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CRMJ 415 Week 3 Assignment Critical Thinking Analysis-Gay Bashing

CRMJ 415
Critical Thinking Analysis (40 points)
Gay Bashing

TCOs: 1 Defining deviance, types of deviance
4 Criminal behavior, violence
Case: Matthew Shepard, a young homosexual man who was a student at the University of Wyoming, died on October 12, 1998 of severe injuries received from a brutal and prolonged attack by two other young men he met in a bar six days earlier. Shepard’s two attackers were Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, to whom he admitted he was gay. Pretending to befriend him, they instead transported him to a rural area, tied him to a barbed wire fence, tortured and beat him and then left him. Many hours later a passerby found him clinging to life. He died in the hospital within the week. McKinney and Henderson, in possession of a bloodied gun and some of Shepard’s possessions, were arrested following his death and charged with murder. At trial they first claimed the gay panic defense (temporary insanity) and later argued that they had only intended to rob him but things go out of hand. Their girlfriends testified that the two men stalked Shepard and that both were sober. Each was convicted of felony murder and sent to prison.
Shepard’s parents became tireless advocates against gay bashing, a form of homophobia defined as verbal and/or physical harassment or assault of people who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered. The word “perceived” is important: there have been cases where someone makes a misattribution of another’s sexual orientation based on the cultural stereotype of homosexuality and aggresses against the target erroneously.
Assignment: Analyze this case using course concepts we have studied so far. Write an essay that contains at least these three components: how deviance occurred, what kind(s) of deviance occurred and at least one theoretical perspective that you think has good explanatory power with respect to this case.
·         If you use the text or external resources remember to use APA citations in the body of your essay and in the corresponding References Cited section at the end of the essay. Reminder: you cannot use Wikipedia or the websites of other universities;
·         Create a Microsoft Word document, using double-spacing, paragraphs and subheadings for each component;
·         There is no set length for your essay although 500 words or more will probably be needed to provide sound analysis;
·         Carefully edit your essay for grammar and spelling errors and for presentation style.
This assignment is due by one minute before midnight on the last Sunday of Week 3. Please submit it through the Week 3 drop box.
Grading:
Quality of analysis (use of course concepts and reasoning) 30 points
Quality of editing (APA citations, free from spelling, grammar errors) 6 points
Quality of presentation (subheadings and paragraphing) 4 points
Total points available 40 points

CRMJ 415 Week 5 Assignment Critical Thinking Analysis-Whistleblowers

CRMJ 415
Week 5 Critical Thinking Assignment (45 points)
Whistleblowers
TCOs: 1 Defining deviance, types of deviance
4 Criminal behavior
8 Organizational deviance
Case: UBS Whistleblower: Hero Becomes the Villain
January 2010. The New York Daily News reported that Bradley Birkenfeld, an American citizen and formerly a banker with the giant Swiss banking corporation UBS AG, is headed to prison to serve a 42-month sentence. Charged in 2008 by the Justice Department with conspiring to help wealthy Americans evade taxes, Birkenfeld pled guilty. Ironically it was Birkenfeld who alerted U.S. officials in 2007 to the fact that UBS routinely helped Americans hide assets from the IRS and triggered an investigation that revealed the biggest tax evasion scheme in U.S. history.
Birkenfeld discovered an internal bank document in 2005 that revealed UBS wasn’t in compliance with U.S. tax laws. He reported his discovery to his supervisors and was then fired. Unable to get a financial settlement for his dismissal from the bank, eventually he voluntarily started talking to the SEC and the IRS about the bank’s efforts to help Americans evade taxes. He provided extensive documentation of UBS’s strategies for avoiding detection of its illegal practices. With Birkenfeld’s assistance U.S. investigators uncovered $20 billion in taxpayer assets hidden overseas and federal criminal charges were brought against UBS. UBS pleaded guilty to its role in the tax evasion scheme, paid a $780 million dollar fine and was forced to reveal the names of 4,450 American clients to the Justice Department; less than 25 percent of the 19,000 American accounts the bank admitted to keeping secret from U.S. tax officials.
Even though, as officials admit, the massive fraud would not have come to light without him, Birkenfeld did not fully disclose his own complicity in the tax evasion scheme when he first contacted American officials. His reward for blowing the whistle was a criminal indictment and nearly three years in federal prison. The bank meanwhile bought its way out of the scandal, which reached as far as the Whitehouse: UBS donated $540,000 to President Obama’s presidential campaign and Attorney General Eric Holder had to recuse himself from the case because he once served as a lawyer for the Swiss bank. As the Daily News observed, the Birkenfeld case exposed a lot more than just hidden bank accounts.
Assignment: Analyze this case using course concepts we have studied so far. Write an essay that answers these three question: how deviance occurred, what kind(s) of deviance occurred and at least one theoretical perspective that you think has good explanatory power with respect to this case.
·         If you use the text or external resources remember to use APA citations in the body of your essay and in the corresponding References Cited section at the end of the essay. Reminder: you cannot use Wikipedia or the websites of other universities;
·         Create a Microsoft Word document, using double-spacing, paragraphs and subheadings for each component;
·         There is no set length for your essay although 750 words or more will probably be needed to provide sound analysis;
·         Carefully edit your essay for grammar and spelling errors and for presentation style.
This assignment is due by one minute before midnight on the last Sunday of Week 5. Please submit it through the Week 5 drop box.
Grading:
Quality of analysis (use of course concepts and reasoning) 35 points
Quality of editing (APA citations, free from spelling, grammar errors) 6 points
Quality of presentation (subheadings and paragraphing) 4 points
Total points available 45 points

CRMJ 415 Week 7 Assignment Critical Thinking-Mental Disorder and Social Control

CRMJ 415
Week 7 Critical Thinking Assignment (50 points)
Mental Disorder and Social Control
TCOs: 1 Defining deviance, types of deviance
4 Criminal behavior
7 Physical Characteristics (extends to mental disorders)
Case: Obsessed with Trains
Note: Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are the most common neurological disorders affecting children and one of the most common developmental disabilities in our society. ASDs change the way the brain processes information and can affect all aspects of a person’s development. Asperger’s Syndrome, often described as high functioning autism, is characterized by social awkwardness and behaviors perceived as eccentric by normal standards, including obsessive interests that make them stick out in society.
November 2006. The New York Times reported a story with this headline: “Man obsessed with trains again runs afoul of the law”. Daniel McCollum, age 41, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, had already been arrested many times over the last 25 years for train-related offences including impersonating transit workers, taking busses and subway trains for joy rides, tripping emergency brakes, entering subway control towers and trying to steal a Long Island Railway locomotive.
In June 2006 Mr. McCollum was conditionally released from Sing Sing Prison where he was serving a term for burglary and forgery to live with his parents in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By November he had grown bored with North Carolina and disappeared, violating the terms of his parole. Authorities believed it was likely that he would return to New York City and the transit police were told be on the lookout for an imposter posing as a transit worker.
In August 2006 in response to a plea from police asking companies to be watchful for purchases the might be used in terrorist activities, a public safety equipment company contacted the New York police to advise them that a man was trying to buy a transit-style badge. The individual was identified as Mr. McCollum, whose purchase attempt violated another condition of his parole. Three months later the police were able to reach him on his cell phone, convinced him to turn himself in and arrested him.
His latest offense is for criminal impersonation; when police arrested him he was in possession of an official looking transit authority I.D. badge, construction hat and train conductor manuals, which violated the terms of his parole for earlier offences. When he appeared in court after his arrest Mr. McCollum admitted that he found trains irresistible and even though he knew that the terms of his parole prohibited him from any involvement with transit trains in New York, he still had an overwhelming desire to be in a train yard or train. Advocates for Mr. McCollum argue that the legal system failed him because he is different in a way that is typically reflected in obsessive behavior.
Assignment: Analyze this case using course concepts. Write an essay that contains answers to these three questions: how deviance occurred, what kind(s) of deviance occurred and at least one theoretical perspective on social control that you think has good explanatory power with respect to this case.
·         If you use the text or external resources remember to use APA citations in the body of your essay and in the corresponding References Cited section at the end of the essay. Reminder: you cannot use Wikipedia or the websites of other universities;
·         Create a Microsoft Word document, using double-spacing, paragraphs and subheadings for each component;
·         There is no set length for your essay although 750 words or more will probably be needed to provide sound analysis;
·         Carefully edit your essay for grammar and spelling errors and for presentation style.
This assignment is due by one minute before midnight on the last Sunday of Week 7. Please submit it through the Week 7 drop box. Note: No late submissions are permitted for We4ek 7 assignments except if you meet DeVry’s policy for emergency conditions.
Grading:
Quality of analysis (use of course concepts and reasoning) 40 points
Quality of editing (APA citations, free from spelling, grammar errors) 6 points
Quality of presentation (subheadings and paragraphing) 4 points
Total points available 50 points

CRMJ 415 Course Project

CRMJ 415 Course Project
Deviance Literature Review
Comprehensive Guidelines
Objectives. This three-part project will give you an opportunity to experience the beginning of a research study by conducting a literature review of a deviance topic of your choice. The purpose of a literature review is to inform the researcher about what the state of theory development is with respect to his or her target study topic. This knowledge then becomes the basis for constructing a research methodology. The project is foundational to understanding how theory is formulated and relates directly to the first three terminal course objectives. The topic that you choose will relate to at least one additional terminal course objective.
A literature review is a form of secondary research in which one reviews and analyzes data that come from intellectual work previously done by others in the chosen topic area. Sources of data include articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals, court decisions, statutes, personal narratives, government review articles, professional publications(frequently referred to as trade journals) in a related field of practice, newspaper articles in reputable national daily newspapers, book chapters from academic sources and Internet articles from professionally credible organizations. Learning to conduct and write up a good literature review is a valuable academic skill.
Guidelines. Your course project is processed in three parts in Weeks 1, 2 and 6. These weeks are the three milestones. Always submit the required work through the drop boxes for the specified weeks. Look for detailed instructions in the Assignment section of the specified weeks and also in Doc Sharing for a copy of the comprehensive guidelines.
Summary of point structure for three-part Course Project:
Week 1 Assignment Topic Choice 10 points
Week 2 Assignment Short Article Analysis 40 points
Week 5 Optional Rough draft review none
Week 6 Assignment Literature Review 155 points
205 points
Milestone # 1 (Week 1)
Topic Choice (10 points). Choose a specific category of deviance that interests you (you are not limited to types of deviance mentioned in the text). One good way to locate a topic is to skim the table of contents or the subject index of our course textbook. The next step involves searching EBSCOHost in the DeVry Online Library and credible resources from the Internet. Did you find at least 8 or 10 articles, which would suggest there is enough information for a literature review? If not, go through the process with another topic.
Note 1: For Internet website credibility standards, see Doc Sharing for guidelines.
Note 2: This assignment will become the Introduction in your Literature Review due in Week 6.
Note 3: You will be using external sources of information and are therefore required to use citations.
Note 4: You must use Microsoft Word in 10 pt. font. You may single-space your content because this is an informal document. However when it is incorporated into the final Literature Review you will need to double-space this content.
Graded Product. Write a 150-200 word informal report. Identify the topic you chose, describe it briefly and report what you found out about the availability of material for a literature review from your preliminary investigation.
Here is an example of a topic choice write-up, which contains 169 words including the citation.
Deviance Topic Choice
I am interested in cults, sometimes called new religion movements, which exist on the margins of mainstream society because they have rituals, beliefs and practices that are different enough to be perceived by society as threatening to social order and therefore deviant (Myers, 2010).
A Google search using the term “cults” resulted in 4.35 million hits. I scanned the first three pages of links and observed that there were at least ten websites that could potentially be used in my project after assessing their credibility. An EbscoHost Basic search of Academic Search Premier using the same term resulted in nearly 4400 hits, of which at least three on the first page appeared to be potentially useful for my literature review.
I have concluded that there are enough information resources available to meet the requirements for the literature review project, which specifies that at least nine credible information resources must be reviewed, analyzed and reported.
Reference Cited:
Myers, David (2010). Social Psychology 10th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
The Topic Choice assignment will be marked as follows:
7 points clarity and organization of content
3 points proper APA citation format
10 points
Upload the report document to the Week 1 drop box by not later than the close of Week 1 on Sunday.
Milestone #2 (Week 2)
Short Article Analysis (35 points). From your Week 1 work you will know where to find articles about your chosen topic. Retrieve full texts of three of these articles including at least one from EBSCOHost in the DeVry Online Library. The article contents are the data for your Week 2 homework.
Note 1: You must assess the website-based articles for credibility and there is a link to an article explaining how to do this in Webliography.
Note2: This assignment will eventually become the part of your final literature review. Your References Cited section will grow as your project proceeds.
Note 3: You must use Microsoft Word and double-space in 10 pt. font.
Graded Product. Write summary the contents of each of the three articles and report the general theme or themes you have discovered. This can be done in less than 300 words including citations in APA format within the text and at the end of your analysis.
Except that it is not double-spaced as will be required in your actual assignment submission, the structure could be something like this example about cults, which contains 270 words inclusive of citations:
Short Article Analysis: Cults as Deviance
The first article about cults that I selected revealed that these organizations are lead by a charismatic person who believes the mainstream culture is evil and attracts followers to his or her radical ideas about an alternative lifestyle. These followers are isolated from mainstream society by the leader and easily influenced towards actions and beliefs that represent deviance from established social norms (Myers, 2010: 271-273). The second article that I looked at pointed out that cults will inevitably be subjected to social control attempts by authorities because they are perceived as dangerous to social order (Gardener, 1997).
The last article that I consulted was about how cult members are subjected to social control by the cult leader; once a member of the cult the person is expected to be a committed advocate for the cult and demonstrate his or her loyalty even if that means following the leader into death (Unknown, 2000). From these three articles I conclude that a cult is perceived as a dangerous type of deviant group by society and subject to interventions by authorities. At the same time the internal climate of the cult does not tolerate non-compliance by members, which would represent another form of deviance from the group norms within the cult.
References Cited
Gardner, M (1997). “Heaven’s Gate: the UFO cult of Bo and Peep” in Skeptical Inquirer, July/August, pp. 15-17.
Myers, David (2010). Social Psychology 10th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Unknown (2000). Ugandan sect commits fiery mass suicide. (2000, April). The Christian Century, 117(11), 386. Retrieved April 6, 2010, from EBSCOHost database. (Document ID: 52220735).
The Short Article Analysis will be marked as follows:
10 points explanation of topic chosen
20 points analysis and description of article contents
10 points proper use of APA format for citations
40 points
Upload the analysis document to the Week 2 drop box by not later than the close of Week 2 on Sunday.
Week 5 (Optional). You are strongly encouraged to create a rough draft of your course project and submit it to your instructor by e-mail so that he or she can give you constructive feedback as needed.
Milestone #3 (Week 6)
Literature Review (155 points). Your final product incorporates the work that you did in Weeks 1 and 2 into a larger document that builds on the earlier material.
Locate not less than six additional articles from the sources located in the Overview of the Project above. You may also use the Goode textbook as one information resource. If you choose to use Internet articles they cannot be from dictionary, encyclopedia or article search websites like Find Article. Blogs, Wikipedia and the websites of other universities are strictly off limit according to DeVry policy. Your literature review must thus contain at least nine credible information resources. Remember to assess the credibility of any Internet resource used.
Note 1: As a general guideline it takes at least 1000 words to produce a satisfactory document that is worthy of the 155 points available for this final part of the course project. You are free to write more if you perceive that additional content is necessary to produce a document that is satisfactory to you.
Note 2: Your document must be done in Microsoft Word, double-spaced and in 10 pt. font.
Note 3: CAUTION: The Literature Review is subject to being evaluated for originality. DeVry instructors obtain an originality score from turnitin.com that is used as a measure of how much of your document is your own original writing. Conversely it measures how much of your content is lifted more-or-less directly from the intellectual property of another person, which constitutes plagiarism. As you know plagiarism is a potentially serious academic offence so you will want to familiarize yourself again with the Syllabus in Course Home where this is discussed.
Graded Product. The literature review should represent your best academic writing and work. Pay careful attention to paragraphing, sentence structure, quotation conventions, spelling, grammar, organization, punctuation, citation protocol, and other aspects of style and content. Remember to proofread thoroughly.
A recommended structure for your literature review would be as follows:
Suggested length of section
Suggested Section Subheading
Comments
One page
Title page
Title of paper and your name
Contents of your Week 1 assignment,
Topic Choice
Introduction
What topic did you choose and what is the state of knowledge about it?
Contents of your Week 2 assignment Short
Article Analysis plus six additional articles-length as needed
Article Descriptions
Description of the contents of nine articles you have collected.
At least three paragraphs
Analysis and Findings
What are the themes in your group of articles? What theories of deviance do they represent?
At least two paragraphs
Conclusions
What have you learned about your subject from your literature review?
Length as needed
References Cited.
APA format is required
The Literature Review will be marked as follows:
10 points Content quality of Introduction
35 points Content quality of Article Descriptions
35 points Content quality of Analysis and Findings
25 points Content quality of Conclusions
20 points Quality of writing and editing
30 points Correctness of citation work
155 points
Upload the Literature Review document to the Week 6 drop box by not later than the close of Week 6.

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