July 16, 2021

Crime and media

Description What do you think has the greater potential: the media as a cause of crime or the media as a cure for crime? Why? Make […]
July 19, 2021

Fundamental Fairness

    The Due Process Clause is a guarantee of basic fairness. Fairness has many components to it. This forum asks you to examine due process. […]
July 25, 2021


  In an investigation being conducted by the state crime lab, senior investigators have called your company, AB Investigative Services, to provide advice concerning the interception […]
August 29, 2021

Minimum mandatory sentencing

    Addressing the ethical foundations of specific functions in the criminal justice system. For this discussion, we will focus on the courts. During the 2016 […]
September 17, 2021

Guilty but mentally ill

    Why is guilty but mentally ill a controversial verdict? What does this verdict often mean for defendants?  
October 5, 2021

Trump vs Obama: Executive orders on immigration

W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​hen looking at the presidency from the inside, the office often seems weak. Presidents and their staff point to the need for strong and decisive action […]
October 13, 2021

An analysis paper

    You will complete the first in a series of reviews challenging you to wear the hat of a criminal justice practitioner and offer analysis […]
October 13, 2021

Pre‐Sentence Investigation

    A 14‐year‐old juvenile was just convicted of murder, and sentencing is approaching. Imagine yourself as a probation officer assigned to conduct the presentence investigation. […]
October 23, 2021


  To get you thinking about victimology, write a short paper at least half a page in length answering the following questions. This paper serves as […]