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Lawfully Searching a Student

Prior to the landmark Supreme Court decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District, many people believed students did not possess constitutional rights in school. In Tinker, the Court rejected such an argument and held that "students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at th

Search and seizure

Search and Seizure: http://www.enotes.com/everyday-law-encyclopedia/search-and-seizure Fact Patterns: Officer Jones of the Fairfax Police Department is informed by Bart that Deft assaulted him. While filing a formal complaint, Bart becomes hazy and argumentative when pressed for the reason for the assault, and ultimately re

hypercritical case analysis

Case Analysis: Anna and Barbara are pro-life activists who are picketing Dr. Cirona's women's health clinic, where, among others services, legal abortion services can be obtained. They and their group of several hundred activists have picketed Dr. Cirona's clinic for several months, and Dr. Cirona has been doused by red paint,

Is this murder charge valid? (IRAC)

Gary Nelson has been charged with murder, assault and battery. His Girlfriend Jennifer Taylor, was seen seven months pregnant. Last November 12th, 2010, while in their home, Gary and Jennifer got into an argument. They struggled and Jenny fell down a flight of stairs. After examination at St. Bard's Hospital, it was determin

Case Brief

Bell v. Wolfish 1. Facts (summary and court timeline) 2. Issues 3. Decisions 4. Reasoning 5. Dissenting opinions

Case Brief

Procunier v. Martinez 1. Facts (summary and timeline) 2. Issues 3. Decisions 4. Reasoning 5. Dissenting opinions

Case Brief

Wolff v. McDonnell 1. Facts ( Summary and timeline) 2. Issues 3. Decisions 4. Reasoning 5. Dissenting Opinions

Discuss a new technological advancement.

Could you please help me with an assignment by discussing the following questions?: What is an example of a new technological advancement that has increased the effectiveness of communication within the criminal justice system? How might the criminal justice system react if this new technology were removed immediately? What r

What is an example of technology that has affected the criminal justice system? How does this technological advancement enhance or challenge the effectiveness of communication within the various areas of the criminal justice system? What might happen if most or all of the methods of communication within the criminal justice system were paperless? Explain the overall affect.

What is an example of technology that has affected the criminal justice system? How does this technological advancement enhance or challenge the effectiveness of communication within the various areas of the criminal justice system? What might happen if most or all of the methods of communication within the criminal justice syst

Community policing is debated.

Community policing is a new law enforcement philosophy introduced and implemented nearly twenty years ago in the United States. The community policing concept has experienced some level of success but has experienced barriers against full acceptance by the entire law enforcement community and the community itself. Do you agree w

War on drugs is asserted.

Briefly describe the so-called "War on Drugs". Who is winning? Can intervention work to reduce the number of offenders being introduced into the criminal justice system? Why or why not? Provide some evidence of your position.

Identity theft

Define identity theft and explain how the typical citizen can reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim. What do you believe the long term effects of identity theft will be on the U.S. economy?

Criminal Procedure Analysis

Criminal Procedures -Analysis Problem: Mayor Chen cradled the small cardboard box in his arms all the way home. This little jewel would make history in Legalville. Not only that, it would also clinch his reelection. He had promised to make Legalville a cultural center in spite of other cities in the state the bragged about thei

egal reasoning and ruling.

This was going to be the best great Groundhog day bash ever, and Nancy Stroud was glad to see her friends having a good time. It means a lot to have this apartment where they cloud gather their parties. She had been lucky to find a roommate like Lisa Munden with her beauticianââ?¬â?¢s income to help with the rent. Nancyââ

Case attrition is discussed.

At what stages of the criminal justice process does case attrition occur? Why does it occur in those particular stages? Is most attrition that occurs reasonable, or does it demonstrate a shortcoming in the legal system?

Jury decision

Consider the process and considerations of jury decision making. Do the courts take enough account of the various factors of personal and group dynamics that influence jurors? How might the extent to which these factors influence decision making be moderated? Answer

Summarize the steps in the criminal trial process.

What are the steps in the criminal trial process? What is an appeal? How does an appeal relate to the overall process? Who are the members in the courtroom workgroup? What roles do they play in the criminal trial process? What is sentencing? How do philosophical roles of sentencing play a role in the process? What c

Why the bail system should continue to be used

Some criminal justice analysts contend that bail should be discontinued and wealth should have no impact on a defendant's ability to be allowed out of jail before trial. Others argue that the financial status of defendants and their families indicates their ties to the community and how likely they are to be a flight risk. Do yo

Societal Norms in American Law

The body of American law is constantly changing. What do you believe is an illustrative current example of how laws are changing to reflect new societal norms? Consider whether the example you choose is a reflection of the majority of the population, or a vocal minority.

Trial by a jury of peers is assessed.

Consider the concept of trial by a jury of peers. What does this idea mean to you? Is this concept still realistic in today's society. Please explain.

The automobile exception is assessed.

How can the automobile exception carved out in Carroll be reconciled with other, more restrictive cases governing warrantless searches and seizures?

Provide a profile of a terrorist.

What are the most common terrorist qualities? What are the primary motivations driving the terrorists to commit terrorist acts? Why is it difficult to deter this motivation?

The front-end position is recommended in juvenile justice theory.

Some juvenile professionals and authorities argue that we would be better served by providing more front-end programs, while others argue that programs should be devised and implemented after the problem is apparent. Select a position, and discuss your views. Provide supporting information and references for your position. Answ