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Neighborhood Watch Research Study

A small suburb of a large metropolitan area has implemented a Neighborhood Watch Program. The town mayor has asked you to determine if the program is having any effect on the volume of complaints received about suspicious behavior, deviant behavior, and crime. Based on criminological theories what supports Neighborhood Watch

Police-Community Relations

What are the common communication problems in police-community relations? How can communication be improved? Please explain and give specific examples.

Trends in violence

What are the major trends in violence in the United States today? In your mind what are possible solutions to these ominous trends in violence?

Plain View / Open Fields Case Study is considered.

Identify the elements of the plain view doctrine present in the scenario that could potentially justify the admission of evidence and address any issues raised by the doctrine. Then, determine if the open fields doctrine is applicable to the fact pattern. Support your conclusions with specific examples. ?Reference on

Integration: JTIN

Explain the purpose of initiatives and organizations like the Justice Technology Information Network (JTIN). Analyze how efforts, such as the JTIN, show that integration of new technology has become a priority for criminal justice policy makers. Please provide all resources used for citation purposes. Thank you for your ti

Benefits and potential of advanced forensic capabilities

You have been asked to take part in a meeting regarding the possible benefit of purchasing some advanced forensic technologies to aid the currently outdated equipment at your local crime lab. Attending the discussion will be the city manager, police chief, and senior investigators from your department's criminal investigation di

Integration of Technology

Provide some examples of how technology has been accepted and integrated into various parts of the criminal justice system. Analyze how the integration of technology into the more mundane aspects of police work,such as completing paperwork, has increased officer productivity and decreased resource costs. Please provide resour

Information Management

Define "database" and explain how you could use a simple database (like Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel) to track criminal offenses in your local community. Discuss what criteria you would use to categorize offenses and why. Explain how you could utilize the database to quickly and easily query offense information for your l

Communications Network

Please assist with the following so I can complete the assignment: You have been asked to perform a security assessment of the local police department's incident reaction capability. Specifically, you have been asked to focus on the department's lack of technology integration at the street officer level. Draft an excerpt for

Technology Trends

Please assist so that I can complete the assignment below: Create a presentation for the next local Criminal Prosecutor's Association meeting. The presentation should provide an overview of some modern methods of electronic communications interception used by law enforcement and how their unwarranted use could be a violation

Accounting and Budget Principles/Strategic Planning for Gang Activity

Pleas assist with the question below so that I can complete the assignment: Strategic planning is the setting of long term objectives, and operational planning is the use of individualized operations or activities that lead to the accomplishment of the strategic goals. Consider the following: You are the chief of poli

Drug Courts: Philosophy, Role and Short History

Drug courts are a relatively new phenomenon in the American judicial system. Define and discuss briefly the philosophy, role, and short history of drug courts. Does the state in which you reside utilize drug courts, and if so, how successful have they been in reducing recidivism rates? Would you in turn recommend that all of the

Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio

If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated. I am having trouble getting this started. Any help would be nice. Thank you. Create a Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio outlining your opinion on one issue from each of the eight weeks of this class. Select issues about which you feel strongly, and create ei

What is comparative criminology?

What is comparative criminology? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a comparative perspective? What is your thinking about comparative criminology in today's global society?

Do you think police should be used to gather intelligence?

I need someones else's view on theses questions: 1.) Do you think police should be used to gather intelligence? Why or why not? If required to work more closely, do you think state and local law enforcement agencies would cooperate effectively? Support your argument with case examples or statistics. 2.) Would a centrali

Explain the purpose of the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule

I need help answering this questions... Please help me answer this questions: 1. Explain the purpose of the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule as well as discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of retaining the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule. 2. Explain what the "interoperability challenge" is for law enforcement

Organized Crime

In what ways can politicians and organized crime benefit from having a relationship with each other? Who benefits more from the relationship? Of the following which would be most effective to combat Organized Crime? Community Education, Increased Police Presence, Harsher Punishment for Offenders? The best? The least?

The War on Drugs

If you were assigned to Continue the War on Drugs: · The War on Drugs keeps illegal drugs from damaging the social fabric of the United States because... · Drug addiction damages the lives of those who it affects because... · Drug dealers are more likely to commit crime because... · Punishing drug users and dealers is

Gangs and Terrorism

Please assist me in getting started. Are criminal street gangs caused by failings in society or as a response to societal changes? Which of the following groups has a greater influence over our day to day life? How and why? Prison Gangs, Criminal street gangs, International Gangs, Terrorists. How are prison gangs and O

Organized Crime

What effect does organized crime have on drug trafficking? What effect does drug trafficking have on organized crime? Consider the five characteristics of organized crime listed by the President's Commission on Organized Crime in 1986 how does organized crime's involvement in the narcotics trade change the following:

Criminology: Where does higher crime occur?

I am doing a paper on violent and non-violent crimes and where they are more likely to occur and how often. How crime differs based on region like urban verses rural areas. Focusing on a specific neighborhood or city and discuss where crimes would occur within that location....i.e., which houses would be targets and why, what ar

Managing inmates approach

What approach makes the most sense in managing inmates - a "firm hand" or "substantial inmate participation"? Can all prison inmates be managed the same way? Why or why not? If you have a strong rehabilitation orientation, which job setting would be most desirable for you - institutional corrections, probation and parole, o

Offenders and Corrections

What are some of the obstacles that hamper the reintegration of institutionalized offenders? What do adaptation strategies have in common with reintegration issues? What is the primary purpose of community corrections? Do programs such as work release, education release, and furloughs pose a risk to public safety? Why or w