Scott v Samford
The historical significance of this case is it is credited with driving the country closer to a civil
war and eventually abolishing slavery. The Missouri court first ruled in favor of Dred Scott in
1850 and was immediately appealed by Sanf
Sexual Violence (answer each of the following):
1. After reading the rape myths in our culture discuss the myth(s) that you had also perceived as
fact. Why do you think this is? Be sure you are including references to some of the assigned
readings for thi
1. How does the Baltimore article regarding sexual assault investigations highlight why crime
statistics can be flawed?
Crime statistics can be flawed for many reasons. First, many sexual-assault reports may not of
been referred to a specialized unit. Sec
1. Was the Roper family treated fairly by the criminal justice system, why or why not?
The Roper family were not treated fairly by the criminal justice system. First, when Roberta met
with the prosecutor she asked if there was victim assistance program to
Responsibility of the Media (answer two or more of the following):
1. What are the major things journalists should do when interviewing a victim?
When interviewing a victim a a journalist should do all of the following: seek the truth and report
Homicide (answer two or more questions for this topic below):
How has homicide changed over the past few decades? Why do you think this is?
Over the past few decades, the homicide rate doubled from the early 1960s to the late 1970s
as it increased 4.6% pe
School and Campus Violence (answer at least 2 of the following):
1. How does college athletics contribute to campus violence?
Barnett and DiSabato explain how college athletics contribute to campus violence (2005):
Sports culture can promote competition,
During the Bush administration believed that members of an enemy organization that flew
hijacked airliners into office buildings should not be rewarded for their crimes. The privileges of
the Geneva Convention status are simply providing privileges to the
Do you agree with the SCOTUS ruling in Rumsfeld v. Padilla?
There was no ruling made by the SCOTUS in this case as the Court found that the case had
been improperly filed. Under federal law, a petition for a writ of habeas corpus can only be filed
I believe that interrogations are a necessary evil. Interrogations and/or torture are key especially
if it were to prevent and assist in a terrorist attack. Throughout Vietnam, Korea, and World War II
interrogations were used to obtain vital information f
What is the significance of Military Tribunals?
A military tribunal (2016): or commission, is different from a regular civilian criminal court. In a
tribunal, military officers act as both judge and jury. After a hearing, guilt is determined by a vote
Crimes Against Children:
1. Describe the types of abuse and neglect occurring in this case study.
The first type of abuse and neglect occurring in this case study is physical neglect as the boys
were fed a diet of pancake batter, peanut butter and breakfa
Students with last names I-O:
1. What surprised you about the statistics related to human trafficking?
What surprised me the most about human trafficking is that its a a multi-billion dollar criminal
industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people aro
I chose the memorandum regarding authority for use of military force to combat terrorist
activities within the United States. The 37 page document was created by John C. Yoo who is
the Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Robert J. Delahunty of the Speci
What were the major problems with the Article of Confederation?
There were many problems with the Article of Confederation. First, Congress had trouble
passing laws due to the fact that 9 of the 13 states had to agree before any laws could be
Personally, the war on terror has altered how I view domestic and national security in many
ways. First, after 9/11 I only thought that terrorist attacks could be committed by those outside of
the United States. I did not think that domestic terrorist att