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Criminology, Law, Deviance and Punishment

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.

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.

Press Releases

Please assist me with the following so I can complete my assignment. Press Releases Resource: FBI Press Releases Web site: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel.htm Review a few sample press releases from the FBI Web site. Select and identify one that is well-written and discuss what makes it effective. In

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

Communication Barriers

Choose a type of criminal justice professionals of interest (e.g., police officer, hostage negotiator, forensics examiner, probation officer, parole officer, prosecutor, defense attorney, correctional officer, etc.), and write a description of the following: 1. The communication barriers this professional may face whe

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