Research Papers on Criminal Justice

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Research Papers on Criminal Justice

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Criminal Justice, Social Justice, and Morality

    In ten pages four brief articles and bibliographies examine the administration of criminal justice, law enforcement's excessive force usage, and due process.

  • Prison Overcrowding, as a Flaw in Criminal Justice

    This paper focuses on prison overcrowding as an ethical issue that affects the American criminal justice system Three pages in length, four sources are cited

  • The Criminal Justice System and the Issue of Racism

    This research paper examines a vareity of issues that pertain to the issue of justice within the criminal justice system. The writer addresses how racial prejudice cites the prevalence of certain minority member with the context of the criminal justice system as rationalization for prejudice. This six page paper has five sources in the bibliography.

  • Criminal Justice System and Fairness

    In six pages this paper discusses the arguments presented by author David Cole in his text No Equal Justice Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System that state the U.S. criminal justice system is unfair to people of race and ethnicity. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Criminal Justice and Computers

    In five pages the criminal justice system is examined in terms of the significant impact of computers with FBI investigations of organized crime through computer usages discussed along with education and careers in the field of criminal justice also considered. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Purposes of Criminal Justice

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the four principal purposes associated with the criminal justice system, which are deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and retribution. Examining the efficacy of each of these purposes reveals that their implementation in today's criminal justice system is seriously flawed, particularly in regards to the current focus of that system, which is on incapacitation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Technology and the Criminal Justice System

    In six pages this paper examines the impact of technology on the criminal justice system an overview of biometric identification, fingerprinting, palm printing, DNA analysis, and intra-agency databases, their advantages and disadvantages, and also assesses the effects these technological advancements have had on the criminal justice system as well as its impact upon the constitutional rights of the accused. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Islamic Law, Aboriginal Customary Law and Queensland Law; a Comparison of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Systems

    This 13 page paper looks at the Queensland criminal justice system, Aboriginal customary law and Islamic criminal law in order to compare each system according to their origins and characteristics, such as standards of evidence and the way in which punishment is determined, for crimes committed. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Criminal Law Considered in 4 Questions

    In five pages four questions pertaining to criminal law are answered including constitutionally protecting the rights of prisoners, policing that is community oriented, U.S. system of criminal justice's 4 components, and money laundering and racketeering. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Criminal Justice I

    In two parts this paper containing fifteen pages discusses criminal justice in terms of consensus v. conflict perspectives, criminal law origin, effects of political, legal, and social policy perspectives along with a consideration of media perceptions and how real impressions appear in contrast. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Corruption Within Criminal Justice System

    This research paper presents a project proposal that will examine the topic of corruption in criminal justice system, emphasizing corruption within police departments in the US. Nine pages in length, eight sources are cited.

  • Systems Management, Human Relations, and Scientific Management Styles

    In four pages this paper considers the criminal justice system and which of these 3 styles of management would be most effective. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Henry the Fifth and Kingship

    In six pages this research paper examines the concept of kingship as represented in the historical play Henry V by William Shakespeare and also includes as a supporting reference Kingship, Law and Society Criminal Justice in the Reign of Henry V by Edward Powell. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Law Enforcement, Cultural diversity and Community

    This research report embraces a variety of issues as it respects community life and cultural diversity. How the integration of diversity in the criminal justice and education systems is achieved is the focus of this investigation. This nine page paper has eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Criminal Justice and Globalization

    In a paper of nine pages, the writer looks at globalization. Criminal justice is examined for the ways in which it has been impacted by globalization. Paper uses four sources.

  • DNA Fingerprinting

    This paper points out the degree to which the criminal justice system currently relies on DNA profiling. There are seven sources in this eight page paper.

  • DNA and the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification Project

    A 4 page overview of the importance of DNA testing in criminal justice. This paper reviews this importance from the perspective of expanding DNA databases. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Equality, Women, and the Criminal Justice System

    In fifteen pages this paper examines the gender equality that is evident in the criminal justice system. There are 15 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • A Review of the California Foster Care System

    In a paper of seven pages, the writer looks at the foster care system. Intersections between the criminal justice system and the foster care system are explored. Paper uses six sources.

  • Samuel Walker, the Wedding Cake, and Criminal Justice

    A 4 page paper which examines and discusses Samuel Walker’s theory of criminal justice as it involves the wedding cake. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Minor Drug Offenses and Incarceration Alternatives

    In ten pages this paper discusses the alternatives to incarceration that might be available to minor drug offenders in the criminal justice system. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Alternative Punishments in the Justice System

    The writer discusses possible alternative punishments that could be used in the criminal justice system in place of traditional incarceration and probation, and what victims’ reaction would probably be to such suggestions. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Criminal Justice and the Development of New Technology

    In three pages this paper discusses the impact of new technology upon criminal justice in a consideration that includes investigations, evidence, intelligence, administration, and DNA. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Open and Closed Organizational Systems

    In three pages this paper discusses the criminal justice system in a consideration of the differences that exist between open and closed organizational systems. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Recidivism

    This paper consists of twenty six pages and features Baltimore, Maryland's African American incidences of recidivism in this overview that considers the disparities in the criminal justice system that are based upon race. Sixty two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Phases of the Criminal Justice Systme on Television

    This paper concludes that viewers do expect story lines that are less than realistic, but of course, the cases and predicaments demonstrate that there are surely ethical quandaries that are embraced at each phase of the criminal justice process.Six television shows are evaluated. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this 7 page paper.

  • The Use of Technology in the Criminal Justice System

    Two important technologies are mobile data terminals and Live Scan technology. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • 2017 Louisiana Criminal Justice Reforms

    This paper pertains to the prison reform legislative package passed by Louisiana legislators in 2017. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • DNA A Tool in Criminal Justice

    This paper credits DNA Fingerprinting with man improvements in our ability to prove innocence or guilt. There are three sources listed in this three page paper.

  • Forensic Pathology Of Sudden Unexplained Death

    8 pages in length. Death of any origin requires a legal certificate that denotes the cause of demise, however, the reason for a death that is sudden and unexpected can keep prevent that cause field on the certificate blank for many months. Determining cause of death in this instance - which is defined as "those that do not result from a diagnosed terminal illness or other debilitating or deteriorating illness or condition where death is anticipated (natural death) unless the illness or condition is the result of an injury, whether intentional or not" (Washington State Department of Health, 2005) is the task of forensic pathologists who are not only trained in identifying the nature of disease and injury but also the "mechanisms of sudden death and subtle forms of homicide" (Washington State Department of Health, 2005). The criminal nature of forensic pathology provides the conduit between difficult police investigations and an appropriate criminal justice outcome. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Nature and Purpose of Criminal Law

    This 4 page paper discusses criminal law; its functions; its sources; and how criminal responsibility can be limited. It also touches very briefly on the constitutional safeguards that limit the exercise of criminal law. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Should The United States Become A Member Of The International Criminal Court?

    19 pages in length. America's involvement in the International Criminal Court - while helping to facilitate a broader spectrum of accountability across the globe where the International Court of Justice leaves off - creates a vacuum of vulnerability too evident to ignore. From checks and balances to due process to the exclusion of certain offenses that most definitely belong but are somehow protected, these troublesome inconsistencies provide the United States with a solid foundation upon which to stand apart from the Court involvement. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Terrorism and Wartime criminal law

    An eight page research paper that talks about crime and criminal law in general and then specifically addresses the issues involved in criminal law that are associated with terrorism and the preservation of Americans' constitutional liberties.

  • Juvenile and Adult Courts: A Comparative Study:

    In ten pages this paper compares and contrasts the juvenile and adult court systems in a study that includes an overview of the juvenile justice system, point comparisons between juvenile and adult courts, pros and cons of juvenile court from a youth offender’s perspective, societal implications of abolishing juvenile court, and future juvenile justice system recommendations are also included. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The History and Evolution of Fingerprinting

    This paper examines the art and science of fingerprinting. The author discusses the history and evolution of fingerprinting technology as well as its relevance in criminal investigations. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • England's Crime and Crime and Punishment from 1800 to 1850

    In sixteen pages this paper focuses on this fifty year period in order to gain a greater understanding of changes in legal institutions and the law with four areas of criminal fringes such as prostitutes and drunkards, juvenile and female offenders, Australia transport and imprisonment, corporal and capital punishment that includes the 'Bloody Code' discussed. Seventeen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Evolution of Forensic Psychology

    This paper addresses the origins and advances in the field of forensic psychology. The author focuses on how forensic psychologists aid both law enforcement and criminal litigation. This ten page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Cause and Effect Drugs and Crime

    This paper explores the relationship between drug addiction and criminal activity. There is a cause and effect relationship in play. There are two sources listed in this three page paper.

  • Investigating Different Crimes

    Over the last decade, there have been numerous high-profile, huge scams from organizations. These are called white-collar crimes and include embezzlement, insider trading, and other illegal crimes committed by persons working in the company where the crime takes place. This essay defines this type of crime and discusses the difficulties agencies have investigating and prosecuting the criminals. There are five sources used in this three page paper.

  • How to Possibly Reduce Poverty, Crime, and Drug Abuse in Cities

    This 3 page paper gives a proposition for an urban project to reduce poverty, crime, and drug abuse. This paper includes family and community and how it relates to criminal activity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • llegality of Assisted Suicide in Regards to the 14th Amendment

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a case where physicians were sued for assisting terminal patients with suicide and were themselves opposed to the stature making it a criminal act. This paper includes discussion of the lower court's decision, the ruling of the Supreme Court, and the responsibilities of court in regards to this case of assisted suicides. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Homosexuality, Shifting Societal Views

    This essay draws on sources to describe the shift from viewing homosexuality as a criminal offense and a mental disorder to a more tolerant, enlightened societal view. Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Labelling Theory/Differential Association Theory

    This paper discusses labeling theory and differential association theory in regard to how each theory explains criminal behavior. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.


    Examines potential risk faced by Sandile Security when it comes to hiring potential criminals for security positions, and how to mitigate that risk. There are 10 sources listed in the bibliography of this 15-page paper.

  • Impact on Those Who Play Computer Games

    There has been a debate about the impact of action and violent video and computer games on those who play them. This especially pertains to youth. Some argue these games will lead the user to commit criminal acts, other argue they will not. Finally, there are empirical research studies that demonstrate there are numerous positive cognitive and perceptual effects for those who play the games. There are three sources used in this four page paper.a

  • Could the Leaders of Boko Haram be Charged with Crimes Agsinst Humanity?

    Boko Haram are an Islamic jihadist organization based in Nigeria who became known for the kidnapping of more than 200 Christian schoolgirls in 2014. This paper considers the actions of Boko Haram in order to assess whether or not there is the potential for a criminal case to be brought under international law. The paper draws on international law laid down in the Rome Statute and the way the law has been interpreted in previous cases. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Should Officials be Charged/Police Misconduct

    This paper focuses on a case scenario in which a police chief and a human resource director hired 50 police officers who had criminal records.Police ethics are discussed. Five pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Cyer Law Privacy v. Security

    Businesses have an interest in free information flows. Businesses are also under a threat from cyber criminals and terrorists. While mitigated by a number of laws, but those same laws also allow for access under shared business conditions, making it difficult to find a balance between security over privacy rights. This 5 page paper with 7 sources explores these issues.

  • The Juvenile Justice System: Philosophy and History

    This 6 page paper gives an explanation of the juvenile justice system from the past until modern times. This paper includes not only the history of the system, but the philosophy behind how it works. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Do Genes or Environment Determine Crime

    This paper contends that genetics can be a factor in criminal behavior but current thought is that genetics interact with environment to determine behavior. There are three sources in this four page paper.

  • Alcohol and Drug Use/Juvenile Crime

    This research paper examines literature in order to identify the relationship between the involvement of juveniles in crime with their use of alcohol and/or drugs. The writer concludes that alcohol and drug use and the adolescents' criminal involvement are primarily symptoms of dysfunctional social factors. There is also a short abstract. Eight pages long, five sources are cited.

  • What Can be Done About UK Money Laundering

    In fifty pages this paper examines the financial institutions and regulations of the United Kingdom in a consideration of how best to combat money laundering criminal practices. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography and this paper also provides a table of contents.

  • Are Incarceration Alternatives Economically Feasible?

    In a paper consisting of five pages the different types of incarceration of nonviolent criminals are discussed from a cost perspective. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reform and Prisons

    This paper consists of six pages and considers the lack of success with reforming the prison system in a consideration of perpetuation of criminal behavior and high recidivism rates. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Fingerprinting

    In twelve pages the use of fingerprinting in criminal investigations is examined in an historical overview that also includes the impact of technology. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Forensic Science and DNA Testing

    In six pages the ways in which DNA testing technology has revolutionized forensic science through criminal identification in an accurate and timely manner is discussed. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Importance of Forensic Accounting

    This paper addresses the vital occupation of forensic accounting. The author describes duties, responsibilities, and why forensic accountants are vital to criminal investigations. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Criminology Theories

    In five pages social learning and labeling theories are applied to a consideration of criminal behavior. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Criminal Sexual-type Conduct Data

    There have been a number of laws passed and numerous court cases regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. These span more than four decades and yet, it does not seem that the incidence of sexual harassment has been reduced. Statistical data are reported from an older Federal Government Report, a military academies report, and a general public report. The incidence of harassment at each military academy is reported for women and men along with the reasons they seldom report these crimes. The physical and emotional effects of experiencing this type of crime are discussed. There are three sources used in this three page paper.

  • Gangs and Social Jusitce

    In a paper of fifteen pages, the author reflects on the issue of youth violence and the impacts on gang participation. This paper relates the impacts of the social justice issue from an integrated perspective. There are ten sources used.

  • Justice in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

    In six pages this paper compares Homer's concept of justice with contemporary perspectives as it relates to 'The Odyssey.' There are 3 other sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Nigerian Politics and Ethnic Tensions

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at the issue of Nigerian politics. The role that restorative justice will play in resolving ethnic tension is analyzed. Paper uses five sources.

  • Transportation As an Acquisition Cost Impacting on Demand

    The writer explains how and why costs of transportation will impact on the demand levels of demand justice the team within consumer markets. The different sources of transportation costs, including direct costs such as fuel and indirect costs such as time, and their potential impact on demand are explored. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this five page paper.

  • Social Justice : Hiv/Aids, Obesity, Aging

    A 4 page paper divided into two parts. The fist part discusses social justice and HIV/AIDS and obesity; the second part discusses the aging population and how social workers can help. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Justice Quest of Kenya

    In twenty pages this paper examines the corruption that has always unfortunately been a part of Kenya's judicial landscape in a consideration of its ongoing quest for justice in the courts. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Capital Punishment and the Philosophy of Thurgood Marshall

    This 3 page paper gives a detailed analysis of Justice Thurgood Marshall's philosophical rejection of capital punishment,w hich he believed violated the Constitutional prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.

  • America, Alabama, and Domestic Violence

    In twenty three pages U.S. legislation regarding domestic violence is examined at federal and Alabama state levels with a consideration of statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the 'New South Africa'

    In ten pages this paper examines contemporary South Africa in a comparative analysis of No One to Blame In Pursuit of Justice in South Africa by George Bizos and Fault Lines Journeys Into the New South Africa by David Goodman. There are no other sources listed.

  • New York City Police Department and Overseeing Problems

    In five pages this paper argues that the way to solve the NYPD's problems is to have the police force overseen by the Justice Department. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Emily Mann's The Execution of Justice and Social Injustice

    This paper discusses the injustices of the US judicial system in this consideration of San Francisco Supervisor Dan White's double murder trial as detailed in Emily Mann's The Execution of Justice in six pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Delinquency Topics

    This research paper address criminology topics, which are neutralization theory; conflict theory and restorative justice; hate crimes; and sexual assault in prisons. Four pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Iris M. Young's Justice and the Politics of Difference and Susan M. Okin's Justice, Gender and the Family

    In seven pages these feminist works are examined regarding how each represents the themes of diversity and social politics.

  • "Cancer Alley" and Environmental Justice

    This paper describes the case made against Shell Oil Company by the residents of "Cancer Alley," a stretch of the Mississippi with a high incidence of pollution caused by oil refineries as well as a high incidence of cancer. Three pages in length, one source is cited.

  • The Case for and Against the Decriminalization of Drugs

    The writer examines some of the potential argument that can be put forward in order to support or refute the position that there should be decriminalized and access increased. The writer looks at the way in which decriminalization of drugs can be seen as a relatively recent event, based on what values. Issues such as the link between drugs and criminal behavior, the potential economic impact of decriminalization or legalization and the argument that as a result of drugs being underground treatment is more difficult for addicts in the problem remains hidden. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography this eleven page paper.


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