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CJS 231 Week 1 Crime Data Comparison Paper
View the following Films on Demand:

Crime and Punishment
Experiment Research and Design
Selecting a Sample
View the following Crime videos in CJ Criminology:

Introduction to Crimes Kiosk
Defining and Measuring Crime
View the following video in Criminology in the 21st Century:

How Crimes are Measured  
Utilize FBI Uniform Crime Report data and select one offense, such as burglary, in two metropolitan areas.   

Choose metropolitan areas with different data.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the occurrence of the offense in the selected areas. Identify the number of occurrences reported to the police for each area, and address the following questions:

Which area had more reported incidents?
What were the rates of the crime for each area?
Did the rates change over time in either area?
What factors might explain the differences in the rates?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your work to the Assignment Files tab.


CJS 231 Week 2 Biological Criminal Behavior
Choose a criminal offender who committed crimes due to a biological reason.

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper discussing the genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology played a key role in explaining the offender's criminality.

Research the behaviors that constitute psychopathy. Discuss in detail the specific behaviors demonstrated by the offender that align with behaviors indicative of a psychopathic individual. Case examples include the following:

Andrea Yates and the documented evidence of psychiatric issues, including post-partum depression, prior to the murders of her five children
Charles Whitman, known as the Texas Tower Sniper, and the presence of a tumor discovered post-mortem alleged to have played a role in his overt acts of aggression
John Hinckley, Jr. and the documented evidence of psychiatric issues leading to his controversial insanity defense in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan
Include at least two academic references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your work to the Assignment Files tab.


CJS 231 Week 2 Prison Term Policy Recommendation Proposal
View the Classical School of Thought in Criminology located in Criminology in the 21st Century.

Imagine the following scenario:

You are working in the bureau of the state's department of corrections responsible for the facilities in the state prison system.  A bill is working its way through the Criminal Justice Policy committee of the state legislature.  If it passes, it would double the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. However, your state is under a Federal Court Order to maintain or reduce the number of inmates being held on felony convictions. 

Consider policy making as it relates to criminal offenses. What recommendations would you make? What are the reasons for your recommendations? Is this a good bill or a bad bill? Is this bill effective? 

Discuss the following in your collaborative group:

Objectives of the bill
Goals of the bill
Possible solutions for the bill
Justification for why the bill should be approved or not.
What recommendations would you make to the state's department of corrections, regarding the expected increase of incarcerated individuals, due to the passage of this bill?
Prepare a 700-word paper summarizing your group's discussion and findings.

Submit your individual work to the Assignment Files tab.



CJS 231 Week 3 Examining Theory Paper
View the following Theories of Crime videos in CJ Criminology.

Social Structure Theories section:

 Theory Explained
Social Process Theories section: 

Theory Explained
Social Conflict Theories section:

 Theory Explained
Read the instructions in the Examining Theory document and select one of the following options to complete the assignment.

Option 1: Social Structure Theory Paper
Option 2: Social Process and Social Development Theory Paper
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your work to the Assignment Files tab.


CJS 231 Week 4 Policy Issues
View the following Films on Demand videos:

Drug Control in Central Asia
Crackdown on Corruption
Child Exposure to Domestic Violence
 Choose from the following options in which you will complete your assignment:

Option 1: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation
Option 2: Podcast
Option 3: Paper
Read the instructions in Policy Issues Assignments document and select one option to complete the assignment.

Format your work consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your work to the Assignment Files tab.


CJS 231 Week 5 Criminology in the Future Paper
Access the Victims' compensation websites in your state and the National Center for Victims of Crime website (http://www.ncvc.org).

View the following in Criminology in the 21st Century:

Criminology Interviews: Director and Chief of Victimization Stats
Terrorism: A Study in Public Safety
View the following Films on Demand videos:

Targeting Terrorism
Advantages and Disadvantages of Surveillance
What is Biometrics? 
Research the following:

U.S. Patriot Act
The Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003
Homeland Security Act of 2002
Write a 2,100- to 2,400-word paper addressing the following:

Future directions of crime fighting and it's role in social policy implication
The potential for specific crime-fighting methodologies, such as using biometrics, implementing cybercrime spyware, or mandating DNA collection programs
Evolving law enforcement and forensic technologies used to detect criminal activities
Possible civil liberty or ethical violations as they relate to the evolving technologies you included in the paper
Discuss how the evolution of crime fighting may affect social policy from national and international perspectives.

Consider how the evolving technologies relate to national and international policymaking.

Include at least two academic references.

Format the paper and presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your work to the Assignment Files tab.

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