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JUS 505 Week 1 Discussion 1

Research and read the Supreme Court case Santobello v. New York, 404 U.S. 257, 261 (1971). Analyze why, even though the Supreme Court had ruled that plea bargaining was an essential and desirable part of the criminal justice system, the Attorney General of Alaska, Avrum Gross, ordered an end to all plea bargaining in 1975. Do you agree with the Attorney General’s decision? Explain your position.

 

JUS 505 Week 1 Discussion 2

Discuss the ethical and legal implications involved in the plea bargain offered to Paul Hayes, who was offered a 5-year sentence for a guilty plea for attempting to pass a bad check, in exchange for not going to trial under Kentucky’s three-strike law.

JUS 505 Week 1 Assignment 1 Plea Bargaining Essay

JUS 505 Week 1 Assignment 2 Annotated Bibliography

Details:

Write an essay (500-750 words) on the constitutionality of the plea bargaining process. Be sure to do the following:

Your essay should include an analysis of the Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Ruiz, 536 U.S. 622 (2002), in which the court held that prosecutors need not inform defendants about the disparity during negotiations involved in the plea bargaining process. Give your reaction to this ruling.

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of prosecutors and defense attorneys being able to use plea bargaining. How do their goals differ? Describe whether you feel these advantages and disadvantages weigh into the constitutionality of the practice.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate two to three authoritative, scholarly articles to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Details:

As a graduate student at GCU, it is vitally important for you to know how to conduct research using the GCU eLibrary. Before you begin the assignment, be sure to access and read JUS 505: Library Resource.

Access the GCU eLibrary and locate five peer-reviewed articles on the effectiveness and usefulness of the juvenile justice system.

Copy and paste the citations and abstracts of each article into a Word document.

Submit the assignment to the instructor for feedback on the quality of the sources selected. Use this feedback to revise your search for articles to use in the essay assignment in Module 6.

JUS 505 Week 2 Discussion 1

Discuss the Taylor v. Louisiana Supreme Court case. How did it change the Sixth Amendment requirement of an impartial jury? Or did it? Discuss the constitutional requirement that a defendant be tried by an impartial jury of his peers. What exactly does the term impartial mean?

 

JUS 505 Week 2 Discussion 2

Are you in favor of or against having a cross-sectional representative jury pool? Why? Support your position.

JUS 505 Week 2 Assignment

Jury Selection Essay

Details:

For this assignment, you will construct a cross-sectional jury according to jury empanelment requirements as established by such rulings as Taylor v. Louisiana.

Use the following items to complete the assignment:

  1. The John Morgan Case Study.
  2. The 2010 U.S. Census data found at http://www.census.gov/2010census/data/
  3. Other demographic data found at http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov/ .

Look up the Census and other demographic data for the county in which you live. Imagine John Morgan is being tried for his accused crime in your county.

Construct a jury consisting of 12 jurors who will decide John Morgan’s case. Write a brief description of each juror (a short paragraph for each) that includes his or her name, age, race, gender, educational and income level, and any other information you feel is important to portray each juror. Be sure that the jury you create represents an appropriate cross-section given John Morgan’s information and the other data you have collected.

Write an explanation (250-500 words) as to how the jury you construct represents an appropriate cross-section of John Morgan’s peers. Use the data in your findings and any other appropriate information to defend your rational.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

John Morgan Case Study

John Morgan is a single 38-year-old white male. His formal education consists of a high school diploma and a few semesters of college, but no college degree. He works as a local delivery driver for an international shipping company and makes just under $40,000 a year.

Two months ago, John was arrested by his local police department following an investigation of a hit and run that occurred at a convenience store near his apartment. He was charged with fleeing the scene of an accident causing substantial property damage, a Class 4 felony.

John is up for trial and is pleading “Not Guilty” to the charge. He faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine, as well as all the other potential challenges this could bring to his career and social life.

JUS 505 Week 3 Discussion 1

Discuss the legal ethics involved in the implementations of three-strikes laws, which give offenders a life sentence upon conviction of a third felony. Specifically, discuss the case of Leandro Andrade, who was given 50 years with no possibility of parole for shoplifting children’s videotapes. Do you agree or disagree with the court? Why or why not?

 

JUS 505 Week 3 Discussion 2

In general, are you in favor of or against mandatory minimum sentences? Why? Support your position.

JUS 505 Week 3 Assignment

Mandatory Sentencing Essay

Details

Write an essay (1,000-1,250 words) that presents both sides of the argument for and against mandatory sentencing laws.

Your essay should analyze the discretion in sentencing federal judges had prior to the 1984 Sentencing Reform Act, which was transferred to the District Attorney’s office after passage of the Act.”

Your essay should reflect your opinion regarding this process:

  1. Do you feel this transfer of power is an improvement from the previous system? Why or why not?
  2. Provide a critique of deterrence and incapacitation in regards to mandatory sentencing. Are these valid goals? Explain.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate three to four scholarly authoritative sources to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

JUS 505 Week 4 Discussion 1

The textbook readings for this module argue both sides of the assertion that supermax prisons are infringing on the constitutional rights of prisoners. Which side do you agree with? Explain why. Also, find at least one additional scholarly source that discusses the impact of supermax prisons on the criminal justice system. Discuss how supermax prisons have impacted criminal justice for good or bad.

 

JUS 505 Week 4 Discussion 2

Discuss the legal ethics involved in administratively transferring an inmate to a supermax prison.

JUS 505 Week 5 Discussion 1

Discuss whether the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 after a 4-year hiatus did or did not result in an empirically verified deterrent. Explain if you are in favor of or against the death penalty. Support your position

 

JUS 505 Week 5 Discussion 2

What would be the pros and cons of abolishing the death penalty? Support your answer with specifics.

JUS 505 Week 5 Assignment

Details:

Write an essay (1,250-1,500 words) that presents arguments for and against the abolishment of the death penalty. In your essay, be sure to do the following:

  1. Include statistics regarding the use of the death penalty as a deterrent. Explain how the death penalty has impacted law enforcement.
  2. Explain if there is or is not empirically verified support for the use of the death penalty as a deterrent to crime.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate four to five scholarly, authoritative sources to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

JUS 505 Week 6 Discussion 1

Does parens patriae truly still exist under the current U.S. juvenile justice system? Explain why you feel the way you do. Give examples to support your claims.

 

JUS 505 Week 6 Discussion 2

In Georgia, a 13-year-old individual who commits a felony with a gun is automatically waived to adult criminal court and is likely to receive a long sentence in an adult prison. How is such a policy consistent with the American concept of justice? Support your answer with examples.

JUS 505 Week 6 Assignment

Details:

Write an essay (1,000-1,250 words) that discusses the possibility of eliminating the juvenile justice system. Your essay should clearly state your position on the following items:

  1. How has the juvenile justice system impacted law enforcement?
  2. Explain if there are benefits and/or negatives to transitioning away from the traditional juvenile justice system into simply having youth divisions of regular criminal courts.
  3. Compare and contrast the juvenile system to the criminal court system. Explain if eliminating the juvenile justice system is prudent or not. Support your conclusions.
  4. Use two to three of the research articles you located for the research assignment in Module 1 to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.’

JUS 505 Week 7 Discussion 1

After watching The Politics of Addiction, answer the following questions: What part of the video did you agree with or disagree with most? Do you feel the War on Drugs is worth the costs? This video was filmed about 15 years ago. Do you feel the U.S. War on Drugs has improved since then? Support your conclusions

 

JUS 505 Week 7 Discussion 2

Describe the War on Drugs. How, if at all, is continuing the War on Drugs a benefit to America? Support your claims. What would be the impact to the United States if illegal drugs were legalized? Support your answer with specific examples.

JUS 505 Week 7 Assignment

Details:

Write an essay (500-750 words) that describes both sides of the debate on the costs versus the benefits of continuing the War on Drugs.

Consider the following in your essay:

  1. How can legalizing drugs reduce crime? Could legalizing drugs actually increase crime? Explain and support your answers.
  2. Research the Posse Comitatus Act. How is the use of military force in drug enforcement activities impacted by the Act?
  3. Explain if long prison terms for drug offenders can lead to increased criminal behavior or not. Support your conclusions.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate two to three authoritative, scholarly articles to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

JUS 505 Week 8 Discussion 1

Can civil liberties coexist with a perpetually enabled Patriot Act? Explain why or why not. What specific civil liberties are potentially in jeopardy due to the Patriot Act? If you do not feel that any civil liberties are potentially in jeopardy, explain your position and explain why you do not agree with the opposite position.

 

JUS 505 Week 8 Discussion 2

Discuss McCarthy’s contention that government access of library records under the Patriot Act is a nonissue. Do you believe that government surveillance of library records is a nonissue? Why or why not?

JUS 505 Week 8 Assignment

Details:

Write an essay (750-1,000 words) that describes possible pros and cons of the Patriot Act. Your essay should present the viewpoints held by those in support and in opposition of this legislation. Be sure to do the following in your essay:

  1. Explain whether the following statement is valid: “The Patriot Act has restricted the rights of individual Americans.” Provide sources to support your claims.
  2. Explain if security has increased since the enactment of the Patriot Act and if so, has that increased security been worth the cost? Provide examples to support your claims.
  3. Discuss the economic and constitutional costs impacted by this Act.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate two to three authoritative, scholarly articles to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

As a graduate student at GCU, it is vitally important for you to know how to conduct research using the GCU eLibrary. Before you begin the assignment, be sure to access and read JUS 505: Library Resource.

Access the GCU eLibrary and locate five peer-reviewed articles on the effectiveness and usefulness of the juvenile justice system.

Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style, referring to the indicative annotation protocol.

Submit the assignment to the instructor for feedback on the quality of the sources selected. Use this feedback to revise your search for articles to use in the essay assignment in Module 6.

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