Chapter 4 Questions: 1.   What are the differences between social disorganizatio

Chapter 4 Questions:
1.   What are the differences between social disorganization theory and social control theory?   Do they also share similar assumptions?
2.   What are the advantages and limitations of diversion?
3.   Distinguish between life-course and adolescence-limited offenders.
Chapter 5 Questions:
1)   Are negative self-concepts the same as irrational beliefs about the self?   How are they the same or different?
2)   What is the principle shared by the cognitive therapies?
3)   How would a classical conditioning theorist explain criminal behavior?
4)   Describe some examples of defining a client’s problems in terms of behavioral deficits and behavioral excesses.
5)   What are the differences between cognitive skills and cognitive understanding?
6)   Why should offenders learn social and cognitive skills?
7)   What are the benefits of shifting from optimism?
8)   Delineate the usefulness of self-efficacy in correctional counseling.

Throughout this course, you have learned different techniques to help you streng

Throughout this course, you have learned different techniques to help you strengthen your critical thinking skills and gain a better understanding about how they apply to the different roles and duties in the field of criminal justice. In this last assignment, you will research the use of technology in criminal justice and how it assists in problem solving.
Consider the following scenario for this assignment:
A federal law enforcement agency has outdated data collection methods, and much of it is done by using paper and storing it in file folders. Consequently, the agency has had a hard time solving crimes and working with other agencies. As a result, you have been hired as their consultant to implement technology and to convince the agency leaders that this is the best approach for the agency. The federal law enforcement agency’s director is excited to hear what you have to say and has asked you to write a report that she can share with the agency’s leadership team.
Research technology used for data collection, communication, and crime fighting. 
Write a 700- to 1,050-word report for the agency’s leadership team in which you:
Explain how technology can help the agency collect data, solve problems, and resolve complaints. Provide examples of technology that could be used, and how that technology would address the agency’s challenges.
Explain how implementing technology would help improve the agency’s internal and external (i.e., with other agencies) communications. Provide examples that outline the technology that would bridge this gap.
Identify ways that technology can aid in minimizing bias and generalizing. Provide at least 1 example of specific technology that could be applied.
Describe how the use of technology would aid in tracking and referencing offenders. Provide examples and statistics.
Cite 2 sources to support your assignment.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.  

Craig was raised without a father, but his mother, Donna, a strong Christian lad

Craig was raised without a father, but his mother, Donna, a strong Christian lady, always loved her son. Because she was a single parent, Craig was often left with babysitters while she worked two jobs or was involved in her prison ministry. When the sitter could not be there on some days, Donna’s neighbor Steve, who worked from home, would take him and not charge her. Donna was always grateful for the extra help and in return baked bread and pies for Steve. What Donna did not know, of course, was that Steve was molesting and raping Craig, who was 6 years old. Craig could not tell his mother of his terror of going to Steve’s house because Steve warned him that if he ever told anyone Steve would kill the puppy that was living in his home. Little Craig loved that puppy, so he never told. At age 11, Craig began setting fires that escalated over the years. At age 13, he was raped by a 26-year-old male. Craig engaged in other crimes, including stealing a police car at age 15, impersonating a police officer, sexual assault on a 12-year-old boy, prostitution, theft, and burglary. He took trophies from his favorite fire crimes by going to the crime scenes at night looking for anything he could add to his collection. Eventually he was apprehended and confessed to the fires and went to prison for several years. He is now back on the streets and has had considerable difficulty in keeping jobs for more than a few months. Craig is determined not to return to prison. He currently resides with his aging mother.  
Analyze your selected case study:
What demographics or risk factors (e.g., acute, direct, proxy, short and long-term) are involved that may have contributed to the person becoming a victim or offender?
How are the demographics or risk factors for becoming a criminal and victim related? How are they different? How would the demographics or risk factors vary in another country?
If an individual reflects the data supporting the likelihood of becoming a criminal or victim, does that guarantee the outcome?
Support your responses with evidence from the Learning Resources or other academic material.

Select one discussion question from each of the denoted chapters below and post

Select one discussion question from each of the denoted chapters below and post your response addressing the two questions in one posting response (be sure to identify the questions you selected in your response). 
Chapter 1- Overview of Comparative Criminal Justice- Select One Discussion Question Below:
1. How do international and transnational crime differ?
2. Why should we study comparative criminal justice?
3. Using newspapers, magazines, or the Internet, find one example of how a country has borrowed an idea or way of doing criminal justice.
4. What are some of the underlying values that are present in the U.S. criminal justice system?
5. What are the advantages of using a historical-political approach to the study of comparative justice systems?
Chapter 2- Measuring and Comparing Crime in and Across Nations-Select One Discussion Question Below:
1. Which international crime data do you believe provide the most helpful information? Explain.
2. To what extent can we rely on crime data from other nations? How can we evaluate such data?
3. What factors might contribute to the very low crime rates in Japan? To the relatively higher rates in the United States?
4. Study the tables in the chapter that provide crime data for selected countries and find some with high or low crime rates. Why might there be such a disparity between certain countries?

ReadABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Guidelines 5

ReadABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Guidelines 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Comments.
Write a clear, specific, and detailed answer to each guideline.
Instructions:
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 5 (20 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 7 (20 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 8 (10 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 9 (10 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 10 (10 points)

A clear, specific, and detailed response to the initial question(s) below Clear,

A clear, specific, and detailed response to the initial question(s) below
Clear, specific, and detailed, responses to at least two other students’ posts
Discussion Directions:
Step 1 Answer the following questions:
What are your obligations under these Guidelines?
What real-life scenario do you believe you could encounter as a paralegal in which Guideline  3  and 4 will apply?
How will you adjust your workplace activity based upon these Guidelines?
What other questions or comments do you have about these Guidelines?

Step 1 Read and Review: Review ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paral

Step 1 Read and Review:
Review ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Preamble, Guideline 1, and Comments from last week.
Read ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Guideline 3-4 and Comments
Read: Disciplinary Counsel v. Hernandez, Supreme Court of Ohio (2013)
Step 2 Post: 
Discuss the Hernandez case as it relates to Guidelines 3 and 4. Your discussion should include the following:
Identify the ruling Court, state the issue(s) of the case, and state the Court’s holding in the case.
How does Hernandez relate to Guidelines 3 and 4?
Does Hernandez offer any practical guidance for the Paralegal on the job? If so what guidance is offered or implied for the Paralegal in the workplace?

ReadABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Guidelines 5

ReadABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Guidelines 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Comments.
Write a clear, specific, and detailed answer to each guideline.
Instructions:
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 5 (20 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 7 (20 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 8 (10 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 9 (10 points)
Complete the Discussion: Self-Check—Evaluate Your Understanding of Guideline 10 (10 points)

A clear, specific, and detailed response to the initial question(s) below Clear,

A clear, specific, and detailed response to the initial question(s) below
Clear, specific, and detailed, responses to at least two other students’ posts
Discussion Directions:
Step 1 Answer the following questions:
What are your obligations under these Guidelines?
What real-life scenario do you believe you could encounter as a paralegal in which Guideline  3  and 4 will apply?
How will you adjust your workplace activity based upon these Guidelines?
What other questions or comments do you have about these Guidelines?

Step 1 Read and Review: Review ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paral

Step 1 Read and Review:
Review ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Preamble, Guideline 1, and Comments from last week.
Read ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services, Guideline 3-4 and Comments
Read: Disciplinary Counsel v. Hernandez, Supreme Court of Ohio (2013)
Step 2 Post: 
Discuss the Hernandez case as it relates to Guidelines 3 and 4. Your discussion should include the following:
Identify the ruling Court, state the issue(s) of the case, and state the Court’s holding in the case.
How does Hernandez relate to Guidelines 3 and 4?
Does Hernandez offer any practical guidance for the Paralegal on the job? If so what guidance is offered or implied for the Paralegal in the workplace?