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Do the current death penalty sentences fit the definition of arbitrary?

Black's Law Dictionary defines arbitrary as "...in an unreasonable manner, as fixed or done capriciously or at pleasure" (Black et al., 1991). In light of that definition, if the death penalty was outlawed for being arbitrary based on the lack of guidelines, does it stand to reason that current death penalty sentences fit the de

Theories of Corrections

You are the director of the probation and parole office in your county. The local paper is running an article on corrections and the types of theories that are used in modern prisons. Write a short summary article on the three theories of corrections. Consider the various prison systems and the focus of each. Summarize the artic

Law Multiple Choice Questions

1. You are shepardizing a case and come across an "o." This means that your case, or a portion of that case, has been: A. Amended. B. Affirmed. C. Overruled. D. Outdated. 2. Shepard's can help you on the job in which of the following ways? A. Allowing you to pinpoint specific legal issues through

Law Multiple Choice Questions

1. The most well-known reference that covers citation form is commonly called: A. The Maroon Book. B. The Blue Book. C. Citation Form at a Glance. D. West's Annotated Guide to Citation Format. 2. A brief submitted by a nonparty with permission of the court is called: A. An

Cultural Perspective on Crime

I need help with the following questions: 1. If most youth gangs are racially and ethnically homogeneous, should law enforcement use race and ethnic specific strategies to fight gang formation and control gang crime? 2. On the other hand, should law enforcement strategies be racially and ethnically neutral? What dilemmas

Cultural Perspective On Crime

1. Do you feel that minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system (CJS) because of prejudices within the system? I need ideas on what type of infromation to include to address this question. Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you.

Cultural Perspective on Crime

Write a position on whether or not you feel that minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system because of prejudices within the system. Use Internet sources to support your position. Please include references.

Dual-court System

What is the dual-court system? Why do we have a dual-court system in America? Could the drive toward court unification eventually lead to a monolithic court system? Would such a system be effective? Describe the various sentencing goals discussed in this unit. Which of these goals do you find most acceptable as the primary g

The Juvenile Justice System - constitutional rights

Children have certain constitutional rights at adjudication, such as the right to an attorney and the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses. They do not, however, have the right to a trial by jury. Should juvenile offenders have a constitutional right to a jury trial? Should each state make that determination? Discuss th

Proposals

Why are proposals important? What do you think should be included in proposals? Why do we need proposals?

Delinquency Theories/Psychological and Sociological Theories

Apply 2 psychological theories and 2 sociological theories to each of the following three delinquent acts: shoplifting, breaking and entering a home, and car jacking Here are the following theories I can chose from: Psychological Theories: Behavioral Theory Psychodynamic Theory Social Learning Theory Cognitive Theory

Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency

Search the Internet to find two websites that promote community involvement in the prevention of juvenile delinquency. Provide the hyperlinks to these sites and a brief explanation of each. 1. What are their beliefs? Are they appealing to youths and/or adults? 2. Is the program linked to a school? What does the program ent

Delinquency Theories

Can delinquent behavior be deterred by the threat of punishment? If not, how can it be controlled? Explain.

Juvenile Criminal Justice

1. Older citizens report less victimization than teens. What reasons could help account for such a wide disparity in victimization? Explain. 2. Discuss some reasons why youths engage in high risk behaviors. 3. Are juveniles rational actors who weigh the costs and benefits of their actions, or are they more impulsive and

Third party liability

Mike buys for Sally, his girlfriend, a car before his trip overseas. He buys the car at Ace Autos. Ace Autos is to deliver the car to Sally within seven days. Mike signs the contract and prepays. Mike then leaves the country for his trip. Ten days have gone by and the car has not been delivered. Sally is not able to get in touch

Corrections roles are featured.

Are the lives of prison inmates reflective of the society at large? Locate articles on this topic. In your groups, compare the lifestyles of women and men in correctional institutions to life outside the prison walls. Address the roles of correction officers in the prison "society," the growth of litigation concerning prison

Business Law

George owns 500 of the 5000 shares outstanding of General Myopics. GM plans to issue 600 new shares. If George has preemptive rights, he may: a. buy all 600 shares before anyone else. b. buy 600 shares at the same price he paid for the other stock. c. buy 60 shares before anyone else. d. buy 6 shares at a disco

Case study for Lawyer Ann Adams and paralegal Ben Burns is embedded.

Lawyer Ann Adams and paralegal Ben Burns have been hired by client Carl Carlson to sue a grocery store where Carl, who is 85, fell down when he Slipped in a puddle of water in the produce aisle. Ann delegates the task of preparing the complaint to Ben. Ben miss-calendars the date that the answer must be filed and the statute of

Paralegal case is articulated.

Karen Kent is a paralegal working on a large document production. Karen has no idea what the case is about but is asked to review and stamp some documents that will be copied and produce for the opposing counsel. What kind of documents should Karen look for that might legitimately be withheld? What is the best way to "fl

Evelyn Ellerbe, a paralegal, is featured.

Evelyn Ellerbe is a paralegal who works for an estate planning lawyer Timothy Taft. An elderly client, Sam Stone, comes in after his wife ides to have his will rewritten. It turns out that he is a neighbor of Evelyn, who takes a liking to Sam and begins to help him out by stopping by his house once or twice a week with groceries

A paralegal case study is proposed.

Evan Eldridge is a paralegal working for Matilda Moniker, who handles lots of small lawsuits that often go to trial. Matilda asks Evan to contact opposing counsel in six cases and to tell them that she is ill and cannot take depositions as scheduled. Then she asks Evan to draft requests for continuances in three other cases, als

Reporting Co-workers for Poor Performance

Ellen Ellerby, a paralegal with Frankline & Gainsborough, works closely with another paralegal, Harry Henderson. IN the last few months, Ellen has noticed that Harry is late to work a lot and is getting behind in his workload. He seems a little forgetful and disoriented. When they have time to talk during lunch one day, Harry co

Billing Case Scenario - What should Wendell do?

Wendell gets disgusted with the ethics at Xaviar & Young and decides to go to work for a large law firm that has a litigation department handling major lawsuits. This firm, Allison & Beals, has billing guidelines that require paralegals to put n 1800 billable hours a year. 1. If it takes eight hours on the job to produce sev

Liberty, Rights and Due Process

Your field training officer (FTO) feels that you need to be more familiar with the exceptions to the search warrant requirement in amendment rights. In fact, he admits to having only a limited amount of knowledge concerning the various exceptions. He directs you to research the issue. 1. Select one exception you agree with an

Liberty, Rights and Due Process

Your supervisor calls you into the office and tells you that the local police department always asks and agent to provide the following if giving a training class; 1. What information you would provide to a group of cadets relative to the federal criminal rights a defendant has under The Bill of Rights?

The Future of the Correctional Service

1. Discuss the future of corrections as you see it? An option to consider may be: Will corrections become more community oriented and demand that offenders repay victims more often? 2. Will corrections become more dependent on incarceration as people tire of crime and spending money on alternative programs? 3. What about man