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  • UofP ADJ 255 Complete Study Materials. Download Now!
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  • ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED
  • Week 1 CheckPoint: Constitutionality of Free Speech vs. Threats to National Security  CheckPoint: Constitutionality of Free Speech vs. Threats to National Security· Resource: Electronic Reserve Readings article “Journalists Caught in the Crossfire:Robert Novak, the First Amendment, and Journalist’s Duty of Confidentiality”· Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]· Provide a 50- to 75- word response to each of these questions:o What role does the Intelligence Identities Protection Act play in this matter?o What does the threat or exercise of criminal punishment typically have uponjournalists? How might punishment conflict with First Amendment protections offreedoms of speech and press?o How could Novak’s publication of Valerie Plame’s identity jeopardize nationalsecurity?o What is contempt of court, and for what reasons are journalists held in contempt?Who was held in contempt in the Plame matter and why?· Post your response to the Individual forum
  • Week 1 Assignment: Privacy Rights and Press Freedoms  Assignment: Privacy Rights and Press Freedoms· Resources: The United States Department of Justice Web page on the Freedom ofInformation Act (FOIA) at http://www.usdoj.gov/04foia/index.html and Electronic ReserveReadings “Cameras in the Courts,” “Key Events in the History of Cameras in theCourtroom,” “Cameras in the Supreme Court Debated,” “Prominent Televised Cases,”“How Much Access Should the Press Have to Trials?” and “Press Freedom”· Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]· Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay on the balance of privacy rights and press freedomsafter reading the resource listed the above. Consider these questions when developingyour essay:o What are common privacy rights held by U.S. citizens?o In what ways do citizens want the press to respect their privacy?o When do the reporting interests of the media conflict with citizen privacy rights?o What is the Freedom of Information Act? Whom does it benefit and why?o By which limitations must the press refrain from reporting information?o How does a free press help to ensure an honest government?ADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 13o How do cameras in the courts arouse controversy about the right of privacy?
  • Week 1 CheckPoint: The Media, Crime, and Violence  CheckPoint: The Media, Crime, and Violence· Resources: The Smoking Gun Web site, and Electronic Reserve Readings journal article“Media Violence and the American Public: Scientific Fact Versus Media Misinformation”· Due Date: Day 3 [post to the Individual forum]· Visit The Smoking Gun Web site at http://www.thesmokinggun.com/· Locate the interrogation notes of Lee Harvey Oswald and the manual found in thepossession of a supporter of Osama bin Laden Military Studies in the Jihad Against theTyrants.· Provide a 50-word response to each of these questions:1. Should the documents you found on The Smoking Gun Web site be made availableto the public?2. What possible dangers accompany the dissemination of this information? Whatpossible dangers accompany censorship?3. What concerns about copycat crime are raised by the publication of this type ofinformation? (Conduct research on copycat crime if you need more information toanswer this question.)ADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 12· Consider the research you read about in “Media Violence and the American Public:Scientific Fact Versus Media Misinformation.”· Provide a 50-word response to each of these questions:o What are some of the findings presented about the media’s causal relationship toviolence?
  • Week 2 Discussion Question 1  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 2 DQ 1Reportage of certain crimes like the Columbine High School massacre accelerates moralpanics, causing society to quickly adopt new crime policies (the incident at Columbine, forexample, caused many schools to adopt zero-tolerance policies and stricter gun laws to bepassed).· Resource: Electronic Reserve Reading “The Extent of Crime Has Been Exaggerated bythe Media”· Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum· Read “The Extent of Crime Has Been Exaggerated by the Media.”· Post your response to these questions: Do the media exaggerate crime and causepeople to unnecessarily live in fear? On the contrary, how does media coverage of crimeexpedite crime policy initiatives, and do Americans react too quickly to media coverage toadopt new policies, or are reactions improved because of the speed at which socialissues are reported? Explain your answer.
  • Week 2 Discussion Question 2  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 2 DQ 2Discussion Question 2· Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forumADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 15· Review The Courtroom 21 Project Web site at http://www.courtroom21.net . Examine theCompany Info and Participating Companies & Technology sections.· Post your responses to these questions: Based on your review of the Courtroom 21Project, in what ways could technology help or impede the criminal justice process? Ifyou were a criminal defendant, would you want your court proceedings to be recorded?What if you were a plaintiff? Explain the rationale behind your answer.
  • Week 2 CheckPoint: Media- Based Anticrime Efforts  CheckPoint: Media-Based Anticrime Efforts· Resources: The National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign Web site, America’s MostWanted Web site, and Electronic Reserve Reading “The Extent of Crime Has BeenExaggerated by the Media”· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum· Review the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign Web site athttp://www.ncpc.org/media/current.php Spend some time examining the print, television,and Internet public service announcements.· Review America’s Most Wanted Web site at http://www.amw.com/· Provide a 75- to 100-word response to each of these questions:o Based on your review of the crime-fighting organization National Citizens’ CrimePrevention Campaign, do you think programs like that effectively deter crime?Explain.o Does using the media to deter crime unduly increase society’s fear of crime? Why orwhy not?o The show America’s Most Wanted is owned by a prominent television network. Doesusing the media to deter crime conflict with the media’s financial interests in reportingcrime? Explain.· Submit your responses as a single post.
  • Week 3 CheckPoint: Excessive Use of Force  CheckPoint: Excessive Use of Force· Resources: Debating Crime, the University Library, and the Internet· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum· Take a stand on this controversial topic: Develop a persuasive argument as to whetheror not excessive force is a systematic problem. Argue one of these viewpoints:o Excessive use of force is a systematic problem.o Excessive use of force is not a systematic problem.· Identify and incorporate statistics on police brutality from Debating Crime, the UniversityLibrary, and a reputable Internet source. Support your argument with these statistics.· Cite your sources according to APA requirements.· Post your 200- to 300-word argument.
  • Week 3 Assignment: Senator’s Letter  Assignment: Senator’s Letter· Resources: Debating Crime, the University Library, and the Internet· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum· Write a 1,050- 1,400-word letter in which you assume the role of any modern UnitedStates senator. Direct your letter to the Congress of the United States. In it, either defendthe use of the exclusionary rule, or explain why the exclusionary rule was not intended tobe used as an enforcement technique for violations of the Fourth Amendment. In theletter:o Define the scope and limitations of the Fourth Amendment.o Explain what you think should happen if the police conduct an illegal search andseizure: Should the evidence be allowed or excluded from trial? Should police begranted certain exceptions in using illegally obtained evidence? Why or why not?o Identify and cite case examples that support your argument. You may use examplesidentified in Issue 4 of Debating Crime, or any found at the University Library or onthe Internet.o If you argue that the exclusionary rule should be abolished, propose an alterative fordeterring police misconduct.· Cite your sources according to APA requirements.· Post your letter as an attachment.
  • Week 4 CheckPoint: Death Penalty Legislation  CheckPoint: Death Penalty Legislation· Resource: The Death Penalty Information Center Web site· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum· Navigate to the Death Penalty Information Center Web site athttp://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/ , locate the Facts section, and select the RecentLegislative Activity link. Upon entering the Changes in Death Penalty Laws Aroundthe U.S.: 2000-2005 page, select the link which corresponds to your state. (If you are anADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 19international student, select a link to any U.S. state of interest to you; if the state youselect does not list much information, select another state that does).· Write a 75- to 100-word response to each of the following:o With which current issues does your state’s legislation deal?o What legislative decisions have been made in the state since the year 2000? Is thereany pending legislation? Describe the legislation.o What is your opinion of the legislation you identified?· Submit your responses as a single post.
  • Week 4 Discussion Question 1  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 4 DQ 1· Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum· A great deal of debate exists about the existence and various applications of the deathpenalty in the U.S. Since the year 2002 alone, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared theexecution of juveniles and mentally retarded persons unconstitutional (see the Issues onJuveniles and Mental Retardation on the Death Penalty Information Center Web site athttp://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/ ). Today, an ongoing debate surrounds evidence that aADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 18disproportionate number of minorities exist among criminals convicted of capital murder,resulting in a high ratio of minorities on death row.· Post your response to the following: In your opinion, are minorities overrepresented ondeath row? Explain your rationale. Cite arguments and statistics found in this week’sreadings that support your opinion.· Respond to at least one classmate whose opinion differs from your own. Respectfullyargue your perspective with your classmate, explaining why your opinion is valid. Supportyour argument with case examples or statistics.
  • Week 4 Discussion Question 2  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 4 DQ 2Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum· Debate: Should the death penalty be abolished? Because you may or may not alreadyhave a strong opinion about the death penalty, your instructor will arbitrarily assign youand your classmates to a specific viewpoint. Should you be assigned to a viewpoint withwhich you disagree, consider it an opportunity to expand your knowledge of what “theother side” thinks about the issue. As a result, you will have a more holistic understandingof the death penalty when the debate concludes.· Your instructor will divide the class into two debate clusters: Keep the Death Penalty andAbolish the Death Penalty. Look for a post from your instructor identifying yourdesignated position.· Post to the discussion thread, assuming your assigned viewpoint.
  • Week 5 CheckPoint: Women and the Criminal Justice System  CheckPoint: Women and the Criminal Justice System· Resources: The National Organization for Women Legislators Web site, Debating Crime,the University Library, and the Internet· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum· Imagine you are a member of the National Organization for Women Legislators(http://www.womenlegislators.org/ ), and you have been asked to present at theupcoming annual conference.· Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of 8-10 slides, with speaker notes, aboutcurrent issues facing women who participate in, or are affected by, the criminal justicesystem. Your goal is to educate fellow legislators about the issues and their causes byfairly presenting all arguments surrounding each issue. Primarily, address the issues ofpossible under prosecution of sexual assault cases, and whether the criminal justicesystem is biased against women.· Include facts and figures from Debating Crime, as well as information found at theUniversity Library or on the Internet. Be sure to keep your presentation objective and citeyour sources according to APA requirements.· Post the completed presentation as an attachment.
  • Week 5 Assignment: Equality of Justice, Jury Nullification  Assignment: Equality of Justice, Jury Nullification· Resources: The Department of Justice Fact Sheet on Racial Profiling, and DebatingCrime· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum· Answer the questions listed below for each of the four articles appearing in Issues 8 and11 in Debating Crime. Provide a 50-word minimum response to each question.o Issue 8: “Black Jurors: Right to Acquit? (Jury Nullification)” by Paul Butler, p. 108· Under what circumstances does the author believe jurors should vote accordingto conscience rather than law? Does the Supreme Court approve or disapproveof this practice? Why?o Issue 8: “Jury Nullification: A Perversion of Justice?” by Andrew D. Leipold, p. 111· According to the author, what is the correct forum in which people shoulddisagree with the law? Why does he believe the courtroom is not the place fordisagreement?
  • Week 6 CheckPoint: Abolish Parole  CheckPoint: Abolish ParoleDespite the abolishment of federal parole in 1995, the number of adults on parole is on therise, according to the 2003 Probation and Parole Bulletin issued by the Bureau of JusticeStatistics.· Resources: Electronic Reserve Reading article “Prison Overcrowding,” Debating Crimetext, and current Bureau of Justice Statistics Probation and Parole Bulletin· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum· Read the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin on Probation and Parole in theUnited States at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pubalp2.htm#Probation by selecting theADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 24Bulletin link that corresponds to the latest year (e.g., Probation and Parole in theUnited States, 2003), and selecting the Acrobat file for that Bulletin.· Outline arguments for and against the abolishment of state-adjudicated parole in a 200-to 300-word response. Break down the rationale behind each argument.· Cite your sources according to APA requirements.· Post your response.
  • Week 6 Discussion Question 1  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 6 DQ 1· Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum· Debate: Should prisons be privatized? Your instructor will divide the class into twodebate clusters: Prisons Should be Privatized and Prisons Should Not be Privatized.Look for a post from your instructor identifying your designated position.· Post to the discussion thread, assuming your assigned viewpoint. Refer to the list oftalking points below.o If you were assigned to Prisons should be privatized:· Prisons should be privatized because…· Private prisons are merely enforcing, and not creating prisoner punishments,because…· Private prisons reduce the cost of detaining prisoners because…· Private prisons can provide better prisoner care because…o If you were assigned to Prisons should not be privatized:· Prisons should not be privatized because…· It is not the place of private prisons to administer prisoner punishmentsbecause…· It is ill-advised to put a private company that must make a profit in charge ofprison operations because…· Private prisons that cut costs may risk security problems because…ADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 23· Debate your position in the discussion thread with any student who has the oppositeviewpoint. Refer to the list of talking points for debate topics.
  • Week 6 Discussion Question 2  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 6 DQ 2· Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum· Debate: Should the U.S. end the War on Drugs? Your instructor will divide the class intotwo debate clusters: Continue the War on Drugs and End the War on Drugs. Look for apost from your instructor identifying your designated position.· Post to the discussion thread, assuming your assigned viewpoint. Debate your position inthe discussion thread with any student who has the opposite viewpoint. Refer to thebelow list of talking points for debate topics.o If you were assigned to Continue the War on Drugs:· The War on Drugs keeps illegal drugs from damaging the social fabric of theUnited States because…· Drug addiction damages the lives of those who it affects because…· Drug dealers are more likely to commit crime because…· Punishing drug users and dealers is the only way to show them their involvementwith drugs is not acceptable because…·
  • Week 7 CheckPoint: The USA PATRIOT ACT- Appendix B  CheckPoint: The USA PATRIOT ACT· Resources: Appendix B, Electronic Reserve Reading article “Update: USA Patriot Act,”and Defending the Homeland text· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum· Organize provisions from the USA PATRIOT ACT found within the article “Update: USAPatriot Act” using the matrix in Appendix B.· Include an opinion of at least 200 words describing how the scope of American lawenforcement is changing as a result of the PATRIOT ACT, and if you feel that changesare justified by the fight against terrorism.· Post Appendix B as an attachment to the Individual forum.
  • Week 7 Assignment: Government Expansion for National Security  Assignment: Government Expansion for National Security· Resource: Defending the Homeland text· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum· Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis that examines these issues:o Should intelligence operations be expanded? What is the intelligence dilemma facingUnited States law enforcement? Define and explain this dilemma. Address concernsabout interagency cooperation related to the expansion of intelligence operations.o Should executive powers be increased? What Constitutional arguments have beenmade against, and in support of, the expansion of executive powers?· Generalize arguments from Defending the Homeland for both sides of each issue.Conclude your analysis by briefly summarizing your opinion about the issues.· Cite your sources according to APA requirements.· Post your analysis to your Individual forum.
  • Week 8 CheckPoint: Strategies for Law Enforcement- Appendix C  CheckPoint: Strategies for Law Enforcement· Resources: Appendix C, Defending the Homeland text, and Studies in the Jihad Againstthe Tyrants· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum· Review Osama bin Laden’s militant manual, Military Studies in the Jihad Against theTyrants, at http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/binmurder1.html· Analyze national security strategies from Chapter 6 of Defending the Homeland usingAppendix C. Consider whether these strategies may be applied to intelligence provided inOsama bin Laden’s militant manual Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants. For each:o Label the strategy as proactive or reactive (some are both).o Describe the strategy: What is it, and what is required to execute the strategy?o List 3-5 of the top officials or agencies involved in executing the strategy.o Referencing Osama bin Laden’s militant manual, Studies in the Jihad Against theTyrants, determine whether the strategy could be applied to intelligence from themanual; and if so, how?· Post Appendix C as an attachment .
  • Week 8 Discussion Question 1  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 8 DQ 1· Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum· Post your responses to these questions: Do you think police should be used to gatherintelligence? Why or why not? If required to work more closely, do you think state andlocal law enforcement agencies would cooperate effectively?· Respond to at least one classmate whose opinion differs from your own. Respectfullyargue your perspective with your classmate, explaining why your opinion is valid. Supportyour argument with case examples or statistics.
  • Week 8 Discussion Question 2  ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 8 DQ 2· Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum· Post your response to the following: Would a centralized system like the Department ofHomeland Security or a decentralized system with deeper community connections betterenable the U.S. to operate according to the goals of the Department of HomelandSecurity’s Strategic Plan? Explain why you think one would be more effective than theother.· Respond to at least one classmate whose opinion differs from your own. Respectfullyargue your perspective with your classmate, explaining why your opinion is valid. Supportyour argument with case examples or statistics.
  • Capstone CheckPoint: An Informed Opinion  Capstone CheckPoint: An Informed Opinion· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum· Write a 75- to 100-word response to each of these questions:o Of the contemporary issues examined in this course, which issue did you feel moststrongly about, and why?o Did you have a clear-cut opinion about that issue?o Which issue seemed to be the most irresolvable, and what do you think the futureholds for that issue?· Submit your responses as a single post.
  • Final Project: Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio  Final Project: Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio· Resource: Appendix A· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum· Create a 2,500- to 2,800-word Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio outlining your opinion onone issue from each of the eight weeks of this class. Select issues about which you feelstrongly, and create eight distinct opinion essays to complete your portfolio.· See Appendix A for additional project requirements.· Cite your sources according to APA requirements.· Post your Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio as an attachment.