Constitutional Law-2 And Police Patrol-Discussion Questions

Constitutional Law-2

Responding to Discussion Question Can Be Short Answer

1.Clarity in terms of punishment and punishment goals is definitely important. With that said, that must be balanced against Constitutional mandates. How do you see that balance as being struck?

2.When it comes to line drawing based on age, some maintain there is a potential discrimination problem with the prohibition of imposing the death penalty on juveniles. Is there possible merit to that argument?

3.Public policy often impacts court interpretation. We have seen multiple lines drawn when it comes to the death penalty.  What criteria had the largest impact on the US Supreme Court in that line drawing?

Constitutional Law-2 /Constitutional Rights and Liabilities in the Workplace

1.Explain why police officers have less constitutional protection in the workplace than the criminals they investigate. Do you agree with this? If so, why? If not, what do you think should be changed?

2.The death penalty is often at the core of 8th Amendment debate. The debate centers around whether the death penalty should be used, if so, how it should be carried out, and which, if any, populations, should be excluding from the possibility of a sentence of death. One point of divide is the exclusion of juveniles from the possibility of a death penalty sentence. In interpreting the 8th Amendment, from a “line drawing” standpoint, review the following material:

  • THE JUVENILE DEATH PENALTY TODAY: DEATH SENTENCES AND EXECUTIONS FOR JUVENILE CRIMES, JANUARY 1, 1973 – FEBRUARY 28, 2005
  • Jury Notes
  • Extensions of Roper
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Efraindiaz
  • History, the Debate, and Scope
  • Supreme Court and Juvenile Death Penalty The guests discussed today’s Supreme Court case, Roper v. Simmons, on whether the execution of juveniles under 18 constitutes “cruel and unusual punishment” under the Eighth Amendment

In your main post, set forth the strongest argument against the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling precluding the use of the death penalty in juvenile cases. Counter that argument with the strongest argument to endorse the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling precluding the use of the death penalty in juvenile cases. Incorporate the 8th Amendment, and examples, to support your arguments. Interact about the different dimensions associated with death penalty line drawing.

 

Constitutional Law-2/Constitutional Rights and Liabilities in the Workplace-2

1.Discuss First Amendment protection for work-related speech and contrast it with Fourth Amendment protection against supervisory searches for evidence of workplace-related misconduct (including speech).

2.There are many sources of divide when it comes to Constitutional line drawing. The issue of Creationism was one significant source associated with First Amendment line drawing. Senator Keith argued (paraphrased) that Evolution was still considered a theory and there existed scientific evidence for his position of Creationism. There were strong voices, and arguments, to the contrary. The U.S. Supreme Court drew the line that impacted our nation. Review the following material associated with the different dimensions of the Creationism debate:

Edwards v. Gaillard, 482 U.S. 578 (1987)

Dean Kenyon affidavit

Creationism Case Raises Issues of Faith, ‘Freedom’

Excerpts From Supreme Court Opinions in Creationism Case

30 years after Edwards v. Gaillard: Why creationism lingers in public schools

How would you have decided this case at the time the case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court? What rationale would you set forth to support that ruling, focusing on 1st Amendment line drawing? If the case came before the U.S. Supreme Court today, as a case of first impression, in looking at the current composition of the Court, how do you think the Court would rule? What is the basis for your conclusion? Interact about the different dimensions of the debate grounded in First Amendment line drawing.

 

 

 

 

Police and Patrol-Crime Mapping and Analysis/Discussion Questions

1. Statistics can play a large role in regards to manpower and staffing levels within a police agency. One statistical report that has an effect on staffing levels is comp stat. What are the five basic principles on which Comp stat is based? How do they affect the staffing and manpower within a police agency that utilizes this statistical report?

2. Most of the records that are kept by a police agency are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Crime statistics are subject to public disclosure. Most agencies have the ability to report their statistics online. Do you think that crime statistics should be made available to the public?

Police and Patrol-Handling Terrorism and Natural Disasters

1. Police officers save the duty to protect the public. Unfortunately, there have been instances of large terrorist acts and other natural disasters over the past several years. Since 9/11, the method in which the police respond to these types of incidents have changed. What are the duties of first responders responding to an act of terrorism post 9/11?

2.Can we win the war on terrorism? Justify your opinion.

***As stated above the first three is responding questions they can be short. I need them back by 01/19/2021 please the others by 01/22/2021 they are discussion questions.***

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