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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

Interpretation of Ethical Systems

Scenario You are a manager of a retail store. You are given permission by the owner of the store to hire a fellow classmate to help out. One day you see the classmate take some clothing from the store. When confronted by you, the peer laughs it off and says the owner is insured, no one is hurt, and it was under $100. "Besides,"

Privacy Rights and Press Freedoms

Please help me so that I can write an essay on the balance of privacy rights and press freedoms. Consider these questions when developing the essay. 1. What are common privacy rights held by U.S. citizens? 2. In what ways do citizens want the press to respect their privacy? 3. When do the reporting interests of the media co

Free Speech vs. Threats

Provide a 50-75 response to each of these questions. 1. What role does the Intelligence Identities Protection Act play in this matter? 2. What does the threat or exercise of criminal punishment typically have upon journalists? How might punishment conflict with First Amendment protections of freedoms of speech and press? 3.

Media Violence

Provide a 50-75 word response to each of these questions. 1. What are some of the findings presented about the media's causal relationship to violence? 2. What comparison do authors draw between smoking and media violence? 3. How proactive is the media in reporting its own influence on aggressive behavior? Please see att

Media, Crime, and Violence

Locate the interrogation notes of Lee Harvey Oswald and the manual found in the possession of a supporter of Osama bin Laden Military Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants. Website: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/ Provide a 50-75 word response to each of these questions: 1. Should the documents you found on The Smoking G

Ethics in Crime

Senerio-- You are selected for a jury in a trial of a 64-year-old mother who killed her two adult sons. The two men were institutionalized and suffered from Huntington's disease, a degenerative brain disease. They were certain to die and would endure much pain and suffering before they did. Her husband had also died from this

Government Expansion for National Security

Please help me examines these issues: * Should intelligence operations be expanded? What is the intelligence dilemma facing United States law enforcement? Define and explain this dilemma. Address concerns about interagency cooperation related to the expansion of intelligence operations. * Should executive powers be incr