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Criminal Law and Justice

This post addresses topics in crime and criminal law.

Do you think it is beneficial for criminal justice professionals to agree that crime is "functional" in nature? Why? How could crime help private business? Identify 10 industries or companies that could benefit from crime. Are there problems inherent in organizations benefiting from criminal activities? Why? Should or

Exclusionary Rule

Some conservative commentators and a few judges say that the exclusionary rule is no longer necessary to deter police misconduct. You work as a lawyer in a local law firm. Your supervisor asks you to analyze the utility of the exclusionary rule: A list of the possible remedies when the police violate a defendant's constitutio

Illegal Stop and Search

You are a sergeant in the patrol division of a local law enforcement agency. A few officers in your department illegally stop and search a car. One of the car passengers had stashed drugs under the seat, and the officers found those in the course of their search. The Chief asks you if you know any way in which to charge the pass

Preventing Recidivism in Prisons

You are a prison warden in one of the federal prisons that does not allow conjugal visits for prisoners. You believe that prison-based programs such as conjugal and familial visitations are effective in reducing recidivism. What five pieces of evidence would you need to gather support for the implementation of these programs

Do the Ends Justify the Means? A Case Study

To Catch A Predator is a popular weekly news show on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) network. This show, with the help of an online watchdog group, Perverted Justice, attempts to nab child sex abusers who contact and trap children through the Internet. This show exposes predators irrespective of age, race, socioeconomic

The US Criminal Justice System: Lenient or Not?

The murder of 12-year old Polly Klaas by a paroled felon in 1993 led Californian votes to approve an initiative, three-strikes laws that mandated prison terms of 25-years-to-life for defendants convicted of a third felony. The law also doubled minimum terms for second time offenders. The state of Washington adopted a three s

First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion

How would the First Amendment prohibition on the government establishment of religion and its guarantee of freedom of religion apply to the following circumstances: Congress passes a law requiring all children to attend any church of their parents' choice every week. The President issues an executive order that federal ed

Trial and Evidence in the O.J. Simpson Case

What are the details and implications of the O.J Simpson trial? What are the details of the defense and prosecution, and what were the multiple forms of evidence presented?

Darryl Hunt Case (1984)

In regards to the Darryl Hunt case from 1984: The blood type did not match the assailant's; could this be ignored today? Why or why not? Explain. Are crimes still tied together today? Explain. With today's studies, it is realized that most murders or rapes are intraracial, not interracial. Should people have realized that i

Social Change and Criminal Justice

A recent event has caused uproar in demands for law enforcement to be attentive to activities that could lead to terrorism or gang activity. Race has been a source of controversy because of the stereotypes and labels put on individuals from certain races and religious backgrounds. Opinions about issues in society are often th

Choice Theories Crime

Identify and describe choice theories and how they relate to crime. Additionally, list and describe the common models in how society determines which acts are considered to be criminal and how it impacted by choice theories of crime.

The Role of Parole in State Corrections

1. Discuss the role of parole in state corrections today. 2. How does it comare to the federal system? 3. Explain the puropse of parole and how a prisoner becomes eligible. 4. Explain the role of the parole officer. 5. Discuss the pros and cons of the parole system, with examples.

Biophysical analysis

An epileptic is brought to trial for assault. The lawyer argues that her client is not a criminal and that the assaults in questions were psychomotor attacks. She points out that her client takes her medication faithfully, but that it does not help. The prosecution lawyer argues that the defendant has a long history of violent a

Define Terrorism

Define Terrorism. Provide at least two definitions as provided by various federal agencies. Compare and contrast the two definitions. Why do you think the two federal agencies (you selected) have different definitions?

Bill of Rights and Legal Restraints

Please help with the following question. Explain how the Bill of Rights and democratically inspired legal restraints on the police help ensure personal freedoms in our society?

Procunier v. Martinez

case brief Procunier v. Martinez 1. TITLE 2. FACTS 3. ISSUES 4. DECISIONS 5. REASONING 6. DISSENTING OPINIONS

Policies and Procedures for Important Roles

Policies and procedures play an important role in modern security and law enforcement agencies. Describe 3 common policies that most security agencies incorporate and the benefit of having these policies "in place".

basics of physical security

Outline and describe the basics of physical security. Include a discussion on the types of locking systems that could be employed and a description of outer and inner perimeter controls and the roles of protective lighting devices in your response.


Analyze the method of cyber-vigilantism; what are some examples? Is this method successful in preventing crime? Why or why not?

Electronic Forensic Analysis

Describe the steps that analysts must follow in order to prepare for an electronic forensic analysis. How do analysts ensure results are from evidence and not from contamination or error? Explain each step in detail.

Process, collect, and document a crime scene and preserve its evidentiary value.

What are two techniques that can be used to collect the bullet? Explain the techniques. In your own words, explain how you would collect and preserve both the bullet and the gun. What challenges can you see with regard to collecting projectile evidence? Explain. Can you think of any circumstance in which a lodged projectile

Philippine Government and terrorism

Explain the impact of the Philippine Government continuing its strong support for international cooperation against terrorism, and actively seeking to build a multilateral approach to counter- terrorism.

If you were to choose a total of 10 variables irrespective

If you were to choose a total of 10 variables irrespective of the perspective, which ten variables would you choose and why? What is it about each of these variables that you think is so important that it should be included in almost any study of crime causation? Suppose you were to further select only five out of these ten var