*Paradoxical Theory of Change*
Personal change tends to occur when we become aware of what we are as opposed to trying to become what we are not.
being honest with yourself and others, thinking for yourself, deciding to a
#Module 6 Essay Assignment
Instructions: List and explain the key precedent provided for in each case below:
1. *Ford v. Wainwright(1985)*
This case is in regards to execution of the mentally ill. Alvin Ford was sentenced and convicted to be executed, b
#Mod 7 Discussion (corrections)
#What is something you have learned thus far this semester regarding corrections in America that has either intrigued, or bothered you? Why?
In this class, I've learned so much about how prisons operate in the United States
Discussion mod 6
#Summarize the program and include specific key points you found most informative and why. In addition, discuss any common themes from the video and Chapter 10 in your textbook.
The documentary, PBS Frontline: The Released, had several in
#8.1 Discuss the importance of organizational structure and the impact it has on the operation of an organization. Are there any different considerations for prisons as an organization? What do you feel is the most critical aspect of organizational struct
#5.1 Provide a COMPREHENSIVE discussion of the dual functions of probation: investigation and supervision. Do you believe the two functions are equally important, or should more emphasis be placed on one than the other? How much does the choice to emphasi
Discussion mod 5 (corrections)
I watched "The New Asylum" presented by PBS Frontline. This video examined the decline of mental hospitals and treatment programs in general, and showed how prisons have moved to provide treatment in place of proper medical
I think its just fine for prisoners to pursue a college education. In fact, it should be incorporated more into the prison systems. I think Fisher put it best when he said, "Going to prison is punishment. Once in prison, it's our obligation to make them b
#7.1 Provide a comprehensive discussion regarding the distinctive norms and values of the convict world. How do inmates become socialized into this world and what are the implications of this socialization process?
The socialization of a prisoner to the p
If we vote lawmakers into office, and support them in their "get-tough-on-crime" stances, then it could be said that Americans as a society support the same tough stance, as they respond to political initiatives and vote these candidates into office. Des
#3.1 List and discuss in detail the various types of problems individuals incarcerated in jails face today. In addition, discuss which of these problems you feel is the most serious and why.
Mental health problems among detainees is a growing concern. Mor
1.1 Present a comprehensive discussion summarizing the state of American corrections today, including its primary purpose.
American correctional systems today may be on the verge of a big change. Since 1980, there has been steady growth in prisons, jails,
I think it was right for Florida to close down all of its boot camp programs in response to the death of Martin Lee Anderson. There was an obvious disciplinary misdeed on the juvenile boot camp staffs account, which was in itself, a just cause for concern
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Based on the skills in Be Your Best, who owns the problem in the following scenario: Your child tells you she is worried about failing an important school test.
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Jerry is dying a slow, painful death
Probably the most notable thing I've learned in this class has been how criminals and offenders are filtered through the criminal justice system via "the Funnel Effect" (page 18). I've learned about each different aspect (offenses, arrests, prosecutions,
#14.2 Compare and contrast the benefits and criticisms of the modern juvenile justice system today.
Many aspects of the juvenile justice system mimic that of adult criminal justice system in the US. However, the current state of the juvenile justice cent
From reading that this study "was scheduled to last two weeks [but] ended in six days," (page 434), I think that it was very unlikely that the researchers derived any applicable data to their proposed experiment. Often times, a loss of control and an unfi
Essay Mod 6 - Intro CJ
#12.1 Provide a comprehensive discussion regarding the contributions of the Eighth Amendment to inmate rights.
The Eighth Ammendment, is in short, the one protecting citizens from "cruel and unusual punishment." But within correctio
#10.1 Compare and contrast determinate and indeterminate sentencing. What are the pros and cons of each? Which method of sentencing do you believe is more effective? Why?
Indeterminate sentences are prison terms that do not have a specific amount of time
Mod 5 discussion (intro CJ)
#In your opinion, how would the defendants have fared with a jury?
I would say that if this case whas brought before a jury, they would have been in favor of whatever heavier sentence (e.g. second degree murder) that would have
#9.1 List and discuss Neubauers five categories of activities that divide the prosecutors energies.
The work of the prosecutor has many elements. The political scientist, David Neubauer, has described the work of the prosecutor in th elements below.
1. Should the prosecutors in Rogers's case have dropped the charges earlier? Should the charges have been filed at all?
In this instance, the charges should never have been filed. Since "the district attorney's office and police use ankle-bracelet records
#6.1 List and fully discuss each of Wilsons three styles of policing. Which style do you think would be most effective and why? Which of the styles best fits your personality? Explain your answers and provide specific examples.
I do not think that police and law enforcement should try to circumvent the Fourth Amendment in attempt to search suspects. The search-and-seizure rules are in place to protect people's right to privacy and to provide a sense of individuality. This is out
#4.1 List and fully describe the various sources and types of law.
A constitution is a set of principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acklowedged to be governed. In the U.S., the Co
Situations such as the OJ Simpson criminal and civil cases, where Simpson was acquitted in the former and convicted in the latter, do not make a mockery of the justice system. Instead, it shows how much of a fine line the threshold of guilt is, and that i
Web Research Assignment
Q: Conduct some web research on the history and implications of the Magna Carta. In a 300 word (minimum) essay, present at least two facts about it that were not discussed in your textbook and that you were not previously aware of,
List and describe the three components (parts) of the criminal justice system. In
addition, describe the nature of the relationship between local, state and federal
levels of criminal justice.
The criminal justice system consists of three parts: law enfor
1.1 List and describe the three components (parts) of the criminal justice system. In addition, describe the nature of the relationship between local, state and federal levels of criminal justice.
The criminal justice system consists of three parts: l