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How would you describe or define organized crime

Describing your personal perception of organized crime upon entering this course

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper, describing your personal perception of organized crime upon entering this course. Identify any assumptions on which your perception is based, and answer the following questions:

  • How would you describe or define organized crime?
  • How does your perception compare to the definitions in the readings?
  • What characteristics do you think are associated with organized criminal behavior?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Assignment

Discussion Question

Begin your discussion by sharing your problem statement and research question. Next, discuss your sampling plan. In addition, discuss your research design. Consider the following as you craft your response.

Sampling

  • How will the sample be selected?
  • What type of sampling method is used? Is it appropriate to the design?
  • Does the sample reflect the population as identified in the problem or purpose statement?
  • Is the sample size appropriate? Why or why not?
  • To what population may the findings be generalized? What are the limitations in generalizability?

Research design

  • What type of design will be used?
  • Does the design seem to flow from the proposed research problem, theoretical framework, literature review, and hypothesis?

Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Research Methods in Criminal Justice Unit 3 Worksheet

Student Name: _______________________________________________________
Read the following research experiment conducted by the Police Foundation in 1974:

Kelling, G. L., Pate, T., Dieckman, D., & Brown, C. E. (1974).The Kansas City preventive patrolexperiment: A summary report. Police Foundation.Retrieved fromhttps://www.policefoundation.org/publication/the-kansas-city-preventive-…

Brief summary:

The Kansas City preventive patrol experiment: Police Foundation.Retrieved fromhttps://www.policefoundation.org/projects/the-kansas-city-preventive-pat…

The experiment focused on the following research questions:

·         Would citizens notice changes in the level of police patrol?

·         Would different levels of visible police patrol affect recorded crime or the outcome of victim surveys?

·         Would citizen fear of crime and attendant behavior change as a result of differing patrol levels?

·         Would their degree of satisfaction with police change?

Pick ONE of the research questions above and complete the following five exercises.

1. Identify one independent variable from the selected research question.

2. Indicate how the independent variable identified in #1 could be measured (conceptualize, operationalize, and describe the level of measurement for this variable).

3.Identify one dependent variable from the selected research question.

4. Indicate how the dependent variable identified in #3 could be measured (conceptualize, operationalize, and describe the level of measurement for this variable).

5.  Express the research question in a measureable hypothesis statement (ensure that the hypothesis statement includes the independent variable and the dependent variable you identified in items 1 and 2 above).Use the following structure to help formulate your answer:

____ with ____ are more/less likely to ____ than ___ without ______

(subjects) with (independent variable) are more/less likely to (dependent variable) than (subjects) without (independent variable)

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Terror Management Theory in Practice

Terror Management Theory in Practice

Selecting a recent terror event, one occurring with the last five (5) years, examine the practicality of the terror management theory (TMT).

o    In the opening of your work, provide an overview of the TMT, noting the critical aspects of the theory, to demonstrate a clear understanding of what the theory is and how it can be applied in various circumstances.

o    Next, explore your selected terror event, discussing the ways in which the TMT might be applied to improving the understanding of the survivors’ coping and recovery following the terror event.

o    In addressing the applicability of the TMT to the selected event, consider the survivors’ cognitive, social, cultural, and intellectual conditions as factors of influence that might skew perceptions of death and survival.

o    Discuss, with detail and clear examination of the available scholarly resources, why these factors should be examined in the discussion and how, or if, they affect disaster behavioral health outcomes.

o    As you wrap up your work, briefly discuss the appropriateness of the use of the TMT as it compares to other theories attempting to rationalize survivor thoughts and behaviors following terror events.

o    Select a single theory upon which you will make the contrast, clearly identifying the foundational tenants of the theory, making a solid case for which theory is most appropriate.

Work should be submitted in a Word document (doc. or docx.) or other compatible word processing document, and be 4 to 6 pages in length, excluding the required title and reference page.

Scholarly sources should be cited both in-text and on the reference page of the submission. A minimum of two academic, scholarly sources are required to be cited in the work.

Submissions should be formatted per 6th edition (revised) APA standards.

Please see the assignment rubric for complete point breakdown and contact your professor with additional questions or concerns.

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Read article

Exercise 5.3: Journal Article Analysis – 65 Points

Getting Started

Directions:   Read the article. Then, respond to each question in one or two sentences (5   points each –  0 if skipped, 3 if   reasonable attempt but inaccurate or missed the point of the question; 4 if   basically correct but with something erroneous, 5 if fully correct)

Question &   Answer

Points

1. What public health problem is the study described in   this article attempting to address?  

/5

2. What is the research hypothesis that this study aims   to test?

/5

3. What type of epidemiologic study is this?

/5

4. What is the independent variable in this study?

/5

5. What is the (primary) dependent variable in this   study?

/5

6. How were cases of brain cancer ascertained in this   study?

/5

7. What broader population do you believe the sample of   cases   represents? (this will determine the   population to which the results of the study can ultimately be generalized)

/5

8. What exclusion criteria were used?

/5

9. What kind of comparison group was used in this   study? How were they selected? Of what   broader population is this group intended to be   representative?

/5

10. What measure of association was calculated in this   study? What statistical test was used   to test its significance?

/5

11. What did the study find?

/5

12. What practical application do the results of this   study have for clinical care of patients?

/5

13. What practical application do the results of this   study have for public health policy in Canadian provinces? 

/5

Total

/65

Response and Mitigation

CRJ 420 Week 5 Assignment 2 Assignment 2: Response and Mitigation

Assignment 2: Response and Mitigation  

Choose one (1) of the two (2) disaster scenarios below:  

1. A hurricane has hit the Southeast U.S. Gulf coast, leaving over 500,000 people homeless, without food or medical attention. 

2. A tornado touched down in a Midwestern U.S. city, destroying the entire city, including four (4) major hospitals and the police department / emergency services dispatch center.  Refer to the National Response Framework’s Emergency Support Function Annexes and the National Disaster Recovery Framework’s Recovery Support Functions Index.    

Write a five to eight (5-8) page paper in which you: 

1. Develop the response plan as a member of the emergency and crisis management team for your chosen scenario. Determine at least two (2) federal agencies that should assist in the response plan for the disaster scenario and summarize their duties, responsibilities, and actions as outlined in the National Response Framework’s Emergency Support Function Annex.  

2. Develop the mitigation plan as a member of the emergency and crisis management team for your chosen scenario. Determine at least two (2) federal agencies that should assist in the mitigation plan for the disaster scenario and summarize their duties, responsibilities, and actions as outlined in the National Disaster Recovery Framework’s Recovery Support Functions Index. Specify how your chosen federal agencies assist in the recovery mission of your discussed disaster scenario.  

3. Speculate on the main difficulties (e.g., the ability to utilize federally funded relief, the problems associated with the infrastructure of the community struck with the disaster, etc.) that would be involved in the emergency response for your chosen scenario. Next, propose one (1) strategy that you could take as a member of the emergency and crisis management team in order to overcome the difficulties in question. Provide a rationale for your response. 

4. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources.  Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: 

•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow 6th edition APA or school-specific format. 

•Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.  The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: •Determine how the major forms of emergency management work – mitigation, response, recovery, preparedness, and communications – are interrelated. •Analyze the difficulties of emergency response and propose strategies for overcoming obstacles. 

•Use technology and information resources to research issues in emergency management. 

•Write clearly and concisely about emergency management using proper writing mechanics.

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diversity initiatives

Scenario Information

Your company has been nominated for a national diversity award associated with your efforts and dedication to diversity initiatives in the workplace and their impact on the organization and community. You have been asked to summarize your efforts for the year in a slide presentation for the diversity committee who selects the winner. Be sure to include details of the changes you made in your organization and the impact the changes made.

Instructions

As part of your nomination, you have been asked to create a PowerPoint slide presentation  include the following slides: 8 slides minimum 

  • Title slide
  • Highlighting the importance of workplace diversity -2 examples
  • Discussing the points that were included in your diversity plan- 2 examples
  • Describing how culture and inclusion impact your organization- 2 examples
  • Providing examples of how diverse workgroups work together in the workplace- 2 examples
  • Gives examples of strategies used to incorporate Hofstede’s cultural dimensions in a global workforce-3 examples
  • Provides best practices for managers associated with managing a diverse, global workforce-3 examples
  • Conclusion slide that includes a summary of why you should win this award & Provided an overview of best practices for managers using clear examples.
  • Any additional, relevant information
  • References

Describe the purpose and function of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

The United States has refused to join the International Criminal Court since its inception

The United States has refused to join the International Criminal Court since its inception. In your 300-word minimum primary response to this discussion board, expand upon the following:

  • Describe the purpose and function of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • Explain why the United States has not joined the ICC.
  • Examine the pros and cons for the United States to be a member of the ICC.
  • Construct an argument proposing the United States should join or continue to not be a part of the ICC and provide sound reasoning for your opinions.
  • Explain the ramifications of the opinion that you advance to the United States and the international community.

The issue of the United States’ reluctance to join the ICC continues to be a matter of international debate. This week’s discussion requires you to take a position on whether or not the United States should formally join, and accept the jurisdiction of, the International Criminal Court. In this discussion, avoid notions of jingoism, and examine the international community and the responsibilities of the United States as an international actor in both civilian and military affairs. Make sure to explain the consequences of not joining or a decision to join the ICC.

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Explain the plea bargaining process

Plea Bargaining Process.

  • Explain the plea bargaining process.
  • List the elements of a valid plea bargain.
  • Define the role of a judge in the plea bargaining process,
  • Create and provide an opinion on whether plea bargaining is a benefit to the United States criminal justice system and why.
    • If you are in favor of continuing plea bargaining, address arguments against its continued prevalence.
    • If you are against continuing plea bargaining, address arguments for its continued prevalence

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