The final project for this course will allow you to see your
The final project for this course will allow you to see yourself in a range of criminal justice practitioner roles. Each position will require you to address differentissues and concerns indicative of that area of criminal justiceâ€”some requiring research, others requiring you to apply methods of inquiry, all leading to thecreation of a case analysis portfolio.Prompt For the final assessment, you will need to imagine yourself in a variety of criminal justice practitioner roles. You will be presented with a series of case scenariosand will be required to address each of them by utilizing case law research. You will then have to make decisions based on your findings, evidence, and anyprocedural knowledge you have obtained throughout the course.Will require you to respond to each one of the following situations and compile them together for a case analysis portfolio. There are 8 scenarios to address please answer each question.1.) Jewelry Store RobberyA detective was conducting surveillance outside a jewelry store that had been robbed several times in the past month. It was 85Â°F outside, and hewitnessed three men pacing in front of the store who appeared to be acting nervous. One of the men was wearing a heavy sweatshirt (later identified asWilson), while the others were wearing tâ€shirts. The detective exited his cruiser and approached the three men. The detective conducted a pat frisk ofWilson and found a hard object in the front pocket of the sweatshirt. He reached his hand into the pocket and located a handgun. He placed all threeunder arrest and later tied all of them to the repeat burglaries. In court, Wilsonâ€™s attorney argued that the detective conducted an illegal search when helocated the handgun. Imagine yourself now as the judge. A. In order to avoid defense attorneys making this kind of claim in court, new technology could be utilized to aid in the development of cases and inprosecutions. What types of new technology could the detective have employed in his surveillance and arrest that might have helped avoid thedefense attorneyâ€™s claim of illegal search? Evaluate the impact these types of technology have had on ethical investigations. B. Based on the U.S. Supreme Court case Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968), how would you rule in this case? Be sure to defend your ruling withevidentiary support.C. Did the ruling justicesâ€™ decision in Terry v. Ohio influence the effective performance of lawâ€enforcement agencies? Defend your position usingevidence from the current case as well as the Supreme Court case. 2.). Rape InvestigationYou are now a detective assigned to conduct a rape investigation.A. Select an emerging technology available for investigating rapeâ€related crimes. How has this technology positively or negatively impactedcriminal investigations? Support your argument(s) using specific examples. B. Taking into consideration U.S. Supreme Court rulings, what are any limitations or regulations you may encounter in utilizing this technology toconduct an ethical investigation?3). Preâ€Sentence InvestigationA 14â€yearâ€old juvenile was just convicted of murder, and sentencing is approaching. Imagine yourself as a probation officer assigned to conduct thepresentence investigation. Research Miller v. Alabama and use it to guide you on how you would approach this case.A. Based on Miller v. Alabama, what are the constitutional constraints placed upon the judge to come to an ethical and proper sentence in thecurrent case?B. How did the Miller v. Alabama case transform sentencing laws and impact the role of the criminal justice practitioner? Support your responsewith examples. 4.) HinckleyOn March 30, 1981, John Hinckley attempted to kill President Reagan. There were several witnesses to the shooting, and the evidence wasoverwhelming. Research this case and imagine yourself as Hinckleyâ€™s defense attorney. A. Apply the Model Penal Code test to this case to determine Hinckleyâ€™s mental state defense and what the juryâ€™s verdict would have to be. Be sureto defend your response.B. After the Hinckley verdict was reached, many states opted for a new test to be utilized. The Insanity Defense Reform Act of 1984 shifted theburden of proof from prosecution to defense. Apply the present statutory test to the case. How do you believe the jury would vote if Hinckleywere tried today? Why? C. What historical milestone case involving the Second Amendment emerged from the events of this situation? How has this case impacted thecriminal justice practitioner?5.). Defense AttorneyYou are a defense attorney. You have a client who is charged with raping and killing four boys. After killing them, he dismembered them and ate them.Your client thinks he did nothing wrong.A. Based on the clientâ€™s mental state, what would you argue for a defense for the client? Ensure that you apply and explain any relevant sociologicaland criminological scientific methods of inquiry you would use in devising your argument.6). Jim AikenJim Aiken comes home early from work and finds his wife in bed with the mailman. He immediately shoots and kills the mailman. Aiken then goesdownstairs, makes himself a sandwich, and watches TV while his wife is frozen in fear in bed. After two hours, Aiken goes back upstairs and shoots andkills his wife. You have been tasked with preparing the case for his defense attorney.A. Applying the appropriate sociological and criminological scientific methods of inquiry, what crime did Aiken commit regarding the mailman, andwhat possible defense could be used?B. What crime did Aiken commit regarding his wife, and what possible defense could be used? Support your response by explaining how youapplied the scientific methods of inquiry.7.)Narcotics DetectiveImagine yourself as a narcotics detective. You are told by an informant that a man by the name of Joe Parker is growing marijuana in his basement. Hegoes on to tell you that the basement has windows, but they appear to be blacked out, preventing anyone from seeing inside. As a knowledgeablenarcotics detective, you know that extreme heat is used to keep the marijuana plants healthy. You decide to use a thermal imaging device to see ifthere is excessive heat coming from the basement. You park in front of his house and turn on the device. It registers extreme levels of heat emanatingfrom the basement. Based on that information, you obtain a search warrant and locate the marijuana. In preparing your paperwork, it is brought toyour attention that these events are identical to an actual U.S. Supreme Court case. Research Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001), to guide howyou would approach this case.A. What elements from Kyllo v. United States will impact your ability to develop an ethical investigation? Be sure to explain your response.B. Examine how the use of thermal imaging technology has impacted detectives, both positively and negatively, in performing ethicalinvestigations in drugâ€related cases? C. If you were the judge in the Kyllo case, what would be the constitutional parameters that would influence how you would rule? Why wouldthese influence your ruling?8.) Homicide DetectiveA detective investigating a recent homicide has obtained a mobile scanner device called a Manta Ray, which allows him to sit in his vehicle and â€œcaptureâ€conversations and data from mobile phones by mimicking a cellular tower. After two days of surveillance on an apartment complex that he believeshouses the man who committed the murder, the device grabs pieces of a text conversation between the suspect and his girlfriend. The detectivebelieves the conversation was a vague confession to the crime and decides it is enough to obtain a court order.A. Was the use of the Manta Ray in this investigation done ethically, and how will this potentially impact the development of this case? Considersupporting your response with relevant case law and precedent. Guidelines for Submission: Your submission should be six to eight pages in length. The document should use double spacing, 12â€point Times New Roman font,and oneâ€inch margins. Citations should be listed in APA format. Be sure to label each section appropriately (Miranda, Jewelry Store Robbery, etc.) whencompiling your portfolio.