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Essay 1 – Criminal Justice System Prompt and Requirements: Consider the material

Essay 1 – Criminal Justice System
Prompt and Requirements:
Consider the materials you read/viewed in the unit.
Write a 1-page (250-word) essay, following the prompt below:
Research the concept of crime, criminal behavior, and criminality. Find the oldest reference to these ideas and explore the context from which they emerged. Discuss the idea of criminal behavior, why the concept of crime emerged, and what role or benefit its creation played for society at the time. Then explore and discuss how those original ideas of crime compare to our contemporary ideas of crime in the United States — does the idea of crime still serve the same purpose and benefit?

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Essay 3 – Criminal Courts Prompt and Requirements: Consider the materials you re

Essay 3 – Criminal Courts
Prompt and Requirements:
Consider the materials you read/viewed in the Criminal Courts unit.
Write a 500 word essay, following the prompt below:
Research grand jury proceedings. Consider the grand jury process in the context of the rights of the accused. Is it fair that during the phase of a case where the prosecution must establish probable cause that a grand jury meets in secret to determine whether to issue an indictment? Should grand juries sit in a closed (secret) session, or should the defendant have the right to be present, and the right to call witnesses? Why or why not? Why does the defendant have the right to be present at a preliminary hearing, but not at a grand jury?

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Essay 4 – Corrections        Prompt and Requirements Consider the materials you

Essay 4 – Corrections       
Prompt and Requirements
Consider the materials you read/viewed in the Criminal Courts unit.
Write a 500 word essay, following the prompt below:
The public perception of prisons seems to be that prison life should be punitive and harsh, primarily benefitting the retribution philosophy of incarceration. How does that impact the problem of successful reentry into society? Is society harming itself?

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Essay 2- The police and law enforcement Prompt and Requirements: Consider the ma

Essay 2- The police and law enforcement Prompt and Requirements:
Consider the materials you read/viewed in the Police and Law Enforcement unit.
Write a 1-page (250-word) essay, following the prompt below:
Research the history of policing. Select an individual who has had major impact on policing in America (Sir Robert Peel, August Vollmer, O.W. Wilson, etc.) and conduct research on him or her on the Internet, then prepare a short biography of your selected practitioner. Discuss the impact your policing professional has had on law enforcement in the United States. You may use someone mentioned in the book, or go beyond those practitioners mentioned in the text — for example, consider having them select the first women to work as patrol officers, or the first minority members to hold administrative positions in the field.
Use concepts from the book, and cite any external materials.
How to Cite Online Sources
Grade Distribution:
50 points.
Spelling, grammar, structure, etc. will impact your grade. They are not specifically marked, but your ability and effort in making a logical and coherent argument matter.
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Essay 5 – Special Issues Prompt and Requirements: Consider the materials you rea

Essay 5 – Special Issues
Prompt and Requirements:
Consider the materials you read/viewed in the Special Issues unit.
Write a 500 word essay, following the prompt below:
After being found guilty of defrauding thousands of investors out of approximately $65 billion, seventy-one-year-old Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison. Do you think this is a fair punishment for white-collar criminality? Why or why not?
Use concepts from the book, and cite any external materials.
How to Cite Online Sources
Grade Distribution:
50 points.
Spelling, grammar, structure, etc. will impact your grade. They are not specifically marked, but your ability and effort in making a logical and coherent argument matter.

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