Category Archives: Criminal Justice

Science and the Courts Presentation

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in which you discuss the following:
The role that the behavioral sciences plays in a criminal investigation
The requirements necessary to obtain expert witness designation and acceptance of expert witness testimony
Court rules with regard to the acceptance of evidence and testimony related to the behavioral sciences
The areas of forensic science and psychological profiling that may be challenged during court proceedings
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Mock Behavioral Health Research Paper

Select a serial murder case from the following list for review:
John Wayne Gacy
Jack the Ripper
Wayne Williams
Jeffrey Dahmer
Herman Mudgett
Richard Ramirez
Gary Ridgway
Aileen Wuornos
Ed Gein
David Berkowitz
Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish
Ted Bundy
Analyze the case to identify specific psychological characteristics and patterns that might be inferred about the individual.
Document your findings in a 1,350- to 2,100-word paper that includes the following elements:
Behavioral variables, including a review of signature and modus operandi
Repetitive patterns evident in criminal acts
Possible issues in development and life experience that may be identified as possible causes for prevalent criminality and psychopathology
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Explore and Critique a Needs Assessment and Managerial Strategies

In order to fully explore this important concept, we will return to our selected department or governmental agency. Develop a comprehensive paper on your departmental or entitys needs assessment and management strategies by identifying and analyzing human and non-human resources, including capital projects, technology, and facilities. Provide major justifications or rationales for capital project needs.

To conclude, compare and contrast existing problems in the federal, state, and local public policy approval processes that affect the needs assessment and management strategies. Relate your findings to your department or entity as an example, being as specific as possible.

minimum of five scholarly resources.

Assess Ethical Issues and Research Methods within Public Budgetary Procedures

Develop a comprehensive paper that examines the budgetary policies and procedures of your selected department or governmental entity. Be sure to include the following:

Provide the micro- and macro-level trend-lines of revenue and expenditure for the last 3 fiscal years.
Assess the accuracy of these figures to the best of your ability (support your assessment by interpreting foundational research methods in this field).
Discuss ethical dilemmas faced by officials for such practices, and then determine their impact on program evaluation and personnel performance evaluations. Provide specific examples where appropriate.
Justify the need for ethical and professional codes of conduct, especially for public employees, within budget and finance positions.

Application 4

**This assignment may not be resubmitted**

For this exercise, I am asking you to refer to a real life case of government misconduct that affected the lives of  thousands of juveniles and their families.

CASE: Kids for Cash scandal

You can learn about this story by going to the links below. Go to all links:

Videos about the case:,
Audio only:

Documentary: there is a documentary available, but we do not have it in our library, so you are not required to watch the documentary.

QUESTION: This assignment has 2  parts.

Identify a philosophy that justifies the judges actions and why it justifies his actions. (For this part, you’ll want to focus on the theories in part 1 of the book.)
Apply a philosophy that would condemn the judges actions and explain why his actions conflict with that philosophy. (For this part, you’ll want to focus on the philosophies in part 2 of the book.)
Review the following requirements before submitting your response:

Your response must reflect the material you’ve read.
Do not ask yourself, “What would I do?” ask instead, “What would a (hedonist,  egoist, utilitarian, deontologist, virtue ethicist, or social contract theorist) do?”
Content based on opinion does not count toward answering the question.
Be sure to cite the book as necessary according to APA style guide.
Failing to cite is plagiarism and results in a 0.

Topic selection

brief overview of the policy you chose: Its date of implementation, if known. What is its nature? Who is bound by this policy? Why is there a need for this policy? In your opinion, is this policy necessary? Should it be changed or even eliminated? Based on the five theoretical models given by Freiberg and Carson, upon which do you think this policy implementation decision was based? Why?