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Criminology, Law, Deviance and Punishment

Ineffective Press Release - Criminology

Identify a press release that is poorly written and rewrite it to make it more effective. Include either the Web site links to the press releases chosen, or copy and paste them directly into the document.

Analyze the effects of punishment on controlling deviant behavior

I need help; I can't get started: · Describe factors that affect a society's perspective of deviant behavior. · Analyze the effects of punishment on controlling deviant behavior. · Illustrate the relationship between deviance and social inequality. Write a response that analyzes the effects of punishment on controll

Terrorism

Del Carmen, R. V. (2004). Criminal procedures: Law and practice (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. ?Review Criminal Procedures: Law and Practice, pp.176-180. Do you think the government response to terrorism has decreased procedural rights, and are those responses valid? Explain your reas

Benefits of Nonverbal Communication

Resource: Ch. 4 in Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals Review the list of specific functions of nonverbal communication provided on pp. 68-69. Explain how a probation officer or parole officer benefits from an understanding of nonverbal communications when interviewing an offender or parolee.

Verbal Communication

Verbal Communication Describe effective and ineffective listening methods. Recognize the ethical issues associated with oral and written communication. Demonstrate effective writing techniques. Should an officer withhold information in a press release if that information could later affect the prosecution

Verbal Communication

Verbal Communication Describe effective and ineffective listening methods. Recognize the ethical issues associated with oral and written communication. Demonstrate effective writing techniques. What does it mean to be an effective listener? Describe a professional or work-related experienc

Constitutional Rights

Del Carmen, R. V. (2004). Criminal procedures: Law and practice (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Read Ch.13 in Criminal Procedures: Law and Practice. Discuss which constitutional right is most valuable to an accused person during trial. Explain your reasoning.

Incorporation Controversy

Review the issue surrounding the incorporation controversy. In your own words, explain your interpretation of the incorporation controversy. Do you think the Bill of Rights (Amendments I - X) should apply to all state and local governments? If not all ten, which ones? Explain.

Communication Barriers: Probation Officers

Write a description of the following: - The communication barriers these professionals may face when communicating with one another or with their clients. - Some possible strategies to overcome these barriers. - Some possible strategies to overcome these barriers.

Judicial Review/Judicial Precedent

Del Carmen, R. V. (2004). Criminal procedures: Law and practice (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. ?Resources: Criminal Procedures: Law and Practice; Web site: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=US&navby=case&vol=000&invol=98-83 ?Review Criminal Procedures: Law a

Rule of Law

There are a variety of meanings for rule of law. Choose two viewpoints among the various concepts of the rule of law and explain your idea of what it means.

Communication Styles

Resource: Ch. 1 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. Recognize the importance of communication in the field of criminal justice. Please help me to describe the fo

Law Enforcement Strategies: Securing our Homeland

Read Chapters 3, 5 and 6 in Defending the Homeland. White, Jonathan R. (2004) Defending the homeland: Domestic intelligence, law enforcement, and security. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Review the Department of Homeland Security Web site at http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/; specifically, the Strategic Plan?Securing

Personal Code of Ethics

Create a personal code of ethics using one of the major ethical frameworks as a guide. You have already examined the professional code of ethics for a career field in criminal justice and analyzed ethical dilemmas for several fields; now compare your personal code of ethics with those of the career you discussed in the Professi

Professional Ethical Standards

Resources: Web sites: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm Police and Law Enforcement http://www.cailaw.org/ilea/ethicsaward.html http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/cje/html/codes/codes-usa-organizational/usaorganizational. html http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/cje/html/codes.html#

Personal Ethical Standards

Situation You are a prison guard supervising a tier. One of the inmates comes to you and asks a favor. Because he is a troublemaker, his mail privileges have been taken away. He wants you to mail a letter for him. You figure it's not such a big deal; besides, you know he could make your job easier by keeping the other inmates o

Abolish Parole?

Neubauer, David W. (2001) Debating crime: Rhetoric and reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. White, Jonathan R. (2004) Defending the homeland: Domestic intelligence, law enforcement, and security. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Read Issues 13, 14 and 17 (Parts VIII and X) in Debating Crime, and Ch. 1

War on Drugs

Neubauer, David W. (2001) Debating crime: Rhetoric and reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. White, Jonathan R. (2004) Defending the homeland: Domestic intelligence, law enforcement, and security. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Read Issues 13, 14 and 17 (Parts VIII and X) in Debating Crime, and Ch. 1

Should prisons be privatized?

Neubauer, David W. (2001) Debating crime: Rhetoric and reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. White, Jonathan R. (2004) Defending the homeland: Domestic intelligence, law enforcement, and security. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Read Issues 13, 14 and 17 (Parts VIII and X) in Debating Crime, and Ch. 1

Movie Review - Legal Dilemma

Watch a movie that presents a legal dilemma (e.g., Criminal Law, Penalty Phase, Presumed Innocent,The Witness) and analyze the dilemmas of using one of the ethical frameworks. Suggested Movies: 1. Criminal Law 2. Penalty Phase 3. Presumed Innocent 4. Erin Brockovich 5. A Time to Kill 6. Runaway Jury 7. The Firm 8. A F

Equality of Justice, Jury Nullification

? Resources: The Department of Justice Fact Sheet on Racial Profiling, and Debating Crime. Neubauer, David W. (2001) Debating crime: Rhetoric and reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Answer the questions listed below for each of the four articles appearing in Issues 8 and 11 in Debating Crime. Provide a 100-w

Women and the Criminal Justice System

Neubauer, David W. (2001) Debating crime: Rhetoric and reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. ? Resources: The National Organization for Women Legislators Web site, Debating Crime, and the Internet. ? Imagine you are a member of the National Organization for Women Legislators (http://www.womenlegislators.org/

Death Penalty Legislation

Navigate to the Death Penalty Information Center Web site at http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/, locate the Facts section, and select the Recent Legislative Activity link. Upon entering the Changes in Death Penalty Laws Around the U.S.: 2000-2005 page, select the link for Pennsylvania. Respond to each of the following questio

Death Penalty

? Debate: Should the death penalty be abolished? Because you may or may not already have a strong opinion about the death penalty, the instructor will arbitrarily assign you and your classmates to a specific viewpoint. Should you be assigned to a viewpoint with which you disagree, consider it an opportunity to expand your knowle

Death Penalty

Neubauer, David W. (2001) Debating crime: Rhetoric and reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. A great deal of debate exists about the existence and various applications of the death penalty in the U.S. Since the year 2002 alone, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared the execution of juveniles and mentally retarded

Excessive Use of Force

Neubauer, David W. (2001) Debating crime: Rhetoric and reality. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Take a stand on this controversial topic: Develop a persuasive argument as to whether or not excessive force is systematic problem. Argue one of these viewpoints: * Excessive use of force is a systematic problem. * Ex

Undercover Operations

Pollock, J. M. (2004). Ethics in crime and justice: Dilemmas and decisions (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth. Chapter 8 - Page 210 - Justifications for and Arguments Against Undercover Work * Choose an argument for or against the use of undercover work by law enforcement officials. * Support your position on the

Ethics - Whistle Blowing

Situation 3 There is an officer in your division who is known as a "rat" because he testified against his partner in a criminal trial and a civil suit. The partner evidently hit a handcuffed suspect in the head several times in anger and the man sustained brain injuries and is now a paraplegic. Although none of the officers you

Deontological vs. Teleological Ethical Systems

Please help so that I can complete the following assignment: The Major Ethical Systems 1. Ethical formalism: What is good is that which conforms to the categorical imperative. 2. Utilitarianism: What is good is that which results in the greatest utility for the imperative. 3. Religion: What is good is that which conforms

Criminal Justice and the Media

Website: http://www.courtroom21.net Examine the Company Info and Participating Companies & Technology sections. Based on your review of the Courtroom 21 Project, in what ways could technology help or impede the criminal justice process? If you were a criminal defendant, would you want your court proceeding to be record