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Gun violence

Need some help in preparing a 4 paragraph paper on why the United States has high rates of gun violence when compared to other industrialized nations. Provide statistics on how the U.S. compares to other nations in terms of gun violence. Explain your perspective on why the United States has such a high rate of gun violence.

Pros and Cons of Boot camp

I have a research paper to write about the pros and cons about the goals of boot camp. Do these programs improve the offender's attitudes, make them more employable and reduce recidivism? Having trouble starting the paper and really need an outline or some sort of structure to work from.

White Collar and Political Crimes

White Collar and Political Crimes You have been hired as a criminologist to assist the Farm Worker's Union. The Union is making the following allegations: Each year thousands of farm workers are sickened by exposure to pesticides used on the farms where they work. Exposure occurs when workers are in the fields and helicopt

Decision Making Skills

Please discuss the following: a. How to develop appropriate skills? b. What are good practices for decision making? c. Peer choices: Pro's and Con's of choices.

Alcohol Use

Provide a full( 300 words or more) explanation of the alcohol disease concept with a discussion of what roles family members play in the concept. Please use APA format for the references.

Poverty in the United States

Task: What is the "poverty line" in the United States? How would you contrast poverty in the United States to poverty in Asia or Latin America? Have the poverty rates in the United States increased or decreased over the last decade? What do you think are the major factors related to people becoming poor or having troubl

Ethical Issue Problem

I need Help in analysing the simulated ethics problem below: Lynn is the assistant to the manager of a mentoring program for women re-entering the work force. A client asks her to attend her graduation from the training program to which the mentoring program had referred her. The client adds that the party to celebrate the gr

Terrorism, The Military & the Radical's view of the West/America

Problem discussed: Current research indicates that even if the United States were to withdraw all its military forces from Iraq and the surrounding Muslim countries, radical terrorists would continue with their war against this country. One of the main reasons for this, from their point of view, is because of U. S. tourists

What are the causes of prejudice?

I need help answering 9 questions for Social Problems: I need some assistance answering and understanding the following 9 questions. No special structure. Any help would be appreciated. 1. What are the causes of prejudice? What can be done to reduce prejudice in the United States? Be sure to use your textbook and discuss t

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution Resource: Ch. 12 in Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals Grubb, R. E. Jr., & Hemby, K. V.. (2003). Effective communication for criminal justice professionals. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Group. Imagine you were an officer confronted with one of the following hostage situation

Advantages and disadvantages - stun guns and patrol care video surveillance.

The advantages of police using stun guns and patrol care video surveillance. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of technology in law enforcement. Read Ch. 10 and 12 in Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals. Grubb, R. E. Jr., & Hemby, K. V.. (2003). Effective communication for criminal justice

The Significance of Miranda

? Resource: Web site: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment05/09.html#1 ? Review the above Web site on Miranda v. Arizona (1966). Describe the significance of Miranda v. Arizona (1966). See attachment - Miranda v Arizona (1966)

Polygraph Testing

? Resources: Web sites: http://www.daubertontheweb.com/frye_opinion.htm http://laws.findlaw.com/us/509/579.html ? Review the two major court cases that influence whether polygraphs can be used at trial, Frye v. United States (1923) and Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1993). Discuss whether polygraph testimo

DNA testing on pretrial identification

Read the attachments. Discuss the impact of DNA testing on pretrial identification. Do you think the use of these databases should be considered? Explain your position. See attachments - "Not Quite Like on CSI" and "DNA Samples Prove to be Effective in Solving Crimes."

Police Showups and Lineups

Read the attachments and Web sites listed. Resource: Web sites: http://www.ncjrs.gov/nij/eyewitness/field_id.html http://www.ncjrs.gov/nij/eyewitness/eyewitness_id.html ? Review the guidelines from the National Institute of Justice for the procedures on showups and lineups used in pretrial identification. Adoption of

Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology

My assignment has to be AGAINST police using stun guns and patrol car video surveillance. Can you please assist with some ideas? Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology "Pro" and "Con" For police stun guns and patrol car video surveillance, or against police stun guns and patrol car video surveillance. Write a respo

Cybercrime - Impact on society

Cybercrime Resource: Ch. 9 in Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals Grubb, R. E. Jr., & Hemby, K. V.. (2003). Effective communication for criminal justice professionals. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Group. Focus on one form of Cybercrime described in Ch. 9, and discuss the following: Impact on s

Interview and Interrogation

Interview and Interrogation Evaluate the ethical and legal issues of interrogation. Differentiate between an interview and an interrogation. Compare statutes intended to protect individual rights during an arrest. Discuss the similarities and differences between an interview and an interro

Inventory Search

Del Carmen, R. V. (2004). Criminal procedures: Law and practice (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Should the police be allowed to use everything they find against an individual in an inventory search? Explain your reasoning.

Katz v. United States

Del Carmen, R. V. (2004). Criminal procedures: Law and practice (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Resource: Web site: http://laws.findlaw.com/us/389/347.html Review the Katz v. United States (1967) ruling at the following Web site: http://laws.findlaw.com/us/389/347.html As an individual cit

Testimony

Find a current or past court trial (via Internet or television) where an investigator or officer is called to testify. Evaluate the officer's role and if he/she follows the guidelines on pp. 129-34 of the text. Then evaluate one-fourth to one-half of the officer's court testimony. In 800-1,150 words, identify and summari

Exclusionary Rule

Use specific examples from the fact pattern to support your findings. You are a law student invited to give patrol officers information on the exclusionary rule to help them be more effective on the streets. Address the following elements: o Definition, purpose, application of the rule o The rule's impact on crim

Create an incident report about a bank hold-up

Create an incident report about a bank hold-up, using well-constructed paragraphs, logical transitions, consistency, and professional tone. Only two tellers were in the bank at the time of the robbery. Develop your own details to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how (see pp. 117-18 in the text for help)

Reports - Written Communication

Written Communication Describe the use of appropriate language in written communication. Demonstrate writing skills in law enforcement reports. If you were an investigator writing a report on a suspect whom you believe to be guilty but for whom the evidence is too weak to go to trial, would you exaggerate or add to the fa

Slang or Jargon

Written Communication Describe the use of appropriate language in written communication. Demonstrate writing skills in law enforcement reports. Is it appropriate for an officer to use personal or neighborhood slang or jargon in a report? Explain your reasoning.