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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

Foundation of Criminal Justice: Rights of Individuals and Social Obligations

Details: Do you agree that for police action to be "just," it must recognize the rights of individuals while at the same time hold them accountable to the social obligations defined by law? Support your position. Have the courts provided adequate protection to citizens against overzealous police officers? In which areas

Criminal Justice and the Media

Crime and justice are subjects that are frequently presented on television. Prime time television shows, soap operas, music videos, and cartoons often portray images of crime and criminal justice. Please list and discuss at least six television shows that you have seen that depict the police, courts, and correctional componen

History of Corrections - To whom is restitution most unfair and why?

To whom is restitution most unfair and why? The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi and the Judaic Law of Moses have both been described as examples of lex talionis. How are they similar and how do they differ? What, if any, corrective purpose does the death penalty serve? How does the possibility of executing an innocent perso

Institutional and Community Corrections

What does being "corrected" mean in corrections? Is this term applied incorrectly? Explain your answer. What kinds of personal motivations work for an individual's rehabilitation? Can a person be rehabilitated against their will? What is the difference between isolation and incapacitation? Is one more important than t

Description of Plea Bargaining

Questions: Who benefits from plea bargaining? Does plea bargaining sacrifice the rights of the defendant or do the guilty benefit?

The Innocence Commission and Wrongful Convictions

a. Identify at least three causes of wrongful conviction. b. Suggest ways in which the court system can help to reduce or eliminate these causes. c. Include reference to at least three examples of individuals who were wrongfully convicted and whose convictions might have been averted of your recommendations had been followed.

Interaction in the courtroom

Discuss how these actors work together when handling a trial. For each of the five actors selected, describe at least one communication exchange that actor may have with another courtroom actor during a trial. Bailiff Maintains order in courtrooms Clerk of court Record keeper, often responsible for jur

Judicial and Court arguments.

Please cite any references. Does underrepresentation of women on the bench hurt justice? Would citizens' views of the fairness of courts improve if more non-traditional persons became judges? In what ways have contemporary decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court modified the original meaning of the 6th Amendment? Is the orig

Caseload Statistics

Identify the structure and caseload of North Carolina, using the Court Caseload Statistics of the National Center for State Courts (http://www.ncsconline.org/)URL:http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/csp/2003_Files/2003_SCCS.ht Compare and contrast the structure and caseload of Georgia,Ohio and Alabama with each other. Wha

Ethical Dilemma - Your first big case is a multiple murder.

Post response to the following questions in the scenario. Ethical Dilemma Situation 1 Your first big case is a multiple murder. As defense attorney for Sy Kopath, you have come to the realization that he really did break into a couple's home and torture and kill them in the course of robbing them of jewelry and other valu

A Discussion on Plea Bargaining

Bobby K. Lawyer's first inclination when accepting a new client is to begin the process of plea bargaining. He is not interested in "dragging out" a case in court that will go on for months and might get ugly. Plea bargaining, in his opinion, is a much simpler way to work the system and satisfy both parties. But Bobby is not loo

Law Enforcement Deviance

Please help me with the following: Identify two forms of police deviance. Write a 700-to 1,050 word paper answering the following questions. What reasons might there be behind the deviance? Why was it allowed to flourish? What recommendations might correct these forms of deviance?

Alternative sentencing of criminals

There is a general understanding among the public of the traditional sentencing options available to judges while meting out punishment for those convicted of crimes. Increasingly, sentencing options other than imprisonment are gaining favor. In addition, there are some unusual types of incarceration alternatives available as

Analyze the cause of violent crimes/compare and contrast crime and terrorism

1. Subject Violent Land response to the critical thinking for criminological enterprise 2. Compare and contrast crime and terrorism Resources: Http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/2002/12535.htm Locate an example of a terrorist organization from the Foreign Terrorist Organization List. (http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/200

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

Respond in 200-300 words. What conflicts do you see between the formal law enforcement code of ethics and the police subculture or "Cop Code"? What ethical problems might these conflicts create? How are these two different ethical codes tied to public perceptions of the role of law enforcement?

Non-Verbal Communication from Police

When a uniformed officer approaches a vehicle or a citizen, what distinguishes confidence from arrogance? 2. Should officers be allowed to use psychological ploys to secure information from reluctant or hesitant suspects? Does the nature of the crime factor into this assessment? Why or why not? 3. Identify a