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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

A Hypothetical Ponzi Scheme Scenario

Describe how you would orchestrate the white-collar crime of the Ponzi scheme. Describe the methods you will use, mention who your victims will be, why you selected these victims, and how you will approach them.

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

Criminal procedures

When a person is taken into custody and is being put into a jail or other facility, may officers conduct a complete body or a "strip" search? What is the justification for such a search? Does the nature of the charged crime make a difference? How far may such a search go? In addition, recommend a strip-search policy

Jury Composition and Nullification

Does jury composition influence the outcome of a case? Why? Explain how the jury composition may influence the outcome of a case and to what extent. Provide a rationale and examples to support your view. Can a jury be influenced by the prosecution or the defense? If yes, how? If no, why? Analyze whether jury nullific

Plea Bargaining

One of the arguments for the abolishment of plea bargaining is that when a defendant pleads guilty, the court does not have the opportunity to scrutinize the police investigation in the case to ensure that the police conformed to the law. In the context of this statement, do you think adequate mechanisms are in place, either

Jury Trial

You are facing a jury trial because the corporation you work for has accused you of fraud and embezzlement. If found guilty, you could serve up to 10 years in prison. The court is piloting a new program that allows defendants to choose some characteristics that are present in the jury of their peers. Which three characteri

The application of the Fourth Amendment

In an encounter, if there is a seizure, in deciding whether there has been a "Terry stop" does the Court ask whether the defendant personally felt he or she was unable to leave? Why or why not? Justify your response distinguishing between an investigator stop and a seizure. Explain whether the test for a seizure is subjective or

Change in Criminal Justice Agencies

A growing number of entry-level criminal justice practitioners have college degrees. Will the advanced education of these practitioners create a greater or lesser resistance to change from with criminal justice agencies and why?

Criminal Justice/Administration & Management

A probation officer is thinking about revoking a client's probation. What theories might underlie such a decision? What are the goals of such a decision? What kinds of information should the officer seek?

Smart Perimeter Mapping

You are the warden of a new maximum security prison and would like to have smart perimeters installed, but the state is in the middle of cut backs on the budget. You must write a proposal to the state legislature and explain the following: 1.) What smart perimeter mapping is 2.) How this type of mapping will be used and how

The Impact of Sir Robert Peel on American Policing

Describe the impact of Sir Robert Peel on American policing. Analyze the relationship between the U.S. Government and the policing organizations throughout the United States. Explain how this relationship may affect police practices.

Reasons Behind High Incarceration Rates

You are an expert on correctional systems and have been invited to participate in a conference on "Incarceration Rates in the U.S." In your presentation, you decide to address the following: -Possible reasons behind high incarceration rates in the U.S. -Top five measures to combat the trend of high incarceration and reason

Information can be gathered for becoming a police officer

I need information on police officers. What information can be gathered for becoming a police officer that may be valuable in a career? I'm not sure of what would be a reflection on how being a police officer is a valuable professional skill. What is an Appendix?

The Consequences of Juvenile Courts

What recommendations for juvenile courts does Field offer that would not necessitate abolishing them? Why does he dismiss them, preferring instead to abolish juvenile courts altogether? Do you agree? Why or why not? Article: Child Murder Committed by Severely Mentally Ill Mothers: An Examination of Mothers Found Not Guil

Consequences of a separate juvenile court system

Law professor Barry C. Field contends that creating a separate juvenile court system has resulted in unanticipated negative consequences for America's children and for justice. Take an either for or against stance to this argument. Discuss the good and bad points of these arguments. Article: Child Murder Committed by Se


Discuss victimology and how technology has changed over the past 20 years, and has created circumstances that can increase a person's chance of being victimized.

Jewish Hate Crimes

? Provide a brief description as to what specific factors serve as the basis for victimization towards Jewish people. ? Identify applicable case examples. ? List restorative justice models that could be used for Jewish people. ? Explain the benefits and challenges of the use of restorative justice. ? Select a contemp