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CJA 204 ENTIRE COURSE

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CJA 204 ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1

CJA 204 Week 1 Individual Assignment Criminal Justice System Paper

 
 
Resources: p. 18 ofReference and Citation Examples located in the Center for Writing Excellence on the student website and CJi Interactive
Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:
  • Ch. 1 > Learning Modules
    • Criminal Justice Goals
    • Criminal Justice Process
    • Due Process vs. Crime Control
  • Ch. 1 > Myths & Issues Videos
    • Issue 1: Is the Criminal Justice System Really a System?
  • Ch. 2 > Learning Modules
    • Defining Crime
    • Violent Crime
    • Property Crime
    • White Collar and Organized Crime
  • Ch. 2 > Myths & Issues Videos
    • Issue 1: Crime v. Deviance
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:
  • Define crime, its relationship to the law, and the two most common models of how society determines which acts are criminal.
  • Describe the government structure as it applies to the criminal justice system.
  • Identify choice theories and their assumptions in regards to crime.
  • Describe the components of the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process.
  • Identify the goals of the criminal justice system.
  • Address your thoughts on whether the criminal justice system is really a system.
Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
 
WEEK 2

 

 

 

CJA 204 Week 2 Individual Assignment Police History, Styles, and Issues Presentation

 
 
 
Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:
  • Ch. 5 > Learning Modules
    • History and Professionalism of the Police
    • Modern American Policing Eras
    • Levels of Law Enforcement
    • Police Organization
    • Policing Styles
  • Ch. 5 > Myths & Issues Videos
    • Issue 1: Women and Minorities in Law Enforcement
  • Ch. 5 > Simulation
    • Policing Styles
Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with speaker notes, on the police and law enforcement. Include the following in your presentation:
  • Present a timeline of the historical development of police agencies and their jurisdiction.
  • Address the relationship between the historical development of police agencies and policing styles.
  • Describe the law enforcement agencies under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security and their responsibilities.
  • Address the primary purposes of police patrol.
  • Describe the role of police in contemporary society.
  • Explain at least two issues facing today’s police departments.
Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your presentation.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
 
 

CJA 204 Week 2  Learning Team Assignment Measuring Crime Paper

 
 
Complete the following CJi Interactive activities:
  • Ch. 1 > Myths & Issues Videos
    • Myth v. Reality: Crime has been Steadily Increasing
  • Ch. 2 > Learning Modules
    • How Crimes are Measured
  • Ch. 2 > Simulation
    • The Extent of Crime
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that examines crime measurement in the United States. Address the following:
  • What instruments are used to measure crime in the United States?
  • What are the major crime reporting programs? What are the purposes of major crime reporting programs?
  • What are crime rates, arrest rates, clearance rates, and recidivism rates?
    • According to the “Myth v. Reality: Crime has been Steadily Increasing” CJi Interactive video, in what ways can crime rates be deceiving? How do crime rates relate to arrest rates? Is there a better solution to improving the correlation between crime rates, arrest rates, and clearance rates in the effort of combating criminal activity?
  • What can crime and recidivism statistics tell you about crime in the United States?
Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK 3
CJA 204 Week 3 Individual Assignment Courtroom Workgroup Paper
 
Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:
  • Ch. 8 > Learning Modules
    • The Trial Judge
    • The Grand Jury
    • The Prosecution and Defense
    • Types of Witnesses
  • Ch. 8 > Myths & Issues Videos
    • Myth v. Reality: The Courtroom is a Level Playing Field
    • Issue 1: Assembly Line Justice: The Affect of the Backlog of Cases on the Courts
  • Ch. 1 > Simulation
    • The Criminal Justice Funnel
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper describing and evaluating the roles of the courtroom work group. Answer the following questions in your paper:
  • What is a courtroom work group? How does this courtroom work group interact on a daily basis? What changes to the courtroom work group would you recommend?
  • What is the role of the prosecutor? How does a prosecutor determine which cases to pursue? What would happen if the criteria for taking a case were more or less stringent?
  • What are the effects of the criminal justice funnel and the backlog of cases on the court system and the courtroom work group? What are some solutions to help eliminate the funnel and reduce the backlog of cases? Provide examples.
Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 

CJA 204 Week 3  Learning Team Court System Visuals

 
 
For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:
  • Option 1: Court System Visuals Collection
  • Option 2: Court System Presentation
  • Option 3: Court System Handout
Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Court System Visuals located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK 4

 

 

CJA 204 Week 4 Individual Assignment Jail and Prison Paper

 
 
Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:
  • Ch. 11 > Learning Modules
    • History of Prisons
    • Prisons and Jails
    • Correctional System
  • Ch. 11 > Myths & Issues Videos
    • Myth v. Reality: The Correctional System Rehabilitates Offenders
    • Issue 1: Prison: Public and Private
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you compare jails and prisons. Identify a jail in your county, or one in a surrounding area, and a prison in your state to compare in the paper. Address the following in your comparison:
  • Identify types of prisons.
  • What are the major differences between the selected jail and the selected prison?
  • Explain at least two aspects about jail and prison culture and subculture.
  • Explain why jails play an important role in the criminal justice system.
  • Discuss the role of community-based corrections programs associated with jails and prisons.
  • Describe violent behavior that occurs in jails and prisons.
  • Explain the role of probation and parole.
Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
CJA 204 Week 4 Learning Team Truth-in -Sentencing Debate
 
 
Divide your team into two groups for a debate. Groups will debate the following positions:
  • Truth-in-sentencing laws deter crime.
  • Truth-in-sentencing laws do not deter crime.
Write a 350- to 700-word opening argument for each position, for a total of two arguments.
  • Include scholarly references supporting your arguments.
Share opening arguments with the other group.
Write a 350- to 700-word rebuttal to the other group’s opening argument, for a total of two rebuttals.
  • Include a closing statement.
  • Include scholarly references supporting the rebuttal and closing statement.
Consider the following topics when drafting debate arguments and rebuttals:
  • Good-time and work-time credits
  • Requirements for length of time served
  • Effect on crime deterrence and recidivism
  • Differences between federal and state laws
  • Effects if parole is eliminated
  • Effects on prison population
Combine both groups’ arguments into one document and submit the document to faculty.
Format your debate paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK 5
 

CJA 204 Week 5 Individual Assignment Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Crime Article

 
 
 
 
Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:
  • Ch. 14 > Learning Modules
    • How Juveniles are Processed
    • Difference between Adult and Juvenile Justice system
    • History of the Juvenile Justice Court
    • Juvenile’s Legal Rights
    • Types of Juvenile Offenders
  • Ch. 14 > Myths & Issues Videos
    • Myth v. Reality: Juvenile Boot Camps are an Effective way of Treating Offenders
    • Issue 1: "Net Widening" with Regards to Juveniles
    • Issue 2: Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court and Juveniles in Adult Correctional Facilities
Imagine you are a magazine writer investigating the realities of juvenile crime in the United States.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word article on the juvenile justice system that includes the following:
  • Definitions of delinquency and status offenses
  • Comparison of juvenile courts and adult courts
  • Variables that correlate with juvenile crime rates
  • Current U.S. juvenile crime statistics
  • Effects of more juveniles being tried as adults
  • One current issue in the juvenile justice system and your opinion on that issue
Format the article consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 

CJA 204 Week 5  Learning Team Assignment Cybercrime Paper

 
 
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about three true cybercrime or hacking cases. Include the following:
  • Explain the differences between cybercrime and traditional crime.
  • Explain the purposes of most hackers.
  • Identify the cases.
    • Describe the crime and how the suspects were caught.
    • Describe the punishments in each case.
    • Explain the effects on society.
Use the Internet to find the cases.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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