Explore BrainMass

History and Philosophy of Law

John Jones is a paralegal working at the XYZ law firm.

John Jones is a paralegal working at the XYZ law firm. The firm is handling a large class action involving potentially thousands of plaintiffs. John has been instructed to screen the potential plaintiffs in the class. John tells those he screens out (using criteria provided by the firm) in writing or verbally that "Unfortunately

Ethics in Law

Bob and Patricia are separated, and they both want a divorce. They would like to have a joint custody arrangement in which their son would spend time with each parent during the year. The only marital property is a house, which they agree should be sold, with each to get one-half of the proceeds. Mary X is an attorney whom Bob a

Electronic monitoring: EM as a sentencing option for judges

2 pages length I need to provide a short summary of (EM) that is electronic as a sentencing option for jugdes 1.Describe how EM works 2.Identify at least 2 of the uses of EM 3.Identify the types of offenders considered for EM 4.Discuss the pros and cons of using EM.

Computer Crime

What is the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970? How has the advent of computer technologies created ways around this Act? What are urban legends? How have these "legends" changed over the course of the last two decades? What is a firewall? Identify and explain at least three functions of a firewall. How are new security t

Difference between a Chief of Police and a Sheriff.

Explain the difference between a Chief of Police and a Sheriff. What are the roles of each? What are the differences in their backgrounds and their roles? What are the similarities? What would be the criteria for evaluating their performance?

Improving Nonverbal Communication

Describe ways to improve nonverbal communication in 700-1,050 words. Be sure to discuss the following questions: How do you know that your perception of what is being communicated is accurate? Which nonverbal cues can potentially convey a misunderstanding? An understanding? How can criminal justice professionals build stro

Indeterminate Sentence and Parole

I need some guidance with the following: What were some of the major criticisms that led some states to abandon the indeterminate sentence and parole? Do you support abolition of indeterminate sentence and parole? Why or why not? Please be sure to support your position. (5 paragraphs) Please include references. Thank you.

Case - The Maryland State Board of Cosmetology

The Maryland State Board of Cosmetology inspected the equipment of the Dawn's Beauty College and found it to be in satisfactory condition. A month later, a visitor Jane Cook, a student at Dawn's, was injured when a salon chair failed to work properly. Cook had washed the hair of a woman with the chair in a reclining position.

The federal government was investigating a corporation and its employees.

The federal government was investigating a corporation and its employees. The alleged criminal wrongdoing, which included the falsification of corporate books and records, occurred between 1993 and 1996 in one division of the corporation. In 1999, th corporation pled guilty and agreed to cooperate in an investigation of the in

Legal case study is solved.

Sherman Hanes is a web designer whose firm does business using the name beatstreet. A company called Taubman Co. began building a mall called "The shops at Willow End" near Hane's home, Hanes registered the domain name "shopsatwillowend" and created a Web site with that address. The site featured information about the mall, a ds

Prevention Programs for Gangs

Locate 4-5 prevention programs that deal with gangs. Create a resource guide by completing the prevention program in Appendix F. Please see attached file. Appendix F Prevention Program Resource Guide 1. Name of Program: 2. Program Web site: 3. Target audience: _____________________ 4. Primary a

Delinquency Prevention: Primary, Secondary or Tertiary

Discuss a delinquency prevention measure from each of the three levels of prevention: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary. Prevention measures may be corrective, punitive, or mechanical. Discuss each prevention measure, including an explanation of why it is classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary. Any help will be much app

Patent Law

What is the concept of the issue in downloading music or videos according to patent laws?

Job Description of a Juvenile Probation Officer

Job description for a juvenile probation officer Include a description of required job duties, as well as how probation fits into the juvenile justice system in general. Think in terms of: (1) What are the pros and cons of probation?, (2)What are the goals of probation? (3)What makes an effective probation officer, and how do

Juvenile Court Process

Describe the juvenile court process and explain it to a juvenile offender and his or her family on these topics: 1. The juvenile court team 2. Rights of the juvenile 3. Phases of filing a petition 4. Types of juvenile sentencing 5.Confidentiality issues 5. Restitution How would you explain it if you were to actually

Important information about Juvenile and adult justice systems

1. How do juvenile rights differ from those recognized in the adult system? 2. should there be a separate justice system for juveniles or should all juveniles be dealt with in the adult system. 3. What factors d0 you consider to be most important in the creation of juvenile sentencing law.

Juvenile court systems

The similarities and differences between the juvenile court characteristics in Texas and the characteristics in Pennsylvania.

Community Justice

One of the problems with more traditional approaches to justice is that the victim has become very removed from the process. In community justice, the victim is involved. Let's discuss the benefits of this involvement to the system and to the victim. Let's also discuss some of the possible hazards.

Mission Statement

I need a mission statement for the juvenile court system as it exists today. It should describe the general purpose, philosophy, and goals of the juvenile court system and a brief response explaining the rationale behind the mission statement.

Testimony by Expert Witnesses

Should the testimony of expert witnesses by allowed? Provide some examples of situations in which expert testimonies might be suspect. Locate articles or cases in which the testimony of an expert was in question. Please include references.

Juvenile and adult justice systems..

What are the major differences between the contemporary criminal(adult) justice system and the juvenile justice system? Are the major differences appropriate, given the differences between adults and children?

Suppression of in-court identification of defendant.

A gunman robbed a bank. No one saw him before he entered or after he left. The police soon arrived and canvassed the area. A witness, who lived behind the bank at the time, told the police he saw a car that resembled the defendant's. The witness said the car looked like it needed a new muffler, and he saw it race through the all