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Police Misconduct

A police officer's job is about ensuring the protection of basic moral rights, including the right to life, liberty, physical and property security. The overall outcome or goal of policing is the protection of constitutional rights. However, there have been times when police have engaged in unethical and immoral practices when d

Exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule

You are a state court judge who has been presented with the following facts. A criminal defendant was stopped by police after an officer observed him speeding. A computer check showed that the man had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. While he was being arrested, a marijuana joint fell from his pocket. The o

Gideon v. Wainwright

The assignment for this week is to locate a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case and draft a case brief. Go the following website ( and locate the following case: Gideon v. Wainwright. Write a 1-2 page case brief utilizing the sample case brief. 1. Case Title 2. Citation 3. Year decided 4. Facts 5. Issue or

Maxine Waters ethics case

Research a government official who has been charged with ethics violations. (Rep Maxine Waters) is who I picked. Outline the charges, explain the issues in terms of the ethics associated with the Criminal Justice system and describe the ethical system that applies in this ethics violation(s). 2 pages needed 2 references

War on Drugs

In a 2 page essay outline a brief history of the "War on Drugs." Reflect whether it is possible to win the war on drugs to include evidence of its successfulness or failures. Finally recommend changes to the prosecution of the current "War on Drugs" or alternatives to it; depending on the student's approach. 2 referenc

Juvenile Blueprint Programs

Look at the Blueprints programs. Choose one of these programs (Big Brothers Big Sisters of America - BBBS) to study and write a 3 page paper explaining the program. Be sure to include the goals or mission of the program, who it targets, and why you think it has been successful, as well as any other important information you th

Juvenile Justice Development

The Development of Juvenile Justice These two are important also can you discuss about these two as well in the development/evolution of juvenile justice and why. Thompson v. Oklahoma - killed his sister's boyfriend Stanford v. Kentucky - rob a store and shot a cashier in the face 2 pages 2 references please.

Reducing Juvenile Weapons Crime

Reducing Juvenile Weapons Crimes Explain the Youth Firearms Violence Initiative. Choose one of the strategies and tactics shown in Table 8.2 (p. 246) which will be Community Base Activities. Explain the program in depth and its effectiveness in reducing juvenile weapons crimes. Requirements: •2- pages double spaced

The Development of Juvenile Justice

Choose three cases you believe have been most important in the development/evolution of juvenile justice and why. Thompson v. Oklahoma - killed his sister's boyfriend Stanford v. Kentucky - rob a store and shot a cashier in the face Roper v. Simmons - threw a lady off a bridge 2 pages double spaced APA FORMAT 2 refer

Correctional Officers and Gender

2-page essay, write a position paper on whether correctional officers should be the same gender as the inmates in the facility to which they are assigned. Support their position with at least one "real-life" example. Finally, reflect on the challenges and rewards of having different-gendered correctional officers. 2 reference

Development of Probation

Describe the history and development of probation, including how it is organized and used today?

Juvenile Justice History

Identify and discuss the five periods of juvenile justice history and which period you think was the most influential to the evolution of the juvenile justice system.

Online Statements and 1st Amendment

I am having trouble basically finding how people are getting in trouble with online statements made and how it does not violate their 1st amendment rights. So the question that I am asking is, should steps be taken to prevent anonymity online in the interest of public safety? How does the advent of online communication affect a

Organizational Structure of Police Agencies

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.

Crime Victimization Theories

Discuss the various theories of crime victimization. How can some victims be seen as responsible for their own victimization?

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

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?

Ethics in Criminology

Discuss the ethical issues in criminology. Cover the following topics: what to study, whom to study, how to study.

Informal Communication Networks and Criminal Justice Agencies

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

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

Case Study: Dr. Martin Luther King

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

Case Study: Harold Shipman (aka Dr. Death)

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 Sentencing

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.

Juvenile delinquency and labelling theory

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

Comparative and historical research perspectives on murder

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

Evidence-Chain of Custody Procedures

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

Uncooperative/Fearful Witnesses

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

Divorce law and engagement rings

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