JUS 520 Grand Canyon Entire Course

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JUS 520 Grand Canyon Entire Course

JUS 520

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

Is justice an easily defined concept? Why or why not?

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

What exactly is justice? Is justice a value or a principle? Is it personal or is it a societal goal?

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment

Justice in the Community

In a paper of 1,250−1,500 words, compare and contrast justice as you believe it exists now within your community. Define how you interpret justice to be displayed in the culture today. Does what is observed fit what you believe justice should be? Do you find trust or apprehension when considering our criminal justice system? How would our current retributive style of justice change with the application of a restorative justice model? Do you see this change as positive or negative? Why or why not?

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.

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

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

Restorative justice programs in the United States that have demonstrably succeeded are largely within juvenile justice systems. What is it about juvenile justice models that afford restorative justice programs the best chance to succeed? Support your answer with examples where appropriate.

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

Are the success stories of restorative justice in juvenile programs accurate in being defined as successful, or is success being claimed to support other social and political agendas? Why or why not? Provide examples where appropriate.

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment

Crime/Punishment Matrix

Develop a crime/punishment matrix flowchart that would assist someone in determining an appropriate sentence for specific crimes committed by a juvenile.

Include a restorative justice module within this matrix. Where would it fit? How, and why?

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

Has the traditional model of criminal punishment failed in the United States? Why or why not? Would an even more traditional system deter crime, or is deterrence no longer a significant aspect of addressing crime in the United States? Provide examples

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

The construction of new federal penitentiaries continues. Is the construction of new high security prisons vital to the ongoing interests of justice in the United States? Why or why not? Do we have too few, too many, or just enough prison beds in the United States?

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 3 Assignment

Justice System Bail-Out

Consider the criminal justice system in the United States as if it were a failing business. Is it “too big to fail”? How would you bail out the system? Is the application of restorative justice a TARP program for a bloated criminal justice system or does the United States need to adopt a more punitive approach to solving criminal justice issues?

Present your ideas in a PowerPoint presentation of 20−25 slides, including corresponding slide notes.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

Given the unique nature and quality of life on a Native American tribal reservation, justify why restorative justice can work in a tribal community. Do the lack of cohesion and the presence, in varying degrees, of chaos prevent restorative justice from working effectively? Does the short term versus the long term impact success? Why or why not.

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

Can a focus on peacemaking and spiritual/emotional recovery such as that used by the Navajo Nation, work in the nontribal environment? Why or why not?

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment

Native American and Mennonite Approaches

Write an essay (1,250−1,500 words) describing and defining the similarities and differences between Native American and Mennonite approaches to restorative justice. Are there specific, primary differences between them, or are they, at their core, more similar than different? Which elements from each approach do you believe have the greatest opportunity to positively impact the adoption of restorative justice programs in the United States? Why?

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.

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

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1

Many people now identify themselves as something other than simply an American citizen. Being part of a protected class, a special interest group, or both, now seems to be a requirement or expectation for many in society. What then is more important, an individual as an American citizen, as a member of a protected class, or as a member of a special interest group.

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2

Does a community, made up solely of persons who share a protected class or special interest, make for a more harmonious community? Why or why not?

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 5 Assignment

Restorative Justice

Write an essay (750−1,200 words) exploring the following: Is the common good, sometimes referred to as the “general welfare,” more or less important to you than the distinctions of groups being tagged as unique, different, or special? Does providing a distinction as a “special” community hinder or support instituting a restorative justice program? Defend your position and provide examples.

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.

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

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1

Some Native American cultures embrace the concept of “banishment” from the tribe as a form of punishment. Given your understanding of community and obligation, do you find that banishment is an appropriate sentence? Should it be used more frequently or only in more severe instances?

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2

Within the United States, whether a judge is appointed or elected depends largely upon location. Do you believe it is appropriate for many judges in the country to be elected? Why or why not?

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment

Crime & Justice

Write an essay (500−750 words) in which you examine the following: Is it time to do away with judges handing out sentencing and penalties? Should community or neighborhood boards or panels determine a sentence for persons guilty of crimes? Why, or why not? Are judges anachronistic, or do they continue to serve an important role in the system?

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.

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

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1

Can communitarianism and restorative justice address serious, violent crime in a moderate to large-sized community? Would it make a difference if the community was densely urban, suburban, or rural? Why or why not?

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2

“I am not my brother’s keeper” has often been repeated. But is it accurate? Is not everyone looking out for each other in a communitarian society? Why or why not?

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 7 Assignment

Communitarianism

Write an essay (500−750 words) examining communitarianism. Is communitarianism secular, or does it require a spiritual connection in order to ultimately succeed? Why or why not? Can communitarianism be viewed as liberal, conservative, or neither? How so? Provide examples.

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.

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

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1

Turf wars have become well known if not legendary among federal law enforcement agencies. What is it that motivates federal law enforcement agencies to compete against each other so aggressively? How would you change this culture of competition?

 

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2

Is the idea of a collective, community-based consciousness possible? Why or why not?

JUS 520 Grand Canyon Week 8 Assignment

Criminal Justice System

Write an essay (500−750 words) that explores why many believe the criminal justice system must be streamlined. Is restorative justice even possible at the federal level? Why or why not? Is restorative justice, by its very nature, a more reasonable application at the local level? Why or why not?

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.

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

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