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Criminal Law and Justice

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

Criminology: Routine Activities Theory

Select one criminological theory and evaluate how that theory impacts an individual's decision to commit crime as well as how it assists criminal justice officials in understanding criminal activity.

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?

Law: Social Control or Social Change

• Evaluate the claim that The Law is an effective means of either o Social Control, or o Social Change Take a position on either of these claims and argue it.use examples to argue the side chosen

Social Conflict Theory

What is conflict theory? Provide an example and illustration of structural theory. In addition, write a 300-word reflection on what you have learned from the topic.

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.

Data Collection Techniques: Surveys

What are the potential ethical issues for a survey of women who received services from any of the shelters in your city? How will you ensure that your survey effectively addresses these ethical issues?

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

Utilizing Differing Management Styles in Corrections

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

Federal Prison Age Requirements

Discuss why there is an age requirement for hiring in federal prisons and not in jails or state prisons. What are the main concerns? Should there be an age requirement? Why or why not? Also, what are the minimum educational requirements for correctional officers in federal and state prisons? Support your opinion. Be sure to

Rational Choice Theory Application

Rational Choice Theory focuses on using a cost-benefit perspective. Apply this to a specific crime and demonstrate how a criminal would utilize this cost-benefit perspective. How would you prove it?

The Nature and Extent of Crime

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

The Advantage of Judge Trials over Jury Trials

In some states, a defendant may ask for only a judge to make the decision on a court case. In some states, one may request a jury trial. Do you think it is a good idea for only a judge to make the decision, or do you think that there should always be a jury trial? Why or why not? How would you defend your position?

Defense and prosecutor

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

Reasoning Errors

Our text points out that people make common errors in everyday analysis of situations that using scientific principles can overcome. Reasoning What errors do people commonly make in reasoning? Identify an example of one type of error.

Make Criminal These Actions

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

Racial Disparities In Sentencing And the Death Penalty

This report should be at least 6 pages in length and contain the following sections: I) Introduction •Introduce the key issues in CJA that you will be discussing sentencing, death penalty, and racial disparity •Briefly state why these are important •Introduce your reader to any affects these issues are having