Crj 301 complete course week 1-5 (juvenile justice) a+ graded

Ashford (Juvenile Justice) CRJ 301

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Week 1

 

Week 1 DQ 1

 

Provide a comprehensive posting detailing the similarities and differences of the following case law terms: precedent, stare decisis, and statutory law. Which of the three, in your opinion, is the most significant aspect of criminal law?

 

Week 1 DQ 2

 

Should people be criminally convicted for the crime of conspiracy where no underlying crime actually occurs? Provide your opinion of whether or not criminal liability and punishment for inchoate offenses are “fair” or not. How do the concepts of actusreus and mensrea fit with inchoate offenses? Should someone charged with an inchoate offense suffer the same punishment as the primary actors of the crime?

 

Week 2

 

Week 2 DQ 1

 

Provide your opinion of whether or not criminal liability and punishment for inchoate offenses are “fair” or not. How do the concepts of actusreus and mensrea fit with inchoate offenses? Should someone charged with an inchoate offense suffer the same punishment as the primary actors of the crime? Should people be criminally convicted for the crime of conspiracy where no underlying crime actually occurs?

 

Week 2 DQ 2

 

Adult vs. Juveniles. Compare and contrast the criminal justice procedures for adult defendants vs. juvenile offenders. Name and describe at least three substantive differences. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

Week 2 Assignment:

Criminal Sentencing (1292 Words)

 

Week 3

 

Week 3 DQ 1

 

Provide your opinion of the two best ways to prevent juvenile crime. You can use the article, A National Strategy for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention, and other scholarly sources to support your opinions. Provide both supportive and contradictory information available in the effort to prevent juvenile crime. Explain in at least 200 – 250 words. Remember to properly cite your sources. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

 

Week 3 DQ 2

 

Many theories have been advanced to explain the causes of juvenile crime. Choose the theory that you think best explains the causes of juvenile crime and point out both the strengths and weaknesses of the theory selected. You can choose from the following theories of the causes of juvenile crime: rational behavior theories, determinism, and integrated theories. You are encouraged to utilize outside, scholarly research to support your choice, or even find another theory that you think best explains the causes of juvenile crime.

Week 3 Assignment:

 

Juvenile Rights  (1100 Words)

 

 

Week 4

 

Week 4 DQ 1

 

Analyze both the arguments for and against juvenile probation. When should parole or probation be available to a juvenile offender and when should it not? What new policies could be adopted to help ensure that juvenile probation or parole are successful?

 

Week 4 DQ 2

 

Compare and contrast the purposes and outcomes of a juvenile trial vs. an adult criminal trial. Explain the ways in which justice is sought in both, and provide your personal opinion of whether or not the juvenile trial and disposition system are the best way to handle juvenile offenders from both a social and criminal justice perspective.

 

Week 5

 

Week 5 DQ 1

 

Discuss the significance of juvenile gang activity in the United States and provide your opinion of the most effective means of combating gang violence.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

 

Week 5 DQ 2

 

Discuss the future of juvenile justice in America. Will there be a dramatic increase in juvenile crime due to the projected increase in juvenile males in the next decade? How do factors such as technology, economic downturns and decreasing school and governmental budgets affect juvenile justice and the safety of the public?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

 

Week 5 Final Assignment :

 

Causes, Strategies, & Interventions Designed to Stop Juvenile Delinquency (2250+ Words)