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Cases Analysis

Respond to each one of the following situations and compile them together for a case analysis portfolio. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:


 I. Miranda 

A uniformed police officer is dispatched to a bank robbery. Upon arrival, John Smith is already under arrest by the detectives for committing the robbery and shooting the guard. He is placed in the back of the officer’s cruiser. During the drive back to the station, Smith yells out, “I am so sorry I shot him!” One month later, the officer is called to testify about Smith’s statement. Smith’s defense attorney argues that the officer failed to read him his Miranda rights. Consider if his statements are admissible given the fact he was not read his Miranda Rights prior to making them. 

  • A. Imagine yourself as the judge presiding over this case. Clearly and accurately evaluate the constitutional parameters that emerged from the Miranda decision. How has this case influenced the practice of law enforcement? 
  • B. Describe your ruling for the bank robbery case, citing the Miranda case. How did Miranda influence your decision‐making process? 


II. Jewelry Store Robbery 

A detective was conducting surveillance outside a jewelry store that had been robbed several times in the past month. It was 85°F outside, and he witnessed three men pacing in front of the store who appeared to be acting nervous. One of the men was wearing a heavy sweatshirt (later identified as Wilson), while the others were wearing t‐shirts. The detective exited his cruiser and approached the three men. The detective conducted a pat frisk of Wilson and found a hard object in the front pocket of the sweatshirt. He reached his hand into the pocket and located a handgun. He placed all three under arrest and later tied all of them to the repeat burglaries. In court, Wilson’s attorney argued that the detective conducted an illegal search when he located the handgun. Imagine yourself now as the judge. 

  • A. In order to avoid defense attorneys making this kind of claim in court, new technology could be utilized to aid in the development of cases and in prosecutions. What types of new technology could the detective have employed in his surveillance and arrest that might have helped avoid the defense attorney’s claim of illegal search? Evaluate the impact these types of technology have had on ethical investigations. 
  • B. Based on the U.S. Supreme Court case Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968), how would you rule in this case? Be sure to defend your ruling with evidentiary support.
  •  C. Did the ruling justices’ decision in Terry v. Ohio influence the effective performance of law‐enforcement agencies? Defend your position using evidence from the current case as well as the Supreme Court case. 


III. Rape Investigation 

You are now a detective assigned to conduct a rape investigation.

  •  A. Select an emerging technology available for investigating rape‐related crimes. How has this technology positively or negatively impacted criminal investigations? Support your argument(s) using specific examples. 
  • B. Taking into consideration U.S. Supreme Court rulings, what are any limitations or regulations you may encounter in utilizing this technology to conduct an ethical investigation? 


IV. Pre‐Sentence Investigation 

A 14‐year‐old juvenile was just convicted of murder, and sentencing is approaching. Imagine yourself as a probation officer assigned to conduct the presentence investigation. Research Miller v. Alabama and use it to guide you on how you would approach this case. 

  • A. Based on Miller v. Alabama, what are the constitutional constraints placed upon the judge to come to an ethical and proper sentence in the current case? 
  • B. How did the Miller v. Alabama case transform sentencing laws and impact the role of the criminal justice practitioner? Support your response with examples. 


V. Hinckley 

On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley attempted to kill President Reagan. There were several witnesses to the shooting, and the evidence was overwhelming. Research this case and imagine yourself as Hinckley’s defense attorney.

  •  A. Apply the Model Penal Code test to this case to determine Hinckley’s mental state defense and what the jury’s verdict would have to be. Be sure to defend your response. 
  • B. After the Hinckley verdict was reached, many states opted for a new test to be utilized. The Insanity Defense Reform Act of 1984 shifted the burden of proof from prosecution to defense. Apply the present statutory test to the case. How do you believe the jury would vote if Hinckley were tried today? Why? 
  • C. What historical milestone case involving the Second Amendment emerged from the events of this situation? How has this case impacted the criminal justice practitioner? 


VI. Defense Attorney 

You are a defense attorney. You have a client who is charged with raping and killing four boys. After killing them, he dismembered them and ate them. Your client thinks he did nothing wrong.

  •  A. Based on the client’s mental state, what would you argue for a defense for the client? Ensure that you apply and explain any relevant sociological and criminological scientific methods of inquiry you would use in devising your argument.


 VII. Jim Aiken 

Jim Aiken comes home early from work and finds his wife in bed with the mailman. He immediately shoots and kills the mailman. Aiken then goes downstairs, makes himself a sandwich, and watches TV while his wife is frozen in fear in bed. After two hours, Aiken goes back upstairs and shoots and kills his wife. You have been tasked with preparing the case for his defense attorney. 

  • A. Applying the appropriate sociological and criminological scientific methods of inquiry, what crime did Aiken commit regarding the mailman, and what possible defense could be used? 
  • B. What crime did Aiken commit regarding his wife, and what possible defense could be used? Support your response by explaining how you applied the scientific methods of inquiry.


 VIII. Narcotics Detective

 Imagine yourself as a narcotics detective. You are told by an informant that a man by the name of Joe Parker is growing marijuana in his basement. He goes on to tell you that the basement has windows, but they appear to be blacked out, preventing anyone from seeing inside. As a knowledgeable narcotics detective, you know that extreme heat is used to keep the marijuana plants healthy. You decide to use a thermal imaging device to see if there is excessive heat coming from the basement. You park in front of his house and turn on the device. It registers extreme levels of heat emanating from the basement. Based on that information, you obtain a search warrant and locate the marijuana. In preparing your paperwork, it is brought to your attention that these events are identical to an actual U.S. Supreme Court case. Research Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001), to guide how you would approach this case. 

  • A. What elements from Kyllo v. United States will impact your ability to develop an ethical investigation? Be sure to explain your response. 
  • B. Examine how the use of thermal imaging technology has impacted detectives, both positively and negatively, in performing ethical investigations in drug‐related cases? 
  • C. If you were the judge in the Kyllo case, what would be the constitutional parameters that would influence how you would rule? Why would these influence your ruling? 


IX. Homicide Detective 

A detective investigating a recent homicide has obtained a mobile scanner device called a Manta Ray, which allows him to sit in his vehicle and “capture” conversations and data from mobile phones by mimicking a cellular tower. After two days of surveillance on an apartment complex that he believes houses the man who committed the murder, the device grabs pieces of a text conversation between the suspect and his girlfriend. The detective believes the conversation was a vague confession to the crime and decides it is enough to obtain a court order.  

  • A. Was the use of the Manta Ray in this investigation done ethically, and how will this potentially impact the development of this case? Consider supporting your response with relevant case law and precedent.


Your submission should be 9-12 pages in length. The document should use double spacing, 12‐point Times New Roman font, and one‐inch margins. Citations should be listed in APA format. Be sure to label each section appropriately (Miranda, Jewelry Store Robbery, etc.) when compiling your portfolio. Reference in APA

Define APV. How does it differ from NPV?


The capital budgeting decision techniques discussed so far all have strengths and weaknesses; however, they do comprise the most popular rules for valuing projects. On the other hand, valuing an entire business requires that some adjustments be made to various pieces of these methodologies. As an example, in valuing a business, one frequently used alternative to Net Present Value (NPV) is called Adjusted Present Value (APV). Research other popular business valuation models.

In 650 minimum -750 maximum content words (title page, abstract, and references not included in count), respond to the following:

  1. Define APV. How does it differ from NPV?
  2. Identify and discuss at least two other business valuation models that are popular.

Write a brief synthesis and summary of the two articles. How are the topics of the two articles related?

Research at least two articles on the topic of emerging enterprise network applications. Write a brief synthesis and summary of the two articles. How are the topics of the two articles related? What information was relevant and why?



Your post should be 300 words long.

minimum of two peer reviewed references and in-text citation, and should include all others used in the development of your response to the discussion question

The Impact Of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) In Corporate Information Security And Privacy Regulation


The research paper must directly address your approved topic and contain all of the following elements  
· Your paper must include both a Title page and a Reference page.  
· Title and reference pages are NOT included in calculating the paper length.  
· Your paper should NOT include an abstract.  
· An introduction of the content of the paper, including the scholarly value of your research.  
· A brief review of the recent literature related to your topic.  
· A brief analysis of the synthesized conclusions of the existing research related to your topic.  
· A conclusion that summarizes the content of your paper and discusses research gaps and future research opportunities related to your topic.
· A reference page(s).  
· Your paper must include a minimum of 7 peer-reviewed resources (articles or papers)  
· Cited sources must directly support your paper (i.e. not incidental references)  
: Your paper must be at least 1500 words in length (but NOT longer than 2000 words; Scholarly writing should be efficient and precise. Be clear in the information that you are conveying and with the evidence used to support it.  

What is surprising or significant about the movement of the Holy Spirit, particularly in Acts chapter 10?

  • What is surprising or significant about the movement of the Holy Spirit, particularly in Acts chapter 10?
  • How do you think “holiness” relates to the Holy Spirit? How and in what ways does this impact our life and living today?

What considerations need to be addressed within your community that are different form Debbie’s community?

An Epidemic in the Community

To prepare for this Discussion, visit the CDC Wonder site in this week’s resources. Investigate the incidence and prevalence of TB in your community (Travis County in Austin, TX). What information did you find? Analyze how your community compares to county (Travis), state (Texas), or national (United States) data for the same topic. Was the incidence and prevalence of each higher or lower than you expected?

Consider the following scenario: This is Debbie’s first year working as a nurse at the local health department in a rural county. Most of her days are spent in the clinic seeing clients who often do not have health insurance.

Over the past month, Debbie has noticed that several young Hispanic men have come to the health department, each diagnosed with tuberculosis. Debbie is concerned about what the outbreak of tuberculosis among the migrant workers could mean for the community. Through a community health profile, Debbie identifies the group of migrant farm workers as being at highest risk for contracting tuberculosis.

Using the Epidemiologic Triangle concept, consider the relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors. Then, respond to the following:

  • As a BSN-prepared community health nurse, what steps should Debbie take next?
  • Considering economic and social considerations within the community, what are the primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions that Debbie might use in managing this outbreak?
  • Can similar interventions be applied to your community and its TB prevalence?
  • What considerations need to be addressed within your community that are different form Debbie’s community?

 This should be a 3-paragraph (at least 250–350 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Avoid quotes; paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually ≤ 5 years old). 

What are some typical characteristics of female offenders?

Here is the assignment for week two.

Read “Female Sex Offenders: An Overview and Analysis of 40 Cases.” 

Assist  writing a 350- to 525-word summary of the article.

Include the following in your summary:

  • What are some typical characteristics of female offenders? Cody
  • How are female offenders different than male offenders?

What part of the nervous system (anatomical structure, function, cellular chemistry and function) would most likely be studied using this method?

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 1 and 2 in your course textbook, and watch the Multicellular organisms and their nervous systems and Discovering the human brain: New pathways to neuroscience, with Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D videos. These materials examine various means of investigating neuropsychology, such as imaging technology, laboratory science techniques, and special studies that provide information about structure (nervous system anatomy and cellular structure) and function (nervous system and cellular function).

This discussion is an analysis of the various ways neuroscience investigators study the biological basis of psychological function.

In your discussion:

  • Select one method you think is the most powerful or useful for examining the relationship between biology and behavior.
    • Do not choose a category of investigational methods, but be sure to select one method (e.g., do not choose “imaging technology” but instead choose one type of imaging technology).
  • Evaluate the method you have selected.
    • Would this method be best used for basic research, initial diagnosis of a clinical condition, ongoing patient management, or a combination of these analytic practices?
    • What part of the nervous system (anatomical structure, function, cellular chemistry and function) would most likely be studied using this method?
    • What behavioral health or neurological condition could be studied by this method?

Also in your discussion,

  • Describe how knowledge of neuroscience investigational methods would assist someone in a career that uses a degree in psychology.
    • Remember, a degree in psychology opens the door to many options regarding career choices. These include positions in human resources, the helping professions (e.g., medicine, counseling and behavioral health, teaching, social work, ministry, and nursing), science, marketing, law enforcement, and more.
    • Some examples to consider might be sharing the information you’ve learned to help you educate a patient/client:
      • Regarding their diagnosed neuropsychological disorder and the need for medication.
      • Why we now evaluate psychological disorders from multiple aspects (biological, psychological, social).
      • Why their child is ready for specific developmental milestones due to neurological maturation.

You must use a minimum of one peer-reviewed and/or scholarly source that was published within the last five years, and document the source in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your post should be a minimum of 250 words. You may cite and reference course materials such as the textbook, required or recommended reading, or multimedia, but these will not fulfill the source requirement.




Required Resources


Wilson, J. F. (2013). Biological basis of behavior. Retrieved from

  • Chapter 1: Studying the Brain
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to the Nervous System


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 (5th ed.).

  • The full-text version of this e-book is available through the DSM-5 Library database in the Ashford University Library. Please review The DSM-5: Accessing and Using the DSM-5 in the Ashford University Library screencast that provides step-by-step instructions on how to access this full-text resource via the library, how to use the DSM-5 to look up neuropsychological disorders, and how to cite and reference this resource in your course work. The direct link to the screencast video is located at:  (Links to an external site.)The direct link to the PDF transcript of the video is located here: (Links to an external site.)
  • Please be sure to use current terminology as described in the DSM-5 for neuropsychological disorders. This book is a manual of neuropsychological disorders and the diagnostic criteria needed to make the clinical diagnosis. This reference is used by mental health professionals and will assist you in your Week 1 Written Assignment, Selection of Final Project Topic, this week, as well as all course work in this class.


Bookheimer, S. (Writer), Harrigan, J. (Director), & Crosstown Productions, Davidson Films (Producers). (2007). Discovering the human brain: New pathways to neuroscience, with Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D [Streaming video]. Retrieved from Films on Demand database.

  • The full version of this video is available through the Films On Demand database in the Ashford University Library. This video provides an overview of the concepts involved in neuroscience as pertaining to human brain structure and functional pathways and will assist you in your Week 1 discussions, Post Your Introduction and Methods of Neuroscience Investigation,. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.

Garner, S. (Writer), Breitenmoser, K. (Director), & Baricevic, T. (Producer). (2012). Multicellular organisms and their nervous systems [Streaming video]. Retrieved from Films on Demand database.

  • The full version of this video is available through the Films On Demand database in the Ashford University Library. This video provides an overview of the need for nervous system organization in multicellular organisms (humans) and will assist you in your Week 1 discussion Methods of Neuroscience Investigation this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.

Recommended Resource


Cacioppo, J.T., Cacioppo, S., Dulawa, S., & Palmer, A.A. (2014). Social neuroscience and its potential contribution to psychiatry (Links to an external site.)World Psychiatry, 13(2), 131-139. Retrieved from

  • This article is available on the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health website. This article provides a discussion of the discipline of social neuroscience as a method to integrate psychological science and may assist you in your discussions, Post Your Introduction and Methods of Neuroscience Investigation, as well as your written assignment, Selection of Final Project Topic, this week.
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What is speciation in general? Briefly describe the difference between allopatric speciation and sympatric speciation. Be sure to include under what sort of conditions each type might occur.

Complete the following and submit the Word document by midnight Sunday. Remember to include complete citations for all sources used to answer each question.

1. In _____________ selection, individuals with both extreme forms of a trait are at a selective advantage.

2. The spotted touch-me-not, a flowering plant, has seed pods that burst open when touched and forcefully eject their seeds. Such an adaptation is favorable because it

  A.  aids in the dispersal of the species.

  B.  attracts insects that aid in pollination.

  C.  prevents germination within the seed pod.

  D.  can cause genetic changes to occur.

3. Which concept was not included in Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection?

  A.  survival of the fittest

  B.  struggle for existence

  C.  overproduction of offspring

  D.  punctuated equilibrium

4. Define microevolution. Explain how the bottleneck effect and the founder effect each affect microevolution. Be sure you demonstrate your understanding of these three concepts in your answer.

5. Because of prolonged drought, the trees on an island are producing nuts that are much smaller with thicker and harder shells. What will happen to the birds that depend on the nuts for food?

Of the three general outcomes of natural selection, this example illustrates ____________ selection.

6. What is meant by “survival of the fittest” and how does it relate to evolution? Are these two concepts the same or different? Justify your answer and be sure to define both concepts adequately.

7. Define and compare natural and artificial selection, including the source of selection pressure and the traits selected for. Provide a specific example of each.

8. What is speciation in general? Briefly describe the difference between allopatric speciation and sympatric speciation. Be sure to include under what sort of conditions each type might occur.

9.  Huntington’s disease is a dominant disorder that causes progressive deterioration of brain cells and eventually death.  Even though this is a fatal disease and a dominant one, it has persisted in the human population.  Explain the reason that Huntington’s has not been eliminated.  (You will have to look up information on the disease paying special attention to the age at which it is expressed. It is important to understand the significance of this.)

Analyze, identify, and explain recent legislation that helps to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace.

You have been hired as a management consultant by a large company to examine the business decisions of the company in regard to employee protections. The laws applicable are federal antidiscrimination laws, federal health and safety laws, state laws and employer firing practices related to the employment-at-will doctrine.  

 In relation to the questions below, write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1.  Analyze, identify, and explain recent legislation that helps to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. Provide at least two recent federal legislative protections/laws. Provide some insight when the federal legislation conflicts with the state.  (Please note, the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is not an acceptable example for this question)


2.  Explain the Employment-at-Will (EAW) Doctrine and ALL possible exceptions to the doctrine. Look at the scenarios below and determine, pursuant to the law, whether the decision to fire the employee is a smart one. Identify why or why not and determine all the possible exceptions per the EAW doctrine that are, might be, or could be applicable if the employee sues for wrongful termination.

 Be sure to identify the law and explain it. Then, apply the law and answer the question.  (All employees below are employees-at-will).



· Peter, a department supervisor, requests approval to fire Robert, his secretary.  Robert is a devout Buddhist and was putting out Buddhist literature in the employee break room.  Robert was also taking a lot of time to meditate in the workplace during some of the busiest times of day.  Peter wants to fire Robert.  If fired, can Robert sue for wrongful termination and prevail? 


· Lori, a manager, started a blog on the company website for the company softball league. She noticed a worker, Seth, was protesting that employees were not getting paid enough and that benefits were costly.  Lori reprimanded Seth and the next day, Seth posted a sign-up sheet on the blog to start a union.  Lori fired Seth a week later when he failed to show to work one day.  Can Seth sue for wrongful termination and prevail? 


· Lori, head of Accounting, refused to sign Brian’s parental leave request. Brian is seeking 12 weeks of paid leave to care for his newborn son and wants to take this time during the most busy time – tax season. Can Brian sue for wrongful termination and prevail?


· Jackson has worked for the company for 10 years.  He is a researcher and has a rare form of liver disease.  The chemicals he works with make his condition worse but, he does not want to stop working.  Jackson’s health is failing and, it effects his work.  His boss, Jerry, is not happy with his performance and, when Jackson failed to show results from his research, fired him. Can Jackson sue for wrongful termination and prevail? 


3.  Determine the law in regard to undocumented workers and whether they are eligible for state workers’ compensation in the United States. Advocate for or against this practice and substantiate your response with research to support your position.  How does the state law conflict with federal immigration law?  Support your response.


4.   Use the textbook and the Strayer University Library to locate at least two other quality academic resources in this assignment.  Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources. The textbook for this class is a required source for this assignment.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: 

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). Paper requires a cover page and a reference page.  Strayer Writing Standards is different than APA and other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details and comply with this requirement.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:
Evaluate law relative to workplace discrimination, employment at will, state workers’ compensation eligibility and the Supremacy Clause.

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