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Penn foster 40601300 Project
Assignment for Lesson 1: Racial Profiling
Complete this assignment as soon as you finish the work for
According to your textbook, "African Americans make up
about 12% of the general population yet account for about
40% of violent crimes arrests and 30% of property crime
arrests." In assessing the possible reasons underlying these
statistics, research the topic of racial profiling. Use material
from the Internet, from library reference books, and from your
textbook. Focus on finding answers to the following questions:
likely to be stopped by the police?
in possession of contraband than Caucasian males?
fundamental rights of the person or group profiled
are being violated?
national and state level, and does it, in your opinion,
contribute to the statistics referred to by your author?
items have, if any, on the statistics?
?Family structure and support
?Racism and discrimination
Take careful notes on the information you find, and be sure
to keep track of your resources so you can properly cite them
in your writing.
Assignment for Lesson 2: Street Gangs
Mara Salvatrucha (M.S.13) and the Bloods are two notorious
street gangs that have entrenched themselves into many
states. Research the origin, structure, and criminal operation
of each gang. Even though the gangs have different cultural
underpinnings, they share many similarities that have contributed
to their rapid expansion. Analyze the following
factors and how each applies to the gangs:
As you did in the assignment for Lesson 1, take careful notes
and keep track of your resources.
Assignment for Lesson 3:
Motor Vehicle Theft
According to your textbook, property losses due to motor
vehicle theft are close to $8 billion per year, and the average
loss per stolen motor vehicle is $6,000.
For this assignment, visit the Web site of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI) (http://www.fbi.gov), and locate the
Uniform Crime Report: Crime in the United States. Access
the most current year and find "Offenses Known to Law
Enforcement" and Table 6, which presents an alphabetical
listing of many geographical jurisdictions within each state.
In addition, check your state's penal code for the definition of
certain crimes. Look for information to answer the following
jurisdiction in 2007? Did the number go up or down
from the previous year?
your state? To profit? For joy rides? To obtain a vehicle
to commit another crime?
combat motor vehicle theft?
Take careful notes on the material you find and keep track
of your resources.
Assignment for Lesson 4: Fourth
and Fifth Amendments
Research the following topics:
the Fourth Amendment
In your research, find information to answer the following
When you've completed the four lessons and corresponding
assignments, you'll be ready to start your writing. For this
project, you must write four essays. All of the essays are
based on the following fact pattern.
Officer Jones, who is on a routine traffic patrol in your state,
receives information that a late-model foreign car was taken
at gunpoint from a motorist about one hour earlier, 10 miles
away. The only description of the individual who took the car
was "a young male wearing a baseball cap." A few minutes
later Officer Jones observes a young Hispanic male driving a
late-model BMW. The driver, John, is obeying all traffic laws,
including driving at the speed limit. John isn't wearing a
baseball cap. Officer Jones pulls John over and asks him for
his license and car registration. John informs him that he
doesn't have a license and that he borrowed the car from his
uncle. Officer Jones spots a New York Yankees baseball cap
in the back seat. He asks John to remain in the car and uses
his radio to check on the BMW plates. He's told on the radio
that the BMW was in fact the car that was stolen in the robbery
earlier. Officer Jones places handcuffs on John and,
without advising him of his constitutional rights under the
Fifth Amendment, asks him if he was involved in the robbery.
John tells him that he was and tells the officer that
the gun he used is in the trunk. Officer Jones recovers the
gun in the trunk and takes the baseball cap as evidence.
John then tells the officer that he's a member of the street
gang MS-13 and that this was part of the initiation.
1. Create a title page with the following information:
a. Title: Criminology
b. Your name
c. Your Student Number
d. Project number: 40601300
e. Current date
2. Prepare four separate essays of at least 250 words each
to answer each of the following questions:
a. Essay 1: If you're the police officer who arrested
John, with what crimes would you charge him?
b. Essay 2: If you're the defense attorney, what arguments
do you make in court challenging the police
stop of your client? If you're the district attorney,
what arguments would you make in support of the
c. Essay 3: If you're the defense attorney, what arguments
do you make in court to exclude from evidence
the statements that your client made to the police?
If you're the district attorney, what arguments would
you make to allow the admissibility of the statements?
d. Essay 4: If you're a social worker hired by John's
family to prepare a favorable report for the sentencing
court, what factors would you look for in John's
background to help mitigate the sentence? Use the
information that you studied in Assignment 2 and
any other information that you deem relevant.
3. Double-space your essays, with left and right margins of
1 to 1.25 inches, flush left and ragged right. Use a plain
4. Incorporate and properly reference the sources of
information obtained from your four assignments,
as well as from any other sources of information that
you deem relevant. To cite your sources, please follow
a. Use in-text citations to indicate references to information
from outside sources. Include the author's
name and the relevant page number(s) in parentheses.
Here's an example: Human beings have been
described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).
b. At the end of your paper, include a Works Cited
page, listing all of the sources you've consulted. Use
either MLA or APA format for this page. For information
on how to prepare this page, go to the Penn
Foster Library and click on Guidebooks and Tips in
the main menu.
5. Be sure to answer all of the questions in essay form.
Remember that this is a college course, and your work in all
respects should reflect college-level skills. Proofread your
paper at least twice and pay careful attention to spelling,
grammar, punctuation, and typographical errors.
The essays are double-spaced, typed in font size 12, 250
words each, and contain Internet and library research
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