Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following: • Summarize the arguments for and against race-based jury nullification. • Include contemporary examples of race-based jury nullification. • Conclude by choosing a position for or against race-based jury nullification and defending the basis of your decision. • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Post your assignment in the Main Forum in the thread provided
In Gregg v. Georgia, the Supreme Court assumed that racial discrimination would not be a problem under the "guided-discretion" statutes enacted in the wake of the Furman decision. Does the evidence support or refute this conclusion?
Finalize your 1,750- to 2,450-word paper on the topic you selected during Week Two. Include at least three references from scholarly journals, trade publications, or other sources from the Online Library Major Article Database. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Post it to the Assignment Forum
Search the Internet for a recent example—from the past 2 years—spotlighting cultural diversity issues in criminal justice. Prepare a summary of the article and provide a link to the article Post your assignment to the Main and Assignment Forum
Discuss, as a team, the arguments for and against the contention that the criminal justice system discriminates against racial minorities. Choose a team position. Present your views to a Racial Discrimination Task Force in an effort to persuade them to adopt your position. Based on your conclusion regarding the contention that the criminal justice system discriminates against racial minorities, provide recommendations for improving the public’s perception of the criminal justice system, or provide recommendations for reducing or preventing the extent of the discrimination. Prepare a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation, including speaker’s notes, that outlines your team’s position. Post to the Main and Assignment Forum
Those who champion the appointment or election of racial minorities to the bench argue that African American and Hispanic judges might make a difference. Explain why.
Racial minorities comprise a very small proportion of the lawyers and judges in the United States. What accounts for this? What difference, if any, would it make if more of the lawyers representing criminal defendants were racial minorities?
Due Day 6 Discuss your reaction to the articles you read for Week One. Summarize the key points of the articles. Choose one team member who will serve as moderator. The remaining team members will serve as panelists. • The moderator must ask the panelists 5 to 10 questions to start a discussion of the various issues related to the assigned topic. • Each question asked must be answered by every panelist to ensure a wide variety of opinions. • Following the moderated discussion, panelists must then ask the remaining students in class 3 to 5 questions. Post your written questions and answers in the Main Forum under the thread created by your instructor for your team.
Day 7 Choose one of the following topics: • Race and ethnicity of juvenile offenders • Race and ethnicity in police employment practices • Racial disparity in sentencing • Racial disparity in the application of the death penalty • Racial disparity in correctional populations Prepare an outline of your 1,750- to 2,450-word paper, due in Week Four, in which you examine your selected topic. Locate and identify at least three references from scholarly journals, trade publications, or other sources through the Online Library Major Article Database to use in this research paper. Format your outline and references consistent with APA guidelines.
When does police use of force become excessive or unjustified? Provide a definition of excessive force. Is there a difference between improper force and excessive force?
Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay in which you compare and contrast the terms disparity and discrimination as they relate to the criminal justice system. Use at least 3 academic sources Support your discussion with examples from law enforcement practices, court procedures, corrections populations, or all three. Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines. Post your essay to the Assignment Forum