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Violence Against Police Officials

Why is it important to remember those officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice? What effect does this remembrance have on police officers? What effect does it have on the community? What are the statistics, over the last three years, for assaults on police officers and line-of-duty deaths of police officers? Make sure to

Prescription Abuse

Need help with a very large paper about how Walgreens or other pharmacies along with the Drug Enforcement Administration assist in surveillance in the fight against drug abuse of controlled substances. I really need help on how the DEA connects as being an agency that is health related and how they investigate over prescribing a

Three Strikes Laws

Three strikes laws are punitive and controversial in nature. Politicians commonly highlight such laws to garner support during their election campaigns by presenting a tough approach toward controlling crime. On the other hand, there are police officers who may face increased violent resistance from hardened criminals who would

The decision making process within a judicial setting

As a judge, you possess the ultimate decision making authority in handing down sentences to offenders. A young criminal justice student has requested to interview you for a departmental journal. The student is curious about the decision making process within a judicial setting and asks you to describe your approach. The student

Investigating Terrorism

In times of war, Americans have questioned the loyalty of immigrants from an enemy nation, and sometimes they have made such persons victims of terrorism. Trace the rise of anti-German legislation and vigilante activities that occurred in the United States throughout World War I.

Solitary Confinement Policy

While incarcerated, an incarcerated offender disobeyed the rules by fighting with other inmates. As a result of the rule infraction, he was placed in solitary confinement for a period of 10 days. During incarceration, he has decided to become a jail house attorney. He has been in the law library daily learning his rights. In the

Mass Murders - Criminal Justice System

Over the years, the Criminal Justice System in the U.S. has changed from a rehabilitative model in the early 1900s to a punitive model, and now it is swinging back towards the direction of rehabilitation. Some of the new laws created to deal with perpetrators who commit multiple homicides may be in question because the use of ca

The Blue Curtain and the Public's Perception of the Police

1. The term blue curtain or blue wall has been associated with police officers protecting one another from internal or external investigations. Why is there such a thing and how prevalent do you think it is? Is a separate society a part of any profession? Do you believe that a civilian review board might better serve the interes

Court History and Purpose

Court History and Purpose - Describe a court and its purpose. - Define the dual court system. - Describe the role that early legal codes, the common law, and precedent played in the development of courts. - Identify the role of courts in criminal justice today.

Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems of Justice

1. What is the difference between the adversarial system of justice and the inquisitorial systems of justice that have been used in the past? 2. How did the right to a jury trial develop? What implications does the right to a jury trial have in the American system of justice? Provide examples.

Current Cybercrime

Describes a cybercrime trend that society is confronted with today. Address the following key elements: - What types of scams are associated with the cybercrime? - What might the profile be for a cybercriminal who commits this type of cybercrime? - What are law enforcement initiatives to combat this crime? - What are p

Pregnant Inmates' Infant-Mother Program

During the intake and classification at an institution, a classification officer recommends the offender, who is a pregnant offender for a bank robbery, for the ABC program. The ABC program allows infants to stay with their mother for a period of time during incarceration. Locate one infant-mother program. 1) What are the

Serial Killer Typologies

Please help providing answers for the following questions: 1. Identify a serial murder case. 2. Provide a brief summary of the case detailing information concerning the crime. 3. What are the demographics of victimization in the case you have chosen? 4. What method(s) was/were used by the perpetrator to select the victim?

Radical Special Interest Groups: Grievances, Goals, and Tactics

Identify a group that emerged in the counter-culture of the 1960s and 1970s. What were the stated grievances of this group? What were their goals and tactics? Identify 3 different groups that emerged during the 1960s and 1970s that resorted to violence to achieve their goals. What were their stated grievances and goals? Wha

U.S. Death Penalty Policy

Find 5 cases that have had an impact on the death penalty. Provide a brief summary of each case, the constitutional issues, and judgment. Where is the death penalty today? How has each of your selected cases related to the current U.S. death penalty policies? Would you seek the death penalty in the of police officer murde

Police Organizations Questions

Why is it important for the "police to police themselves?" What is the process to report police misconduct to the police? What is the internal affairs process for your specific agency? In what ways have these processes and procedures been impacted by police actions that were illegal or had constitutional implications? Cite ne

Centralized Command and Control Systems - Al-Qaeda

Prior to 9/11, Osama Bin Laden (OBL) established Al-Qaeda (AQ) as a terrorist organization with a centralized command and control system. By the late 2000s, AQ was no longer a singular entity, with new 'branches' existing in Northern Africa (AQIM), Yemen (AQAP), Iraq (AQI), and elsewhere. Each branch cited allegiance to the core

Police Discretion in Decision Making

Officers are normally authorized to use their individual discretionary powers for motor vehicle offenses. Officers may warn a violator instead of issuing a summons, even for multiple violations, when in the officer's judgment such action is reasonable and appropriate in achieving voluntary compliance with traffic law and regulat

Police Organizations - Mission Statements

You are the chief of the Anytown Police Department. A newly-elected city council requests a mission statement from the police department. Address the following questions in your response: What are the key elements of a mission statement? Why are mission statements important? Do mission statements really serve a purpose? Sh

Mass Murders, Programs, and Coping

In the U.S., there have been numerous programs created by the government and members of victims' families to combat serial murder. For example, after Ted Bundy's multi-state killing spree, the Federal Bureau of Investigation established the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) to help create a profile of a serial murder

Mass Murders and Demographics

No one wants to be the victim of a crime, let alone the victim of a serial killer or mass murderer. However, scientific studies show that victims do play a role in their selection and facilitation. What does "demographics of victimization" mean? Who created the Concentric Circle theory, and how does it relate to the demograph

3 Theories for the Causes of Crime

I need help writing a paper on "Theory and Crime" please. I would appreciate a summary of three different theories as to causes of crime.

Community Policing and Problem-Solving Policing

I need help with the differing philosophies of community policing and problem-solving policing. Review the topic in a clear and concise manner. Analyze the community policing philosophy in a comprehensive manner. Analyze the problem-solving policing philosophy in a comprehensive manner. Evaluate the effectiveness of eac

Social Consequences of Jeffery Dahmer's Crimes

For the Jeffery Dahmer case: 1. What were the social consequences of this case on the victim(s)? While answering, keep the era and the social conditions in mind. 2. What were the social consequences of this case on the community? Did this case have any impact on law, policing, the criminal justice system, etc.? Why or why

Justifying a Policing Budget

Your city has experienced a high degree of turnover in department heads. As a result, a number of new individuals have been hired, bringing together varying levels of experience. With the new fiscal year fast approaching, there are several pressing issues that must be addressed, such as budgets, crime, and other critical issues

Use of Force Policies

1. Locate two law enforcement agencies' use-of-force policies. 2. Compare and contrast each policy. 3. Create one final policy that covers the best of each policy. 4. Why did you choose the elements for your policy? 5. Explain how you would investigate a case where an officer fatally shot a suspect according to your newly

Dealing with Excessive Force in Policing

As a newly promoted sergeant, you are assigned to the patrol division working the midnight shift. You have been with the department for more than 7 years, so you pretty much know everybody assigned to your shift. You pride yourself on your ability to work with anybody and can see yourself relating to them on their own level, and

Organized and Disorganized Killers

1. Explain the characteristics of organized and disorganized killers. 2. Describe the kinds of clues that can indicate whether a killer is organized or disorganized. 3. Explain how determining whether a killer is organized or not can assist in the investigation. For example, can clues from the crime scenes give you information

Proactive Policing Tactics

You are to speak to a community group about your police department and how they fight crime. - Identify the proactive tactics available to the police. - Analyze each tactic's purpose and effectiveness. - Select a problem or issue in your community that should be addressed by the police and propose a specific tactic to addre

Tackling Police Corruption

Are the ethical forces behind police corruption the same as those involved in police abuses of force? Identify four components of public corruption within the criminal justice field and describe the strategies used to control this corruption.