Choose two types of transnational crime from the list below: •Cybercrime •Drug trafficking •Human trafficking •Money laundering •Maritime piracy •Theft of art and cultural objects •Trade in human body parts •Terrorism In your paper, relative to the chosen two types of transnational crime •Describe what international policing and investigative agencies are doing well. •Identify areas in need of improvements. •Discuss what we as individuals can do to help with transnational crime rates. •Identify some warning signs that these transnational crimes may be taking place around us. •Evaluate what the United States has done to improve transnational crime rates. •Identify which national agencies are involved in the United States’ attempt to manage transnational crime. •Discuss each agency’s role in these efforts. The paper •Must be at least four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style •Must include a separate title page with the following: ◦Title of paper ◦Student’s name ◦Course name and number ◦Instructor’s name ◦Date submitted •Must use at least two credible sources in addition to the course text. ◦The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. •Must document all sources in APA style •Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style
Adult Education and the Social Media Revolution. Pay particular attention to the references these authors make to the works of others. Every citation within this article is essentially a head nod to other authors who have written about the same or similar topics. Were they all in the same room, you could imagine the authors of this article pointing to or calling out those other authors while speaking. This is what we mean when we refer to research and writing as one big conversation, with all of the participants listening and responding to one another. In a discussion post, point to an example from this article and explain how the authors do one of the following: • refer to another work in order to give legitimacy to their own point; • refer to another work in order to build upon the ideas of others; or • refer to another work in order to challenge that work. If you select “refer to another work in order to give legitimacy to their own point,” first describe what the authors’ point is, then describe how the cited article supports that point. If you select “refer to another work in order to build upon the ideas of others,” first describe what the ideas are, then describe how the authors build upon those ideas. If you select “refer to another work in order to challenge that work”, first describe what is being challenged, then describe how the authors are challenging the cited work. Then, give an example from your own life in which you rely upon the work of others to complete a task or accomplish a goal. (This example might be from your workplace, community, or academic life.)
HINT: See Chapters 29 and 30 of the text to help understand some of the legal issues covered in this assignment.
Larry Landlord has recently renovated an apartment and has put it on the market to be rented for $800.00 a month. Larry Landlord has been in business for approximately five (5) years and has had both positive and negative experiences with tenants. Larry Landlord is hoping to find a good, long-term tenant for his apartment. Roger Renter saw Larry’s sign for the apartment for rent and thought the location and the apartment would be perfect. Roger met Larry to look at the apartment and Roger fell in love with it. All of the interior fixtures had been replaced and the unit had a nice large closet. Roger noticed that although newly painted, the exterior of the apartment did show a little bit of wear. Because of the condition of the exterior of the building, Roger asked Larry about any roof leaks. Larry stated that he had never had a leak and was not aware of any leaks.
Roger and Larry entered into a valid contract for the rental of the apartment. (Note: The issue of whether or not a contract exists is NOT part of this question. For purposes of this question assume the contract is valid and there are no issues with the contract.)
Roger Renter was very happy in his new location; the apartment was quiet and the neighbors were friendly. Larry Landlord was also very happy because Roger Renter was a model tenant. Roger Renter paid on time and was quiet and respectful to other tenants.
The part of the country where Roger rented was rainy in the summertime. Roger rented and moved into the apartment in October. In June, a tremendous rainstorm occurred and Roger’s roof began to leak. The leak was minor at first and Roger merely put a trash can under the leak and had no other issues that month. When handing over his monthly rent check, Roger told Larry about the small leak. Larry thanked Roger for letting him know about the leak and told Roger he would have it fixed.
The next month the rains came again and the leak grew larger in Roger’s apartment. Roger was not home at the time of the rain and therefore the leak damaged some of Roger’s furniture. Roger called Larry to let him know that there was a leak and asked when it might be fixed. Roger also stated that he thought Larry had fixed the roof. Larry curtly stated, “When it rains, sometimes it pours. When it pours, sometimes it leaks.” Roger did not like Larry’s tone or response and called back to ask when the roof might be fixed. Larry stated, “When I get to it.” The following day, Roger sent Larry a note about the roof leak and asked Larry to please address the issue.
The week before the rent was due, another rainstorm occurred and the leak was even larger. This time the leak damaged Roger’s clothing, furniture, and some precious items he had inherited from family members. Roger called Larry and asked Larry to fix roof immediately. Larry responded in a similar and condescending manner. Roger hung up the phone and threw his baseball bat against the wall, damaging the drywall and knocking out an electrical socket.
Since it was the rainy season, Roger knew it would rain again and therefore simply moved his items away from the leak and did nothing to help mitigate the damage from the leaking roof.
Larry came into the apartment to investigate the leak and found damage from not only the leak but also from the thrown baseball bat. Roger states that the baseball bat damage was a direct result of Larry’s inability to fix the leak based on his anger from Larry’s curt response.
Suppose you are a mediator. In five to seven (5-7) pages discuss the rights and responsibilities of the landlord and the tenant in which you:
Explore the legal rights and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord. Decide whether or not the landlord and / or the tenant had a legal duty to mitigate damages. Determine whether or not Larry has legal grounds to evict Roger. Explain why or why not. Describe whether or not Roger has a legal obligation to pay for the damage he caused and determine whether or not Larry would be liable for any direct damage. Support each response with facts presented in the scenario. Use proper legal terminology throughout your responses. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as quality academic resources. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements: Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Ai Weiwei Assignment: Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry (available on Netflix or Amazon)
Answer the questions below in a roughly 1500 word essay.
Generally, what type of artwork does Ai make? What were his goals when he was a younger artist? Where did he study? What are his goals now? Have his goals changed? Have they become more or less radical? How does he spread his message? How is he thought of in China by the people and by the government? How does he use art from the past or concepts from the past to critique the present? What was one of his works of art that made an impression on you? How? Why? What point is he trying to make when his cat opens the door?
Note: The Ai Wei Wei video does not have to be watched, but all of the questions must be answered completely.
Imagine if you woke up one day to find out that your medical information, social security number, home address, and banking information were in the hands of someone else. Imagine how quickly that could put you and your loved ones in danger. This may seem like a stretch for some, however, for many others this is the reality that they will face today. It is difficult to overlook the many ways in which our lives are being shaped and influenced by technology, more specifically the mass media. The world that once seemed so large and distant is now often at your fingertips and with a few key strokes one can interact, do business with, or meet someone across the world. The advancement of technology in our culture has also led to many new dangers. An “Assault on Privacy” has been waged putting everyone who utilizes this technology at risk. In this discussion, we will identify the agents of socialization, paying special attention to the mass media. We will look at how technology influences the process of socialization. Keeping this scenario and the information found in unit 2 in mind, please respond to the following prompts: • Identify and discuss the agents of socialization. • In your opinion, what role, if any, do you think the mass media plays in the “Assault on Privacy?” Explain your reasoning. • What sorts of personal data should be kept private? Explain. • Consider what steps can be taken proactively (meaning preventative actions) to avoid such an occurrence. What types of actions can be taken to avoid having your most personal information end up in the hands of someone who may have intentions to harm you? Use the Internet to research at least one additional article on this issue to support your responses. Cite your source(s) using APA format and list all URLs.
The ability to create a sense of shared vision and common goals is essential to success in any organization. Leaders who focus on setting an example and who focus upon building integrity and credibility are able to gain the trust and support of others. Leadership is, after all, a relationship that is established between those who lead and those who follow. Such relationships must be built upon a solid foundation that can withstand conflict and challenges. Leaders must model the way for others. Please respond to the following points in your initial post: • Consider your own individual experiences. Who are your role models? • Select one role model from your professional experience and one role model from your personal experience. What do these two people have in common? What traits and characteristics do they share? • How do these role models “model the way” for other people? What do you learn from these role models? • Consider your own individual traits and characteristics. Do you consider yourself to be a role model for others? Explain why or why not. • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses as a role model. How can you become a better role model? Cite your source(s) using APA format and list all URLs.
SPSS Output Summary: Descriptive Statistics, Correlation, And Regression Study Description: A school educator is interested in determining the relationships between grade point average (GPA) and IQ scores among ninth graders. The educator takes a random sample of 40 ninth graders aged 14 years old and administers the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV). The WISC-IV includes a Full Scale IQ (FSIQ; however for this assignment we will just call it IQ) that comprises verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed skills.
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Answer the following Questions:
Hypothesis – Formulate a hypothesis about the two variables. What do you think is the relationship between IQ scores and GPA? Variables – Identify the variables and each of their attributes: discrete or continuous, quantitative or categorical, scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio), and independent or dependent. Descriptive statistics – Write an overview of the descriptive statistics (at least two paragraphs), including the appropriate and necessary statistical results within sentences and in proper APA formatting. Be sure to provide sufficient explanation for any numbers presented. Include the following in your discussion: How do the measures of central tendency and variability provide us with an overview of the characteristics and shape of the distribution of each variable? What are these statistic Keeping in mind that the WISC-IV has a mean of 100 and Standard Deviation of 15, what assumptions could you make about the IQ scores and suitability of this IQ test for the group of students sampled? Keeping in mind that the WISC-IV has a mean of 100 and Standard Deviation of 15, how many students’ IQ scores in this sample are within one standard deviation below the test’s mean? Two standard deviations below the test’s mean? What percentage of students in this sample had an IQ score less than or equal to 70? An IQ score greater or equal to 100? Correlation – Write an overview of the results of the correlation (at least two paragraphs), including the appropriate and necessary statistical results within sentences and in proper APA formatting. Be sure to provide sufficient explanation for any numbers presented. Consider the following in your overview and conclusions: Is there a significant correlation between IQ scores and GPA? If so, what does a significant correlation mean? Using the correlation table and scatterplot, explain whether the relationship is positive, negative, or no correlation. Describe the strength of the relationship (e.g. very strong, moderate, weak, etc.). What do the results tell us about our hypotheses? What conclusions can we draw from these results? What conclusions can we NOT make using these results? What issues regarding the sample used or how the data was collected should be considered in the interpretation of the data? Regression – Write an overview of the results of the regression (1 paragraph), including the appropriate and necessary statistical results within sentences and in proper APA formatting. Be sure to provide sufficient explanation for any numbers presented. Consider the following in your overview and conclusions: In the regression, what variable is the dependent variable and what variable is the independent variable? What do the regression results tell us about IQ scores and GPA? This assignment is worth 10 points of the total course grade. This assignment aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 1, 3. This assignment aligns with the following course outcomes: 1, 2, 3.
Section 7: Cross-Domain Strategies Examine the potential for public or private partnerships and interagency efficiencies in addressing All-Domain Awareness (ADA) challenges and coordinated efforts in the land, air, maritime, and cyber domains in the unique homeland security environment of the Southwest border (SWB). Although this strategy has a counternarcotics focus, the SWB represents a multithreat, multidomain, multiagency challenge that poses significant challenges for homeland security planners because of the asymmetric and interconnected nature of regional crime networks and cross-border violence. For this assignment, complete the following: Prepare a 1-page quad chart and a 1-page supporting document that explains the planning variables associated with cross-domain strategies. Draw heavily from the relevant chapters of the NSWBCN Strategy, leveraging the substantive work that has been done by policymakers at the national level. Section 8: International Factors This week, you will identify and detail the potential international players, including the role of the Department of State, President Obama’s SWB Security Bill, the Merida Initiative, and support by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), along with counterparts in Mexico. Scenario Your boss is attending a planning conference in Mexico City where ideas are being requested to improve cooperation with Mexico. Prepare a 2-page thought piece to help her prepare her remarks. In this piece, address the following: What diplomatic, informational, military, and economic variables will enable improved theater security cooperation (TSC), building partner capacity (BPC) and international engagement? Incorporate relevant information from the case study, empirical data regarding SWB security statistics, and useful material from the NSWBCN Strategy document. Include useful and appropriate bibliographic references. Review the Key Assignment description in the Week 1 Individual Project. For assistance, listen to the Cross-Domain Strategies Webinar that is available in this Phase’s MUSE. Section 9: Interagency Process This week, you will outline the potential for improved whole-of-government, interagency coordination among domestic and international partners. In this section of your Key Assignment, you will identify the framework for a possible policy planning effort that would serve as a catalyst for improved multiagency, cross-governmental cooperation and collaboration at the SWB. Draft a 2-page road map, similar to the plan of action and milestones (POA&M) or concept of operations (CONOPS). Be sure to include the following: Propose steps to significantly raise the level of coordination among the constellation of interagency players at the SWB. Draw from your case study, NSWBCN Strategy, and the Patriot Act to formulate a plan of action that leverages existing capabilities and introduces new ideas. Identify at least 3 specific examples of potential for improvement versus transformation. For example, there are several coordination centers with overlapping missions that are colocated at the SWB that appear redundant. Include useful and appropriate bibliographic references. Review the Key Assignment description in the Week 1 Individual Project. Key Assignment Draft Requirements
Update your previous assignment formats to create a cohesive case study analysis and include all appropriate bibliographic references. Your Key Assignment Draft and case study analysis should include the following: You should have an introduction to the project that highlights the strategic purpose for the NSWBCN Strategy and outlines your case study on the threat of WMD being smuggled across the Southwest Border. You should highlight the all-threat environment that exists on the SWB for the key stakeholders of the Interagency Police Committee (ICP) within the interagency. You should include a graphic diagram of the rules and policies that apply to the region, along with a list of overarching themes that summarize the challenges. You should write a point paper that emphasizes the need for better multiagency coordination on the SWB. You must include an executive outline of the specific chapters of the NSWBCN Strategy, and describe how they might support the state-level objectives of governors of the border states with homeland security equities on the SWB. You should write a policy proposal, explaining how SWB-related critical infrastructure protection (CIP), response, and resilience imperatives should be fully integrated into future versions of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strategies and policies, with general recommendations that would be appropriate for DHS planners to consider. You should include a quad chart with supporting information that explains the planning variables associated with cross-domain strategies. You should write a thought piece on improving cooperation with Mexico. You will create a road map with proposed steps to significantly raise the level of coordination among the constellation of interagency players
Changing a Behavior Worksheet
Choose a goal you want to achieve or a behavior you want to change. For example, it could be a specific behavior, such as an eating habit, managing anger, minimizing procrastination, improving a skill, or how you discipline your children. Be specific in describing the behaviors you want to exhibit, both in the desired goal and in the steps toward that goal.
Based on the information in Ch. 7 of Positive Psychology on designing personal goals and in Ch. 8 on developing self-regulation and self-control, develop a plan to change the behavior and answer the following questions.
1. What is the specific behavior you want to change? (50-100 words) 2. Why would it be a value to stop this behavior or learn a new behavior or skill? (100-150 words) 3. What is your action plan to change your behavior? (250-300 words) 4. How would you know if you accomplished your objectives? (100-150 words)
“Criminal Fraud versus Civil Fraud and Taxation of U.S. Businesses Operating Abroad” Please respond to the following:
Imagine a situation in which a client under audit by the IRS omitted $100,000 in income. From the e-Activity, examine the major factors relative to the omission by the client that would result in a criminal investigation rather than a civil fraud proposal by the IRS. Based on the guidance in Circular 230, speculate as to which provision the CPA violated and the extent of any sanctions for CPA for not detecting the omission.
Based on the information contained in the textbook, a U.S. parent company does not include the income of a foreign subsidiary until the income is repatriated as dividends. Defend the creation of foreign subsidiaries as a mechanism to defer income of major U.S. companies. Propose a new tax law that will benefit the U.S. Treasury by accelerating income from foreign subsidiaries. Suggest potential tax saving strategies for the U.S. parent company to mitigate the impact to subsequent tax increases.