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Correctional history and trends

You have been asked to provide the introduction for a one-day conference, at which U.S. correctional policy will be discussed. Many of the people at the workshop are not necessarily familiar with correctional history and trends. You prepare your notes ahead of time, being sure to include the following: -The origins of the U.S

You are the Vice-President of Customer Service.

I need help can you give me your opinion on this: You are the Vice-President of Customer Service. You are watching the 11 pm news one evening when you see, Sheila, your Manager of Call Center Operations appear on television. She is wearing the uniform of a member of the KKK (Klu Klux Klan). She is being interviewed on televi

DC Gun Law and Second Amendment

Did the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia arrive at the right decision about the DC gun law and the Second Amendment? Does the dissent make a stronger case? Comments should include information regarding the history, meaning and current application of the Second Amendment.

The Second Amendment and District of Columbia v. Heller

There is much debate over whether the Second Amendment was intended to secure a collective or individual right. Coming to grips with the problem of what the language of the Second Amendment means, and the kind of right it was intended to protect, how does this relate to the case of District of Columbia v. Heller?

Buckley v. Valeo

The case of Buckley v. Valeo (1976) examines issues associated with the implementation and impact of Supreme Court decisions. Discuss what this tells us about the role of courts in a democratic political system, and particularly what they tell us about the strength and weaknesses of the judiciary as a source of public policy in

Can you discuss with us the evolution of Title VII

Can you discuss with us the evolution of Title VII; The impact of Title VII in the workplace; Who is covered and not covered under Title VII and Policies that companies should have in place to avoid Title VII violations?

Judicial Decision Making

There are two general categories of influences on judicial decision making, the legal and democratic subcultures. Which of these two subcultures do you see as most useful for understanding the process by which judges make decisions? Do you think judges should keep an eye on public opinion when deciding cases, or, should judges f

Personal and Professional Code of Ethics

I'm in an Ethics class and I need to create a personal code of ethics using one of the major ethical framework as a guide. I have to examine the professional code of ethics for a career field in Criminal Justice (preferable Crime Scene Investigation and analyze the ethical dilemmas for this field. I should include how the pe

Interest groups and the judicial process

Interest groups have often been identified as one of the most important factors in the judicial process. What tactics and strategies do interest groups use in the judicial process? Give examples. How does the Simon and Schuster case illustrate the idea that "each of the parties represented the policy interests of much broader c

Supreme Court Judges

What generalizations can we make about the politics of selecting judges to the federal courts from the data that has been collected and documented? What lessons do we learn about the politics of selecting Supreme Court justices based on the the nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court?

The case of the Speluncean Explorers

The judges deciding the case of the Speluncean Explorers use a variety of perspectives in order to decide whether the defendants were guilty of homicide. Review each of the perspectives provided by the judges. What theories of the law and the judicial process seem to drive each of their perspectives? Which one do you think is

Law Enforcement Administrator - Review of Statistics

Imagine that you are a local law enforcement administrator. Answer the following questions in a 2 to 3 page (double spaced) essay. ? What do these data tell you? ? If your graph is most relevant to police or correctional officers: How might this data change the direction you give to line level officers about tactics and depl

What are the goals of punishment and corrections?

What are the goals of punishment and corrections? Explain the rationale behind those goals. How does the concept of community corrections relate to these goals and rationale? What do you think about the use of the death penalty as a form of punishment? Support by using one of the major ethical systems.


6.Which of the following is correct with regard to commercial speech? a.The government cannot regulate commercial speech. b.The government can regulate the time, place or manner of commercial speech, but it cannot prevent it. c.The government can restrict or prevent commercial speech, so long as the speech does not have pol

The Exclusionary Rule

In three to four paragraphs answer the following questions about the Exclusionary Rule," by Judge Guido Calabresi, the author argues that the exclusionary rule is not the best remedy for police police conduct that violates Fourth Amendment principles relating to search and seizure. What is Judge Calabresi's major criticism

Risk Factor Handout

Please help me with this. The group I have chosen is gangs. In Ch. 5 and 6 you have read about classifications of juvenile delinquency and potential risk factors for different groups. Over the next several weeks you will explore a selected target group in the juvenile justice system. ? Resources: Ch. 5 and 6 in Juvenile Just

Attorney's Obligations

In 200-300 words, describe three ethical obligations of a defense attorney and three ethical obligations of a prosecuting attorney. How are these obligations similar and how are they different?

Miranda Law

1. Discuss the similarities and differences between an interview and an interrogation. Explain how you would prepare differently for each. 2. Miranda Law article at http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar00/jn.html. what did the court say about the methods used by police during interrogations prior to the Miranda ruling? Wha

After being drafted by the Indianapolis Dolts

After being drafted by the Indianapolis Dolts (a professional football team), All-Big One Conference offensive tackle Les Holdem contracted with sports agent Harry Shifty to represent him in contract negotiations with the Dolts. Vic Amoral, a sports agent who was in competition with Shifty, later persuaded Holdem to discharge S

Which of the following is slander rather than libel?

Which of the following is slander rather than libel? a)A defamatory statue. b)A defamatory TV broadcast. c)A defamatory magazine article. d)All of the above are libel rather than slander. Eleanor Rigby is an employee of Strawberry Fields Music, Inc., a firm that specializes in the preparation of origin


Which one is more violent "White Collar Crime" or "Street Crime" and why? Thanks for your help =)

The role of law enforcement

The role of law enforcement differs not only jurisdictionally but by mission and responsibility at federal, state and local levels of government. Using the Library and other reference sources, research and discuss the history of how federal, state and local law enforcement have related to each other and interacted. How have thei