Criminal Justice

Assignment 1: Inmates Rights and Special Circumstances

Criteria Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Analyze the legal mechanisms in which an inmate can challenge his or her confinement. Support or refute the cost of such challenges to the state and / or federal government. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the legal mechanisms in which an inmate can challenge his or her confinement. Did not submit or incompletely supported or refuted the cost of such challenges to the state and / or federal government. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Insufficiently analyzed the legal mechanisms in which an inmate can challenge his or her confinement. Insufficiently supported or refuted the cost of such challenges to the state and / or federal government. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response. Partially analyzed the legal mechanisms in which an inmate can challenge his or her confinement. Partially supported or refuted the cost of such challenges to the state and / or federal government. Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily analyzed the legal mechanisms in which an inmate can challenge his or her confinement. Satisfactorily supported or refuted the cost of such challenges to the state and / or federal government. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly analyzed the legal mechanisms in which an inmate can challenge his or her confinement. Thoroughly supported or refuted the cost of such challenges to the state and / or federal government. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
2. Examine the four (4) management issues that arise as a result of inmates with special needs. Prepare one (1) recommendation for each management issue that effectively neutralizes each concern. Provide a rationale for your response. Weight: 30% Did not submit or incompletely examined the four (4) management issues that arise as a result of inmates with special needs. Did not submit or incompletely prepared one (1) recommendation for each management issue that effectively neutralizes each concern. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Insufficiently examined the four (4) management issues that arise as a result of inmates with special needs. Insufficiently prepared one (1) recommendation for each management issue that effectively neutralizes each concern.  Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response. Partially examined the four (4) management issues that arise as a result of inmates with special needs. Partially prepared one (1) recommendation for each management issue that effectively neutralizes each concern. Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily examined the four (4) management issues that arise as a result of inmates with special needs. Satisfactorily prepared one (1) recommendation for each management issue that effectively neutralizes each concern. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly examined the four (4) management issues that arise as a result of inmates with special needs. Thoroughly prepared one (1) recommendation for each management issue that effectively neutralizes each concern. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
3. Determine whether the use of supermax housing violates offenders’ rights against “cruel and unusual punishment,” as guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Justify your response.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely determined whether the use of supermax housing violates offenders’ rights against “cruel and unusual punishment,” as guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response. Insufficiently determined whether the use of supermax housing violates offenders’ rights against “cruel and unusual punishment,” as guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Insufficiently justified your response. Partially determined whether the use of supermax housing violates offenders’ rights against “cruel and unusual punishment,” as guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Partially justified your response. Satisfactorily determined whether the use of supermax housing violates offenders’ rights against “cruel and unusual punishment,” as guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Satisfactorily justified your response. Thoroughly determined whether the use of supermax housing violates offenders’ rights against “cruel and unusual punishment,” as guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Thoroughly justified your response.
4. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present
Assignment 2: Corrections and Victims’ Rights
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Examine the significant manner in which the Crime Victims’ Rights Act protects the rights of crime victims. Provide your opinion of the effectiveness of this piece of legislation. Justify your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely examined the significant manner in which the Crime Victims’ Rights Act protects the rights of crime victims. Did not submit or incompletely provided your opinion of the effectiveness of this piece of legislation. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response. Insufficiently examined the significant manner in which the Crime Victims’ Rights Act protects the rights of crime victims. Insufficiently provided your opinion of the effectiveness of this piece of legislation. Insufficiently justified your response. Partially examined the significant manner in which the Crime Victims’ Rights Act protects the rights of crime victims. Partially provided your opinion of the effectiveness of this piece of legislation. Partially justified your response. Satisfactorily examined the significant manner in which the Crime Victims’ Rights Act protects the rights of crime victims. Satisfactorily provided your opinion of the effectiveness of this piece of legislation. Satisfactorily justified your response. Thoroughly examined the significant manner in which the Crime Victims’ Rights Act protects the rights of crime victims. Thoroughly provided your opinion of the effectiveness of this piece of legislation. Thoroughly justified your response.
2. Determine whether or not victim impact statements add value during sentencing and parole hearings. Provide a rationale for your response. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely determined whether or not victim impact statements add value during sentencing and parole hearings. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Insufficiently determined whether or not victim impact statements add value during sentencing and parole hearings. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response. Partially determined whether or not victim impact statements add value during sentencing and parole hearings. Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily determined whether or not victim impact statements add value during sentencing and parole hearings. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly determined whether or not victim impact statements add value during sentencing and parole hearings. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
3. Debate which is more important to a victim: the right to be notified of proceeding or the right to participate in a proceeding. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely debated which is more important to a victim: the right to be notified of proceeding or the right to participate in a proceeding. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Insufficiently debated which is more important to a victim: the right to be notified of proceeding or the right to participate in a proceeding. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response. Partially debated which is more important to a victim: the right to be notified of proceeding or the right to participate in a proceeding. Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily debated which is more important to a victim: the right to be notified of proceeding or the right to participate in a proceeding. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly debated which is more important to a victim: the right to be notified of proceeding or the right to participate in a proceeding. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
4a. Review the following statement: “Our job is not to punish,” and determine the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely reviewed the following statement: “Our job is not to punish,” and did not submit or incompletely determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Insufficiently reviewed the following statement: “Our job is not to punish,” and insufficiently determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Partially reviewed the following statement: “Our job is not to punish,” and partially determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Satisfactorily reviewed the following statement: “Our job is not to punish,” and satisfactorily determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Thoroughly reviewed the following statement: “Our job is not to punish,” and thoroughly determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them.
4b. Review the following statement: “Legal liability issues,” and determine the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely reviewed the following statement: “Legal liability issues,” and did not submit or incompletely determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Insufficiently reviewed the following statement: “Legal liability issues,” and insufficiently determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Partially reviewed the following statement: “Legal liability issues,” and partially determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Satisfactorily reviewed the following statement: “Legal liability issues,” and satisfactorily determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Thoroughly reviewed the following statement: “Legal liability issues,” and thoroughly determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them.
4c. Review the following statement: “The rules don’t apply,” and determine the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely reviewed the following statement: “The rules don’t apply,” and did not submit or incompletely determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Insufficiently reviewed the following statement: “The rules don’t apply,” and insufficiently determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Partially reviewed the following statement: “The rules don’t apply,” and partially determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Satisfactorily reviewed the following statement: “The rules don’t apply,” and satisfactorily determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them. Thoroughly reviewed the following statement: “The rules don’t apply,” and thoroughly determined the key ethical responsibilities of corrections personnel associated with them.
5. Recommend two (2) strategies for ensuring that correctional employees (e.g., correctional staff, administrators, parole officers, probation officers, etc.) adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely recommended two (2) strategies for ensuring that correctional employees (e.g., correctional staff, administrators, parole officers, probation officers, etc.) adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics. Insufficiently recommended two (2) strategies for ensuring that correctional employees (e.g., correctional staff, administrators, parole officers, probation officers, etc.) adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics. Partially recommended two (2) strategies for ensuring that correctional employees (e.g., correctional staff, administrators, parole officers, probation officers, etc.) adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics. Satisfactorily recommended two (2) strategies for ensuring that correctional employees (e.g., correctional staff, administrators, parole officers, probation officers, etc.) adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics. Thoroughly recommended two (2) strategies for ensuring that correctional employees (e.g., correctional staff, administrators, parole officers, probation officers, etc.) adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics.
6. Debate the importance of victims having a voice in the legal process.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely debated the importance of victims having a voice in the legal process. Insufficiently debated the importance of victims having a voice in the legal process.  Partially debated the importance of victims having a voice in the legal process. Satisfactorily debated the importance of victims having a voice in the legal process. Thoroughly debated the importance of victims having a voice in the legal process.
7. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present