Assignment Description Your supervisor, Ms. Harris, possesses a bachelor’s of social work (B.S.W.) degree and is working on her master’s degree in social work (M.S.W.) by going to school at night on a part-time basis. Prior to accepting the position at the pretrial diversion program, she worked in a community mental health clinic providing services to low-income families. You have your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice behind you and your internship with the pretrial diversion program is halfway completed. You and Ms. Harris have had some intense discussions about human service practice in general and human service practice in the criminal justice field in particular. You decide that you will chart the similarities and differences between the two and present a detailed outline to her comparing and contrasting the two. A detailed outline is in the traditional form of an outline; however, the text will contain sentences as opposed to single words or phrases. In your detailed outline, you should cover the following topics: 1. Identify 2 ways in which human service practice is different in the mental health setting versus the criminal justice setting (you may use any venue in the criminal justice setting for comparison, such as prison, jail, juvenile detention, pretrial diversion, parole, probation, etc.). 2. Identify 2 ways in which human service practice is similar in the mental health setting versus the criminal justice setting (you may use any venue in the criminal justice setting for comparison, such as prison, jail, juvenile detention, pretrial diversion, parole, probation, etc.). 3. What role does human service practice play in the pretrial diversion setting specifically? 4. At what point, if any, does human service practice in the mental health setting converge on the pretrial diversion setting?
Assignment Description Case Study As a new probation officer, you are meeting with a new client, Mr. Anthony Potts, who has been convicted of an alcohol-related driving offense and was sentenced to 3 years of probation. Mr. Potts has been married to Anna Potts for 18 years, and they have two children: Sarah, age 13, and Cindy, age 11. Mr. Potts owns a chain of retail stores, works long hours during the week and on the weekends, and has not been an involved father because he spends most of his time working. His pattern has been to go out to various restaurants and bars with his partners after the stores close at 9:30 p.m. and drink alcohol until closing. He has then typically driven home under the influence of alcohol. You meet with Mrs. Potts, who is very guarded in her discussions with you about her husband’s drinking history. What you can learn from Mrs. Potts includes police involvement a few times during the marriage due to the drinking, long nights where Mr. Potts kept the family awake in his drunken rages, and very poor communication between Mrs. Potts and Mr. Potts. You have learned that Mr. Potts does not drink alcohol in the mornings. He does not binge drink, and he does not drink on Tuesdays. He does, however, drink the other 6 days of the week. Mrs. Potts explains his pattern of drinking Monday through Friday with his partners, but he does not drink at home on those days. She also informs you that he does drink on Saturdays at home, often starting in the afternoon and passing out by dinnertime. He has a history of being loud, frightening, and angry when under the influence of alcohol. You also learn that Mr. Potts’s father was a winemaker from Italy. This is your first alcohol-related case, so you discuss this with your supervisor at your weekly supervision session and explain that the court has asked for a report from your office to determine whether treatment should be a condition of Mr. Potts’s probation. Your supervisor, Probation Officer Rexford, asks you to submit a publish report, which will include professional sources to support your contentions, outlining the following: 1. Explain the elements of alcohol abuse in Mr. Potts’s case. 2. Give examples of and explain how genetics and heredity play a role in the transmission of alcoholism from one generation to another in Mr. Potts’s case. 3. Explain where and why Mr. Potts falls on the continuum-of-use spectrum, as described in your readings for this unit. 4. Relate how the history of alcohol use may have impacted Mr. Potts’s current condition. Grading Criteria Maximum Points Possible Provided a comprehensive list of elements that describe alcoholism in the case study. 25 Listed examples and explained how genetics and heredity impact future alcohol abuse. 25 Demonstrated an understanding of the Continuum of Use with alcohol as the primary substance using the case study as an example. 30 Provided some insight as to how the history of alcohol use may have contributed to the condition in this case study. 35 Professional Language: Assignment contains accurate grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation with few or no errors. (APA formatting is required or style specified in assignment) 10 Total 125
Imagine that you are the Assistant State’s Attorney in the Bazalia County State’s Attorney’s Office when you are asked to make a charging decision regarding a domestic violence situation in your jurisdiction. Specifically, a detective calls seeking authorization to charge Sally Jo with the Attempt Murder of her mother, Mary Jo. You learn from the detective that Sally Jo, 19 years old, became involved in an altercation with her mother, Mary Jo which started in the family home. The fight started with just yelling by each, but quickly escalated when Sally Jo left the apartment and ran to her car. Her mother, Mary Jo, ran after her, yelling loudly as she pursued Sally Jo. Several neighbors reported to police that they heard Sally Jo and Mary Jo yelling, but could not identify what was being said until both Sally Jo and Mary Jo reached a vehicle parked in the complex parking lot. One witness reported seeing Sally Jo reach into her car and pull out a knife. Another witness reported hearing her say, “I can’t take this anymore, I’m going to kill you”, and charge toward Mary Jo, stabbing her in the throat. Each witness clearly heard those words and police recovered a bloody knife at the scene of the stabbing. The police were called and Mary Jo was transported to the hospital, and is stable condition. Sally Jo was arrested and was uninjured. In the state of Bazalia, this Attempt Murder charge does not carry the possibility for probation. If charged and convicted, Sally Jo must serve, based on the statutory minimum mandatory sentence, at least 8 years in prison. The detective requesting permission to file this charge tells you that the report will include interviews with all of the witnesses, medical reports about Mary Jo’s injuries (stating it was not life threatening and that she is expected to make a full recovery) and a statement from Mary Jo saying that she and her daughter argue often, but that this is the first time that Sally Jo has become violent. Detectives also report to you that Sally Jo admitted the stabbing during interrogation after waiving her Miranda rights, saying that she simply could not bear the constant badgering by her mother, and that she has been through a lot of late. There is no indication that any of the witnesses are unwilling to testify. You also learn from the detective that Sally Jo recently reported being abused for years by a neighbor, and recently disclosed that to her mother, Mary Jo, who does not believe that to have occurred. Sally Jo has no prior criminal history and is undergoing treatment for her sexual abuse. Mary Jo is gainfully employed as a police dispatcher and has never called the police about the conduct of her daughter Sally Jo in the past. This is the first police contact for a domestic incident in this family. You must decide whether approve the Detective’s request to charge Sally Jo with Attempt Murder in your state. Assume, in your state, that the elements of Attempt Murder are as follows: A person who takes a substantial step toward the commission of First Degree Murder, reflecting an intent to commit great bodily harm OR by using a deadly weapon, is guilty of Attempt Murder. In a 1-2 page paper, in APA 7th format (minimum 1 page), discuss the following: The factors that you would consider in deciding whether to charge Sally with Attempt Murder. Be sure to identify at least 2 reasons to charge Sally Jo and two reasons not to charge Sally Jo. Provide your opinion as to what YOU would do as the prosecutor in this case. Would you charge her? Would you decline charges? You MAY write this paper in 1st person. Be sure to format your paper properly in APA 7th and provide at least two (2) sources to support your discussion
This is a 2-3 page paper identifying the issue in the Chimel case and analyzing it in the context of 4th Amendment jurisprudence. Review the Supreme Court Case of Chimel v. California, 395 U.S. 752 (1969), discussed in your text. Using the information in your text, and at least one (1) outside source, write a 2-3 page paper, in APA formatting, addressing the following: Describe the facts of the case, taking care not to simply copy information from the case. Be sure to paraphrase. Discuss both the Petitioner/Defendant’s argument (Chimel) as well as the response by the government. (This represents the opposing arguments in the case). Explain which argument the court accepted and why. Explain which exception to the Search Warrant requirement of the 4th Amendment is at issue here. Finally, explain whether you agree with the Court’s holding in the case, and why. You may write this section ONLY in 3rd person. As in any essay paper, be sure to format this in APA, include a cover page and reference page, double spacing and intext citations to the websites. Remember, this isn’t a short answer assignment, this should be a unified essay, containing cover page, reference page, and within the 2-3 page paper, an introduction, body and a conclusion. You may use headings if you so choose.
This assignment will require you to conduct research. You can use the following resources: textbook, Internet, government websites or KU library database. You will need to find two quality references on the below topics. Write an APA, two-page paper, that addresses the following topics: Describe 2-3 types of delinquency prevention programs. Describe the different areas of delinquency prevention programs. Describe the types of programs that generally do not work in delinquency prevention. Describe the types of programs that do tend to work in delinquency prevention. Create at least three recommendations on how we can prevent juvenile crime in our communities. Upload your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document, two-page minimum, APA format.
Please provide a thoughtful answer to the following question: In your opinion, is how will the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) affect people in this country?
This assessment will require you to research the elements of criminal conspiracy. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with at least three (3) credible resources, which may include the class textbook as well as journal articles or periodicals from the Internet or from the KU Library. Comprise a minimum 2-page essay, and please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. For this assessment, the content should address the following questions presented: Identify and describe the four elements of a conspiracy? Distinguish among at least two (2) tests used to determine if there has been adequate action to establish the crime of criminal conspiracy. Propose any changes or modifications to these tests, which you would support as a federal or state legislator. Upload your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document.
Please respond to the following question: In your opinion, how will the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) affect people in this country?
Vera Institute’s Anatomy of Discretion Project Research the Vera Institute’s Anatomy of Discretion Project. Be sure to carefully view this interview with Don Stemen as well, as he discusses the goals, objectives and findings of the project. In a 2-3 page, APA 7th formatted paper (not a series of short answers), address the following questions: Explain the overall goal of the project Describe the importance of “evidence” to the prosecutorial decision. Explain the findings from the study related to “doing justice” in the context of prosecutorial discretion. Define and fully explain at least two (2) of the policy recommendations/Implications that were made by the Vera Institute at the conclusion of the study.Be sure to support your comments with proper APA 7th citation and to add your sources on an APA 7th formatted reference page.
This assignment will require you to conduct research. You can use the following resources: textbook, Internet, government websites or the KU library database. You will need to find two quality references on Juvenile Crime Theories. Write an APA, two-page paper, that addresses the following topics: Explain the choice theory. Explain the deterrence theory. Describe biochemical and neurological factors that affect delinquency. Describe the major arguments presented by psychoanalytic theory. Summarize the three major learning theories. Create at least three recommendations on how we can use these theories to reduce Juvenile crime in our society. Upload your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document, two-page minimum, APA format.