Using the film, “Requiem for a Dream,” as the catalyst for you analysis, students must discuss the following issues in a well-organized and academic manner consistent with the standards of an academic paper. Discuss the following: the nature of drug use and abuse, whether there is a difference between being addicted to legal or illegal drugs, ONE theory that can apply to drug addiction, and the physical, psychological, and legal ramifications of using these drugs. Make sure to incorporate examples from the film into your analysis.
Based upon your readings, discussions, and papers for this course, provide your own analyses of the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court and its effects on the criminal justice system. Explain whether or not the functions and focus of the U.S. Supreme Court provide a “best practices” approach to criminal law in the United States. What could be done to improve current Supreme Court practices? It is recommended that your post contain approximately 400 words.
You are encouraged to “think outside the box” in this discussion. How essential is it to have one, over-arching court interpreting criminal law for the entire country? Should the entire nation be ruled through one court, or should local, county, state, or even regional customs and practices be allowed or even revered?
Write an essay that answers the following questions:
1. Discuss 4 reasons why police officers tend to resist organizational change.
2. Which obstacle do you believe is the most serious, and why?
3. How would you attempt to overcome this obstacle?
-News article relates to officer stress. Situation in the article is summarized.
-The specific type of stress is identified and discussed.
-The specific source(s) of the stress is identified, selecting from the 4 general categories listed in the text. Source(s) is discussed.
-The effects of the specific stressor are discussed.
Description of how you would assist the officer if you were there supervisor.
Your paper should be 300-500 words (excluding cover page and reference page), written in APA format, to include cover and reference pages.
Include at least one academic source in addition to your textbook.
The topic is Gender Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Look at the file
Your paper will be 10 full pages, including footnotes. Not 9, not 11. Why 10 pages, you ask? It is actually harder to write a 10 page paper than it is to write a 15 or 20 page paper. You must be clear and avoid the filler that is often contained in longer papers. What is filler? Filler is extra “stuff” that just fills pages but adds little or no value to your paper.
2. Introduction (10%): Your introduction will not be longer than two pages.
3. Thesis Statement: (10%): Immediately after your introduction, you must present a clear thesis statement. In simplistic terms, a thesis statement is the main point of your paper that tells the reader what you intend to argue later in your paper. You must word your thesis statement, as follows: “My thesis statement is . . . .” The thesis statement should not be longer than two sentences, and normally one is sufficient.
4. Road Map (5%): Immediately after your thesis statement, you must provide a clear road map to let the reader know where you are going with your paper. Word your road map, as follows: “My paper will first briefly explore . . . , followed by . . . . Finally I will defend my thesis by . . . .” Your road map should be only a few sentences, but it must be clear.
5. Background (10%): Next, provide a brief but clear background of your topic. This may only be one page or less.
6. Argument/Defending Your Thesis (50%): Now we are at the meat of the paper, defending your thesis statement. This must be at least five full pages, and you must use your research to defend your thesis. This is the hardest part of your paper, and this is where you need to focus your time and energy. Why? This is where students fail in their Capstone theses (I don’t mean literally fail, but they lose a lot of points). Students either present poor arguments or they present no arguments at all. You will present clear arguments, supported by your research, to defend your thesis. Last three points in this area — (1) Conclusory statements must be supported with your research; (2) Do not use provoking language which amounts to merely an opinion, such as: “Those who support capital punishment are idiots.” (This actually came from a student); and (3) You need to fill in glaring gaps. For example, one student’s entire thesis argued that the separation of church and state clause in the Constitution was misinterpreted by the Supreme Court and that religion should be in schools, government, etc. The glaring gap was, given the student’s arguments, what did the separation clause mean? This was not addressed.
7. Conclusion (5%): Conclude your paper in one page or less.
Finally, a few other points:
1. Grade: The grading criteria for each section of your paper is highlighted above (in yellow). As you can see, 50% of your paper is the argument section, which is why I say it is your main focus.
2. References/Proper Use of The Bluebook or APA (10%): You must use a minimum of 15 scholarly references. You may use a reference more than once, but it still only counts as 1 of the 15. Scholarly references are not Wikipedia, blogs, or questionable websites.
Option #1: Solution in Juvenile Justice System
Analyze a major problem facing today’s juvenile justice system and evaluate a way in which the juvenile justice system has or has not addressed the problem. Propose a solution to the issue that you have selected.
Some possible topics for this project include:
disproportionate minority confinement
growing influence of female gangs
zero tolerance policy for/with school searches
socio-economic factors affecting delinquency
parental liability for juvenile offenses.
Your project must include:
An introduction to summarize and define your topic, including a clear statement of the problem or issue of concern.
Summaries of current, relevant research from at least six credible sources .
Discussion of the implications of proposed solutions for the juvenile justice system.
Your evaluation and conclusions regarding possible methods of managing or addressing the problem. You are encouraged to add your own opinions; however, those opinions should be carefully considered, logical, and supported by evidence or outside rationale.
Week 3 Milestone:
By the end of Week 3, you should secure approval from your instructor regarding your Portfolio Project Option and topic.
Week 5 Milestone:
By the end of Week 5, submit a detailed outline of your Portfolio Project paper for review and feedback from your instructor. No points will be given for this interim assignment. However, failure to submit these parts of the Portfolio timely will result in a loss of points from the final Portfolio grade. Moreover, you will be expected to account for the instructor’s feedback in your final version of the paper.
Eight to ten pages in length, not including cover and reference pages
Formatted according to the CSU Global Writing Center
Cite a minimum of six scholarly sources to support your responses that are not provided in, or linked from, the course. Sources should be a combination of scholarly works, textbook and primary sources.
Garnering all of the information about constitutional rights and the justice process you have received from this course and your understanding of the “personalities” of the U.S. Supreme Court, prepare a six to eight page paper (not including the APA title and references pages) in which you detail the history of the Supreme Court from 1953 to the present day as it relates to one of the specific issues listed below. Evaluate the terms of the Warren Court (1953-1969), the Burger Court (1969-1986), the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), and the current Roberts Court (2005-present) to your chosen issue, listed below. Examine the political philosophies of each court, and indicate significant changes in the law concerning your chosen issue that was witnessed through each court’s era. Then, examine the current makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court and modern trends in constitutional law and criminal procedure. Based on current trends, discuss whether or not you believe the criminal justice process will fundamentally change or remain the same in the foreseeable future for your chosen issue.
Your paper will focus on the court process, judicial process, and constitutional issues for one of the following issues:
The right against self-incrimination and the right to remain silent (U.S. Const. amend. V)
The right to privacy for computer, Internet, and cell phone property and communications (U.S. Const. amend. IV)
Search and seizure laws as applied to computer, Internet, and cell phone property and communications (U.S. Const. amend. IV)
Right to counsel (U.S. Const. amend. VI)
Capital punishment and cruel and unusual punishment (U.S. Const. amend. VIII)
Right to trial in criminal proceedings (U.S. Const. amend. VI)
National security considerations
You may choose a different issue, but you must obtain instructor approval by the end of Week 2.
The Final Paper must
Be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center Links to an external site..
Include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Use at least eight scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
An Integrative Introduction
Use type font; Times New Roman style;,
Use 12 pitch font;
Use 8.5 x 11.0 white MS Word
with 1″ boarders,,
Do not create a Cover Page.
Your assignment must be double spaced.
On each page put your course CRIJ and CRN in the top left corner.
Under that put your last and first name
; Page 1 of
Next put in the current date.
In the top right corner put the page number i.e. Page 1 of ? pages, ect…
Your written summary shall be at least two full pages
From Chapter Seven, define “religious terrorism.” Provide an example of an extremist or terrorist group utilizing religious terrorism ideology to further their cause. Author an essay-type response consisting of a minimum of four (4) paragraphs. You are allowed to use more than four paragraphs. In your response, please make sure to use APA formatted in-text citations. Post your response. Please note we are using Turnitin to check for plagiarism. In this exercise, as part of your assignment, your overall points will factor in using the APA methodology of writing. For this exercise, please include a Title Page (NO ABSTRACT), Body, and a Reference page. Please include a Reference page to list your sources.
Make sure to provide a conclusion to your written work. Your utilization of APA format is important, all our written assignments will utilize APA style writing. This is to prepare you for the written assignment which is part of your overall grade. The purpose of these writing assignments is to demonstrate your level of understanding and knowledge of the subject matter, develop points logically, make explicit connections, elaborate ideas, argue points, and form conclusions.
if you use the PPT’s as a source, it will be acceptable to cite it as a book instead of PPT source (this decision I leave to you).
the book is :Martin, Gus (2019). Essentials of Terrorism. SAGE
Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. 5th Edition
ISBN: 9781544342931 (bound edition)
I will attach the power point with extemist definntion and views
Read the following case study and determine how biological, psychological, genetic and psychiatric theories would explain this individual’s behaviour. Record your ideas in your notebook.
Case Study: This subject was a White male with a highly unstable upbringing wherein his father frequently verbally and physically abused him. In elementary school, he demonstrated belligerent behavior and low self-esteem after learning that he would have to repeat the third grade. He had no history of juvenile arrests. At 16, he dropped out of high school to join the military. Though he earned his G.E.D., his service lasted only 19 months, due to an ‘‘underlying immature personality.’’ As a result, he was recommended for a general discharge, but upon reconsideration he ultimately received an honorable discharge.
His three-year marriage was stormy and included at least one incident wherein he threatened his wife by putting a shotgun to her head. The marriage ended in a bitter divorce, leaving him with an intense hatred of women. Over the next nine years, he committed armed robberies in multiple states. He served several prison sentences and probations. He was sporadically employed and frequently used illicit drugs. He was arrested once for possession of marijuana.
Starting at the age of 35, he killed eight White victims (three males and five females). Their ages ranged from eight to 55. Five of the eight were college students. These murders occurred in four separate incidents over a nine-month period. This offender also scored in the ‘‘very high’’ range on the PCL-R psychopathy measure, with a score of 36. He committed a variety of crimes including assault, rape, burglary, grand larceny, armed robbery, auto theft, and trespassing.
He led an irresponsible and nomadic lifestyle. Though some planning went into his murders, he was exceedingly impulsive. He had a shallow affect, and was extremely cunning and manipulative. He lacked the ability or desire to set or maintain long-term goals. His attempts at displaying charm were superficial, and he was in continuous need of stimulation. He told interviewers that he prowled around frequently at night, sometimes for hours at a time, and said that peering into windows was exciting to him. This voyeuristic behavior may have led to the methods he employed when he began to commit these murders, which involved breaking into victims’ homes at night.
Following the murders of his last two victims, he fled the area and survived financially by committing property crimes, including automobile thefts and burglaries. He later confessed to some of the murders, but demonstrated little convincing remorse. His limited efforts to express shame and regret were superficial and largely directed outward, indicating that his repentance was more for having been caught than for any feeling of empathy for his victims. He raped four of his female victims and mutilated their bodies through cutting, stabbing, biting, and evisceration. He attempted to remove evidence through unique means, by using household cleaning agents found in their homes. He also posed some of the female victims in ways that indicated his desire to taunt, shock, and offend those who found them. For example, he decapitated one and left her head positioned prominently in her home. Because these unusual behavioral features were repeated in some of the murders, a possibility existed for the killings to be linked to one offender. However, it is noted that in these murders, there were more outwardly discernable common features present, including location, timing, and victim characteristics, such as age and gender.
His preferred weapon was a large knife, which he felt enabled him to become a more efficient ‘‘killing machine.’’ He reported that his choice of this weapon was derived from his desire to exact revenge for the pain and suffering he had endured throughout his life at the hands of his ex-wife, his parents, and law enforcement and correctional personnel. As an example, he stated that he had suffered immensely during one period of incarceration for robbery, when the prison cell he occupied flooded frequently with raw sewage, as he put it, ‘‘ … day [in], day out for months. I went nuts. I went stir crazy … I was very angry.’’
It is noteworthy that he used this perceived maltreatment as one of the justifications for his later crimes, again failing to accept responsibility for his behavior. He believed he was successful as a killer because he could assimilate easily into society, while embracing his own unique, rage-filled view of the world, without others suspecting he could commit such crimes. He stated, ‘‘People like me are … right on the fringe of society. They blend right in just like you, like me. They’re like everybody.’’ Finally, he related that he was influenced by a ‘‘force,’’ in the form of an imaginary person, who identified specific residences for him to enter, and then instructed him to kill at those locations. It is significant that he used this invented individual as a partial explanation for his crimes, though it falls short of acceptance of responsibility for them and allowed him to dissociate himself from his actions. It is also another factor indicative of his high degree of psychopathy.
Beasley, J. (2004). Serial murder in America: Case studies of seven offenders. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 22, 395-414.
Discuss the physical and social structures of male and female prisons. How do these structure influence the challenges that inmates, specifically female inmates, face while being institutionalized? Do you believe that correctional institutions are doing an adequate job responding to these challenges? What actions have been taken thus far to respond to the special neds of inmates, including juvenile offenders? Do you believe it is important to accomodate these needs? What action do you believe needs to be taken to further accommodate the needs of adult inmates?
Must incorporate Biblical perspective and 2 scholarly sources.