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JUS 505 All Weeks Discussions Solution

JUS 505 All Weeks Discussions Solution

JUS/505 week 1

Max Points: 5.0

Research and read the Supreme Court case Santobello v. New York, 404 U.S. 257, 261 (1971). Analyze why, even though the Supreme Court had ruled that plea bargaining was an essential and desirable part of the criminal justice system, the Attorney General of Alaska, Avrum Gross, ordered an end to all plea bargaining in 1975. Do you agree with the Attorney General’s decision? Explain your position. Discuss the ethical and legal implications involved in the plea bargain offered to Paul Hayes, who was offered a 5-year sentence for a guilty plea for attempting to pass a bad check, in exchange for not going to trial under Kentucky’s three-strikes law.

JUS/505 week 2

Discuss the Taylor v. Louisiana Supreme Court case. How did it change the Sixth Amendment requirement of an impartial jury? Or did it? Discuss the constitutional requirement that a defendant be tried by an impartial jury of his peers. What exactly does the term impartial mean? Are you in favor of or against having a cross-sectional representative jury pool? Why? Support your position.

JUS/505 week 3

Discuss the legal ethics involved in the implementations of three-strikes laws, which give offenders a life sentence upon conviction of a third felony. Specifically, discuss the case of Leandro Andrade, who was given 50 years with no possibility of parole for shoplifting children’s videotapes. Do you agree or disagree with the court? Why or why not? In general, are you in favor of or against mandatory minimum sentences? Why? Support your position.

JUS/505 week 4

Max Points: 5.0

The textbook readings for this module argue both sides of the assertion that supermax prisons are infringing on the constitutional rights of prisoners. Which side do you agree with? Explain why. Also, find at least one additional scholarly source that discusses the impact of supermax prisons on the criminal justice system. Discuss how supermax prisons have impacted criminal justice for good or bad. Discuss the legal ethics involved in administratively transferring an inmate to a supermax prison.

JUS/505 week 5

Discuss whether the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 after a 4-year hiatus did or did not result in an empirically verified deterrent. Explain if you are in favor of or against the death penalty. Support your position . What would be the pros and cons of abolishing the death penalty? Support your answer with specifics.

JUS/505 week 6

Does parens patriae truly still exist under the current U.S. juvenile justice system? Explain why you feel the way you do. Give examples to support your claims. Max Points: 5.0 In Georgia, a 13-year-old individual who commits a felony with a gun is automatically waived to adult criminal court and is likely to receive a long sentence in an adult prison. How is such a policy consistent with the American concept of justice? Support your answer with examples.

JUS/505 week 7

Max Points: 5.0 After watching The Politics of Addiction, answer the following questions: What part of the video did you agree with or disagree with most? Do you feel the War on Drugs is worth the costs? This video was filmed about 15 years ago. Do you feel the U.S. War on Drugs has improved since then? Support your conclusions Describe the War on Drugs. How, if at all, is continuing the War on Drugs a benefit to America? Support your claims. What would be the impact to the United States if illegal drugs were legalized? Support your answer with specific examples.

JUS/505 week 8

Can civil liberties coexist with a perpetually enabled Patriot Act? Explain why or why not. What specific civil liberties are potentially in jeopardy due to the Patriot Act? If you do not feel that any civil liberties are potentially in jeopardy, explain your position and explain why you do not agree with the opposite position. Discuss McCarthy’s contention that government access of library records under the Patriot Act is a nonissue. Do you believe that government surveillance of library records is a nonissue? Why or why not?

As a graduate student at GCU, it is vitally important for you to know how to conduct research using the GCU eLibrary. Before you begin the assignment, be sure to access and read JUS 505: Library Resource. Access the GCU eLibrary and locate five peer-reviewed articles on the effectiveness and usefulness of the juvenile justice system. Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,� located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style, referring to the indicative annotation protocol. Submit the assignment to the instructor for feedback on the quality of the sources selected. Use this feedback to revise your search for articles to use in the essay assignment in Module 6.

Jus 505 all weeks discussions solution