Write a 1,600- to 1,750-word paper in which you evaluate liability, accountability, and economic impact in concert with discretionary authority exercised by personnel in the criminal justice system. Be sure to answer the following question in your paper:

  • What role does a civilian oversight committee have in ensuring authoritative powers are not abused as it applies to policies, procedures, liability, economic factors, and discretion?


Include a minimum of 4 references from texts, articles, journals, local police or criminal policy, and  websites; only 2 may be websites.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Must Be Graduate Level Writing

You must do number 1 and choose one between 2 and 3 and one between 4 and 5.

I. Historical transformation in capitalism can be analyzed in terms of changes in the social structures of accumulation.

A. How does the notion of social structures of accumulation relate to the notion of long swings in economic activity? What makes it different than just business cycles?

B. Explain the criteria by which social structures of accumulation evaluates one period from another?

C. It is said by some social analysts that the seeds of economic decline are planted in the period of rapid accumulation and growth. Explain how this statement relates to the notion of social structures of accumulation? Illustrate it with an example from Monopoly Period of U.S. capitalist development covered in class. That is the period from 1900 to the Great Depression what elements of the growth in the upswing 1900 to 1929 played important roles in the downswing known as the Great Depression?


2. Railroads were the leading sector of the Competitive Capitalist period in the United States.

A. What was the importance of investment banks in the development of the railroads?

B. Why did the railroad network grow so rapidly after the Civil War? What are some of the factors?

C. What are some of the important contributions Railroad Corporations and the industry provided for U.S. economic development?

D. How did the RR expansion contribute to a period of profit squeeze both in terms of revenues and costs and the period of decay for Competitive Capitalism after 1870s?

3. In decades after the Civil War the article/chapter from The American Yawp Capital and Labor the author makes the case that both farmers and laborers were resisting the changes occurring in the U.S. economy.

A. What were the particular issues farmers in the Midwest were struggling with during these decades? B. Labor was also pushing back against the rise of capital what were their particular grievances?

C. How did the Presidential race 1896 between William Mckinley and William Jennings Bryan embody these struggles? Contemporary US Political Economy Spring 2018


4. While competition between capitalist asserted downward pressures on prices contributing to falling profits in the homogenization of labor article it is argued that the systems of labor control also needed to be addressed to increase profitability.

A. What is and how did the drive system alter the labor process and provide greater leverage for the employers over labor?

B. Briefly explain the corporate policies that were implemented to discourage the worker unity created by the implementation of the drive system.

C. How did these innovations provide another avenue for the capitalist to increase profitability?

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5. Bluestone argues in the Great U‐Turn that the 1970s marked the end of the America Dream. Bluestone argues there was a U‐Turn in the American Dream over the past several decades. What evidence does he offer?

A. By 1970s capitalists were confronted with a falling rate of profit. What are the causes of the profit squeeze of the late 60s and 1970s according to Bluestone?

B. Bluestone and Harrison argue that there were several responses to the profit squeeze, briefly explain them and what role did the government play?

Extra Credit: No Penalty if you choose not to do it 6. One important trend in the U.S. that has continued in the last quarter of the 20th century and continues today is the disconnection between productivity and workers’ incomes as displayed in the graph below.

A. What do you think has changed in the social structures of accumulation that has allowed this to happen and how can this be a problem for the economy?

B. Can you draw any parallels between the expansion of the railroads and growth of the national economy and today’stechnological innovations globalization?

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For your Unit 4 Complete assignment, write a narrative essay (minimum 1200 words) in which you address and discuss the questions and statements listed below. Use at least three scholarly sources and remember to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections in your essay. Cite your sources in APA format.

  • Research the FEMA website Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).  What are the priorities and goals of CERT? What is their purpose, and how can they be utilized?
  • Research the current status of the ROPE and OND programs.  Are they still in existence, and what is their status? Have they been effective?
  • Research and discuss the case Bryan v. McPherson.  Do you agree with the conclusions of the court?  Why or why not?

In Unit Four, students learn about the measures of dispersion and the role of these statistical terms in research analysis. For the Unit 4 Complete assignment, write a narrative essay (minimum 1,200 words) that addresses and discusses the questions and statements listed below. Use at least three scholarly references to support the essay and remember to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections. List references at the end of the essay in APA format and utilize in-text citations within the narrative to denote the information derived from the listed references:

  • Explain the differences between dispersion and deviation and discuss how they compare to measures of central tendency.
  • Define standard deviation, index of dispersion, and range. Discuss why they are not as clear as measures of central tendency.
  • For the variables Home (p. 89), Arrest (p. 107), Education (p. 101), identify the correct measure of dispersion (standard deviation, index of dispersion, or range) for each variable and explain why it is appropriate. Report the values for the measure of dispersion for each variable.

Due Week 10 and worth 150 points

The constitutional rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights are most highly protected during the trial stage of a criminal proceeding. This is when the adversarial process, which characterizes the U.S. criminal justice process, is at its peak. Use the Strayer Online Library (https://research.strayer.edu) to research, identify, and discuss a criminal case from within the last three years. Analyze and evaluate the steps which brought the individual to trial beginning with the arrest phase of the process.

Write a 4- to 6-page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the events leading up to the arrest and identify and discuss the four elements of the arrest related to this case.
  2. Identify the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and describe how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.
  3. Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.
  4. Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects and describe the process used in this case.
  5. Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.
  6. Use at least five quality references. Note:Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  7. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Critically debate the constitutional safeguards of key amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
  • Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.
  • Define and describe Constitutional laws and associated court procedures.
  • Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.
  • Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
  1. By submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance with the Blackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3) that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard Inc. and its affiliates.

 Please prepare and submit a three-page virtual  evaluation paper.  Include a discussion on insights gleaned, impact on your outlook on law enforcement, the criminal justice system overall, and one thing you would change about the system if you had all of the necessary resources.   The paper should be double-spaced, 12 pt. the font in Times New Roman font and follow APA writing style.

The goal of intellectual property law is to encourage innovation. Individuals and companies will be far less likely to create new or improved products, services, and works such as movies and albums if others can readily copy and profit from their efforts.

Choose one of the scenarios below and determine which type of intellectual property law applies and whether it would, in fact, provide any remedy. Remember to identify and explain the elements necessary to claim protection as intellectual property, why you think those elements are or are not present, and what other information you would need to make this determination.

  • William Writer has developed a great idea for a novel. It will feature a young magician named Henry Pryor who attends a special high school for magicians. Henry has many interesting friends and even searches for the Philosopher’s Rock.
  • Karen Kitchens is a fantastic cook. Her best dish is fried chicken. Her fried chicken is so good that her friends suggest she start a restaurant. After some thought, Karen agrees. She plans to open Kitchen’’ Fried Chicken, but because the name is a bit long she decided to shorten it to KFC. Her sign will be red and white and feature an image of Karen’s father, a white-haired old man with a goatee.
  • Sandy Secretary works for a huge cola company. The company is famous for its secret formula that it has used for more than 100 years. One day while looking for something in the boss’s office, Sandy finds a piece of paper that lists the secret formula. Sandy secretly makes a copy of the formula and offers to sell it to a competitor.

Unit 8 AS:Effectiveness

Locate two different peer reviewed articles that examine the effectiveness of probation and parole. Compare and contrast their results. In addition to summarizing your research, be sure to discuss, analyze and evaluate pertinent issues. Since you are the author of your presentation, you will determine which issues are pertinent.

In addition to external research, remember to review the lecture, readings and resources for this unit to help you formulate your responses. Please be sure to fully develop your responses to each question presented. Your position, argument or rationale should never be assumed.

Unit 8 AS: Electronic Surveillance

Research the Supreme Court case, Hoffa v. United States, 385 US 293 (1966). In addition to summarizing the facts and issues in the case, be sure to address the following questions:

  1. Defend or dispute the Court’s holding in this case.
  2. Discuss the impact of this case with respect to future cases.
  3. Has your state adopted this ruling as primary and mandatory law?

In addition to external research, remember to review the lecture, readings and resources for this unit to help you formulate your responses.

In September 2019, Samantha Jones and Heather Smith both decided to voluntarily move out of their respective parents’ homes and to rent a townhouse together in order to be closer to their jobs.  Jones and Smith were hired on the same day by Verizon and quickly became friends.  Neither graduated from High School and both young ladies had worked full-time at Verizon for about a year when they verbally agreed to a two-year lease with Fantasy Townhomes of Hoboken, a New Jersey Partnership.  Samantha Jones, the older of the two ladies, turned 17 the week after they entered into this verbal lease agreement and both continued to be employed by Verizon at all times referred to herein.  Fred Johnson negotiated the oral lease as a Principal of the Partnership after having had a three-martini lunch with an old college buddy.  Fred was unable to find his standard written lease after Samantha and Heather agreed to a monthly rental of $1,600 for a two-year term and, thus, concluded their deal with a smile and a handshake.

Jones and Smith took possession of the two-bedroom townhouse and paid the full monthly rent for the next six months.  When Heather ran into credit card challenges, she became unable to pay her full share of the monthly rent.  Heather attempted to speak with Fred in an effort to negotiate a new arrangement but learned that Fred died of a heart attack two months after they took possession of the townhouse.  Samantha and Heather failed to meet their monthly obligation for the 7th and 8th months of the Agreement and received a letter from Fantasy Townhomes of Hoboken Partnership declaring them in default, requesting them to vacate the premises within three days and holding them accountable for the balance of rent due under their two-year Agreement.  Shortly thereafter, the Partnership sued Miss Jones and Miss Smith in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey for the remaining balance of $27,200 that it contends is due under the lease agreement.

1.  Review the above Scenario and explain whether “a meeting of the minds” occurred.  (5 points)

2.  Review the above Scenario and the case of Young v. Weaver, 883 So.2d 234 (Ala. 2003).  Assuming that New Jersey Law is similar to the law of Alabama in the relevant particulars, explain whether Jones and Smith would likely be held liable to the Partnership for the outstanding rent requested on the basis that the townhouse rental was a necessary lodging expense that minors could not avoid by virtue of their status as minors.  (15 points)

3.  Identify three additional, legal arguments that Jones and Smith might successfully use in Court in order to avoid any liability to the Partnership for the outstanding rent alleged in the Partnership’s lawsuit.  (30 points)

(Optional Extra Credit – 10 points)  Assume in the above Scenario that Smith and Jones attained the age of majority and signed a written Lease Agreement for a two-year term with the same monthly rental with the Partnership.  Would the written Agreement be a legally-enforceable contract if it contained a cancellation clause that permitted the Partnership to terminate the Lease “immediately upon non-payment of rent due or a material breach by the tenants, or upon thirty days notice to the Tenant in the event that the Landlord Partnership receives a written offer to  rent the same leased premises to a third party at a higher rental” amount?  Explain why/why not.