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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Homework --- 9-23-2010

Review Chapter 1 and prepare for Test on Friday, 9-24-2010.
Gather information on Bishop Eddie Long's pending litigation such that we can, next week, discuss whether the same has any criminal implications past or future.

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Chapter 1 Test Criminal Justice Introduction (Review) (Books Allowed)

Criminal Justice Introduction – Chapter 1 Test—Review

Instructor – James F. Valley

Date: September 23, 2010                                                            Student's name: _________________________

Fill in the Blank:

1.       Name the primary goal of the criminal justice system: ______________________

2.       What is perhaps the most important result of the actions of the police, courts and corrections agencies: _____________________________

3.       For those who violate the law, the justice system controls them by doing at least four things: ____________________, ______________________, _______________________, and ________________________

4.       Name three ways citizens can help to prevent crimes from occurring: _______________________, _____________________________, and _______________________.

5.       ______________________ is a system of government in which power is dividered between a central (national) (the feds) and a regional (state) (the rest of us) governments.

6.       The major elements of Packer's crime control model and due process model are:
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

7.       Is there any evidence that exists concerning the impact of the criminal justice system on members of racial minority groups? ________________________

8.       The prosecutor wants to charge a person with a crime. He or she must file an ______________________:

9.       The grand jury accuses a person of a crime and files an ______________________________

10.   Pookie is about to have a trial and face 40 years in jail. Pookie wants less time. Pookie will have to use a __________________________ to get a lesser sentence.

11.   When Pookie engaged in the process above, the process was called an _____________________.

12.   The four major characteristics of the criminal justice system are:
__________________________
__________________________
__________________________
__________________________

13.   The criminal justice system consists of ___________________ steps that cover stages of law enforcement, adjudication, and corrections.

14.   Define a felony: _________________________________________________________________

15.   Define a misdemeanor: ___________________________________________________________

16.   Define a violation: _______________________________________________________________

17.   Define arrest: ___________________________________________________________________

18.   Define discretion: _______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

19.   Define disparity: ________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

20.   Define Discrimination: ____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

 

 



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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Assignment for Class Work 9-21-2010 (Books Allowed)

Please answer the following questions:

  1.  Which groups of people are subjected the criminal justice system at higher rates than the white majority?
  2. What is the per capita incarceration rate for African Americans?
  3. How many male African Americans are under criminal justice supervision?
  4. What is the robbery victimization rate for whites?
  5. What is the crime victimization rate for Native Americans?
  6. Define disparity.
  7. Define discrimination.
  8. Define Racial Profiling?
  9. Who was/is Rodney King?
  10. What is a stereotype?
  11. Give five examples of stereotype.
  12. Is racial profiling limited to African Americans?
  13. Who, other than African Americans, is subject to racial profiling?
  14. Research shows that ___________________ are at risk of receiving sentences severer than those of other offenders.
  15. What is meant by racial or ethnic disparities in criminal justice?
  16. What three alternative explanations are put forward to account for such disparities?
  17. ___________________ knows how to quickly rid a society of biased policies, practices and attitudes.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Homework 9-20-2010

Please read pages 22-27 (including Checkpoint) for homework. There will be  sub in the class for the next few days. You will essentially review for a Test on Thursday.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quiz-CJI-9-16-2010 --CHAPTER-1

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJI 113                                                                                                                                    September 16, 2010

Instructor:           James F. Valley

Quiz – Chapter 1                                             Student's Name:

Answer the following questions:

1.     1. What is the primary goal of the Criminal Justice System?

2.      What are the two secondary goals of the Criminal Justice System?

3.      The complex whole consisting of interdependent parts whose actions are directed toward goals and are influenced by the environment within which they function is a ___________________.

4.      For which department of the federal government does Transportation Security Officers work?

5.      What is the salary range for TSO's?

6.      The mutual transfer of resources among individual actors, each of whom has goals that he or she cannot accomplish alone is an _________________.

7.      What are the subsystems of the criminal justice system?

8.      Plea bargain is an example of an ____________ relationship.

9.      The most powerful feature of the criminal justice system is placed in the hand of police officers and allows the officer to make decisions without reference to specific rules or facts and used his/her own judgment. This is called _____________________.

10.  Which of the four characteristics of the criminal justice system states that "officials cannot achieve their goals by acting out of sequence"? ______________________

11.  What are the four characteristics of the criminal justice system?

12.  Define "dual court system." ___________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________

13.  __________________  is the process of determining whether the defendant is guilty.

14.  Name the four main duties of the police. ________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

15.  What is a dual court system? _________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
16.  Define arrest. _____________________________________________________________

17.  What is a purpose of an arrest? _______________________________________________

18.  What is the purpose of the wedding cake model? ________________________________

19.  A court order authorizing police officers to take certain actions such as arresting people or searching places or things is a ________________________________________

20.  What is the difference between an INFORMATION and an INDICTMENT? ___________________
______________________________________________________________________________

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quiz 9-16-2010

There will be an in class quiz on 9-16-2010 over the terms covered between pages 3 and 22 of Chapter 1.  Additionally, there will be questions dealing with the four (4) constitutional amendments that we have discussed in class. Those amendments are the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th. They are found on page 77 of your book.
 
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Today's Class Work 9-14-2010

Continue with yesterdays work and go through page 15.

Tonight homework read pages 15-22 -- CHECKPOINT

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Honorable James F. Valley
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Terms for Today

System
Exchange
Plea Bargain
Arraingment
Filtering Process
Discretion
Resource Dependence
Sequential Tasks
Filtering
 
HOMEWORK -- Read Pages 14-15 ----Operations of Criminal Justice Agencies

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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
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501-291-1735 Main Number
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Constitutional Amendments -- Commit to Memory

  1. Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against  unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
  2. Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
  3. Sixth Amendment: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
  4. Eighth Amendment: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
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Honorable James F. Valley
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501-291-1735 Main Number
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Friday, September 10, 2010

JAMES F. VALLEY has sent you a video - TBON: Operation: Safe Community

TBON: Operation: Safe Community
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MEMPHIS CRIME COMMISSION

Homicides and Suspicious Deaths 2008-2010


Subject: Homicides and Suspicious Deaths 2008-10

2008:
Charlie Robinson
Henry Seals
Dustin Carter
Rondson "Roxie" Hills
Ambrose Minor
Courtney Simmons
 
2009:
Ambrose Germany
Travis Davis
Tyronza Smith
Ronnie Franklin
Quanterius Smith
 
2010:
Keith Williams Jr
Kerry Johnson
Colie Mills
Scott Jones
Steve Bell


 
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fwd: www.wmctv.com : Mayor says violence growing in HelenaWest Helena, Arkansas



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Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 3:26 AM
Subject: www.wmctv.com : Mayor says violence growing in HelenaWest Helena, Arkansas
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JAMES F. VALLEY (MAYORJFVALLEY@gmail.com) has sent you an item from http://www.wmctv.com.

FYI

Mayor says violence growing in HelenaWest Helena, Arkansas


http://www.wmctv.com/global/story.asp?s=13122583

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Class Memo

Today we did the quiz on Martha Stewart. Tomorrow, we will pick up and cover the next five pages.

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Quiz on Martha Stewart Reading

Twelve In Class Questions
 
  1. Who is the Domestic Diva?
  2. Of what crime(s) was Martha Stewart Convicted?
  3. For what reason was Martha Stewart's probation extended?
  4. What is Scooter Libby's real name?
  5. Which president pardoned Scooter Libby?
  6. Who is Randle Cunningham?
  7. Name three ways in which Martha Stewart was just like any other criminal defendant?
  8. Name three ways in which Martha Stewart was treated differently than any other criminal defendant?
  9. In which year was Martha Stewart convicted?
  10. - 12. Name the three goals of the criminal justice system.


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800-517-7240 Fax