Assignment 1 Criminal Justice Report

Assignment 1 Criminal Justice Report

As a criminal justice professional, report writing is an important aspect of your responsibilities. For this assignment, you will review a scenario and complete a report commonly found within a particular criminal justice profession.

Review the four (4) options below and choose one option to complete this assignment. For your chosen option, review the associated scenario and complete the provided report template:

· Option 1: Law Enforcement Officer

Scenario: Watch and take notes on the video scenario: CJ in Practice Video: Traffic Stop

Report Template: Assume that an arrest is made in the scenario and complete the Arrest Report .

· Option 2: Adult Parole and Probation Officer

Scenario: Read the Lindsey Nahol Scenario below:

The defendant, Lindsey Nahol, entered Sparkle Jewelry and asked the sales clerk to show her several pieces of expensive jewelry.  When the clerk turned his back, the defendant slipped a diamond necklace into her purse and walked towards the exit.  When the security guard attempted to stop the defendant, she kicked and scratched the security guard.  With help from the store clerk, the security guard restrained the defendant and held her in a room until the local police arrived.  The local police officer placed her under arrest for robbery.  Ms. Nahol has been in jail for 60 days, and has plead guilty to robbery and assault and battery.  Before imposing sentencing, Judge Fairmont ask for a pre-sentence investigation or report.

The pre-sentence investigation reveals that Ms. Nahol, now 30, has been involved in the criminal justice system since she was 14, when she was adjudicated for car theft, for which she was placed on juvenile probation.  However, she violated her probation, however, upon reinstatement of the probation, she successfully completed a 36-month probational term.  As an adult, Ms. Nahol has been sentenced three previous times, as an adult, for various crimes including shoplifting, burglary and possession of a controlled substance.  She successfully completed her probation for these offenses one year ago.  Ms. Nahol states that she stole the car when she was 14 because she wanted her friends to think that she was cool and not a nerd.  She states that this is also the reason why she started using drugs.  As for the security officer, during the interview, Ms. Nahol stated that she was defending herself and standing her ground, because the security guard grabbed her first, when he was trying to prevent her from leaving the store.

Ms. Nahol has her high school diploma; she has not spoken to any of her family members in more than a year.  But states that she is very close friends who let her crash at their house anytime she wants.  She spends her time thinking about her future and is interested in earning her degree in criminal justice from Strayer University and after obtaining her degree she wants to be a juvenile probation officer.

The prosecutor has asked for five (5) years in prison, followed by five (5) years of probation.  The defense attorney has asked for time served and two years of probation.

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Report TemplatePre-Sentence Investigation Report (Adult)

· Option 3: Juvenile Parole and Probation Officer

Scenario: Watch and take notes on the video scenario: CJ in Practice: Juvenile Detention

Report Template:  Pre-Sentence Investigation Report (Juvenile)

· Option 4: Criminal Investigator

Scenario: Read “A Mutilation Murder” Case on page 670 of your textbook.

Report Template:  Crime Scene Investigation Report

Once you have chosen one of the options above and reviewed the scenario and required report template, complete the report template in which you:

1. Fill out the report with the specific information provided in the scenario.

2. Fill out the report in its entirety by making the necessary assumptions and/or creating the facts that are not included in the scenario.

3. Articulate the circumstances of the scenario in the narrative portion of the report, as appropriate.

4. Use concise and clear language and an appropriate tone of voice to communicate the factual information effectively.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

· Prepare reports commonly found in the Criminal Justice workplace that communicate effectively with a range of audiences and make use of appropriate information technology.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric

Points: Assignment 1: Criminal Justice Report
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Fill out the report with the specific information provided in the scenario.

 

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely filled out the report with the specific information provided in the scenario. Insufficiently filled out the report with the specific information provided in the scenario. Partially filled out the report with the specific information provided in the scenario. Satisfactorily filled out the report with the specific information provided in the scenario. Thoroughly filled out the report with the specific information provided in the scenario.
2. Fill out the report in its entirety by making the necessary assumptions and/or creating the facts that are not included in the scenario.

 

Weight:  20%

Did not submit or incompletely filled out the report in its entirety by making the necessary assumptions and/or creating the facts that are not included in the scenario. Insufficiently filled out the report in its entirety by making the necessary assumptions and/or creating the facts that are not included in the scenario. Partially filled out the report in its entirety by making the necessary assumptions and/or creating the facts that are not included in the scenario. Satisfactorily filled out the report in its entirety by making the necessary assumptions and/or creating the facts that are not included in the scenario. Thoroughly filled out the report in its entirety by making the necessary assumptions and/or creating the facts that are not included in the scenario.
3. Articulate the circumstances of the scenario in a narrative, as appropriate.

 

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely articulated the circumstances of the scenario in a narrative, as appropriate. Insufficiently articulated the circumstances of the scenario in a narrative, as appropriate. Partially articulated the circumstances of the scenario in a narrative, as appropriate. Satisfactorily articulated the circumstances of the scenario in a narrative, as appropriate. Thoroughly articulated the circumstances of the scenario in a narrative, as appropriate.
4. Use concise and clear language and an appropriate tone of voice to communicate the factual information effectively.

 

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely used concise and clear language and an appropriate tone of voice to communicate the factual information effectively. Insufficiently used concise and clear language and an appropriate tone of voice to communicate the factual information effectively. Partially used concise and clear language and an appropriate tone of voice to communicate the factual information effectively. Satisfactorily used concise and clear language and an appropriate tone of voice to communicate the factual information effectively. Thoroughly used concise and clear language and an appropriate tone of voice to communicate the factual information effectively.
5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

 

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present. 7-8 errors present. 5-6 errors present. 3-4 errors present. 0-2 errors present.

Assignment

1

Criminal

Justice

Report

As a criminal justice professional, report writing is an important aspect of your

responsibilities. For this assignment, you will review a scenario and complete a report

commonly found within a particular criminal justice profession.

Review the four (4) o

ptions below and choose one option to complete this assignment.

For your chosen option, review the associated scenario and complete the provided

report template:

·

Option

1:

Law

Enforcement

Officer

o

Scenario

: Watch and take

notes on the video scenario:

CJ

in

Practice

Vid

eo:

Traffic

Stop

o

Report

Template:

Assume that an arrest is made in the scenario and complete the

Arrest

Report

.

·

Option

2:

Adult

Parole

and

Probation

Offi

cer

o

Scenario:

Read the Lindsey Nahol Scenario below:

The defendant, Lindsey Nahol, entered Sparkle Jewelry and asked the

sales clerk to show her several pieces of expensive jewelry.

When the

clerk turned his back, the defendant slipped a diamond necklace

into her

purse and walked towards the exit.

When the security guard attempted to

stop the defendant, she kicked and scratched the security guard.

With help

from the store clerk, the security guard restrained the defendant and held

her in a room until the

local police arrived.

The local police officer placed

her under arrest for robbery.

Ms. Nahol has been in jail for 60 days, and

has plead guilty to robbery and assault and battery.

Before imposing

sentencing, Judge Fairmont ask for a pre

sentence inves

tigation or

report.

The pre

sentence investigation reveals that Ms. Nahol, now 30, has been

involved in the criminal justice system since she was 14, when she was

adjudicated for car theft, for which she was placed on juvenile

probation.

However, she v

iolated her probation, however, upon

reinstatement of the probation, she successfully completed a 36

month

probational term.

As an adult, Ms. Nahol has been sentenced three

previous times, as an adult, for various crimes including shoplifting,

burglary an

d possession of a controlled substance.

She successfully

completed her probation for these offenses one year ago.

Ms. Nahol

states that she stole the car when she was 14 because she wanted her

friends to think that she was cool and not a nerd.

She state

s that this is

also the reason why she started using drugs.

As for the security officer,

during the interview, Ms. Nahol stated that she was defending herself and

standing her ground, because the security guard grabbed her first, when he

was trying to pre

vent her from leaving the store.

Ms. Nahol has her high school diploma; she has not spoken to any of her

family members in more than a year.

But states that she is very close

friends who let her crash at their house anytime she wants.

She spends

her time

thinking about her future and is interested in earning her degree in

Assignment 1 Criminal Justice Report

As a criminal justice professional, report writing is an important aspect of your

responsibilities. For this assignment, you will review a scenario and complete a report

commonly found within a particular criminal justice profession.

Review the four (4) options below and choose one option to complete this assignment.

For your chosen option, review the associated scenario and complete the provided

report template:

 Option 1: Law Enforcement Officer

o Scenario: Watch and take notes on the video scenario: CJ in Practice Video: Traffic Stop

o Report Template: Assume that an arrest is made in the scenario and complete the Arrest

Report .

 Option 2: Adult Parole and Probation Officer

o Scenario: Read the Lindsey Nahol Scenario below:

The defendant, Lindsey Nahol, entered Sparkle Jewelry and asked the

sales clerk to show her several pieces of expensive jewelry. When the

clerk turned his back, the defendant slipped a diamond necklace into her

purse and walked towards the exit. When the security guard attempted to

stop the defendant, she kicked and scratched the security guard. With help

from the store clerk, the security guard restrained the defendant and held

her in a room until the local police arrived. The local police officer placed

her under arrest for robbery. Ms. Nahol has been in jail for 60 days, and

has plead guilty to robbery and assault and battery. Before imposing

sentencing, Judge Fairmont ask for a pre-sentence investigation or

report.

The pre-sentence investigation reveals that Ms. Nahol, now 30, has been

involved in the criminal justice system since she was 14, when she was

adjudicated for car theft, for which she was placed on juvenile

probation. However, she violated her probation, however, upon

reinstatement of the probation, she successfully completed a 36-month

probational term. As an adult, Ms. Nahol has been sentenced three

previous times, as an adult, for various crimes including shoplifting,

burglary and possession of a controlled substance. She successfully

completed her probation for these offenses one year ago. Ms. Nahol

states that she stole the car when she was 14 because she wanted her

friends to think that she was cool and not a nerd. She states that this is

also the reason why she started using drugs. As for the security officer,

during the interview, Ms. Nahol stated that she was defending herself and

standing her ground, because the security guard grabbed her first, when he

was trying to prevent her from leaving the store.

Ms. Nahol has her high school diploma; she has not spoken to any of her

family members in more than a year. But states that she is very close

friends who let her crash at their house anytime she wants. She spends

her time thinking about her future and is interested in earning her degree in