Criminal Justice _ Weeks 3 & 4

Criminal Justice

Week 3

We learned this week that the U.S. Constitution does not explicitly provide for the right to privacy.

Do some research into this issue — here is a good place to start: https://www.justia.com/constitutional-law/docs/privacy-rights/

Question:

Explain your thoughts on this matter — should the U.S. Constitution be amended to specifically define a right to privacy or, do you feel that the holdings of the U.S. Supreme Court (and tell me which cases) are sufficient protection in this matter; why or why not? Is there perhaps a specific privacy right that you feel particularly strong about personally; explain.  Make sure that you use specific examples and at least two resources to substantiate your opinion.

Be sure to use course readings and your outside research to support your thoughts.  All posts should be supported with references.  Initial posts should be at least 300 words and ALL posts should have in-text citations and APA formatted references.

Week 4

What theory do you think best explains violent criminal behavior and why? What theory do you think best explains non- violent criminal behavior and why? If you don’t think, based on the readings, that one theory explains these behaviors better than others, explain your reasoning.

Be sure to use course readings and your outside research to support your thoughts.  All posts should be supported with references.  Initial posts should be at least 300 words and posts should have in-text citations and APA formatted references.