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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

Organized Criminal Activity

Which do you think would work better: more traditional police enforcement of organized crime or new approaches for regulating organized crime connections in society? - Do you think that society will ever see an end to Organized Crime? Why or why not?

Identity Theft & Blood Spatter

I need last help analyzing and answering questions about these two videos: http://money.howstuffworks.com/459-how-identity-theft-works-video.htm http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/51388730#51388730 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

Forensic psychology and competency evaluations

If a forensic psychologist completes a competency evaluation for a murder in a case from 24 years ago, can he again evaluate the defendant for a murder that happen after the first evaluation and just base it off of his first evaluation from 24 years ago?

Code of Ethics Discussion

Which is better for a criminal justice agency to have: a strict written code of ethics or employees who possess a high personal code of ethics? Does one preclude the other? Which type of organization would function better?

Law Enforcement and Three Strikes Rule

Can you please provide me some assistance on two questions: 1. Describe the history of law enforcement from its roots in the English system of policing, through each era, up to the current use of contemporary policing. How has policing become an actor in the public policy process? . 2. Define the "three strikes rule" as i

Criminal Justice Literature Review

Please help with the following problem. I need a literature review of an area of crime or criminal justice research for your research topic. Describe what you selected and why you think this topic would be good for further research.

Influence of Fictional Crime Shows

I need help in generating ideas on this assignment: 'Watch both a real and a fictional crime show. Your choices for a real crime show are: First 48, Final Witness, or 48 Hour Mystery. Your choices for a fictional show are CSI, The Closer, or NCIS.' Summarize both cases and then compare and contrast the investigation of both

Fourth Amendment Discussion

Francis, a probationer, signed a contract with Louisiana Home Detention Services, Inc. (LHD), a private company designated by the State of Louisiana to monitor individuals placed in home incarceration, allowing the warrantless search of his home if LHD employees had probable cause to believe he possessed contraband. This conditi

Applying the Fourth Amendment

Describe how the Fourth Amendment should be applied to permit reasonable government action while still protecting individual privacy on their smartphones.

Discussion of the juvenile justice system

Can you please provide some assistance with this question? Outline issues that currently face the juvenile justice system. Compare these with previous issues faced by juvenile justice during the past twenty years. Has the juvenile justice system improved over the years? Recall recent legislation that impacts juvenile justice.

Discuss current probation and parole systems for DUI's

Joshua got a DUI for driving under the influence; for the second time. Luckily no one was hurt, but Joshua pleaded guilty and is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid ever driving under the influence again. Using a state that interests you, discuss how to best deal with Joshua under the current probation and parole systems

Summary of the Stanford Prison Experiment

Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: a Lesson in the Power of Situation," by Philip G. Zimbardo. After reviewing the article, provide the following: A brief introduction and summary of the article Analysis of the data, including discussion of its significance and relevance to criminal justice Compare and contrast t

Different Levels of Homicide

Topic: Homicides APA paragraphs with proper APA citation(s)/reference(s) 1. There are different levels or degrees of homicide. Discuss these degrees. Give examples.

Police Recruitment and Selection Process

Write a 750- 1,050-word paper in which you describe the recruitment and selection process of the agency you selected. Include the following • Describe elements associated with the police recruitment and selection process at the agency. • Identify major components of the training process and the career development progra