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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

Should the Jury be able to ask Questions?

Do you think jurors should be allowed to ask questions during a criminal trial? What if they ask improper questions such as "How many times has the defendant been arrested before and for what?" What are some reasons?

Pleading Guilty to a Felony Charge

Is it ever advisable to plead guilty if charged with a felony? What pleas are available to a person charged with a felony, and what is the effect of each plea? How do you think it affects the prosecutor's burden of proof?

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?

Drinking and driving statutes in Georgia

Locate the statutes related to drinking and driving in the state of Georgia. Provide the proper bluebook citation for the statute and a basic breakdown of the statute, including when someone will be charged with a DUI, the penalties, and also what might happen to repeat offenders.

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.

Knowledge Economy

It has been argued that the United States' economy is shifting from a manufacturing base to a knowledge economy. What is a knowledge economy? What changes will be necessary for the shift to a knowledge economy?

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

How training and education needs are determined

Appropriate pre-service and in-service career education and training are essential for security personnel. How are training and education needs determined? Does training help to reduce civil and criminal liability? How?

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.

Cyber-Vigilantism

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.

Civil Service and Police Officers

What is the civil service system? How does the civil service system fit into the overall outlook of the policing and the the justice system? Compare the criteria between the civil service system and police officers.

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.

Heroin Production in Afghanistan

What impact does Afghanistan have on the world's supply of heroin? What does heroin production have to do with the economy of Afghanistan? How is heroin production tied to terrorism? What would you propose as a solution to this problem?