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Ethical Theories & the Criminal Justice System

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In Chapter 13, the author discusses “Egoism, Pleasure, and Indifference.” Your assignment is to write about one of the following ethical theories: 1. Ethical egoism 2. Hedonism 3. Stoicism.  Your written response is a critical review of the theory, and its application to ethical and unethical behavior in the criminal justice system. Your information must be supported by additional research and written at a graduate level. Your response must include how this theory is applied to the field of criminal justice.  Continue reading

The Concepts of Equality & Social Equity

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H. George Frederickson, expert in the field of public administration, coined the term “social equity,” which urges public administrators not to view individuals within one environment as the same but instead to view them against a backdrop of social and economic factors before assuming equality.

Ideals of equality and social justice form the basis of political philosophy. However, enforcing principles of equality across society often infringes on the liberal concept of social justice. Tensions within social and political relations have led to the creation of international government and non government organizations that seek to maintain ethical standards of equality throughout the world. These ethical standards allow reasonable individuals to maintain their philosophical differences without jeopardizing the greater good of global society. Continue reading

Impact of Media on Public Policy Debate

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There are more media choices available today to ordinary citizens than ever before. In fact, in the United States and in many other nations, citizens are dramatically decreasing the amount of time spent consuming news through traditional media, such as nightly news broadcasts and daily newspapers. Instead, citizens are dramatically increasing the amount of time spent on a vast array of alternative news resources. Therefore, media outlets—whether on television, in print, or on the Internet—need to digest often-complex policy issues into small snippets that can be understood and communicated in a short amount of time.

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Branding Reflection

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Identify a product that has significant meaning to you – specifically, a product that you have brand loyalty towards and answer the following questions:Think back to when you learned about and adopted this product. Explain where you would have fallen within Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation Theory.
Think about this product today. Where does it fall within the Product Life Cycle? Explain your rationale.Think about this product compared to similar products:What is this product’s brand and positioning statement ? What is its  branding strategy ? Why are you loyal to this brand? What type of emotional connection or ownership do you feel towards this brand?  What (if anything) would cause you to switch to a different brand? Continue reading

The Legislative Branch in Action

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The senators and representatives who make up the legislative branch each have different agendas, priorities, and policy initiatives that they wish to usher through the public policy process. It is clearly not easy for any one member of Congress to have laws enacted to suit all of his or her policy priorities. In fact, very few bills proposed in either the House or the Senate ever become law. This week’s Learning resources help explain just why a fraction of these proposed bills are actually enacted. Therefore, the prioritization of public policy is an extremely important part of the inner workings of the legislative branch.

The process by which those priorities are organized is often the result of compromise, conflict, and outside pressure both from the president and rulings from the federal courts. Continue reading

Women’s Reproductive Rights

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Reproductive rights remain a controversial issue, not only in the United States, but in many countries around the world. Although formal laws address this issue at the federal and state levels, it would be shortsighted to view this conversation as occurring only within the hallways of government. In fact, perhaps no issue has galvanized more stakeholders in recent times than reproductive rights. Institutions, religious groups, grassroots organizations, women’s rights organizations, and international bodies such as the United Nations have weighed in on reproductive rights around the world. Continue reading

Balanced Federal Budgets

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Economists differ in their ideas about using government spending to stimulate the economy. Some economists follow British political-economist John Maynard Keynes in advocating increased government expenditure to stimulate the economy when it is in recession. In their view, the federal deficit will decline when the economy improves. Others favor allowing market forces to restore equilibrium when the economy is in recession. They believe that the deficit stifles economic growth and prosperity. Continue reading

Mass Casualty

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Think about recent mass shooting events that were in the news in the last year.  Such tragic events send shockwaves through communities and impact the country as a whole. In a 3 page paper, write about the unique challenges that survivors of a mass casualty (mass shooting) experience. What might be challenges to a victim advocate working a case of this magnitude and how could an advocate address these challenges  Continue reading

The Film Selma

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Please watch the movie “Selma” and write a paper by following the instructions below. This is a film that gives you some historical background about the struggles to gain the right to vote, and the struggle for legislation to protect every person’s civil rights.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were foundational to expanding the protection of civil rights to all people,especially African Americans.  Continue reading

Legalization of Marijuana

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Substance abusers are more likely to commit crimes, be arrested, serve time in prison, and re-offend. They are a considerable burden on the justice system, and the problem of substance abuse continues to grow. Why are some states choosing to legalize recreational marijuana, and what effects are being seen from this legalization? What do you believe are potential pitfalls of such legalization given the current rates of rising addiction, and recent research identifying unintended consequences? Continue reading

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