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What is the appeal of a criminal as a hero?

Portrayals of criminals in the news and in popular culture may influence the way that the public perceives certain types of criminals. The popularity of movies such as The Godfather and Scarface, and television shows such as Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy seems to suggest that viewers identify positively with certain criminal “heroes.”
The lead characters in Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and The Sopranos were shown to be brutal killers, yet the stories were constructed around those characters. Why does this seem to be the case? What is the appeal of a criminal as a hero?
Do movies and television shows such as these glamorize crime? If so, are there specific crimes or behaviors that are more likely to be glamorized and some more likely to be demonized?
How can the predominant theories of criminology relate to this phenomenon?
If it can be established that these portrayals influence real-world criminal behavior, should there be legal restrictions on how criminals are portrayed in popular culture? Explain your reasoning.

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What are some issues with using official crime data?

MUST BE 250 words AT LEAST 3 scholarly citations FROM REQUIRED READING ATTACHED in APA format.
After reading Chapter 3 of the Mosher textbook, “An Arresting Experiment: Domestic Violence Victim and Perceptions” by Miller, and “Controlling a Jail Population by Partially Closing the Front Door” by Baumer and Adams, discuss the following prompts:
How important is it to use official crime data?
What are some issues with using official crime data?
What public policy changes could be made by relying upon the 2 articles?

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Analyze and discuss the shooter’s mental condition at the time of the shooting.

Instructions
This assignment will examine the relationship between mental illness and violent crime. You should be able to apply some of the theories of crime causation from earlier in the course to this topic.
Case Study
Prepare a report and research and analyze one of the following mass shootings from recent American history:
Parkland School Shooting, 2018
Pulse Nightclub, Orlando, Florida, 2016
Sandy Hook Elementary, 2012
Fort Hood Military Base, 2009
Virginia Tech University, 2007
For your selected case study, address these questions:
Based on what you know about the shooter, what was he attempting to accomplish? Did he have a mission behind his crime?
Analyze and discuss the shooter’s mental condition at the time of the shooting. Keep in mind that there may be reliable information available on this subject, including letters or other messages created by the shooter himself.
Evaluate the response by law enforcement as the incident took place. Was it possible to produce a better outcome?
Last, offer a well-reasoned policy that seeks to reconcile mental health with gun ownership. Keeping in mind Constitutional guarantees and Supreme Court decisions such as Chicago v. McDonald and Heller v. District of Columbia, how might lawmakers legally restrict gun ownership among those with mental issues? Be specific.
Make certain that you support your analysis with proper reasoning.

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Discuss the importance of the role of sampling when conducting research.

Differentiate between randomized and nonrandomized approaches to sampling populations. Discuss the importance of the role of sampling when conducting research.
Snowball sampling is a form of sampling where participants recommend people they know as research participants. Explain one pro and one con to this approach.
Discuss the usefulness of pretesting, pilot testing, or field-testing a survey or interview questionnaire.
In some large-scale research projects the researcher is not always the one collecting data but is more heavily involved in the analysis and interpretation of the data. Would this create a challenge in a quantitative study where a survey was used for data collection? Would this scenario create a challenge in a qualitative study where a one-to one interview or focus group data collection method was used? Explain why or why not for both scenarios.
As you experienced in the Week 3 assignment, qualitative methods research can encompass some interesting forms of research approach to help us understand the human experience in society, such as ethnography. In the resources this week we asked you to review three other forms of approach that help us understand in unique ways: visual, documentary, and oral history.
After reviewing the resources provided, describe each form of approach. Explain their unique differences and similarities.
What is gained by conveying human experience via visual or audio as opposed to a written interpretation?
Which form of approach did you find the most compelling in sharing the experience of humans in society? Explain why.
Do you think that these forms of visual and audio data evidence could be more powerful for influencing social change and public policy than written or statistical data? Explain your response.

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Explain the challenges researchers face in ethnographical research.

In your paper, you will present the benefits of ethnographical research in terms of understanding a unique social world, as well as understanding the qualitative researcher’s role in performing and reporting on ethnographic research. You will do this through the resources provided, your own research of immersive ethnographical approaches, and also through critiquing Dr. Loïc Wacquant’s work.
In your paper, include the following sections/components:
Role of Researcher (One to two pages)
Explain the researcher’s role in qualitative research in general and specifically in an ethnographic approach.
Discuss the unique issues that researchers should be concerned about in qualitative research.
Explain the challenges researchers face in ethnographical research.
Discuss specific actions researchers can take to ensure they retain their ethical and neutral stance in performing qualitative research and reporting their qualitative research results.
Loïc Wacquant’s Research (One to two pages)
Summarize what Loïc Wacquant’s research was about.
Determine whether or not Wacquant maintained an ethical and neutral stance.
Justify the research approach Wacquant chose to take.
Explain whether or not this could have been possible with a quantitative research study.
Impact of Research (One page)
Discuss how qualitative research and, in particular, ethnographic research, can inform our understanding of unique social worlds.
Describe the potential impact of research in supporting positive social change through public policy.
The Value of Qualitative Research paper
Must be five double-spaced pages in length

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Distinguish among the four functions of corrections: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.

Please respond to the following in a substantive post:
Distinguish among the four functions of corrections: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.
Demonstrate these distinctions with current and/or historical examples.
Share the link to the resource you located that was most valuable to you in distinguishing among the four functions of corrections.

Be sure to explain why you found this resource so valuable.

Be sure to provide full citations and source list entries, formatted according to

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Distinguish among the four functions of corrections: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.

According to your textbook, the United States has experienced a corrections explosion over the past 40 years, despite a decrease in serious crime during this same period. Consider statistics such as these. Since 1980, the:
Number of people on probation has increased by nearly 300%.
Prison population has increased by more than 400%.
Federal imprisonment rate has increased 500% (Schmalleger, 2021).
Even though we are in the midst of a period of mass incarceration in the United States, we know that incarceration doesn’t work. Consider this quote from the video, Psychology, Criminality, and Incarceration in America: “Prisons don’t work. People do not get corrected in today’s prisons. Convicts come out worse than when they went in and are even a greater threat to society than before” (Lary, 2010). The Bureau of Justice Statistics has evidence supporting this sentiment. The 2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism states an estimated:
68% of released prisoners were arrested within 3 years.
79% within 6 years.
83% within 9 years (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2018).
This assignment will give you the opportunity to:
Explore the U.S. correctional system’s role. Is it to punish those involved? Or is it to rehabilitate them?
Consider the correctional system’s current state in terms of punishment or rehabilitation.
Analyze specific improvements that appear promising.
Instructions
After reviewing the resources provided in the overview, you are to write a 2–3 page paper in which you:
Distinguish among the four functions of corrections: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.

Be sure to illustrate the distinctions with current and/or historical examples.

Summarize the arguments for and criticisms of each of the four corrections functions.
Explain the current state of each of the four corrections functions in the United States.
Select a minimum of three corrections improvements included in the Psychology, Criminality, and Incarceration in America video that appear promising and explain why you think so.
Use three sources to support your writing.

Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate

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Discuss how does audience reaction establish boundaries between recreational drinking and drunk driving, especially the legal response to the latter? 

Answer two questions:
1.  Durkheim treats deviance and crime as objective, measurable social facts. Deviance is both normal (ALL societies have patterns of deviance/crime) and pathological (patterns of deviance/crime are statistically infrequent compared to conforming behavior patterns).  Explain how recreational marijuana use may be both normal and pathological social behavior.  If most people have used marijuana (“normal”), how can it be defined as deviant (“pathological”)?
2. Erikson argues that deviance is NOT an objective quality of behavior; rather, social audiences label deviance based on directly or indirectly witnessing such behavior. In short, deviance is less about statistical evidence and more a quality of social reaction.  Using drunk driving as an example, how does audience reaction establish boundaries between recreational drinking and drunk driving, especially the legal response to the latter?  In your answer pay particular attention to age of offenders as an important boundary.

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Identify the differences between state and federal jurisdiction, when it comes to criminal law, and what is meant by due process of law.

Overview
According to the text, criminal law is aimed at the misbehavior that falls below society’s norms and values. The burden of enforcing criminal law and maintaining public order and public safety falls to local, state, and even the federal government; all help to shape and prescribe conduct in the United States. Each state is specifically responsible for the maintenance of public order and public safety within their borders. The federal government is responsible for regulating criminal conduct delegated to it by the U.S. Constitution. Each branch of government, at the state and federal level, must proscribe the required elements of each crime charged and prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt per the Due Process Clause and other constitutional requirements. In this assignment, you will explore criminal law, criminal culpability and its limitations, and what is required for criminal liability and punishment.
Instructions
Write a 2–3-page paper in which you:
Explain the goals of criminal law and why these goals are still important today.
Explain the connection between state police power and the limitations of this power imposed by the Constitution.
Identify the differences between state and federal jurisdiction, when it comes to criminal law, and what is meant by due process of law.
Describe the manner in which the four goals of criminal law are met by requiring and proving both a mental element and physical act beyond a reasonable doubt.
Use at least three high-quality academic references. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
Write clearly and concisely in a manner that is grammatically correct and generally free of spelling, typographical, formatting, and/or punctuation errors.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Analyze criminal law, police power, the goals of criminal law and culpability/liability.

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 What if an inmate developed AIDS and was nearing the end of his life. Do you think he should be allowed to be released to die at home with his family?

What if an inmate developed AIDS and was nearing the end of his life. Do you think he should be allowed to be released to die at home with his family? Support your decision with examples and references.