What classifies a subculture?

In the 1960s and 1970s, hippies, musicians, and other individuals outside the traditional "main culture" were considered to be part of the "subculture." However, when looking at the research conducted in relationship to Subculture Theory, we find a different concept of "subculture." Here we find a f...

Understanding a history of criminological theories

How does understanding the history of criminological theories and contemporary criminal justice systems prepare us for Twenty-First Century crime challenges? Will this knowledge prepare us to deal with such crimes as transnational terrorism, international human and drug trafficking, and global econo...

Critical Issues in Criminal Justice System

Research and analyze a major national-level street gang, such as MS-13 or the Bloods. Describe the challenges such gangs present to law enforcement. Also, analyze how theories such as social disorganization and strain theory describe factors that lead juveniles to join such gangs. Another key iss...

Law Enforcement Function

This assignment will explore the environment in which the law enforcement function is performed. Provide your answers in a 4 page Microsoft Word document that addresses the following areas: Analyze the influence of the criminal justice model on the structure and mission of a local police department...

Police Officers Extensive Training

Police officers receive extensive training, and police administrators usually bring advanced formal education to the job. However, there are times where the police must react to events outside their control. This occurs on the day-to-day level of the patrol officer as well as at the leadership level...

Crime Control and Due Process Models

Crime Control and Due Process Models The crime control and due process models represent opposing views of the purpose of the criminal justice system. The tenets of each model influence all levels of the system from police procedure to correctional policy. During Earl Warren's term as Chief Jus...

Conflicts from Several Angles

Government, including the criminal justice system, is supposed to be answerable to the people. However, there are times when the "law" and the "will of the people" may conflict. This may be due to evolving social preferences that lawmakers have not yet caught up to, or it might also be due to differ...

Violations in National Regulatory Bodies

Research the case of Martha Stewart, who was sent to prison for violating a regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)—a national regulatory body related to trading stocks. Based on the case of Stewart, express your views on the following: • What were the circumstances of this...

Restorative System: Memo

Assess the various factors that help you meet the needs as well as identified your strengths in developing the restorative justice program. Keeping these needs in mind, this week, the commissioner asks you to decide on tangible goals to develop a restorative system. Create a 2 page memo in a Mic...

Counter-Transference

In order to impartially help all parties involved in the restorative process, we need to be aware of our own issues and biases. Based on your research and understanding of the above, express your views on the following: In which crimes or types of criminal cases would you have trouble being im...

Restorative Services Strengths of Systems

The commissioner, Jonathon Samuels, wants you to detail the strengths of your system. Therefore, you need to "build on your assets." Note: Click here to read about Kay Pranis' "Step 3: Build on Your Assets" as a guide to build on your assets. Each community brings something positive to the tab...

Measuring Crime and Victimization

Consider the following scenario: John Mathews drove while intoxicated and caused an accident. An elderly couple was seriously injured in the wreck. The couple was hospitalized for several weeks, and was in physical therapy for one year after the incident. John however had received only minor inju...

Business Law Liability and Torts Law

suppose that your brother's lemonade stand business has grown substantially. After signing the agreement with Peter, your brother's lemonade has become so popular it is being sold at lemonade stands all over the neighborhood. Your brother has named himself "CEO" of the lemonade business, Peter has b...

Trends in Capital Punishment

One of the most controversial and current issues in criminal justice is capital punishment. As of November, 2012, thirty-three states and the Federal government allow the use of the death penalty. Since 2007, four states have abolished the death penalty, and the rate of executions in the states t...

Laws and Innovations

For this assignment, imagine you are a staff member working for a US senator. The senator saw your presentation and has asked you for a report explaining how this situation came about. In a 3 page Microsoft Word document cover these points: Describe the legislative changes that affected the le...

Plea Bargain Explanation

The plea bargain process is an integral part of the American criminal justice system. More than 90% of criminal cases are settled by plea bargain. Plea bargains impact the system in many lesser-known ways, both positively and negatively. In a 4 page report in a Microsoft Word document, cover the ...

Investigating Fire and Homicide

You are called to investigate a crime scene consisting of a house and detached garage. Inside the house, the first responder discovered two dead victims—a man and a woman. Both appear to have died from gunshot wounds to the head, and one handgun is visible at the scene. It is unknown whether they ...

Trace Evidence

You are assisting a defense attorney who is defending a murder suspect. A variety of biological and other physical evidence was collected at the crime scene, and the attorney needs your assistance to evaluate the evidence and decide how to proceed in the trial. The prosecution intends to present the...

Chain of Custody Processing

This week, you examined the process of locating and documenting evidence at a crime scene. Pieces of evidence pass through many hands between the crime scene and the courtroom. Properly managing the evidence throughout the entire process is critical. Describe what is meant by "chain of custody" a...

Career Essay Occupational Outlook

I would like help on essay on career. I have already selected a law career. the essay is to discuss my future career (lawyer) and the skills that would be required in the lawyer career. This needs to be in detail. You may want to access sources such as occupational outlook handbook for this: ht...

Prison Capacity and Reflection

Topic 1: Prison officials describe prison capacity in three distinct fashions: (1) rated capacity, (2) operational capacity and (3) design capacity. To ensure you achieve full credit and meet the learning objectives of the unit, please summarize all three of these terms using research. Then, discuss...

Michael Brown's Shooting

For this assignment, research Michael Brown's shooting case and the subsequent unrest. Summarize the case Your report should focus on the following: Describe why this case captured the public's attention on such a large scale? Describe the details of the public's response. Was the public's resp...

Your Customized Degree Plan

This Assignment has two parts: In Part I you will create your Customized Degree Plan in an Excel spreadsheet and select your electives. Part II asks you to explain the reasoning behind your choices in your degree plan. Part I: Customized Degree Plan As you may have noticed, your degree plan...

Criminal Justice Practitioner: Concentration

Why is there a need for criminal justice practitioners to concentrate in a certain area? Should criminal justice practitioners be generalists for the most part? Be sure to address the difference between generalists and those who concentrate in one area

Gang Violence and Peer Pressure

The impact of gangs and gang member peer pressure is a complicated issue that affects all communities. In this assignment, you will examine the history and complex nature of gang violence in society. Tasks: You will write a 4 page report that includes a discussion on the types of gang violenc...

School Safety and Guns

Kids can play an on-line video game entitled "The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School," where you start by killing the mother at home and then go to the school, just as the real life shooter did. "Sustained violent video game play was significantly related to steeper increases in adolescents'...

Causes of Violence

You want to know what is it that would cause someone to commit a violent act. You may look for answers by placing the blame on family situations, childhood trauma, poverty, money, education, or video games. For this assignment, you will research and examine the role of drugs, alcohol, mental illn...

Criminal Justice Practitioner

Consider the roles and responsibilities associated with the careers and job positions of a criminal justice practitioner. Explore the following websites of several major professional organizations for the criminal justice field. Select one of these organizations and explain how this organization cou...

What Is Violence?

What Is Violence? "Violence" may seem to be a set-in-stone concept, but perceptions can change. As we begin to consider some of the more common types of violence found in our society, it will be helpful to discuss how we perceive certain violent acts. With this in mind, respond to the following q...

Cybercrimes Terminology

Create a PowerPoint presentation of 10- to 12-slides that first defines some of the common terminology related to cybercrimes, and also outline the role of the investigator at the scene of a cybercrime. Make sure you distinguish if the investigator is also going to be responsible for the collection ...