Research Papers on Criminal Justice

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  • Illegal Street Racing

    A 5 page research paper that looks at illegal street racing, how it is changed and how dangerous and widespread it has become. The writer discusses street racing in several cities, the penalties involved and efforts made to combat this illegal activity. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Incarceration, Probation, and Rates of Recidivism

    In five pages this paper discusses how in terms of recidivism rates among drug offenders, probation plays a very minor role in terms of effective drug treatment communication. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Prison System and Drug Programs

    In ten pages prison systems and drug use are examined in a discussion of penal system drug addiction program implementation. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • U.S., Standardized Laws, and Gun Control

    This paper consists of eight pages and presents the argument that gun control laws should not vary from state to state but rather should be standardized regarding gun purchases because of illegal weapons' transporting. Twelve 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.

  • Stating a Case Against the Death Penalty

    In three pages both sides of the U.S. death penalty issue are assessed with the conclusion reached that it needs to be abolished. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Prison Tuberculosis, HIV, and AIDS

    In this paper consisting of eight pages there is background information on HIV, AIDs, and tuberculosis in the prison system provided in an examination of the effects of HIV vaccine clinical trials among inmates. There are nine bibliographic sources cited.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Juvenile Delinquency Programs and Juvenile Boot Camps

    In ten pages this research proposal assesses the recidivism impacts and success rates of juvenile delinquency programs versus juvenile boot camps with the conclusion supporting boot camps. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Florida Community Approaches to Juvenile Crime

    In eight pages this paper discusses how recidivism rates can be improved through community based programs in a consideration of Florida and its problems with juvenile crime. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Death Penalty Supporting Argument

    In seven pages an argument that supports the death penalty as justified punishment in terms of retribution, deterrence, and infallibility is presented.

  • Support for the Death Penalty

    An 8 page research paper that argues in favor of the death penalty. Capital punishment, i.e., the imposition of the death penalty, is one of the most divisive and controversial issues facing the country. The reasons that opponents to capital punishment cite for abolishing the death penalty, such as the number of death row inmates vindicated by DNA evidence, the disproportionate number of African Americans on death row, its failure to deter crime, etc. tend to monopolize the headlines. What is less well-known are the reasons why the majority of Americans still support the death penalty. This examination of this debate examines this factor and the rationale behind this stance. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • In Support of the Death Penalty

    A 6 page discussion of the need for the death penalty in modern society. The death penalty serves as a viable deterrent and solution for the increase in violent crimes our nation is fighting. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Does Animal Cruelty in Childhood Result in Violence in Adulthood

    In a paper of three pages, the author outlines a study that could be conducted to determine the impacts of animal cruelty on violent criminality. There are three sources cited in this paper.

  • President Bill Clinton's Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

    In seven pages this research paper focuses upon the anticrime bill passed during the first term of President Bill Clinton in an overview of the bill's fate as dictated by the Congress majority change and also discusses the bill's initial impact. There are 5 sources cited 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.

  • Constitutional Rights, Early Arrest Phase, and Mandatory DNA Testing

    In four pages this paper argues that collecting DNA evidence at the time of an arrest is a violation of U.S. citizen rights. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Paternity Cases and DNA

    Applying DNA fingerprinting to paternity lawsuits is the focus of this paper consisting of five pages. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Fingerprinting DNA

    In six pages DNA fingerprinting is considered in terms of its development and applications with proper analytical and collection techniques examined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography and a Roman Numeral outline of one page is also included.

  • 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.


    Examines the concept of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of different crimes, such as corporate, environmental, religious and consumer fraud. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 8-page paper.

  • Overcrowding in German Prisons

    A 5 page research paper that examines this topic. Not since the introduction of the German Prison Act, which occurred 25 years ago, has the German public been so skeptical concerning the rehabilitation of offenders into society ("Where is"). This problem is compounded by serious overcrowding in German prisons, which tends to create situations that exacerbate, rather then rehabilitate, the prison populations. This discussion looks at the problem of overcrowding in Germany prisons and the solutions that have been proposed thus far. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Prisons and Drug Abuse

    In five pages a literature review is presented regarding drug abuse in prisons with linkage between the abuse of substances and repeat crimes examined. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Female Sex Offenders and the Prison Environment

    This paper examines how childhood sexual abuse can be related to the growing number of female sex offenders in the prison system. The author includes causal factors as well as common traits seen in female sex predators. This seven page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Community Notification on Reported Sex Offenders

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses Megan's law and other types of legislation regarded community releasing of sex offenders in a consideration of recidivism and the rights of these convicted offenders. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    In ten pages this paper discusses the aberrant behavior of sociopath and serial killer Ted Bundy.

  • A Profile of Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    This 7 page paper presents an overview of the life and experiences of Ted Bundy. How psychologists and sociologists evaluate his behavior is the focus of this paper. The conclusion drawn is that Bundy is a psychopath. Psychopathy is discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • White Collar Crime and Business

    In nine pages corporate responsibility and white collar crime convictions are considered in the answers to ten questions for discussion with law enforcement, 4 crime theories, and technocrime among the issues included. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Female Police Officers

    The literature makes it very clear that female police officers face more challenges and have fewer opportunities than male officers. Only 7 percent of female officers make it to the top, e.g., chief of police. This essay provides data regarding female police officers, the kinds of negative climates they deal with and how they cope. A couple of studies show that female officers are more effective and more competent in many situations than their male counterparts. The essay discusses police officers in the field, female parole officers, and female correction officers. There are twelve sources used in this thirty page paper.

  • 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.

  • Capital Punishment: Morally Acceptable And Effective Crime Deterrent

    12 pages in length. The debate over capital punishment is perhaps one of the most vehemently fought social, ethical and political disputes raging as strongly today as it has in decades past. The extent to which no definitive decision exists whereby capital punishment is deemed either right or wrong is both grand and far-reaching; that biblical advocacy and proven deterrence help to shift the benefit of this much contested action in the pro directions speaks to two issues that justify its usage. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Identity Theft

    A 4 page research paper that discusses identity theft. The writer discusses what identity theft is; its incidence, its effects and what steps a consumer can take in self-protection. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Impact of Women in Law Enforcement

    In six pages this paper examines this topic in an overview that considers how the law enforcement profession has changed within the past three decades, how this has changed the community image of law enforcement, how fellow officers and deputies view the pros and cons of women officers, discusses possible preferential treatment and promotions, whether or not there is still ‘a glass ceiling,’ and what the future holds in store. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Mental Health Issues and Prison System Problems

    In ten pages this paper defines mental health and considers correctional facilities' negligence of mental health issues in this New York State case study. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • United States Economy and Law Before and After 9/11

    This 10 page paper gives an over view of the Unites states Law Enforcement and Economy before and after 9/11. This paper includes examples of how the world has changed due to the attacks and what the future holds. Bibliography list 10 sources.

  • Events of 9/11/Terrorism

    This paper offers a comprehensive overview of criminological theories and the War on Terror. Twenty-six pages in length, twenty sources are cited.

  • 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.

  • Cost Effectiveness, Recidivism, and Standard Prison Settings v. Shock Incarceration Prison Camps

    In twelve pages this paper assesses these two alternatives on the basis of recidivism and cost effectiveness with trends apparently in support of the shock incarceration method for reducing recidivism rates. Eleven 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.

  • 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.

  • Pros and Cons of House Arrest

    In fifteen pages house arrest is defined, its uses are explored, along with an evaluation of the program's pros and cons also included. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Miranda v Arizona Case, Due Process, and Miranda Rights

    This paper discusses the historical, legal, and sociological significance of the 1966 Supreme Court case of Miranda v Arizona. This five page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Drug Testing and the Invasion of Privacy

    This paper argues that pre-trial drug testing is an invasion of privacy. Until an individual has been convicted of a crime they are no more a threat to society than is anyone else and their privacy rights should be just as important. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • An Assessment of the Death Penalty

    This paper analyzes the pros and cons of the death penalty. A strong argument is presented in favor of it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Death Penalty: Overview

    A 4 page paper which provides a general overview, along with the pros and cons, of the death penalty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Programs To Reduce Recidivism

    A 3 page paper that reports some programs that have been shown to reduce recidivism. The writer includes a caveat: some programs work for some prisoners and not others, thus, there are no programs that will always reduce the rate of recidivism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Recidivism in the United States

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at prison recidivism. Issues of racial disparity in recidivism are also noted. Paper uses three sources.

  • Blacks and Incidences of Recidivism

    This paper consists of five pages and examines the black rates of recidivism in a consideration of possible reasons why. Eight 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.

  • 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.

  • Legal Book Reviews as Norval Morris Might Perceive them

    This paper discusses how noted legal scholar Noval Morris would review the texts Basic Concepts of Legal Thought by George P. Fletcher, Redefining Equality edited by Neal Devins and Davison M. Douglas, Official Negligence by Lou Cannon, Why Lawyers Behave the Way They Do by Paul G. Haskell, The Lawyer's Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice by Joseph G. Allegretti and Brothel Boy edited by Norval Morris. There are no other sources listed.


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