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ADJ 255 Final Project: Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio(UOP)
ADJ 255 Course Tutorial
Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum· Write a 75- to 100-word response to each of these questions:o Of the contemporary issues examined in this course, which issue did you feel moststrongly about, and why?
· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum· Create a 2,500- to 2,800-word Criminal Justice Opinion Portfolio outlining your opinion onone issue from each of the eight weeks of this class. Select issues about which you feel
ADJ 255 Week 1 CheckPoint: Constitutionality of Free Speech vs. Threats to National Security(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 2 CheckPoint: Media-Based Anticrime Efforts(UOP)
Resources: The National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign Web site, America’s MostWanted Web site, and Electronic Reserve Reading “The Extent of Crime Has BeenExaggerated by the Media”· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
Resource: Electronic Reserve Readings article “Journalists Caught in the Crossfire:Robert Novak, the First Amendment, and Journalist’s Duty of Confidentiality”· Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]
ADJ 255 Week 2 Discussion Question 1(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 2 Discussion Question 2(UOP)
Reportage of certain crimes like the Columbine High School massacre accelerates moralpanics, causing society to quickly adopt new crime policies (the incident at Columbine, forexample, caused many schools to adopt zero-tolerance policies and stricter gun laws to bepassed).
Discussion Question 2· Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forumADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal JusticeCourse Syllabus Page 15
ADJ 255 Week 3 Assignment: Senator’s Letter(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 3 CheckPoint: Excessive Use of Force(UOP)
Resources: Debating Crime, the University Library, and the Internet· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Resources: Debating Crime, the University Library, and the Internet· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum
ADJ 255 Week 4 CheckPoint: Death Penalty Legislation(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 4 Discussion Question 1(UOP)
Resource: The Death Penalty Information Center Web site· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum· Navigate to the Death Penalty Information Center Web site at
Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum· A great deal of debate exists about the existence and various applications of the deathpenalty in the U.S. Since the year 2002 alone, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared the
ADJ 255 Week 4 Discussion Question 2(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 5 Assignment: Equality of Justice, Jury Nullification(UOP)
Debate: Should the death penalty be abolished? Because you may or may not alreadyhave a strong opinion about the death penalty, your instructor will arbitrarily assign youand your classmates to a specific viewpoint
Assignment: Equality of Justice, Jury Nullification· Resources: The Department of Justice Fact Sheet on Racial Profiling, and DebatingCrime
ADJ 255 Week 5 CheckPoint: Women and the Criminal Justice System(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 6 CheckPoint: Abolish Parole(UOP)
Despite the abolishment of federal parole in 1995, the number of adults on parole is on therise, according to the 2003 Probation
CheckPoint: Women and the Criminal Justice System· Resources: The National Organization for Women Legislators Web site, Debating Crime,the University Library, and the Internet
ADJ 255 Week 6 Discussion Question 1(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 6 Discussion Question 2(UOP)
· Debate: Should prisons be privatized? Your instructor will divide the class into twodebate clusters: Prisons Should be Privatized and Prisons Should Not be Privatized.Look for a post from your instructor identifying your designated position.
· Debate: Should the U.S. end the War on Drugs? Your instructor will divide the class into
two debate clusters: Continue the War on Drugs and End the War on Drugs. Look for a
post from your instructor identifying your designated position.
ADJ 255 Week 7 Assignment: Government Expansion for National Security(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 8 CheckPoint: Strategies for Law Enforcement- Appendix C(UOP)
Assignment: Government Expansion for National Security· Resource: Defending the Homeland text· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Resources: Appendix C, Defending the Homeland text, and Studies in the Jihad Against
· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
ADJ 255 Week 8 Discussion Question 1(UOP)
ADJ 255 Week 8 Discussion Question 2(UOP)
· Post your responses to these questions: Do you think police should be used to gatherintelligence? Why or why not? If required to work more closely, do you think state andlocal law enforcement agencies would cooperate effectively?
· Post your response to the following: Would a centralized system like the Department ofHomeland Security or a decentralized system with deeper community