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Questions: need referenses 1. According to Hickman and Reaves, what are the key issues for state and local law enforcement with regard to gathering and using intelligence? 2. What is "VPN"? How can VPN be used to facilitate information sharing among local public safety agencies? 3. Explain the community threat assessment

Domestic Climate Policy Framework

Discuss how policy makers can incorporate the Domestic Climate Policy Framework into a widely accepted environmental policy. Provide examples. Information to answer question is to be taken from this web site: Assessing the options for designing a mandatory U.S. greenhouse gas reduction program. Nordhaus, & Danish http:

Immigration Policy

Dye (2008) argues that the success of immigration reform in the United States has been partially successful even though the Hispanic American population is increasing. Question: What considerations do policy makers need to keep in mind when developing an immigration policy? Provide examples.

Ethics speech

I have to give a speech on the following topic and I was wondering if I could get some insight and opinion on this matter. I don't even know where to begin seeing as I am on both sides of the spectrum. Thanks. Is controlling crime, terrorism and drug abuse more important than protecting privacy? How much should government

Keynesian Theory

Redistributing wealth by high taxes and welfare may undermine productivity and restrain a person incentive to work. Is distribution of wealth fair and healthy for society? Are their ways to redistribute wealth that do not undermine productivity? (Just need brief answers one to two paragraphs)

Domestic terrorism

1. Define domestic terrorism. In what ways is it functionally different from international terrorism? Also, distinguish between domestic terrorism from above vs. domestic terrorism from below. Give examples. 2. Summarize the approaches to political violence as exhibited by Mao, Guevara, Marighella, and Fanon. Which domestic te

CJ354: Managing Homeland Security

We use this weblink ( 1. Explain the four phases of emergency planning (i.e., mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery) in detail. Practically speaking, when it relates to efficiency and efficacy, which phases do you think emergency managers spend the most time contemplating? W

Criminology Theories for Domestic Terrorism

Questions: 1. Explain the criminological theories of â??routine activity perspectiveâ? and â??social learning theory.â? In what way do these criminological theories impact the issue of terrorism in the United States? 2. Summarize the tendency for criminal activity among right-wing terror groups in the U.S. according


We are using this web link ( 1. Explain the various disaster impacts as identified in the chapter. 2. What is the difference between primary and secondary hazards? Give two examples. 3. What suggestions does the chapter give for managing the resistance to the planning process?

Need help re-writing a previous solution. Federalism and Public Policy Making

I need some help re-wording the solution number 344346 (Federalism and Public Policy Making) at Brainmass. My instructor said it is plagerized the way it is written and needs to be in my own words. Can any help re-word the solution so it is not word for word from the internet. The original question was How does federalism

Issues within the State of Tennessee

Examine the educational and social systems within your state. What are two current issues in your community that relate to these systems? What role does the state have in resolving these issues? Justify your answer. (Words 200-300)

Public Policy and Opinion Polls

It is difficult to assess the independent effect of public opinions on shaping public policy. Public policy often differs from national opinion polls, and the Constitution contains no provision for national referenda on policy issues. The public does not have opinions on many policy questions, public opinion is unstable, and d

Federalism and Public Policy Making

How does federalism in the U.S. affect policy development? How then does policy development affect the rights of the individual? What is the overall effect? Should we be concerned? Provide two examples to support argument.

Posse Comitatus Act

Assess both the constitutional and statutory authorities and limitations relevant to the employment of the armed forces to provide disaster relief and law enforcement assistance. Address the limitation placed on Department of Defense (DoD) forces by the Congress during times of disaster (Posse Comitatus Act). Is there a distinct

Methods of Crisis Action Management

Discuss successful methods for crisis action management, interpreting why these methods were successful. Discuss the pros and cons to diversity in crisis action planning and management.

Crisis Action Planning

Why should an organization assume responsibility in a crisis situation? How will crisis management change in the future? How can a manager think outside the box in a crisis situation? How does diverse thinking affect crisis planning? What happens when organizations do not assume responsibility for a crisis?

Crisis Action Planning

What are the strengths and limitations of organizations and how do these strengths and limitations affect crisis planning and management? How can appropriate leadership add to crisis management and planning?

Crisis Action Planning

Why are crises inevitable? How can a manager manage a crisis after failure has already occurred? How can a general framework for crisis management apply to particular organizations? Why is having a framework for crisis management situations essential?

The Fair Trade System

The concepts and practices surrounding fair trade. The difficulties with certification and monitoring. Addresses the effects barriers to inclusion, transaction costs, market distortions, consumer practice, and tariff and non tariff barriers have on fair trade.

What is relationship of liberal democracy to free market capitalism?

How do we define "democracy"? the word itself is derived from the Greek demokratia- rule of the people- demos meaning people and kratos meaning power. There does not exist today a concrete definition for what exactly we mean when was say democracy. We can only base our definitions of the many interpretations that have come into

Environmental Governance

Environmental Governance 1. Describe Environmental law. 2. Describe Environmental Governance. 3. Describe Environmental Reputation.

Capital Budgeting

Select a U.S. government agency (local/state/federal) and discuss the following: a. Discuss how the debt capacity of the governmental entity is determined. b. Evaluate the effect of refunding or reorganizing existing debt obligations. c. Analyze various funding alternatives that can be used to support debt obligation

Tools in Crisis Management

How do public organizations and private organizations differ in crisis management? What are appropriate tools leaders bring to a crisis and why?

Crisis Action Planning

Where can a manager go wrong in a crisis? What are the pitfalls of crisis management? How can a manager avoid crisis management problems? What can a manager do to move out of a crisis situation? What are crisis lessons learned? How can a manager effectively communicate during and after a crisis?

Approaches to Crisis Prevention

What makes a crisis preventable? How can a manager use a crisis to an advantage? Discuss strategic approaches to crisis and how such approaches helps or hinders crisis action planning

Terrorism Essay Questions

Essay Questions: 1. The text offers three sources of (or reasons for) violence in the Middle East. Which of the three sources do you think is most responsible, if any? Explain your answer. Also, given these sources, what do you think can and/or should be done to secure a lasting peace in the Middle East? 2. What is Hamas? H

Budget Legislation

Once the budget has been prepared by the various agencies, it is often moved forward to the legislative body for authorization. The legislation process can result in unintended outcomes and restrictions. Search the internet and news reporting services for a story in the U.S. on an unintended outcome and answer the following qu