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Social Structure of Crime

Locate an example of a crime that can be explained by social structure theories. 1. How did the socio-economic status of the criminal affect his or her decision to commit the crime? 2. What could have been done to prevent this crime from occurring? (200-300 word responses) I need help with these questions and finding an

Rational Choice Crime Control Strategies

A woman was recently arrested for drowning all four of her children. Her defense team suggested that she was depressed and had no idea what she was doing at the time of the crime. QUESTIONS: Analyze this type of crime using the rational choice theory, answering the following: *How is criminal behavior explicable acc

Privacy Rights and Press Freedoms

Underneath the Freedom of Information Act: o What are common privacy rights held by U.S. citizens? o In what ways do citizens want the press to respect their privacy? o When do the reporting interests of the media conflict with citizen privacy rights? o What is the Freedom of Information Act? Whom does it benefit and wh

Survey of Local Crime Prevention Efforts

You have been hired to help your city council in an effort to improve crime prevention methods within your community. *Construct a ten question survey on the community's feelings about local crime prevention efforts. *Respond to these questions: 1. How will you choose the sample of survey respondents from the community?

Drugs and the Law

Addressing the "WAR ON DRUGS" Are the current laws and policies effective? Why or Why not? How would you recommend changing current policies or laws OR create new policies/laws to combat drugs? How would your recommended changes positively impact the war on drugs? Are there any drawbacks to your solution?

Business of Drugs: 'Drug Trafficking'

In your own words, define drug trafficking. Describe what you feel might be the solution to combat this "business of drugs." Why do you think your solution would work? Support your theory.

Treatment/Prevention and the Business of Drugs

Some drug cases are processed in court while others are processed outside the court system. Using the Internet and all other resources at your disposal, write an analysis of the major stages of each process (in court and out of court). What works and what doesn't for each process?

Overview of Drugs

Using resources and the Internet, find the effects of three types of substances (cocaine, heroin, & marijuana). Please discuss these three effects. Then choose one and locate two articles describing situations where a crime was committed by a person under the influence of a specific substance. Find an article where you believe t

Drugs and Crime

In your opinion, what legislation of the past 3 decades has had the greatest impact on the drug-crime relationship? Defend your response.

What are the constitutional rights of inmates?

You are the warden of a medium security prison. There has been an increase in the number of complaints about attorneys not being allowed access to inmates in your prison. Create a short brief for the corrections officers reminding them of the constitutional rights of inmates (1st, 4th, and 6th amendment rights). Need help on wha

Public policy implications and change

Presentation outlining public policy implications of rational choice theory; trait theories; social structure theories; social conflict theories and developmental theories. Thorough overview of each policy implication, identify policies and results. To include definition of theory, explanation of how crime is interpreted accor

Miranda Rights

Television depicts several law enforcement programs in which criminals sometimes admit or confess to crimes without being read their rights. Because of this, some cases may be thrown out even though the evidence may point to the accused. Please read Miranda v. Arizona and do some research to see how well it has held up sinc

Technology & Internet - criminal justice system in the 21st Century

How much will the implementation of technology and further capabilities of the Internet affect the traditional criminal justice system in the 21st Century? In your answer, address each component of the system and the need, if any, for education, training, and salary of each.

Home Monitoring

The Department of Corrections is considering adding in-home monitoring as a sentencing option for judges. They have asked you to provide some information to them to assist in making a decision. They need to know what in-home monitoring is and what type of offenders would be considered for this program. You will be speaking at th

Restorative Justice, Juveniles and Biases in Sentencing

1. What correctional policies can be created from the principles of restorative justice (based on indigenous justice principles)? Are these values more compatible with some offenses than others? More appropriate for some types of offenders than others? 2. Can you explain why juveniles of color have higher rates of contact wi

Probation and Parole issues are embedded.

Contact a local or state probation and parole office, and interview an officer. Determine the following information: the officer's duties, background, case load, ideas behind parole and probation, amount of time actually spent with each parolee each month, the needs of the agency to be more effective, the officer's opinion as to

War on drugs

I have to do a power point slide on the war on drugs. The thing is that the questions I have to answer are hard to find the answers too. I have looked on the internet and I am feeling that maybe I have looked over something. So I need some good pointers on this question if any body has any and or some good web sites to look at

Criminals in prisons benefits everyone

Please help me with suggestions and ideas on the following: 1. Write a position paper on the following statement: Placing criminals in prisons benefits everyone.

Adult and Juvenile probation

Please describe for me the major differences between adult and juvenile probation? Which one is more effective - adult or juvenile probation?

Community and Law Enforcement Role and Procedures

1. What are the vital roles that law enforcement play in the community? Please show awareness of community expectations, relationship between community and police, police internal factors. 2. What areas should be addresses if in a law enforcement training on policies and procedure for following the 4th and 6th amendment right

Parole and Probation

Discuss your views on the practice of allowing convicted offenders to serve all or part of their sentences in the community. Do you support this idea? Do you think it provides value in rehabilitating offenders? Why or why not? Please provide support for your views.

Evidence used in convictions

In recent years, the use of forensic evidence has become more commonplace in criminal cases. In using forensic evidence, examiners use fingerprints, lip-prints, and DNA analysis. DNA evidence was used to catch some of the most heinous murderers in America. For example, bite marks were used to identify and convict Theodore Bundy


Assume Jones has been convicted of murdering another person with an assault weapon in furtherance of street gang activity. The drug charge was dropped before the trial. He has one prior felony conviction and, under California law, that means if the Three Strikes law applies, it will double the sentence whatever it may be. The la

Crime and Crime Theory

Q1. Do you think all criminals make rational decisions when committing their crimes? Why or why not? Q2. This one-page introduction describes the origins of FGC and explains how the tenets of Dr. John Braithwaite's "reinteg

Criminal and Juvenile Justice & Theory

Q1. Explain how the practices of diversion, decriminalization, net widening, and deinstitutionalization of status offenders work in juvenile justice. How do each of these initiatives relate to the basic assumptions of labeling theory? Q2. What do you understand to be the goal of the Iowa Gender Specific Services Task Force?

Tort, criminal, and property law topics are noted.

1. Patents, copyrights, and trademarks, along with other measures, provide protection for the property rights arising in business. Why is it important to protect these property rights, and how does it help our society? 2. What process would an organization establish and maintain to minimize tort liability while still permitti