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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

What is Restorative Justice, and What Does It Involve?

What is restorative justice, and what does it involve? How does a pure restorative justice model work? Discuss the restorative sentencing model devised by Vermont. Why are restorative justice concepts considered to be "a new paradigm for sentencing and corrections that will be expanded in the future" (Seitz, 2011)?

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

Death Penalty for Juveniles

On March 1, 2005, the Supreme Court abolished the death penalty for juveniles. The case of Roper vs. Simmons led to this decision. Do you agree with the Supreme Court's decision to abolish the death penalty for juveniles? Explain the pros and cons of imposing the death penalty as a consequence for heinous crimes juveniles com

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

Prison System and Views

1. What are the different models of American prisons (Pennsylvania and Auburn)? How do these models differ? What would happen if there was only one model to follow? 2. What are the various forms of punishment exercised during the 1700's? Which criminal activities/events lead to these types of punishment(s)? Compare and contra

Durkheim: Crime is "Normal"

1) What does Durkheim mean when he says that crime is "normal"? 2) Identify at least two ways in which this observation is linked with his overall view. 3) In recent years dozens of students have been shot and killed or injured by other students, some as young as 11. How do you think Durkheim and Moynihan would analyze thi

The Media and Political Views

Assume you were conducting an experiment on the media and political views. You would have one of the participants' watch CNN for a half hour a day for a week, another watch MSNBC, and the other to watch Fox News. Would their political beliefs skew the results of whether they would think it was liberal or conservative? Do you bel