–       While the numbers vary depending on the source, most agree here in the United States, about 1 in 30 males, age 20-34, are in jail. Estimates for black males in that age range, say the number is 1 in 9.

For white women aged 35-39, estimates say there is 1 out of every 355 in jail. The estimates for black women in the same age range say the number is 1 in 100.

In a 2-page essay, take a position on the reasons there such a disparity between the jail rates of African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Discuss and support the reasons for taking your position. In addition to taking a position, the student should provide some ideas for addressing this issue.

Students must include a minimum of two references. While referenced worked is allowed, the essay should show original thought about or evaluation of the subject of the essay, composed in your own words. Agreement, disagreement, examples, etc. are appropriate – as long as evidence of some thoughtful and pertinent independent thought, reaction, or response to the term or question is included.  

 

 

 

 

 

–       As described in the Module 7 Power Point presentation, criminologist Gwynn Nettler outlined all terrorism shares six characteristics:

1.     No Rules-No moral limitations on the type or degree of violence that terrorists can use.

2.     No Innocents-No respecter of persons; from soldiers to children; all are game.

3.     Economy-Kill one, frighten 10,000

4.     Publicity-Terrorists seek publicity, and publicity encourages terrorism.

5.     Meaning-Terrorist acts give meaning and significance to the lives of terrorists.

6.     No Clarity-Beyond the immediate aim of destructive acts, the long-term goals of terrorists are likely to be poorly conceived or impossible to implement. Terrorism that succeeds escalates.

The last seven slides of the Module 7 Power Point presentation depicted the following case studies of actual terrorist or extremist type events.  Select one of these case studies, do further research on it and complete a 2-page essay discussing the application of these six characteristics in the event you select. In addition, the student will state if the chosen event was a Domestic or International event and why it is so.

Students must include a minimum of two references. While referenced worked is allowed, the essay should show original thought about or evaluation of the subject of the essay, composed in your own words. Agreement, disagreement, examples, etc. are appropriate – as long as evidence of some thoughtful and pertinent independent thought, reaction, or response to the term or question is included.   

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