Category: Law

Law Final Paper

Choose one of the topics attached.

The final version of your researched argument should be eight (8) to ten (10) pages in length, and should incorporate at least seven (7) sources.

In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:

  • Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
  • Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
  • Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
  • Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
  • Appropriate APA citation style should be followed.
  • You should also make sure to:
  • Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date
  • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English
  • Use examples to support your Discussion
  • Cite all sources on a separate referen
  • ce page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format

Your annotated bibliography should contain no fewer than seven (7) sources

Virtuous and Vicious Acts in Law Enforcement

“Virtuous and Vicious Acts in Law Enforcement” Please respond to the following:
Read the article titled “When Not to Arrest an Abuser in a Domestic Violence Case,” located at Next, explain the two (2) factors that you believe would be the most critical for police to consider before making an arrest in a domestic violence situation.
The article suggests that the criminal justice system may not be the best place to deal with domestic violence misdemeanors. Indicate whether you believe these domestic violence situations should be handled by the criminal justice system or by some other social service organization. Provide at least one (1) example to support your opinion.

Decision Making in Collegial Courts

“Decision Making in Collegial Courts” Please respond to the following:
Describe at least four (4) factors that affect the decision-making process through collegial contact between judges. Provide a rationale for your response.
Compare and contrast two (2) of the four (4) theories that influence acceptance of a case for appeal, as discussed in Chapter 13 of the text. Identify the theories that you believe are the most effective during the appeals process at increasing the likelihood that an appeal would be granted. Provide a rationale in your response

Future Trends Presentation

Select a future trend of crisis intervention and mental health services within the law enforcement system.     Technology

Create 1-2 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation about your selected trend with detailed speaker notes.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Overview of the trend

Justice for mentally ill

You are a new corrections officer in a very effective cell block unit. Your coworkers are professional in almost every aspect of their work. You have been in the same cell block with them through your probationary period and now you are out on your own, managing your section of the cell block. Early one evening, you get dispatched to an adjacent cell block to assist other corrections officers with an unknown incident. Upon arrival, you find a total of five other corrections officer teams. Your concern is that something serious is happening. As you approach the cell block hallway intersection, you can see movement in the hall mirror that is used for monitoring what is around the corner. You can also hear laughter just around the corner. As you approach your fellow corrections officers, you see one senior officer hand a roll of aluminum foil to a male inmate who appears to be about 45 years of age and very animated. The inmate asks the corrections officer if he is sure that the foil will work and the corrections officer says yes. The man unrolls the foil and begins to wrap it around his head and face, poking out eyeholes and a mouth hole to breathe. The other officers are laughing.

You find out that the inmate is known as Karl, and that he is delusional in that he believes that large “Grays” (aliens from another planet) can read and steal his thoughts. Karl tells the officers that he has been looking for a method to keep the Grays from getting his thoughts. The corrections officers told him that the foil is special antialien foil. They tell him that it is in the corrections officers’ hats as well, and it protects them from aliens reading their minds. You find out that the corrections officers have been entertaining themselves with Karl for the past year and a half. Nobody has made any attempt at getting Karl a mental health referral, and they have been encouraging his delusions for their amusement. Although it is not clear to you what the exact nature of Karl’s problem is, it is evident that he is the victim of declining mental health. In addition to the incident, it is clear that the other inmates locked in nearby cells are not happy with what the corrections officers are doing to Karl.

Please include answers in your main posting for the following questions. You must provide meaningful feedback to the main postings of at least two of your classmates:

  • What professional ethical issues exist for corrections officers to engage in this behavior?
  • How could this behavior adversely impact your cell block corrections officer’s unit?
  • What action do you feel compelled to take concerning this situation both with Karl and your colleagues? Why?


3-5 paragraphs

Data collection

3-5 paragraphs
Use the Web resources, library, and course materials to research 5 different methods for data collection and the use of statistics in criminal justice.
Research and describe 5 data collection techniques in your own words. Be sure to cite any sources you used in APA format.
Answer the following questions:
Why is the examination of collected data so important?
How are statistics used in the field of criminal justice?

Research and theory

Theory defines, assumes, proposes, explains, and predicts what the research outcome is likely to prove (right or wrong). It is an integrated body of propositions, assumptions, and definitions that are related in explaining and predicting relationships between two or more variables. Theory could be any of the following:
On the other hand, hypotheses are statements or assertions derived from theory that can be tested by scientific inquiry and that are capable of being refuted, and their tests may result in support or nonsupport for the theory from which they were derived.

Prepare a 5–7-page paper that address the following questions:

What are the key differences between the 4 identified types of research theories above?
Is any one type of theory more valid than the others? Why or why not?
What are the differences and similarities (if any) between theory and hypothesis?
What are variables, and why are they important components of theoretical schemes?

America the Vulnerable

  1. In a well-written paper:
    • a. In a two-page paper discuss Stephen Flynn’s recommendations for effective homeland security. Do you agree with the recommendations? What, if anything would you add or revise?
    • b. Make sure your discussion reflects themes in Chapters 13 through 14 of our textbook.
  2. Your papers must:
      • i. The first page of your paper will be a cover sheet correctly formatted according to APA guidelines.
      • ii. The second page will include an Abstract.
      • iii. This paper will use 1-inch margins, Times New Roman 12-point font, and double spacing.
      • iv. A minimum of two citations must be included and the citations for each article MUST be correctly formatted according to APA guidelines. Do NOT use an automated citation manager to perform this function. Do it manually for this assignment and check your formatting against available APA resources.
    • a. Excluding the cover page, the Abstract and references page, this paper must be at least 2 pages of written text.
    • b. Only COMPLETE paragraphs consisting of an introductory sentence, a full explanation of key points supported with properly cited sources, and a concluding sentence may be used.
    • c. Only use published articles from academic texts, such as those found at or accessed through your Grantham University EBSCO host account (not Wikipedia).
    • d. The entire paper must be your original work. It may not include quotes and at no time should text be copied and pasted.

Henri Fayol and Systematic Management

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 2 and 3 in the textbook and the Moynihan (2009) article, The Response to Hurricane Katrina.
Every organization within the field of criminal justice has a management hierarchy of some sort. Included among the many tasks assigned to managers are budget planning, financial decision making, and effecting personnel decisions. However, what is missing at times in criminal justice agencies is effective leadership. Too often policy makers confound leadership with management. The two can be, and often are, quite dissimilar.
In the City of New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, a variety of political and local managers and leaders congregated in the Central Business District in an effort to arrive at a consensus as to the wisest course of action. Among those present was Michael Brown, the director of FEMA, Ray Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans, and various state politicians. No action plan could be developed as each respective politician was so focused on their own needs that they soon became blinded to effective alternatives. Added to those problems were the combined effects of serious deficiencies in communication and coordination of rescue efforts.
Consider the information provided in your required sources for this discussion and include the following elements in your initial post:
Explain the major characteristics of leadership. Describe the primary traits of management.
According to the five functions of management developed by Henri Fayol, explain the ways in which the response to Hurricane Katrina failed.
Evaluate the financial constraints that affected the situation at the time and describe which organization or individual you believe offered the most effective leadership after the storm. Provide a rationale supporting your statements with evidence from the required readings.
Your initial post should be at least 400 words in length.

Strategic Management and StakeholdersStrategic Management and Stakeholders

Prior to beginning work on this journal, review Chapter 3 in the textbook.

Many organizations within the field of criminal justice have begun utilizing techniques of strategic management in an effort to better address the needs of their stakeholders. The importance of strategic management and the careful and proper identification of stakeholder groups are never more salient than in law enforcement and correctional organizations. However, the tenets of strategic management are in use in nearly every facet of public and private enterprise.

After reviewing Chapter 3 in the textbook, think about your own current or previous place(s) of employment and examine the function of strategic management within the organization. In your journal, identify the organization and its stakeholders. Explain how the strategic management plan takes the needs and demands of those individuals and groups into consideration when preparing budgets. In addition, explain two ways that the identification of stakeholders has increased the effectiveness of the organization or improved public relations.

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