All questions must have it own references after the question. APA guidelines, correct English and grammar, complete word count, good up to date references. Proper citations if needed. No cover sheet just answer question. This book is where we get the information and must be used as one of the references:
Bohm, R. M., & Haley, K. N. (2012). Introduction to criminal justice (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
1. Should the United States legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes? Why or Why not? 150 words count
2. In Chapter 7, our text book talks about police corruption. What do you think can be done to prevent and reduce police corruption in law enforcement agencies? 150 word count
3. Do you think the death penalty prevents certain crimes from happening in the United States? Explain your answer. Do you think the United States should make the death penalty illegal? Why or Why not? 150 word count
4. Do prison rehabilitation programs work in the United States? Explain your answer. What do you think will help federal and state prison facilities in an effort to reduce and prevent recidivism? 150 word count
1. Discuss in detail whether illegal drug use, prostitution and gambling fit the seven elements of a crime from Chapter 2. Include in your discussion whether these three crimes should be considered mala in se or mala prohibita. (respond with a minimum of 250 words)
2. Explain the concepts of legal precedent and stare decisis. (Respond with a minimum of 150 words)
3. Describe the procedural rights in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments. (respond with a minimum of 400 words)
4. In response to the sexual assault and murder of 7-year old Megan Kanka by a convicted sex offender out on parole and the public uproar that ensued, the state of New Jersey enacted “Megan’s Law.” The law, as originally passed, required sex offenders, upon their release from prison, to register with New Jersey law enforcement authorities, who are to notify the public about their release. The public was also to be provided with the offender’s name; a recent photograph; a physical description; a list of the offenses for which he or she was convicted; the offender’s current address and place of employment or school; and the offender’s automobile license plate number. Currently, all 50 states and the federal government have Megan’s laws that require sex offenders released from prison to register with local law enforcement authorities. Megan’s laws are not uniform across states. For example, not all states require active community notification; many of them (including the U.S. government) only make the information available to the public. Research your state’s Megan’s Law. Based on the ideal characteristics of a criminal law (see pages 96-97 in the text), is Megan’s Law a “good” law? Discuss each characteristic as it relates to the statute. (respond with a minimum of 250 words) My state is Tennessee.