Module 7 discussion

IMPORTANT: These ARE NOT opinion papers.  Even if you are an expert in this area, you need to support your statements with documentation.  You may draw your own conclusions, but at the academic level we need to be able evaluate the foundation of your statements.  Otherwise, you are just offering opinions that have little meaning or relevance to the academic community. You need to be able to apply the course materials to the real world.  You should make statements supported by evidence and reasoning, and/or otherwise demonstrate thoughtful analysis of your topic – analysis which shows YOUR THOUGHTS on the subject and DOES NOT MERELY REPEAT WHAT SOURCES TELL YOU. I will be looking for each participant to draw on their “real-world” experiences and knowledge base in relation to the course material(s). It is my desire to see each person apply those experiences to the assignments. I give more weight to a demonstrated understanding and applicability of the textbook information towards real-world experiences/situations.

ALWAYS SUPPORT YOUR IDEAS, ARGUMENTS, AND COMMENTS WITH APPROPRIATELY REFERENCED (APA) LITERATURE, THEORY, AND RESEARCH.

REFERENCES AND SOURCES:  All references and sources used in this course must be academically sound.  You may not use “pop culture” resources such as People or Psychology Today.  You may not use “wikis” or various search engine “about” sources such as Wikipedia, eHow.com, Ask.com, About.com, CliffNotes.org, WikiAnswers.com, Answers.com, Answers.Yahoo.com, Answers.google.com, Sociology.about.com, Psychology.about.com, etc.

Whereas documentation is very important to academic writing, an 80% majority of the posts should be in your own words.  Directly quoted materials in excess of 20% will be subject to penalty.  In addition, I will deduct points for misspelled words, grammatical errors, improper sentence structure and punctuation. PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA FOR “SUBSTANTIVE” IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE REQUIREMENTS.  All responses must meet the criteria of “substantive” as defined in the syllabus. Simply responding “yes”, “no”, “I agree”, etc., is not sufficient to earn credit for the assignments.

All postings will be respectful and have proper “netiquette.” You can feel free to disagree constructively and courteously regarding your own thoughts and ideas compared to others. Name calling or attacking another person is not acceptable online classroom behavior and will be dealt with administratively.

ALL WORK FOR CREDIT MUST BE POSTED WITHIN THE DESIGNATED CLASS ASSIGNMENT THREAD.

If you’re the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a “Start a New Thread” button.

To respond to a classmate use the “Reply to Thread” button

ASSIGNMENT HEADERS – ALWAYS list your last name, week and assignment name and module number on all homework, posting assignments, and papers. Please place these at the very top or in the first line of your submission.

Example:

Gardner – Main Post #1, Module 7

Example:

Gardner – Response #1, Module 7

Gardner – Response #2, Module 7

DROPBOX SUBMISSIONS – Please DO NOT put any identifying information (e.g., name, address, SSAN) in your DROPBOX submissions. Pursuant to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students are requested to maintain confidentiality as a way to keep their personal contact information (i.e. address, telephone, etc) from being disclosed to vendors or other outside agencies.

Assignment

Due no later than

Post  Your initial response to the question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post COPY of your initial response to DROPBOX Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post  Response to two (2) of your classmates Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT

ALWAYS SUPPORT YOUR IDEAS, ARGUMENTS, AND COMMENTS WITH APPROPRIATELY REFERENCED (APA) LITERATURE, THEORY, AND RESEARCH.

REFERENCES AND SOURCES:  All references and sources used in this course must be academically sound.  You may not use “pop culture” resources such as People or Psychology Today.  You may not use “wikis” or various search engine “about” sources such as Wikipedia, eHow.com, Ask.com, About.com, WikiAnswers.com, Answers.com, CliffNotes.org, Answers.Yahoo.com, Answers.google.com, Sociology.about.com, Psychology.about.com, etc.

PART 1a: Post your response to ONE (1) of the questions below on the Main Discussion Board in this thread NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT THURSDAY.

PART 1b: Place an EXACT COPY (ATTACHMENT) of your Part 1 (primary) discussion post in the designated folder located in the Drop Box. Failure to place an EXACT COPY in the Drop Box will result in a grade penalty. 

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QUESTIONS (select one for discussion):

1. Conducting some general Internet searching, find a recent case discussed in the media surrounding fingerprint evidence. Provide a brief synopsis of the case, along with the URL for others to review. Based on your education and/or experience, approximately how long do you believe it will take for this case to be presented in court, if you believe it will? Why? If fingerprints are mostly automated these days, why is there a delay in having an examiner make an identification? Support your rationale with information from your text and research.

Based on this question, select and apply a Saint Leo Core Value to the importance of fingerprints in forensic investigations.

You are to write a minimum of 300-400 words for your main post and a minimum of 100-150 words for each response to a classmate. Always support your ideas, arguments, and comments with appropriately referenced (APA) literature, theory, and research. Respond with sufficient detail to support your position while citing specific examples and applying concepts from the course materials. Please ensure that you include in-text citations and a proper bibliographic reference for all of your sources, to include the textbook.  

2. Identify and discuss the four factors (“Daubert Factors”) that a trial judge will use to determine if evidence if reliable and scientifically valid. Describe how these factors are applied in a case based on fingerprint evidence.

Based on this question, select and apply a Saint Leo Core Value to the importance of fingerprints in the trial process. 

You are to write a minimum of 300-400 words for your main post and a minimum of 100-150 words for each response to a classmate. Always support your ideas, arguments, and comments with appropriately referenced (APA) literature, theory, and research. Respond with sufficient detail to support your position while citing specific examples and applying concepts from the course materials. Please ensure that you include in-text citations and a proper bibliographic reference for all of your sources, to include the textbook. 

3. Describe and discuss the Livescan system. What is the purpose of this system? What problems are associated with the use of this system?

Based on this question, select and apply a Saint Leo Core Value to the importance of fingerprints in forensic investigations. 

You are to write a minimum of 300-400 words for your main post and a minimum of 100-150 words for each response to a classmate. Always support your ideas, arguments, and comments with appropriately referenced (APA) literature, theory, and research. Respond with sufficient detail to support your position while citing specific examples and applying concepts from the course materials. Please ensure that you include in-text citations and a proper bibliographic reference for all of your sources, to include the textbook. 

4. Describe and discuss qualification testimony or the Voir Dire process. Why is this process important? What types of questions might be asked?

Based on this question, select and apply a Saint Leo Core Value to the importance of proper preparation for courtroom testimony. 

You are to write a minimum of 300-400 words for your main post and a minimum of 100-150 words for each response to a classmate. Always support your ideas, arguments, and comments with appropriately referenced (APA) literature, theory, and research. Respond with sufficient detail to support your position while citing specific examples and applying concepts from the course materials. Please ensure that you include in-text citations and a proper bibliographic reference for all of your sources, to include the textbook. 

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