Academic Papers on Criminal Justice

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A 9 page paper that discusses the building of Bugliosi's case based on interrogation and admissions of witnesses, rather than physical evidence, which was most often ignored or destroyed by the police. The writer argues that if interrogation and even hearsay were not allowed in the trial, Manson would have gone free. Nearly all ...

This 7 page paper examines two works and compares and contrasts Hare and Samenow's ideas The paper concludes that sociological factors shape the personalities of criminals but biology plays a role as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

( 10 pp) Whether it is a class assignment, or an event in the outside world, determining what and how to deal with any ethical situation is difficult. First because we question our own perception of the event - did I really just see that? Did it really happen? Second, because if ...

A 9 page paper answering 10 discussion questions about corporate responsibility and conviction for white collar crime, as well as technocrime and which type is worse for the community. Other questions address law enforcement agencies and four crime theories. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 5 page paper focuses on white collar crime. Various types of crime are defined and its impact on society is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page paper addressing approaches to cases in these three areas of justice. The sentencing section discusses the value of shaming techniques as they might apply to a 5-time felon most recently convicted of his second rape offense. The probation section discusses the ethics of ways a privatized probation service might increase ...

A 3 page research paper that argues that the greatest challenges facing criminal justice organizations in America are terrorism and the proper use of the extra powers granted these organizations by the Patriot Act. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page research paper/essay that looks at the idea of ambiguity in religion as illustrated in Helen Prejean’s Dead Man Walking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 9 page paper which presents 6 different books, and also presents a review of each book as they would perhaps be perceived by Norval Morris, a legal scholar and writer. The books are "Brothel Boy" edited by Norval Morris, "The Lawyer's Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice" by Joseph G. Allegretti, "Why Lawyers Behave The Way They Do" ...

This 3 page paper discusses the deterrence theory of crime and the rational/legal theoretical orientation of the criminal justice system. The research shows that certainty of punishment is more of a deterrent than severity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 16 page paper considers hat does criminal law history before 1850 tells us about the processes of change in the law and legal institutions. The paper looks at the period 1800 – 1850 and examines four areas of law and the justice system; capital and corporal punishment including the “Bloody Code”; imprisonment and transportation ...

This 6 page paper discerns the difference between natural and legal crimes. The FBI crime index is used to discuss which crimes and natural and which are not. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Capital Punishment

  • 11 page paper

11 pages in length. Capital punishment was not only utilized as a painful means of death, but it was also a way of demonstrating one's mistakes in front of the community. It was a grand way in which the guilty not only paid for their crimes by forfeiting their lives, but it also ...

Overcrowding in Prisons

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page research paper that examines the issue of prison overcrowding in the United States, which has reached "crisis proportions" (Shank, 2004, p. 1). This examination explores the effects of this situation: its historical background and causes; effects on the legal system, and effects on both inmate and public health. Bibliography lists 11 sources. ...

This 7 page research paper looks at the 'prisons' of ancient biblical lands - Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, lands of the New and Old Testament. Rather than physical structures to keep people incarcerated, 'prisons' were primarily slavery, banishment, or death. Bibliography lists ten sources.

A 4 page paper which examines the history of juvenile boot camps. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This is a 7 page paper discussing fetal alcohol syndrome, its incidence, cost to society and relation in the criminal justice system. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ARND), Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD) and alcohol-exposed Static Encephalopathy (SE) are all terms for the defect which occurs to a child when ...

7 pages in length. Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis sheds substantial light on the story of a man who was wrongly accused and jailed for a crime he did not commit. The eye-opening account was Lewis' way of demonstrating the significant downfalls of the United States judicial system when an innocent man could ...

A 6 page research paper on the extent of the oldest 'secular' legal code in history. The writer briefly touches on the Babylonian civilization, King Hammurabi, and discusses the intricacies of the code in regards to crime, medicine, and business. The paper states that the code was the prede cessor to Greek code, ...

8 pages in length. An in-depth look at legal arguments and Supreme Court decisions concerning the issue of probation/parole revocation and whether or not probation/parolees should have many of the same rights as civilians or be treated exactly like prisoners in jail. For the most part, it is concluded that current law still mandates the ...

A 5 page critique of the 1997 completely revised edition of this book on the Japanese criminal justice system. This paper discusses Bayley’s contentions that the low crime rate enjoyed by Japan is more related to a reflection of Japanese history and the traditions, morality, and culture which resulted over that history than it ...

The Death Penalty

  • 10 page paper

When Gary Gilmore insisted that he wanted to be executed by firing squad for his crimes, in 1977, thereby ending a ten year moratorium on executions, the media brought the spotlight into Utah and debate on the death penalty back into the public forum. Since then, public opinion has leaned toward the death penalty being ...

A 19 page paper on Electronic Monitoring Devices (i.e., house arrest transmitters, etc;) and their effectiveness in corrections. Paper includes a history of monitoring devices, their various types, and the issues involved. Both sides of the argument are evaluated and case examples are presented. Bibliography lists more than 25 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the history, successes, and failures of the American probationary system. Various examples and statistics are included to illustrate points made. Bibliography includes three sources.

A 10 page research paper which examines how the institution of the federal sentencing guidelines has impacted the court system. The writer gives a brief history of the sentencing guidelines showing some of their applications in case law. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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