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Writing Police Reports

Assume that a traffic stop resulted in arresting someone for 15 g of heroin possession: No witness statements are available. The heroin seized totaled was 15 grams and field tested positive. Assume that he was cooperative. Assume the offense occurred in Michigan. - What should be the 3 main components of an initial repo

Regulating the Conditions of State Prisons

Discuss the issue of the federal government's involvement in regulating state prison conditions. Should this be left up to the individual states or should the federal government regulate this?

An Evaluation on Criminal Justice Authority

- What role does a civilian oversight committee have in ensuring authoritative powers are not abused as it applies to acts of discretion? - Provide a critique of the values and ramifications of such an oversight committee. - Include an assessment of the various factors effecting attitudes of criminal justice personnel

How Courts Make Policies

Explain how courts make policies. How significant is the court's role in creating policies? Identify and explain the steps involved in the process.

Criminality in Different Countries

You and your best friend are heading out on two month vacation and plan to visit five destinations. The day before you are set to leave your friend tells you that it has always been her dream to steal something very valuable from each of these five locations, and that during the vacation she plans to make her dream come true. As

Defining Justice Components

What is the definition of justice? What are the various components of justice? How are these components of justice applied throughout the criminal justice system? How would you describe utilitarianism as it pertains to justice and security issues?

Responsibilities of Justice System Officials

Identify and describe statutory authority and responsibilities of justice system officials, security personnel, and private citizens regarding investigative detention and the arrest of suspected offenders. In your analysis, include the following: - Evaluate the psychological and physical treatment of suspected offenders and a

Contemporary Economic Crime

Provide an overview of contemporary economic crime. Suggest appropriate methods for dealing with white collar crime. Suggest methods for defending oneself against white collar crime. Speculate about the impact of technology and future innovations on white collar crime.

Acts of Corruption: OpenSecrets.org

Please provide opinion on the following: Visit the OpenSecrets.org Web site. This site is an example of a "watchdog" site. The site's authors look for improper dealings in government and report them. Look through the site and find an example of something that you believe is improper or corrupt. Describe it. Are these ex

Internet and Email Fraud

- Using e-mails you have received or Internet sources, find an example of an attempt to commit fraud or to steal your personal data. - Describe the e-mail and identify what crime is being attempted and how you are able to identify the e-mail as fraud or identity theft. - Are there any other crimes that are commonly perpetr

Leadership: Shared, Visionary and Law Enforcement

What does the term shared leadership mean? What advantages or disadvantages do you see in this leadership approach? What direction should law enforcement leaders take for the future, related to leadership styles? What does the term visionary leadership mean?

Media awareness in rape cases: Does it help or hurt?

Maureen, a victim of sexual assault (date rape) whom you worked with last week as part of your internship as a victim witness assistant, was approached by the local media seeking an interview about the crime she alleges, and she wants you to tell whether she should tell her story to the press or not. According to Maureen, wh

White Collar Crime

1.) Many American companies manufacture products in other countries. Obviously, these companies must pay a cost for having to ship their completed goods to America for sale. What are the benefits that these companies are gaining by manufacturing overseas? Could manufacturing products in other countries reduce crime? Why? 2.)

Cultural Differences in Consumption of Drugs

In your opinion, was drug use more prevalent in past decades than today? Explain. How do you think other cultures view drug use? Explain. Select one illicit or illegal drug and describe its general effects. How do you think that particular drug impacts users of different ages? Genders? Explain. Is drug use, besides f

Products that Proved Harmful that Celebrities Have Endorsed

Celebrities often endorse products. How much responsibility do you think a celebrity endorser should bear if the product they promote turns out to be fraudulent, unsafe, or harmful in some way? Think of an example of a celebrity endorsing a harmful or illegal product. Describe the example and explain why the celebrity should

Public Executions Analysis

By watching public executionsâ?"that can be viewed via television or Webcastâ?"people can see the consequence of what will happen if they commit a similar criminal act. What are some of the potential positives and negatives of public executions? Provide a functional analysis of public execution by exploring this issue from

Criminal Procedures/White Collar Crime

1. Because early investigational errors in the identification of perpetrators can seriously undermine the outcome of a criminal case, it is important that investigators use proper, non-suggestive procedures for a lineup. Prepare an outline describing a model procedure for officers in your department to use when conducting both a

Criminal Procedures: Confessions and DNA Evidence

1.) Applying the basic notion of due process to involuntary confessions, explain why we would ever prevent a jury from hearing a defendant's confession? Would people ever confess to crimes they did not commit? What are the dangers of an inquisitorial system of criminal justice? 2.) In your opinion, should the use of DNA evide

6 Government Agencies Investigating White-Collar Crime

Identify and describe six agencies that investigate white-collar crimes, including at least one each from local, state, and federal levels. For each of the six agencies, identify the types of white-collar crimes dealt with and provided an appropriate example.

Draft of a "Conditions of Parole" Policy

You have joined the parole board in Oregon in the capacity of a member. The board needs to review the case of a child sexual offender who has already served 15 years of his 25-year sentence. He has participated in all of the rehabilitation services and has been a model prisoner. The chairperson of the board has asked you to draf

Serial Killers and the Criminal Justice System

Media stories about serial killers and their crimes hog headlines. The criminal justice system invests efforts to bring in such criminals. In your opinion, does our criminal justice system spend excessive attention and resources on serial killers? Why? From a utilitarian perspective, what kind of focus should serial crimes re

Consent and Rights of Law Enforcement

1. How does a police officer decide whose consent to seek when searching a place where there are multiple owners, like a husband and wife, parent and child, or landlord and tenant? Do you share your home with someone else? Should that person be allowed to consent to a police search of your personal belongings? 2. Why is it

Federal Drug Policy

What is a federal drug policy? Discuss the history behind policy. What issues caused the government to adopt the policy? What criminal group does it target? Does it effect foreign trade? If so, how? What issues are neglected when enforcing the policy? Who enforces the policy? What are the costs on society? I have to decide if it