I’m working on a law discussion question and need an explanation to help me learn.
Peak, K. J., & Madensen, T. D. (2018). Introduction to criminal justice: Practice and process (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, 3rd Edition by Peak, K.; Madensen, T. Copyright 2018 by Sage Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.
- Chapter 9, “Court Organization: Structure, Function, and the Trial Process” (pp. 227–236)
The United States Department of Justice. (n.d.). A FBI organizational structure and investigative jurisdiction. In Justice manual: Organization and functions manual. Retrieved November 15, 2018, from https://www.justice.gov/jm/organization-and-functi…
Federal Judicial Center. (n.d.). Jurisdiction: Criminal. Retrieved November 15, 2018, from https://www.fjc.gov/history/courts/jurisdiction-cr…
National Conference of State Legislatures. (2018, Nov. 18). State medical marijuana laws. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-…
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Farrell, A., DeLateur, M. J., Owens, C., & Fahy, S. (2016). The prosecution of state-level human trafficking cases in the United States. Anti-Trafficking Review, (6), 48–70.
Review this article from Week 4. Again, for this article, skip the “Methods and Measurement” section (pp. 54–58) and page 59. Focus on the factors that contribute to jurisdiction and prosecution decisions, as well as the role of the victim in prosecution choices.
Farrell, A., Owens, C., & Mcdevitt, J. (2014). New laws but few cases: Understanding the challenges to the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases. Crime, Law and Social Change, 61(2), 139–168. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1007/s10611-013-9442-1
In this article, skip the “Methods, sampling, and data” section. Focus on the interview responses on pages 151–161, noting the following issues that are discussed: jurisdiction, victim credibility, law enforcement prioritization, resource allocation, and judicial challenges.
Dial, N. B. (2013). At the territorial limit: Is the United States’ extraterritorial response to smuggling submersibles on the high seas legitimate? Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, 22(3), 693–716, 593–594.
Multi-jurisdiction heroin investigation results in 19 arrests drug trafficking operation from NY to MD shut down. (2018, Mar 15). US Fed News Service, Including US State News.
Brenner, S. W. (2006). Cybercrime jurisdiction. Crime, Law and Social Change, 46(4–5), 189–206. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1007/s10611-007-9063-7
This article’s consideration of cybercrime highlights the various aspects of jurisdiction in relation to a type of crime where jurisdiction is not obvious.
Document: Criminal Justice Case Studies: Criminal Law, Week 5 (PDF)
By Day 3 of Week 5
Post a response to the following:
To what degree should ethical considerations, such as what is best for the victim, the community, or even the offender, factor into jurisdictional decisions?
What strategies can the law enforcement community use to better protect citizens and be more responsive to victims?
By Day 5 of Week 5
Respond to two colleagues:
Choose a response that is different from your own.
Explain how your colleague’s position has changed your perception or understanding.