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## In this discussion, you will be assigned two equations where you will complete a

In this discussion, you will be assigned two equations where you will complete a variety of math work related to mathematical functions. Read the following instructions in order and view the MAT222 Week 5 Discussion Example  to complete this discussion. Please complete the following problems according to your assigned number. (Instructors will assign each student their number.)
#20 on pages 708 – 711
#28 on pages 719–723
For each of the above problems, do the following:
For each of your equations, write down five (5) points on the graph of each equation (you do not have to submit your graph. Draw the graph using paper/pencil or use online graphing calculators like Desmos Graphing Calculator
For each of your equation, does the graph of each equation have any intercepts? If yes, what are they? If not, why not?
State the domain for each of your equations. Write them in interval notation.
State the range for each of your equations. Write them in interval notation.
State whether each of the equations is a function or not giving your reasons for the answer.
Select one of your graphs and assume it has been shifted three units upward and four units to the left. Discuss how this transformation affects the equation by rewriting the equation to incorporate those numbers.
Incorporate the following four math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing. Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing the thought behind your math work.

Function
Relation
Vertical Line test
Transformation

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references

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## Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption Book Reflection Paper

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption Book Reflection Paper
For this class, students are required to write a book reflection of the non-fiction book, Picking Cotton by Erin Torneo, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, and Ronald Cotton. The purpose of reading the book is for students to think critically and integrate criminal justice and psychology.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please refer to the next pages for tips about how to write a good book review. Simply writing about what the book is about is NOT sufficient. Below are a list of prompts to help you get started. Please note that these questions are not meant to be an exhaustive list of question to consider when writing your reflection; they are simply prompts to help you start writing.
1.) While reading the book, you may want to consider what you already know about the topic from past experience, research, or courses. This will allow you to better gauge how the book has shaped your opinion about this topic. What is the author’s main goal in writing this book? Explain the background of an event. Is the author trying to raise awareness about a particular issue? What are the author’s main points? What kind of evidence does the author provide to make her points? How convincing is this evidence?
2.) What was the book about? Please provide a brief summary of the book.
4.) What parts of the book did you agree with (if any) and why do you agree?
5.) What parts of the book did you disagree with (if any) and why do you disagree?
6.) Is there anything that you think could have made this documentary better?
7.) How do the issues and themes discussed in the book relate to class materials (i.e.
textbook reading, lectures, class discussions, etc.)?
8.) What did you learn from this book?
9.) How has this book shaped your view on the issues discussed?
10.) What are some policy and practice implications of the information discussed in this book? In other words, what can policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, the legislature, or the public in general do to fix the issue(s) discussed?
Criminal Justice Related
• Discuss some of the details from the trial, including the outcome. For example, did it take long for the jury to deliberate and reach a verdict? What was the verdict? Did Ronald Cotton plead guilty or not guilty? After reading the first part, “Jennifer’s Story,” did you believe Ronald Cotton was guilty? Why or why not? This are only suggestions for questions to answer regarding details from the trial. Feel free to elaborate in more detail, and answer other aspects pertaining to the trial.
• Were you surprised by what happened at Ronald’s second trial? How did you feel when Jennifer did not recognize Bobby Poole? How did respond/feel when Ronald was convicted a second time?
• Throughout, Ronald describes the challenges of life in prison as an innocent man. He writes, “Put a man in a cage with beasts and throw away the key, and it’s usually not very long before he man is a beast himself.” In what ways does this apply to Ronald’s incarceration? What do you think sustained Ronald while he was in prison?
• What role does the act of asking for forgiveness play in the book? What about the act of granting forgiveness? Were you surprised that Jennifer asked to be forgiven for her mistakes? Were you surprised that Ronald chose to forgive her? What about Jennifer’s choice to forgive Bobby Poole?
• Explain the disadvantages of eyewitness testimony in police investigations and in court testimony. Provide three examples from the book.
• Explain how racial discrimination affected Ronald Cotton’s wrongful conviction.
• This book highlighted the inherent flaws in the criminal justice system. How would modern forensic techniques ensure a fair trial for Ronald Cotton if the crime had occurred ten years later? Use three examples from the book.
Psychology Related
• How do you feel about reliability of eyewitness testimony after reading Picking Cotton? Did Picking Cotton change any of your opinions about the judicial system?
• In Picking Cotton, Jennifer comes to learn that memory can be “contaminated.” What actions by investigators inadvertently led to this? Have you ever had a memory that proved unreliable or false?
• According to research, what are the best practices for eyewitness identification procedures?
FORMAT:
§ Minimum of 3-4 pages (not including the title page and reference page)
§ APA Format (See http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)
§ Times New Roman/size 12 font
§ 1 inch margins
§ Body: double spaced § Use sub headers
SOURCES:
§ In addition to the Picking Cotton novel and the required Criminal Justice course textbook, you are required to use at least one (1) additional scholarly sources. You must cite your sources in-text and on the references page.

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## Although analyzing statistical data can be challenging, it is equally challengin

Although analyzing statistical data can be challenging, it is equally challenging to convert these data into a written format. Therefore, in this activity, you will practice the important skill of data analysis and presenting statistical information in a written format. Using the provided datasets of offenses reported, calculate the mean, median, mode, max, min, and range for each of the crimes. The list of crimes includes violent crime total, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, legacy rape, revised rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime total, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
The specific steps are as follows:
Download 1 of the following datasets of offenses from the Uniform Crime Report:
Accomack County Sheriff’s Office
Honolulu Police Department
Los Angeles Police Department
Calculate the mean, median, mode, max, min, and range for each of the following:
Violent crime total
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
Legacy rape
Revised rape
Robbery
Aggravated assault
Property crime total
Burglary
Larceny-theft
Motor vehicle theft
Write 1 paragraph for each of the crimes, where you present the statistical results to the reader in a written format.
Reference
Crime Data Explorer. (n.d.). Federal Bureau of Investigation: Crime data explorer. Federal Bureau of Investigation. https://crime-data-explorer.fr.cloud.gov/

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## Uses and Limitations of Evaluation Research Prior to beginning work on this dis

Uses and Limitations of Evaluation Research
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, be certain to have read all the required resources for this week.
Evaluation research is a unique, applicable form of scientific inquiry. While the conceptualizations of ordinary research methods form the foundation upon which evaluation research rests, there are some nuances found in evaluation that are unique. One such nuance centers on questions of whether a particular policy or program can be evaluated.
Critique the design of an evaluation by describing what evaluability means and why proper evaluability is so fundamental to the success of any specific project. For examples on strategies for how to determine evaluability, you should make use of the Lipsey, Petrie, Weisburd, and Gottfredson article and this week’s required reading from the Rossi, Lipsey, and Freeman text. You may support your position with both scholarly and non-scholarly credible sources.

Required Resources
Text
Rossi, P. H., Lipsey, M. W., & Freeman, H. E. (2004). Evaluation: A systemic approach (7th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu
Chapter 5: Expressing and Assessing Program Theory
Chapter 6: Assessing and Monitoring Program Process
Article
Lipsey, M., Petrie, C., Weisburd, D., & Gottfredson, D. (2006). Improving evaluation of anti-crime programs: Summary of a National Research Council report Links to an external site.. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 2(3), 271-307. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11292-006-9009-6
The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the ProQuest database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article, a summary of a National Research Council workshop, presents the findings of participant discussion of projects that represented the challenges and methods associated with evaluation research. The article, in conjunction with your text, should provide concrete examples of various research methods and practices to assist in the development of your Final Paperl. This article will assist you in the completion of this week’s assignment and discussion response.

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## What are prison subcultures, and how do they influence prison life? How do they

What are prison subcultures, and how do they influence prison life? How do they develop, and what purpose do they serve?

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## Addiction is labelled as a disease. What are some characteristics of drugs that

Addiction is labelled as a disease. What are some characteristics of drugs that make them so addictive? Are certain methods of consumption (oral, inhalation, injection) more dangerous than others?
Choose a theory from chapter 5 that you feel most sufficiently explains addiction. Why do you feel this theory is the best?
Assignments must be between 300-400 words, in a standard 12 pt font. If citations are used, APA style should be implemented.
https://nida.nih.gov/drug-topics/criminal-justice/science-drug-use-resource-justice-sector
https://www.bop.gov/inmates/custody_and_care/substance_abuse_treatment.jsp

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## Because of the illegal nature of drugs, individuals who use illicit substances c

Because of the illegal nature of drugs, individuals who use illicit substances can end up in the custody of the criminal justice system. Based on the information that you have learned in this course, do you feel that the criminal justice system sufficiently handles the issue of drug addiction/use? There are alternatives to incarceration, as seen in drug courts, but what type of rehabilitation is offered to repeat offenders (hard core addicts)? Should addiction been seen as a public health issue rather than a criminal issue?
Each discussion board post will be between 200 – 300 words long. Refer & cite current resources in your answer.
https://www.bop.gov/inmates/custody_and_care/substance_abuse_treatment.jsp
https://nida.nih.gov/drug-topics/criminal-justice/science-drug-use-resource-justice-sector

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## In this module, one of the topics we address is Terrorism, in a minimum of 5

In this module, one of the topics we address is Terrorism, in a minimum of 500 words ( no less)
1. Define Terrorism
2. List and describe three methods used in terrorism
3. Define its impact on society as a whole
4. Explain the role the media plays on terrorism
MAKE SURE TO LIST YOUR NAME, CLASS, INSTRUCTOR AND DATE (500) WORDS NO LESS. FAILURE TO COMPLETE ALL INSTRUCTIONS WILL REFLECT IN YOUR GRADE.

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## Assignment Details The application of a community-oriented policing (COP) progra

Assignment Details
The application of a community-oriented policing (COP) program involves addressing a specific need or problem that police officials and community members have collectively identified. Such addressing of specific community problems is often referred to as problem-oriented policing (POP). The application of POP within a COP strategy is clarified by the following diagram:
(The Chief Justice Earl, 2013)
One way to address the problem or need would be to apply the SARA model. The SARA model emphasizes four phases of a problem-solving process: Scanning, analysis, response, and assessment. Through the SARA model of problem solving and a COP program or project, solutions can be sought that address the community members’ quality-of-life issues, fear of crime, and crime prevention.
Out of the following 4 SARA model components, if you had to choose 1, which do you think is the most important? Which do you think is the least important? Explain why.
Scanning
Analysis
Response
Assessment
What are 2 community problems where you live?
These can be vandalism, serious crimes, juvenile crime, vandalism, police misconduct, and so on.
Describe the 2 problems as they are specific to your community.
Who are the perpetrators?
Who is affected?
What is currently being done about them?
Explain how you think the SARA model would aid in solving these 2 problems. Be specific.

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## Throughout the course you have learned many characteristics of criminal justice

Throughout the course you have learned many characteristics of criminal justice organizations. The system seems to be perched on the edge of major changes, but are there flaws in the design of CJ organizations that make them resistant to change? Provide at least three barriers to change.
Thinking about the paramilitary design of policing and corrections, in what ways does this structure inhibit organizational change? What are some solutions?
Assignments must be between 300-400 words, in a standard 12 pt font. If citations are used, APA style should be implemented.
https://popcenter.asu.edu/
https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/hot-spot-policing-can-reduce-crime