Building awareness about laws and court processes that impact local court juvenile sentencing.

Scenario: Imagine you are a probation officer who has been tasked with creating a report to share with the key personnel of the local school district to build awareness about laws and court processes that impact local court juvenile sentencing.

Write a report that consists of 2 parts:

Part 1: Data Visualization

Research statistics on populations of juvenile delinquents using the OJJDP’s Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics (EZAJCS) data tool for national data on juvenile delinquency demographics, offenses, and case processing trends. Choose 1 of the following options to investigate:

How 1 year’s delinquency case totals compare to another year’s totals based on the age at referral, manner of handling, and disposition
How 1 year’s case processing totals compare to another year for 2 types of offenses and how they vary for different demographic groups and genders
Explain the data shown in your image. Summarize what the difference in the numbers means for juvenile sentencing in courts.
Categorize the types of offenses that come under acts of delinquency and status offenses in juvenile courts.
Describe in detail the court process applicable for either type of offense and the court personnel associated with each process?

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Profile of a Killer

Research a serial killer. Describe their childhood, education, employment, family life, etc. Then, using the theories of crime described in your textbook, choose which (there may be more than one) fits your particular serial killer. Why does that theory match? Your paper should be three (3) pages and should be written in APA format. Please use at least three (3) appropriate sources and cite those in your paper.

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School Shooters

School shootings have unfortunately become a common occurrence in today’s society. Students of all ages are affected, from those in elementary school to those at the college level. Suppose that a school shooting had occurred in your community and that the shooter was still at-large. Identify and list important criteria that could be used to create a criminal profile. Then, locate a minimum of two (2) articles that discuss real-life school shooting suspects. Test and analyze your criteria. What other factors could you add to your profile? Discuss your results. Your paper should be no more than two (2) pages and should include an APA citation for the article analyzed.

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Eyewitness identification

A Costly MistakeVisit the Innocence Project page that discusses eyewitness identification, making sure to watch the embedded video. Based on the information provided by both the victim and the police officer, analyze the problems in identifying the suspect. Explain the reasons that the eyewitness may have falsely identified Mr. Cotton. Evaluate the police lineup procedure. Where were the problems, and what could have been done differently?

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How criminologists within criminal justice mix different research methods

You will be required to write a report that covers how criminologists within criminal justice mix different research methods. You must provide information about some types of the most used mixed-method designs. Identify at least one issue in the criminal justice field that you might be interested in exploring. Do you believe that this issue might lend itself well to a mixed-methods design approach? Why, or why not?

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