Select one of the following topics: Immigration Drug legislation Three-strikes s

Select one of the following topics:
Immigration
Drug legislation
Three-strikes sentencing
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper describing how each branch and every level of government participates in your selected policy.
Include information from the Criminal Justice Policy-Making Matrix in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. You must use a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources that discuss criminal justice in the United States, none of which can be more than 10 years old. Law school reviews or bar journals are not considered peer-reviewed. Additional references are highly recommended. If you do not know how to find or cite peer-reviewed sources, please see the information available in the Course Resources section.

Students choosing Option #1 students must complete a scholarly research paper on

Students choosing Option #1 students must complete a scholarly research paper on a topic that has to with sex crimes or laws regarding sex crimes. The topic must be specific. Submitting a topic like “Rape” is far too broad. Narrow the topic by adding more information Students choosing Option #1 students must complete a scholarly research paper on a topic that has to with sex crimes or laws regarding sex crimes. The topic must be specific. Submitting a topic like “Rape” is far too broad. Narrow the topic by adding more information such as “Date Rape in American Colleges”, “Drug-induced Rapes”, “Rape Shield Laws”, or “Testimony in Rape Cases”, etc. Be creative. This report is not to include notes from the class PowerPoint or to simply regurgitate information assigned readings. This is independent research that should go above and beyond the scope of the classroom lectures, assigned readings and discussion. YOU MAY NOT RECYCLE PAPERS FROM PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE CLASSES.
Length, Number and Types of Sources: The term paper will be no less than six (6) complete pages and no more than eight (8) pages long (not including the title or reference page) with at least eight (8) peer-reviewed (scholarly) references listed AND incorporated into the paper via in-text citation. You MAY NOT use books as a reference. While I normally prohibit the use of non-peer reviewed sources (i.e., newspapers, magazines, books, internet websites, etc.) for this class I will allow limited use of these sources as long as they use is very minimal and they are properly referenced. These supplementary sources, such as newspaper articles, MUST be used only in the context of making a point about the contemporary nature of the issue and are not counted among your peer-reviewed sources.
Format/Style: The term paper will be written in the American Psychological Association Style (APA) format. Remember, academic papers should be in a 12-point, easy to read font (Times New Roman preferred) in black ink, and double-spaced. This is an academic paper in which you are researching a subject, not an opinion paper. Please avoid using “I” statements, such as I believe, or I learned, or I think, etc. Also, avoid using contractions (i.e., can’t, doesn’t, don’t, etc.) which are more appropriate for casual and informal writing. Direct quotes should be limited to one per page at the maximum and FOR THIS PAPER, I AM PROHIBITING DIRECT QUOTES OF 40 OR MORE WORDS.
Final Product: The final term paper you will upload to D2L (in one file) will include the following: A properly formatted title page (first page), followed by an abstract (second page), followed by the 6-8 page paper, and a reference page or pages (last pages). The use of headings is suggested and preferred, but not required. Headings help keep the writer on target and organized and to prevent the reader (me) from being exposed to six pages of rambling information.
Report Due Date: The term paper is due on Friday, November 19th and will be uploaded to D2L by midnight.
Grading: The report will be worth 200% (200 points) of your grade. You will be graded on the following:
ü Ability to convey conclusions drawn from the research
ü Quality of the research materials referenced
ü Adherence to the correct APA format
ü Ability to follow directions
ü Proper use of grammar
ü Proper spelling
A list of suggested topics is provided on the last page of this syllabus.such as “Date Rape in American Colleges”, “Drug-induced Rapes”, “Rape Shield Laws”, or “Testimony in Rape Cases”, etc. Be creative. This report is not to include notes from the class PowerPoint or to simply regurgitate information assigned readings. This is independent research that should go above and beyond the scope of the classroom lectures, assigned readings and discussion. YOU MAY NOT RECYCLE PAPERS FROM PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE CLASSES.
Length, Number and Types of Sources: The term paper will be no less than six (6) complete pages and no more than eight (8) pages long (not including the title or reference page) with at least eight (8) peer-reviewed (scholarly) references listed AND incorporated into the paper via in-text citation. You MAY NOT use books as a reference. While I normally prohibit the use of non-peer reviewed sources (i.e., newspapers, magazines, books, internet websites, etc.) for this class I will allow limited use of these sources as long as they use is very minimal and they are properly referenced. These supplementary sources, such as newspaper articles, MUST be used only in the context of making a point about the contemporary nature of the issue and are not counted among your peer-reviewed sources.
Format/Style: The term paper will be written in the American Psychological Association Style (APA) format. Remember, academic papers should be in a 12-point, easy to read font (Times New Roman preferred) in black ink, and double-spaced. This is an academic paper in which you are researching a subject, not an opinion paper. Please avoid using “I” statements, such as I believe, or I learned, or I think, etc. Also, avoid using contractions (i.e., can’t, doesn’t, don’t, etc.) which are more appropriate for casual and informal writing. Direct quotes should be limited to one per page at the maximum and FOR THIS PAPER, I AM PROHIBITING DIRECT QUOTES OF 40 OR MORE WORDS.
Final Product: The final term paper you will upload to D2L (in one file) will include the following: A properly formatted title page (first page), followed by an abstract (second page), followed by the 6-8 page paper, and a reference page or pages (last pages). The use of headings is suggested and preferred, but not required. Headings help keep the writer on target and organized and to prevent the reader (me) from being exposed to six pages of rambling information.
Report Due Date: The term paper is due on Friday, November 19th and will be uploaded to D2L by midnight.
Grading: The report will be worth 200% (200 points) of your grade. You will be graded on the following:
ü Ability to convey conclusions drawn from the research
ü Quality of the research materials referenced
ü Adherence to the correct APA format
ü Ability to follow directions
ü Proper use of grammar
ü Proper spelling
A list of suggested topics is provided on the last page of this syllabus.

Students will write a research paper that investigates a criminological question

Students will write a research paper that investigates a criminological question currently facing the criminal justice system. There are multiple ways to conduct such an investigation, but students typically take one of the following approaches. First is an examination of the crime data and research on a particular behavior (e.g., terrorism, burglary, workplace violence) that determines what theory offers the most effective explanation for the crime. A second option could be assessing the state of a specific theory of criminology by reviewing several pieces of scholarship to determine how well the theory explains crime. The research project can take several other forms. Students should discuss their ideas with the professor to ensure that they are meeting the expectations of the assignment.

Read the following scenario: Imagine that your Learning Team is the planning uni

Read the following scenario:
Imagine that your Learning Team is the planning unit in your local police department. The chief of police has told you that a philanthropist in town is considering giving a $100,000 grant to a worthy cause in the department. The chief has charged your team with deciding how, when,
and where that money will be spent.
Create a detailed PowerPoint presentation on your proposal, as well as an executive summary (in the form of a PowerPoint slide) of your
budget plan.
The presentation must be 4 slides (with speakers notes).
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Support your views with a minimum of six (3) substantial references.

Using the required resources for this module and resources found through your ow

Using the required resources for this module and resources found through your own research on the subject, develop an essay that:
Evaluate how shifts in demographics might influence police/community programs
Consider the role of police in the community and theorize on how that role might change in the next decade
Identify the most important factor(s) in future trends in police/community relations
Your essay:
Must be a minimum of 700 words (not including title and reference pages)
Be formatted according to APA style
(Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of Paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Word Count
Must utilize an academic voice.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph.
Must use at least three (3) scholarly, peer-reviewed, or other credible sources.
Must document (cite
(Links to an external site.)
) any information used from sources in APA style.
Must include a separate reference page
(Links to an external site.)
that is formatted according to APA style

Students will write on the importance of identifying, locating, preserving and p

Students will write on the importance of identifying, locating, preserving and presenting evidence in a court of law. Although this is a research paper, I would like to have your personal opinions, observations and experiences when it comes to the criminal justice system. I am requiring three references for this paper. This research paper should be no less than 1200 words written in APA format.

Write an individual review: summarize the main argument, link the insights to th

Write an individual review: summarize the main argument, link the insights to the *key class
themes, provide an opinion about the implications of findings/argument of the
book for practical criminal justice policy.
Book reviews should be at least 1,300 words. Use another reference in your review (another books, reading, website, new reports, etc.).
All references should be listed in a separate page entitled “references cited”.
*key class themes:
 The historical origins of institutions, policies and practices
 Differences and similarities between formal policies and local practices
 Practitioner discretion and autonomy
 The effects of social context on criminal justice operations
 The evidence-based movement and its implications for policy and practice
 Challenges and strategies for effective policy implementation
 Benefits produced by institutions, policies and practices
 Harms produced by institutions, policies and practices
 Biases / inequities in institutional effects
Please incorperate a few key themes, the use of every single one is not neccessary!

Civil order control functions are basically centered on those activities mostly

Civil order control functions are basically centered on those activities mostly performed by agencies other than the police or by specialized units within the police forces. In a 4–6-page paper, answer the following:
How does the United States deal with problems related to civil order control? (25%)
How does this method(s) compare and contrast with other cited countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Japan, England, and China? Explain the similarities and differences that exist. (30%)
What factors contribute to these similarities and differences that exist between the United States and each cited country? Why do they exist? (40%)
Be sure to cite all references in APA format (5%).

Please use the CRJ 205 Libguide (Links to an external site.) to locate ONE of th

Please use the CRJ 205 Libguide (Links to an external site.) to locate ONE of the below listed articles. Enter the article title in the search box. Click on the title of the article when it appears on the page and access the full text of the article from the View Full Text button. Read the article of your choice (they are about the same number of pages) and submit written answers to the questions. There is no required length, but you must answer the questions completely. Please answer the questions in your own words – you may paraphrase from the article but do not cut and paste from the article! I want to see that you can “digest” and understand scholarly research.
Link: https://www.wilmu.edu/library/index.aspx
Choice #1: “New Directions in Social Disorganization Theory” by Kubrin and Weitzer in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency in the November 2003 volume. If you choose this article, please answer the following questions:
Give 2 examples of informal control.
Define social capital
Describe the 3 perspectives on cultural explanations
What is the relationship between formal and informal controls in a neighborhood?
How might urban political and economic forces impact crime rates? Give examples
Explain the reciprocal effect of crime on neighborhoods
Choice #2: “Structure and Culture in African American Adolescent Violence: A Partial Test of the ‘Code of the Street’ Thesis” by Stewart and Simons in Justice Quarterly in the March 2006 volume. If you choose this article, please answer the following questions:
What are the key points of Anderson’s “code of the street” thesis?
Describe the difference between “decent” and “street” families
What is the hypothesis that Stewart and Simons are testing?
What type of youth are likely to adopt the “code of the streets” according to the authors?
Is the “code of the streets” confined to urban areas? Explain

FILM REVIEW ASSIGNMENT Students are required to complete a film review on a Gang

FILM REVIEW
ASSIGNMENT
Students are required to complete a film review on a Gangster film. In the review, you are required to provide:
Introduction:
Provide basic information about the film. The name, year of film, director, and screenwriter(s). The plot summary and the major characters should be introduced. (This should be about 2 to 3 paragraphs in length).
Analysis:
(1) Identify, describe two themes within the film. A theme is an underlying meaning or main idea that is presented either directly or indirectly.
(2) Identify how the themes identified enhance or contribute to your understanding/knowledge of organized crime.
This section should be approximately three pages in length.
Conclusion/Evaluation
The closing of your review should provide the reader with your general thoughts or impressions of the film. You should state what liked or disliked about the film. For example would you recommend this film to other viewerr. This should only be one paragraph in length.