Criminal Justice And Sexually Predators
Week 5 – Discussion
The Criminal Justice and Implications for Human Services
Legalizing marijuana is a controversial topic in human services, criminal justice, political arenas, and health arenas. From a human service policy perspective, analyze what you believe would be the positive and/or negative consequences of legalizing marijuana. Discuss the implications for human services providers in 300 words. If you agree or disagree with the stance of your peers, then explain specifically why and provide substantial evidence in your peer responses.
Zambiasi, D., & Stillman, S. (2020). The Pot Rush: Is Legalized Marijuana a Positive Local Amenity? Economic Inquiry, 58(2), 667–679.
Barry, R. A., & Glantz, S. (2016). A Public Health Framework for Legalized Retail Marijuana Based on the US Experience: Avoiding a New Tobacco Industry. PLoS Medicine, 13(9), e1002131. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002131
Week 5 – Assignment
Position Paper: Sexually Violent Predators
Sexually violent predators are among the most feared and the most ridiculed individuals in our society. Some states have enacted legislation to allow civil commitment of sexually violent predators once they have been released from prison. After conducting your own research, form an opinion on this topic and present an argument reflecting your position for or against the civil commitment of sexually violent predators in a 1,400-2,100 word (four-six page) persuasive essay.
Cite at least three professional sources to support your argument. Your paper should be formatted in APA 6th edition.
Bonnar-Kidd, K. K. (2010). Sexual Offender Laws and Prevention of Sexual Violence or Recidivism. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.2105/AJPH.2008.153254
Miller, H. A., Amenta, A. E., & Conroy, M. A. (2005). Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations: Empirical Evidence, Strategies for Professionals, and Research Directions. Law and Human Behavior, 29(1), 29–54. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1007/s10979-005-1398-y
Wrighten, S. A., Al-Barwani, M. B., Moran, R. R., McKee, G. R., & Dwyer, R. G. (2015). Sexually violent predators and civil commitment: is selection evidence based? Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 26(5), 652–666. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1080/14789949.2015.1040439