Although many police agencies today are rethinking their organization and goals, many still function using a hierarchical structure. Identify and discuss the chain of command and how problems can arise within the organizational structure.
Discuss the various theories of crime victimization. How can some victims be seen as responsible for their own victimization?
Discuss the National Crime Victimization Survey. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the NCVS? How is the data gathered? Who benefits from this information being collected?
Discuss the ethical issues in criminology. Cover the following topics: what to study, whom to study, how to study.
The emergence of informal communication networks is a natural occurrence within any organization. This is especially true in criminal justice as individuals share information within their agency, as well as with individuals in other agencies as part of collaborative work efforts. Discuss how informal communication networks emerg
Operational decision making in criminal justice agencies is influenced by several different factors. These factors include internal and external politics, as well as the culture of the organization. Criminal justice agency administrators must consider each of these factors when making operational decisions. Identify a specific s
You have received a position that requires you to oversee a group of 30 correctional officers. This job will be challenging because these officers are noted for holding negative, and sometimes even hostile, attitudes towards the institution's leadership, as well as the prisoners they oversee. Your job is to try to create a be
Research the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. 1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. Minimum word count is 500 words. 2. What did the prosecution build their case upon and what evidence supported their theory against James Earl Ray? 3. Discuss the advances in fingerp
Use the Internet to research Harold Shipman (aka Dr. Death), the English doctor who is estimated to have killed over 236 of his patients. 1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. Minimum word count is 500 words. 2. What was Shipman's murder weapon of choice and how did this
Mandatory, determinate, and indeterminate were identified as three sentencing structures present in the American judicial system. Define each of these sentencing structures. Compare and contrast the impact that each sentencing structure has on the offender as well as on the judge imposing the sentence.
In this assignment, you will select your research topic related to juvenile delinquency that will be used in Weeks 4 and 5 for this course, and then you will prepare an annotated bibliography. This topic will be used throughout the remainder of the course to fulfill the requirements of the study. The limit on serial references w
A variety of research types have combined to create historical and comparative research methods, which are utilized in the study of criminology. Historical research seeks to understand how the rates of criminality and other related behavior have changed over time as societies evolved. Comparative research examines the role of cr
Discuss the chain of custody. When preparing a case for court, you find that one package of evidence has not been signed for properly, and a signature is missing. On another package, the seal is broken. It had been previously sent to the lab. What is your first course of action? Can these situations be fixed? Is this accept
A crime scene investigator has located a witness at a crime scene, but he/she is uncooperative. The investigator strongly believes that this witness is fearful of something and is uncooperative. Describe the handling of witnesses and evidence. What would you as the investigator do to elicit the cooperation of this witness and
I need help identifying the answers to the following questions. Please see attached case. Put yourself first in the shoes of the prosecutor. List each and every crime that you would charge. Make sure that you explain how the facts fulfill the elements of each crime. Next, put yourself in the role of the defense attorney. Exp
Describe in 4-5 paragraphs -the three styles of management - scientific management, human relations ,and systems management
I need some help generating ideas on whether or not possession and carrying of firearms, or the illegal purchase of a firearm are "victimless" crimes? Why are such offenses not usually listed as victimless crimes?
Briefly describe the major legal systems. Evaluate each of them from your personal perspective. The Romano Germanic legal system, Common law system, Socialist legal system, and the Islamic legal system What is law? How would you define law? You are not bound by the definitions in the book. Review of Functions and Dysfun
i need this question answers. this will give me some clarification on some topic and help me completed an assignment and paper "Victimless" Crimes Is there any such thing? Should there be any limitations to when the state can intervene in such "victimless" behavior? Support your position What are we talking about here?
I need some help conceptualizing the topic below and after writing a reflection on what I have learned from the topic: Gottfredson and Hirschi suggest that "self-control" explains all types of crimes, and can even explain other correlates to crime (such as smoking or drinking). Explain the theory in your own words, and discuss
Imagine you are in charge of public relations for a small business firm or organization (what this business or organization does is up to you). Compose a short letter to a local business bureau explaining a new, somewhat controversial program or service your company is offering (Have fun with this, but keep it G-rated).
First, discuss the different elements of Travis Hirschi's Social Bond Theory. Secondly, identify factors that affect each of these 'Key Bonds' (Attachment, Commitment, Involvement, and Belief). For example, for Attachment, describe the importance of family and social group members who transmit either anti/pro-social behavior.
Describe Strain Theory from Robert Merton. What is your informed position on the theory based on random sampling reading? Strain theory talks about how people of lower economic status' feel strained by their inability to achieve the same things that an affluent person can because of their social class and therefore resort to
Anytown's Department of Job and Family Services regarding the issue of child endangerment implemented a recent policy. Any household that has one or more documented offense of domestic violence, child abuse, or drug or alcohol related offenses committed by the mother, father, guardian, and/or caregiver, will result in the remova
Need help 3-4 paragraphs discussing the controversy about having male officers within a female prison setting. One side of the argument states that males should not be officers in a female correctional setting because of the problems with privacy and the abuse of power, resulting in pregnancy. Furthermore, female officers in mal
If crime, violence or deviance were proven to be caused by one or more of the biological or psychological theories explain within the reading on Trait Theories, what impact would this have on the criminal justice system? Include at least one theory or concept from the chapter on Trait Theories to support your response. "Genetic
You are part of a team made up of the warden and assistant wardens of a medium to large close-security prison. You know inmates tend to riot or have sit-ins over the subject of food and medical care. You have been receiving information from your correctional officers that the inmates are starting to complain about the food. The
Over the last 15 years, the United States has enjoyed a steady decline in nearly every category of violent crime. The last few years, however, has seen a rising trend in the incidence of particular types of violent criminal activity. One area has seen a particularly steep increase: Hate Crime. Please investigate the possib
1. Prosecutors are typically an elected official. How can a prosecutor use his or her conviction record to help gain re-election? Is the information an exact picture of the cases handled by the prosecutor? 2. What do you believe is the most challenging aspect of the prosecutor's role? Please explain. Refere to attachment
Topic #! If you were in charge of deciding what is criminal in the United States, which acts that are now legal would you make criminal? Which criminal acts would you legalize? Topic #2 After you've completed all of the questions in topic #1, write a 300 word on what you've learned from topic #1