fighting Organized Crime or Counter-Terrorism

Should the American government focus the bulk of its law enforcement resources on fighting organized crime, or counter-terrorism? Discuss the history of organized crime in America. Include in your discussion a definition of organized crime; a detailed, thorough example of a criminal organization currently operating in the Uni