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Delinquent Acts

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.

Criminal Procedure & The Exclusionary Rule

Debate the following statement: The United States Supreme Court recently held that if police fail to knock and announce then whatever evidence they seize will not be subject to the exclusionary rule. Does that mean police no longer need to knock and announce before entering a dwelling?

Arrest, Search Warrants, and Probable Cause

1. Assume a law enforcement officer has probable cause to arrest a defendant for armed assault, and he also has probable cause to believe that the person is hiding in a third person's garage, which is attached to the house. What warrants, if any, does the officer need to enter the garage to arrest the defendant? What if the offi

Victims' Rights

Please provide help with the following questions: 1. Provide a historical description of Victims' Rights and explain how Victims' Rights are considered today? 2. What organizations helped facilitate the U.S. Legislature and the President to move on improving rights of victims? 3. What is you opinion of the current state

Retribution vs Rehabilitate

Some people argue that sentencing should be done as retribution to an offender while others insist sentencing should be done to rehabilitate the offender and return him or her to society. Select one of the two positions and make an argument for or against it.

Criminal Case Presentation Phase

During the criminal case presentation phase of a trial, this phase usually begins with opening statements and concludes with closing statements. Who presents the opening and closing statement? Who goes first during the opening and closing statement phase? Does either party have the right to do a rebuttal? Who is it and explain w

Identify rules that apply to the development of a jury

Identify rules that apply to the development of a jury and identify and describe specific landmark court cases that were used to establish rules you identify. What do you believe the future holds for the jury system used in the United States?

Explain "due process" and explain what rights the accused has

Explain "due process" and explain what rights the accused has. Also, explain where due process rules are covered in U.S. Law and how it is applied to both federal and state justice systems. What other rights, for accused persons, are protected by the due process rules?

The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the accused the right to a speedy and public trial. What factors should a judge consider when deciding how to ensure the accused person's right to a public trial? What is your opinion on the right of the press to be present inside a trial? Are there any problems with allowi

"Bench Trial" and "Jury Trial"

Explain what is meant by "Bench Trial" and "Jury Trial." If you were the offender, list three factors you consider most important in deciding which of the two types of trial you would prefer to be administered in your case. Which of the three selected factors do you consider the most important and why?

Criminal Justice & Lying and Deception

There are occasional instances in which no clear line separates acceptable behavior from that which is unacceptable. 1. Discuss briefly the ethical issues involved with the use of lying and deception to further the goals of the justice process, and the possible uses of deception within the criminal justice system. 2. As a

Would this situation constitute a case of sexual harassment?

You are a sergeant with the local police department's patrol division. During your shift a female officer asks if she can speak in private with you about a sensitive subject. You reply yes, and then go into your office, where the female officer begins to relay to you the results of a recent conversation that she had recently wit

Court trial proceedings

There are certain circumstances . List and explain these circumstances. Is there any case law that allows a trial to proceed without the accused person? List and explain at least two cases.

Criminal Justice System as a Framework: Analyzing Terrorism and Terrorists

You are a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. You have been asked by your supervisor to prepare an informational summary that will be included in the Congressional record during hearings on narcotics trafficking into the United States. Please help me with these questions: 1. Using the Library and othe

Privatization vs. Public: The Correctional System

One of the recent developments facing the public administration of corrections is that there has been an increasing call by public officials and the citizenry to privatize the prison systems in the U.S. QUESTIONS: 1. First, as a public sector correctional administrator make the arguments for keeping the jails in public h

TV show depiction of Criminal Justice System

Crime and justice are subjects that are frequently presented on television. Prime time television shows, soap operas, music videos, and cartoons often portray images of crime and criminal justice. For this assignment, list and describe at least nine television shows that you have seen that depict the police, courts, and corre

Organizational and Interpersonal Variables

Drug courts are a relatively new phenomenon in the American judicial system. Define and discuss briefly the philosophy, role, and short history of drug courts. Does the state in which you reside utilize drug courts, and if so, how successful have they been in reducing recidivism rates? Would you in turn recommend that all of the

Organizational and Interpersonal Variables for a New Court Administrator

You have just been appointed as the new court administrator for a medium sized court system with approximately 75 employees and five full time courts. This is a new position for the courts, as in the past each individual court has primarily managed itself, except for the employee hiring process, which was completed through the C

Criminal Justice

Research the internet and find three instances in which there was police misconduct. This may be an instance in which the police were in violation of rules or procedures mandated by the police department, an instance of criminal misconduct, or an example of unlawful use of force against a citizen. Briefly give a summary of the t

Police, Courts, and Prisons

You are the captain in the police department's special response unit. You unit normally handles many special projects for the chief of police, from providing officers for parades and demonstrations to targeting an area in which there is serious ongoing crime problems. Your chief, who insists on using the Community Policing and P

Criminal Justice Organizations

Discuss these three types of management styles (Scientific Management, Human Relations Management, and Systems Management). Which style do you believe would be the most effective to use in the criminal justice system? What are disadvantages of the other two management styles? Should all three components (police, courts, and corr

Law Multiple Choice

A bank representative closes the bank vault at night before going home. Unknown to the bank representative, a customer was inside auditing their safety deposit box with the permission of a bank teller. Everyone goes home and the bank representative forgets to look inside the vault before closing it. The bank vault is closed

Victims in organizational contexts

Victims of crime within controlled populations represent specific vulnerabilities to attack. 1, Describe prison violence, school violence, campus violence, and workplace violence. 2. For each, discuss the most logical approach you believe would lower victimization rates. 3. Defend your position for each. Please help

Victimology & Vitimless-Crime

What specific criminal act described within the context of victimless-crime do you feel comes closest to fitting the definition of being truly victimless? Why?

Victimless Crimes and Respones to Victimization

Compare and contrast the merits of a Victims Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Legitimate arguments have been waged on both sides of this issue conduct research and discuss findings and approaches which will help yield a balanced presentation both in support of the amendment and against it.

Victims in Organizational Contexts

1. As a criminal justice professional, what do you feel is most important when studying victims of prison violence, school violence, campus violence, and workplace violence? 2. Should we look at how they are similar or should we address the manner in which each person was victimized?

Victims in Organizational Contexts

Victims of crime within controlled populations represent specific vulnerabilities to attack. Describe prison violence, school violence, campus violence, and workplace violence, and for each, discuss the most logical approach you believe would lower victimization rates. Defend your position for each.