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Wegener and Continental Drift

Using what you learned about plate tectonics, Alfred Wegener, and the basics of scientific investigation from the previous units discuss the following: Did Wegener reveal his theory of continental drift too soon? For the sake of scientific investigation, how is revealing an explanation for a process early both risky and somet

America's Response to Terrorism

Has America's response to terrorism been effective in reducing future foreign acts of terrorism against the United States? Has America's terrorism response infringed on the rights of American citizens? Why or why not? Provide examples to support your position.

Knowing When an Arrest is Legal

Review "When is an Arrest a Legal Arrest?" at the following site. Source: Retrieved from Discuss what you learned from the reading and how it differs, if at all, from the conditions you had believed must be present for a

Criminal Justice Ethics and Objectivity

You and your partner are detectives working in plain clothes. For several days, you have been staking out an elementary school playground where an adult male reportedly has been approaching the children. One particular morning, you have observed a man in his car parked alongside the school yard. When he calls a little girl over

Ethics in the Court

A powerful city court magistrate engages in a number of questionable activities while on duty. A list of some of the activities includes the following: - Borrowing money from court employees - Publicly endorsing and campaigning for a candidate for judicial office - Conducting personal business from the court chambers -

Measurement Practices Discussed in Daily Life

"Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured." Engage in a debate of what can and cannot be measured and explore differing systems of measurement. Measurement in your daily life: uses, tools, and challenges We use different forms of measurement throughout our daily lives, at home, at work, an

Criminal Justice Ehtics

You are a lieutenant in charge of an undercover strike force team, charged with the responsibility of apprehending fugitives from justice. Your team has been criticized by the local media for some of its members' actions in carrying out their responsibilities, such as using questionable methods that could be seen as potential vi

Analyzing Criminal Justice Ethics

Scenario: You have a deputy chief on your department who is a 27-year veteran, regarded by his peers as intelligent and by the press as affable. To his subordinates, he is a no-nonsense boss, quick to hold officers accountable when they do not produce results. As a high-ranking official in the department, he has the current and

Criminal Justice Ethics

You have a corrections officer who has worked in the county jail for 7 years. He has been described as a dedicated, competent employee, one who is well respected by colleagues and administrators alike. However, personal problems have arisen in his life. His wife is filing for divorce, and his daughter, contrary to his wishes, is

History of Criminal Justice Ethics and Gratuities

While at the academy many years ago, you were trained that it is against department policy to accept gratuities and discounts, half-priced meals, even a free cup of coffee on the grounds that "except for your paycheck, there's no such thing as an honest buck." In practice, however, things are less clear-cut. For example, it

Informed Consent in Research 250 word essay with reference.

Discuss and define 'informed consent' in criminal justice, as well as whether or not the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines of 1981 helped resolve the principal objections of field research to the informed consent issue. 250 words with reference.

Ethical Conduct in Research

Discuss regulating ethical conduct and researcher misconduct. 250 words with reference. Ethical conduct and research.

Miranda Warning Over 400 word essay with reference.

What communication barriers are there that could possibly hinder the Miranda warning being properly and effectively conveyed? How would such barriers need to be addressed so that the admonishment is still administered properly and by the stipulated guidelines of being voluntary, intelligent, and that the waiver was made? Over

Breach of Duty

Director A is the managing director of Company A. Director A has been assisting to oversee the operation of the company and helping the company to increase profits. Under the company's guidelines, directors are not authorized to reveal the access code to anyone and should always keep the code secure. Director A writes the cod

Scenario: Probation Officer Interrogation or Interview

Now that you are familiar with interview and interrogation techniques, discuss the following: You are a probation officer who was conducting a home visit for probationer Bobby Jean. You walk up to the door, she answers, and you notice a bag of marijuana sitting on the kitchen table. She promises that it is not hers. You provi

Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporation

Nicola and May are partners in a business which operates a second-hand bookshop. They have two employees working for the business. The shop is located in leased premises. The business is doing well and has been profitable for them. An opportunity has arisen to purchase two second-hand book shops in nearby suburbs. Nicola an

Eminent Domain

I understand that the process through which the government can designate property for public use is called "eminent domain" and is listed in the 5th Amendment to the US Constitution. The Constitution requires that "just compensation" is given in the event private property is taken for public use. In some flood prone areas, the

Reporting the Findings of a Research Project

You have a research project on the correlation between substance abuse and crime. An important aspect of completing a research project is effectively presenting the issue to any stakeholders involved or anyone with an interest in the chosen issue. Provide some tips that you plan to use for effectively presenting your researc

The Admissibility of Character Evidence

The Federal Rules of Evidence give guidelines for when evidence about a person's character may be considered admissible in court. 1) What do you think the purpose for having guidelines about the admissibility of character evidence is? 2) Give 3 examples of a situation where character evidence is inadmissible in a criminal

Violations of a Suspect's Civil Rights by Police

You are a federal prosecutor in Snookton, Saltwater County, Florida, faced with a difficult problem involving misconduct of law enforcement officers leading to the accidental death of a suspect. The officers arrested a suspected child pornographer at his office on the northern end of Snookton; instead of taking him to the Saltwa

Criminal Law Procedure in Drug Bust

You are part of an investigative unit that has been monitoring a drug operation. You know that in the near future, your group will need to search the house and car of the person who has been a key figure in the operation. You also want to interview some of the suspected drug runners. You decide to review some of the Constitution

Questionnaire on Substance Abuse

Develop a questionnaire or interview with a minimum of 10 questions that address substance abuse. - Make sure your questions are clear, concise, and unbiased. - Consider the responses you might receive. Will these responses provide answers to the research question? - You must use each of the 4 question types (open-ended, d

Types and Representations of Data

When collecting data, it is important to be aware of the types of data being collected for further analysis. 1. Give 3 examples of qualitative data and 3 examples of quantitative data that would be found when researching substance abuse. 2. Give an example of a question that might be found on a survey, poll, or questionnai

Lenient Slant in Criminal Justice System

The noted English jurist Sir William Blackstone said "Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." This is the view that if the criminal justice system produces a wrong verdict, that the system is weighted toward making the error on the side of letting a guilty defendant go free rather than convicting a

Differences in Evidence Required for Civil and Criminal Courts

Damian M. was charged with the murder of his wife, Sharon. After a lengthy trial in criminal court, he was acquitted by a jury of his wife's murder. Sharon's parents were convinced that Damian killed their daughter, and so they then brought a civil case against Damian for the wrongful death of their daughter. The jury in the civ