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Crime data sources

Review materials and the Internet to find information on the crime data sources available for different countries and the United States. Which of the crime data sources listed below provides the most clear and helpful information and why? Uniform Crime Report (UCR) National Crime Victimization Surveys (NCVS) International

Theories of crime and justice

Postmodern theories are an alternative to conventional theories and reject the concept of empiricism and objectivism. As a discipline, this can be seen as a problem for criminology, since, in order to assess the usefulness of a theory, we generally test it using acceptable research methods and practices. Despite this, postmodern

Trends for police forces

The ideal police force is one that prevents crime, keeps order, respects the rights and dignity of citizens, is friendly and courteous, respects the laws, and does not abuse its power through corruption. Throughout the world there have been increasing efforts to improve police practices through the implementation of democratic p

Provide your opinion of whether or not criminal liability and punishment for inchoate offenses are "fair" or not. How do the concepts of actus reus and mens rea fit with inchoate offenses? Should someone charged with an inchoate offense suffer the same punishment as the primary actors of the crime? Should people be criminally convicted for the crime of conspiracy where no underlying crime actually occurs?

Provide your opinion of whether or not criminal liability and punishment for inchoate offenses are "fair" or not. How do the concepts of actus reus and mens rea fit with inchoate offenses? Should someone charged with an inchoate offense suffer the same punishment as the primary actors of the crime? Should people be criminally co

Court Room Security

Identify five things that might be a hindrance to effective security within and around court facilities that hinge on the professional awareness and behaviors of court security officers. Offer two suggestions for each of the five short-comings you identify that might effectively mitigate courthouse security officers' shortcoming

Court Security Plan

The description of the scenario follows: You are the person in charge of security for a high-risk/high-profile trial (it involves the abduction, rape, and murder of a young girl). The case has obviously generated an enormous amount of public interest and media attention. The news media is clamoring for photographs and intervie

CCTV security system in a courthouse

Please help answer the following question. Give at least 400 words in the solution. What benefits are there for installing a CCTV security system in a courthouse?

Is Retributive Justice Justified?

Retributive justice imposes a punishment to the criminal, justified on grounds that the crime committed by a criminal created an imbalance in the social order. This imbalance created by the criminal must be addressed by action against the criminal. On the other hand, restorative justice provides an opportunity to both the victi

Civil Order

Civil order control functions are basically centered on those activities mostly performed by agencies other than the police or by specialized units within the police forces. How does the United States deal with problems related to civil order control? How does this method(s) compare and contrast with other cited countries s

Jury for high profile criminal trials

Please help with the following problem. You are in charge of sequestering a jury for a high profile criminal trial. What steps do you take to design such security as is necessary to maintain the integrity of the trial?

Assess social learning theories.

Background of the theorist associated with the selected theory. The background of the theorist should include: The person's educational background The person's professional background List of theories that the individual has developed Dealing with Social Learning Theories The social, political, and economic situati

According to Rational Theories, crime is a calculated action

According to Rational Theories, crime is a calculated action. Criminals conduct a cost/benefit analysis of a crime as to whether it would prove beneficial for them and evaluate the risks involved in it. On the basis of this evaluation they make a decision as to how to go about committing the crime. Name 6 crimes that you thi

Bob, an employee of an American company, paid a large gratuity

Bob, an employee of an American company, paid a large gratuity to the Foreign Minister of a certain European country in exchange for her assistance in securing a contract between Bob's company and the Foreign Minister's government. Bob's company insists that it knew nothing about the deal and has offered to cooperate fully in t

Sid goes to a punk rock festival where some of his favorites bands are going to be playing. Once there, he immediately heads to the mosh pit. This is an area close to the stage where fans push and slam into each other. While in the mosh pit, he pushes Nancy, who then pushes him back. They both laugh. Sid then pushes her again, but this time she falls to the ground. Both of her knees are scraped and bleeding. She gets up and says, "Isn't this the best concert ever?" Sid replies "Yes, I love moshing, it's so much fun!" Nancy then punches Sid in the face and accidentally breaks his nose. Sid laughs and says, "Don't worry about it, this is the 3rd time I've had my nose broken at a concert." Sid thinks Nancy is cute and asks her out on a date, but she turns him down. About an hour later Sid sees Nancy talking to another guy and gets jealous. Sid gets so angry that he finds a police officer at the concert and tells him Nancy beat him up and he should arrest her. The officer then arrests Nancy. Nancy tells the officer that she was "just moshing and didn't do anything wrong." Did Nancy commit a crime, if so what? Does she have any defenses? Could Nancy sue Sid in civil court? If so, for what?

Case Scenario: Sid goes to a punk rock festival where some of his favorites bands are going to be playing. Once there, he immediately heads to the mosh pit. This is an area close to the stage where fans push and slam into each other. While in the mosh pit, he pushes Nancy, who then pushes him back. They both laugh. Sid then p

International Law for Banana Republic

Mr. Alpha is a national of the Banana Republic. Until the last revolution, he was living in very comfortable circumstances on a large plantation employing thousands of peasants at starvation wages. Following the revolution, the new revolutionary government seized his plantation and he fled the country to avoid arrest. He is n

minimum safety procedures that should be in place for judges

Training court personnel about the specific needs of the judiciary, their staff, and their families is an important function of court security personnel. "[T]he degree of security provided for both judges and their families, according to the NSA/CODA Court Security Resource Guide "is dictated by the judges' wishes, as well as th

Social control theory and childhood activities

Using social control theory... A list of the activities that you participated in as a child and a teenager (including sports, camps, religious activities, fine arts, etc.) Describe the benefits that you gained from participating in each of these activities. Describe the drawbacks/negative influences (if any) you got fr

Domestic violence

What is domestic violence? Who are the victims of domestic violence? What kind of physical and psychological damage and syndromes happen to victims? Do you think the victim's condition is used as an excuse to shield women from being prosecuted in cases where they have been driven to kill their offenders due to extrem

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over one-third

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over one-third of women who seek medical aid in hospital emergency rooms for violence related injuries are abused by a current or former spouse or boyfriend. According to you, what are the factors that compel a victim to stay in an abusive relationship? What actions can be taken by th

In your opinion, what is the purpose of studying crime? What are the goals of researching crime? Is it important for the students of criminal justice to know the foundations of research methods? Why? What factors limit our ability to study crime today? Will these limiting factors change over time? Why? Will crime become easier or more difficult to explain in the future? Why? Is it possible to study criminology in a scientific manner similar to the way the hard sciences are studied? Why?

In your opinion, what is the purpose of studying crime? What are the goals of researching crime? Is it important for the students of criminal justice to know the foundations of research methods? Why? What factors limit our ability to study crime today? Will these limiting factors change over time? Why? Will crime become easier

ALF and the ELF

Outline the roles of the ALF and the ELF in extremist terrorism within the United States. What methods has each group used in their terrorism operations? Have they been effective? Explain your answer

Psychological aspects of interviews and interrogation

There is a report of a critical missing child. You are summoned to the scene along with a missing persons detective. It is at a large apartment complex. As you approach the scene, you observe dozens of uniformed officers, volunteer firemen, concerned neighbors and citizens, and the press. Overhead, circling is the local TV news

Crime and Economics

Why do you think one neighborhood or city has more crime than another? In your opinion, why do you think some individuals within low-crime neighborhoods commit crimes while many in high-crime areas refrain from crime? Does this suggest that the environment has little impact on an individual's criminal behavior? Explain.

Describe the U.S assertion that U.S aid to Israel enhances American national security interests; by strengthening our only Middle East ally in an unstable, dangerous , and vital region of the world. Use at least one internet source in addition to the text to answer this question.

Describe the U.S assertion that U.S aid to Israel enhances American national security interests; by strengthening our only Middle East ally in an unstable, dangerous , and vital region of the world. Use at least one internet source in addition to the text to answer this question.