JUS 620 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion 1
Do you believe that the issue of “crime” in the United States is a significant issue or a lesser issue? Why?
JUS 620 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion 2
In comparison to other industrialized nations, do you believe that crime in the United States is worse, better, or about the same? Why? What leads you to this belief?
JUS 620 Week 2 Topic 2 DQ 1
What is your definition of “justice”? Is justice a value or a principle? Is it personal or is it a societal goal?
JUS 620 Week 2 Topic 2 DQ 2
Do special interest minority groups and those identified with a protected class obtain equivalent levels of justice? Explain your answer.
JUS 620 Week 3 Topic 3 DQ 1
Do you believe an active police presence in a community actively deters crime? Why or why not?
JUS 620 Week 3 Topic 3 DQ 2
If the provision of policing and law enforcement services were turned over to the private sector, do you believe that this would improve or worsen the quality of service that communities receive? Why?
JUS 620 Week 4 Topic 4 DQ 1
Do you believe that the quality of life within a community is tied to the level of trust the community has in its public safety services?
JUS 620 Week 4 Topic 4 DQ 2
Has the introduction of less lethal technologies into the police armory improved relations within communities? Why or why not
JUS 620 Week 5 Topic 5 DQ 1
Which is more important “community-oriented policing” or “problem-oriented policing”? Why?
JUS 620 Week 5 Topic 5 DQ 2
Do concepts such as “community-oriented policing” and “problem-oriented policing” represent real change in provision of law enforcement services, or are they merely old efforts dressed up as new programs? Explain your response.
JUS 620 Week 6 Topic 6 DQ 1
Do you believe that “three-strikes” laws are effective in preventing crime? Why or why not?
JUS 620 Week 6 Topic 6 DQ 2
Why do you believe there is such a divide between police and corrections? What could be done to close this gap?
JUS 620 Week 7 Topic 7 DQ 1
Do you believe that current sex offender registration laws have a positive or a negative effect? Are they reasonable or are they overly intrusive?
JUS 620 Week 7 Topic 7 DQ 2
Do you believe that strict gun control would reduce violent criminal activity? Why or why not?
JUS 620 Week 8 Module 8 DQ 1
Do you believe that juvenile offenders should be tried as adults? If so, under what circumstances? If not, why not?
JUS 620 Week 8 Module 8 DQ 2
Should capital punishment apply to juveniles? Under what circumstances? Explain.