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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

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

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

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

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

Four Main Types of Defenses to a Criminal Charge

When charged with a crime and facing trial, unless pleading guilty a defendant and/or his or her attorney will offer an appropriate defense to the charges to demonstrate why that defendant should not be held liable for the criminal charge. There are four main types of categories of defenses to choose from. Within each of those b

Identity Theft & Blood Spatter

I need last help analyzing and answering questions about these two videos: Discuss: a) the two ID Theft videos and the effects on you and society (2pts) b) the photo figures of blood spatter a

Nee Help !!! DUI

Visit the MADD website. Discuss the effects "DUI" has on the families affected by such drivers and the laws in our state. How is blood alcohol measured and collected?

De minimis communications and the Brady rule

In a 2 page double-spaced paper, describe the following concepts: de minimis communications, the discovery process, the Brady rule, a motion in limine or the witness sequestration rule. The paper should include, using your own words, and APA formatting, definitions of the terms, a brief history of the concept, then evaluate thei

Organic Analysis,Inorganic Analysis,The microscope

Forensic Investigators examine the TRACE ELEMENTS of the earth that is present in all types of metallic objects as well as glass, fibers and soil. 1)Discuss the trace elements of Antimony/Silver Concentrations in the metallic bullets from the forensic files of the President Kennedy Assassination listed Table 6-3. What are you

Reaction paper to 'The Conspirator'

"The Conspirator"; (the movie) write a 3-page reaction paper considering the issue of due process under the 5th and 14th Amendment addressing the legal system's use of military tribunal versus the right to a jury trial. Write in first person, explaining your position, as related to what you have learned about due process.

Critique on Julian Assange

Critique the case of Julian Assange, who created the Web site Wikileaks. Is Assange a glorified hacker and threat to national and international security or is he a supporter for human rights and freedom of speech?

Psychosis and Genetics

1. In 2008, National Institute on Drug Abuse researchers announced that __________ of a person's risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs depended on his or her genes. 90% Up to 50% 5% Less than 30% 2. Which of the following is an example of psychosis that leads to crime? An angry, terror

Stalking and Domestic Violence

Examine the connection between stalking and domestic violence. Be sure to discuss the laws surrounding both of these issues and any difficulties that may arise in detection and/or prosecution?

Match the Scenario

Match each scenario with the theory it demonstrates. Attachment Theory Modeling Theory Self-Control Theory Behavior Theory A. When Tom was growing up; his father often hit his mother after losing his temper during arguments. After he married, Tom hit his wife whenever he got into an argument with her and lost hi

Hard determinism and routine activities theory

Match the explanation with the appropriate key term. Hard determinism Routine activities theory Utilitarianism Mala in se Nothing-works doctrine Situational choice theory Positivism Rational choice theory Recidivism Mala prohibita Questions: A. View that criminal behavior results from choices made base