This week’s reading provides overview of the changing boundaries of criminology, counting crime and measuring criminal behavior, and the schools of thought throughout history pertaining to the study of those that commit crime. After reviewing the reading for week 1, as well as the week 1 forum discussion articles in the lesson for this week, discuss/debate with your classmates what the text has to say about the early history of criminal theory and its application to crime control i.e., Positivist School vs. Classical School, plus gender, class and race as they relate to crime. Also, discuss if racial profiling is justifiable? Ever? If the answer is yes, discuss how effective the profiling must be to remain justified? If the answer is no, do the events of 9/11 suggest a justification for other forms of ethnic profiling? Each students answer to the question should be between 700-1000 words. A minimum of two references need to be used in the development of your answer.
The primary adversarial relationship in the courts is not between the plaintiff (prosecutor, or state) and defendant, but rather between the ideal of justice and the reality of bureaucratic limitations.” Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.
Note: You are being required to write an essay between 1,000-1,100 words in length, not including your abstract, cover page and reference page. The essays will be written in APA format and style. All essay submissions must be a Word Document. For maximum points, please reference external research or examples.
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