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Concept, Types, and rationale for Bail Bonds

Once the arrested person has been booked and is waiting to see the judge for his initial appearance, his defense attorney asked for the bond amount to be lowered because his client is considered indigent. The prosecution would not agree to this, so a bond hearing was set for the following Thursday. This will give the prosecution

Balance in the Administration of Justice and Security

The evolution of justice and security over the 21st century may best balance rights and freedoms with vigilance and sufficient authority to protect the citizens in a free society, while respecting constitutional guarantees concerning individual rights. Pay particular attention to balance as a concept that serves as a guidin

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

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

How does Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA 1996) affect criminal justice organizations and security organizations? What level of privacy and confidentiality should be taken into account? What improvements would you recommend?

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.

The Current Presidential Stance on Community Policing

Describe the current presidential stance on community policing. What does the advent of homeland security mean for the future of community policing? What role does local law enforcement play in building community rapport and gathering relevant Intel for the DHS?

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

Due Process Analysis and Procedures

- What is the definition of a crime? - How would you describe the overall criminal process after a crime has been committed? - What would happen if one of these steps of the process were removed?

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

Dealing with Medical Fraud

What is a recent example of medical fraud. How was the fraud performed? How much money was ultimately involved? What was the outcome of the case, if any? What changes could be made to the system to prevent such crimes and/or make detection easier?

President Obama's Status on Crime Control

Describe the current President's status on crime control. What are some of the specific policies that his current administration uses to support his stance on crime control?

Exploring the Mechanics of Corporate Fraud

Identify an appropriate example of corporate fraud and described the crime's mechanics, including the money involved. Analyze and describe how the law enforcement agency investigated and prosecuted the crime. Identify and describe the laws related to the case that were violated. Analyze and provide rationale for the out

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