What should we do about prison overcrowding?

 
n Chapter 12 of The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice, Marion and Oliver (2012) address numerous issues surrounding corrections such as the role of private prisons as a way to reduce prison overcrowding. To frame this discussion, you should consider the following questions:

What should we do about prison overcrowding?
What role will prisons play in the future?
Will the focus be punishment or treatment?
Does the state have a responsibility to train inmates with employment skills?
Should we allow inmate labor (prison industries) as a for-profit industry?

Initial Post: You will select a corrections policy issue addressed in one of your texts. Examine the issues surrounding the corrections policy issue, and determine the effects of the policy on the other components of the criminal justice system. Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citation at the end of your post.

Explain the effects of public policy on internal criminal justice operations.

 
Emerging Issues in Criminal Justice Policy
The final assignment for this course is an analysis of a contemporary policy issue in criminal justice. Note: this course builds on itself – three of your assignments and both of your journal articles may be applicable to your Final Paper. In the text, Criminal Justice Policy, Gardiner and Mallicoat (2014) lay out four emerging policy issues in “Chapter 20: Emerging Issues in Criminal Justice Policy.” In addition, numerous policy issues are presented throughout “Section II: Criminal Justice Policy in Action” in Criminal Justice Policy. For your Final Paper, select one issue to research from either Section II or Chapter 20. Each of these criminal justice policies is shaped by constitutional issues and will have future implications. Your Final Paper must:

Summarize the criminal justice policy by explaining how the policy affects the basic premises of the criminal justice system, its organization, and its structure.
Complete a literature review for the policy incorporating your two journal article reviews.
Analyze the criminal justice policy process including the relationships between the federal, state, and local stakeholders who influence criminal justice policy.
Address the constitutional issues that should be addressed by policy makers or the U.S. Supreme Court.
Revise existing public policy to address specific criminal justice issues.
Explain the effects of public policy on internal criminal justice operations.
Analyze the effect of criminal justice policy on social justice.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper must:

Be a minimum of eight double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Include a title page with the following:

Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Utilize a minimum of 10 scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources; five of these must be from the Ashford University Library.
Document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Include a separate references page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

What should be done about serious juvenile offenders?

 
In The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice, Marion and Oliver (2012) present a wide variety of juvenile justice policy issues. Over the last 50 years, the juvenile justice system has evolved to deal with the special issues revolving around issues with juveniles. When preparing your initial post, consider the following questions:

What should be done about serious juvenile offenders?
How should we address issues with violent gangs?
Should we allow juveniles to be transferred to the adult court, and if so, under what circumstances?
Should we allow the federal and state governments to execute juvenile offenders?

Initial Post: Select a juvenile justice policy issue, and evaluate it based on one of the theories found in Box 13.1, Theories of Juvenile Delinquency, in Chapter 13 of The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice. Determine how the theory shaped the juvenile justice policy. Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citation at the end of your post.

Are crimes still tied together today? Explain.

In this assignment, you will examine the Darryl Hunt case from 1984 and the impact of his release.
Research the case of State v. Hunt, a 1984 North Carolina case in which Daryl Hunt was accused of the murder of Deborah Sykes. The case can be found easily via an internet search or through the use of CTU library resources.
Assignment Guidelines

Address the following in 2 pages:

The blood type did not match the assailant’s; could this be ignored today? Why or why not? Explain.
Are crimes still tied together today? Explain.
With the today’s studies, it is realized that most murders or rapes are intraracial, not interracial. Should people have realized that in 1984, or was it just a matter of bigotry?

Use scholarly and academic resources to support your argument.

Take this case and make 2 scenarios:

Create 1 in which the perpetrator is Caucasian and 1 in which the perpetrator is a minority.
Explain how it would be handled in this day and time.

Locate 2 cases that are similar to your scenarios, and use them as scholarly sources to back up your opinions.
Explain the legal and ethical details pertaining to your scenarios’ individuals.

Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

What is more effective, imprisonment or rehabilitation?

Topic: Punishment vs. Rehabilitation. What is more effective, imprisonment or rehabilitation? 

Requirements:

This Literature Review should be over 5 pages in content (but no longer than 6) not including title page, abstract, and reference. Points will be deducted for not meeting this requirement.
It should be typed using 12 point font Times New Roman or Calibri, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins all around. Points will be deducted for not meeting these requirements.
Use the APA style to format in-text citations and reference page.
It should contain the following sections:

Cover page (does not count toward page requirement)
Abstract (does not count toward page requirement)
Introduction with thesis
Body: Literature review
Conclusion
References (does not count toward page requirement). At least 6 of them should be the peer-reviewed articles you already read. You can include other sources in the paper but you must have a minimum of 6 peer-reviewed articles.

What are the repercussions of having a death penalty and it not being an effective manner of crime control?

 If the death penalty is shown not to be a deterrent in research, then why do some states still have it?  What are the repercussions of having the death penalty and it not being an effective manner of crime control?  Should we still have the death penalty in our society today?  Why or why not? 

250 words

Compare the difference between the way Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists address the problem of evil and theodicy.

 
So, what is wrong with the world? Or, is it just fine, as it is?
Most of us would say that bad things happen in the world (Nazis, terrorists, the suffering of children).
What are we to make of it? Is this part of the work of god(s), behavior or human nature? Is evil external or internal?
This is known as the problem of evil or the problem of theodicy.
Now that you have been introduced to the main religious traditions of the human race, discuss what you have learned as it applies to the problem of why there is evil in the world.

How does Hinduism address the problem?
How does Buddhism address the problem?
How do the Abrahamic religions address the problem?
Compare the difference between the way Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists address the problem of evil and theodicy.

Name the states that the French and British created that did not reflect realistic divisions of the Middle East.

answer the question as full as possible

Name three states that the French and British created that did not reflect realistic divisions of the Middle East. Briefly explain what occurred because of these state creations.

use these sources
Terrorism and Homeland Security, 9th ed. (2015). White, Jonathan R. Boston: Cengage Learning. 
Homeland Security: The Essentials. 2nd ed. (2018). Bullock, Jane A., Haddow, George D. & Coppola, Damon P. Walthan: Elsevier, Inc.

How can the Department of Homeland Security balance protecting the nation and ensuring the ease of movement of lawful people and goods across U.S. borders?

Answer this question as much as possible

How can the Department of Homeland Security balance protecting the nation and ensuring the ease of movement of lawful people and goods across U.S. borders?

Explain the importance of border security to overall homeland security.

 This week, you were assigned two readings that focused on the U.S. Border Patrol and border security.   Now, use these documents to explain the importance of border security to overall homeland security.  To that end, why should policy makers in Washington D.C. care about what happens thousands of miles away on the southwest or northern borders?  

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