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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

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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

Firearms and Victimless Crimes

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?

Rule of Society Law

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

Law Society Victimless Crimes

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?

Self-control Theory of Crime

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

Looking at a Public Relations Campaign for any Organization

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).

Hirschi's Social Bond Theory and Crime

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.

Social Structure: Strain Theory

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

Unconstitutional Policy Scenario

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

Correctional Officer Ethical Considerations

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

Trait Theory: It's in Their Blood

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