Criminal Law Assignments
Criminal Law Assignment 1
A. Discuss the difference between domestic, international, and state sponsored terrorism.
Explain the following typologies: state terrorism, state-sponsored terrorism, and state-enabled terrorism.
Explain ideologies of left-wing and right-wing terrorism.
Explain the ideology of lone wolf terrorism.
B. What role does the United States Department of State have in the determination of state-sponsored nations?
C. Outline at least one country and one terrorist organization in that country that has been deemed a “state-sponsor” of terrorism by the United States and why it is considered state-sponsored.
Does this nation provide a safe haven for terrorists? If so, for what groups?
How do the four waves of terrorism relate to the group in which you have chosen?
Does this state sponsored terrorist organization have WMD capability from their state sponsored nation, why or why not?
D. How does mass media or social media play a role in domestic and international terrorism (cyberterrorism, recruitment, propaganda, etc.)?
Your essay must be at least 3 pages in length using size 12-point, Times New Roman font, and double-spaced. Use APA style guidelines to format in-text citations for all quoted and paraphrased material. Title and reference pages are required; an abstract is not required.
Title and reference pages do not count towards the minimum length requirements.
Criminal Law Assignment 2
Punishment has taken on many forms within the criminal justice system over the course of the last 300 years. Recently, there have been discussions centered around solitary confinement (isolation) as a form of inhumane punishment due to its impact on socialization.
For this essay, you will discuss the impact of prisons on society and the history of incarceration in the United States.
Discuss how punishment has evolved and the historic rise in life sentences in the United States.
Identify and explain one purpose of corrections.
Explain one of the alternatives in incarceration.
Identify how correctional facilities are organized.
You must include an introduction. Your essay must be at least three pages in length.
You should include at least three sources from within the last 5 years to support your essay. Adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment.
Criminal Law Assignment 3
What is the greatest challenge/problem law enforcement faces today and what in your opinion can be done?
Criminal Law Assignment 4
Overcrowding in prisons and jails has been a major challenge throughout corrections systems in the United States for decades.
How would you categorize the overall effectiveness of corrections?
Does the overall organization and structure of the corrections system as it stands today bode well for future success for current inmates and correctional staff? Explain.
Identify two challenges faced by the correctional system today and how they could be addressed.
Do you think that alternatives to incarceration are worthwhile? Explain.
Compare and contrast at least two alternatives to incarceration.
Describe prisonization’s impact on the community.
Criminal Law Assignment 5
Topic: Understanding the Social Networks of Gangs
- Inform the reader why understanding these social networks is important for addressing problems directly related and associated with gangs.
- Examine the potential utility of social network analysis tools, and how practitioners and researchers can use these analysis tools to help illustrate the general composition of gangs.
- Include an example of when gang social networks were either discussed at the local, state, or federal level in the United States.
About 500 – 600 words
About 5 sources using APA format
Important: social networks refer to individuals, groups, institutions, etc. (and not to social media networks).
Write a 4-5 page paper discussing the ethical issues surrounding the overcrowding of our jails. Thoroughly discuss the topic including applicable solutions and their merit ethically. Search whether there is any pending legislation or applicable rules in your state regarding this matter. Assume you presenting your thoughts to a knowledgeable audience. The expectation is at least three academic sources. DO NOT WRITE IN THE FIRST PERSON BUT RATHER IN THIRD PERSON.