Probation Resources in Your County (Washoe County)

Instructions
Probation Resources in Your County
For this assignment, you have been asked to educate an incoming training class at your county’s probation office. Trainees need to learn about the types of community-based resources that they might make use of when supervising probationers. Create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation of 7–10 slides that:
•Describes the rehabilitation aspect of probation
•Provides an overview of at least three community-based resources that probation officers may utilize
•Indicates the benefits and drawbacks of each resource
•Identifies what types of offender would be best served by each resource
Cite your sources using APA guidelines. Use the “Notes” section of the slides to elaborate, if needed.

Health Care and Life Sciences

• Students will write a paper on a controversy related to issues discussed in
class/readings/presentations.
• The purpose of the paper will be to find a controversy in cognitive neuroscience, and find
an original research article that speaks to that controversy. The paper should clearly and
concisely describe:
o Background related to the topic (can be taken from lecture material, readings, or
other sources)
o The purpose of the study (how it fits in with the “controversy”)
o The methods, and results of the study
o How the findings speak to the controversy
o A proposal for future testable directions. That is, the student must include a short
proposal for how open questions might be tested in the future. These proposals
need not be detailed (i.e., they don’t need to have elaborately detailed methods or
proposed results); however, they should draw on the topics and methods discussed
in class and seminars.
• An example of a poor proposal would be:
o “Future studies should examine the same question using fMRI instead of EEG.”
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• An example of a good proposal would be:
o “One way to resolve the issue of whether emotional expressions are processed in
the amygdala or in sensory cortex would be to use pattern classification/MVPA to
decode different expressions from these different areas…by examining fear and
disgust for example….I predict that classification performance would be better
in….”
• Examples of controversies that may be touched on in the course include (but are not limited
to):
o “Is object recognition modular or distributed”?
o “Is face expertise learned or innate”?
o “Is VSTM a flexible resource or discrete slots?”
o “Is the anterior temporal lobe involved in long-term memory or not?”
o “Are conflict monitoring and error processing mediated by the same neural
process?”
• There may be other topics not covered in the course that will be suitable. The critical
factor when picking an article will be to find one in which it is clear there are two potential
explanations, and that the paper clearly speaks to testing these different explanations.
• In order to address the controversy, the student must cite at least 2 other articles when
outlining the controversy in the paper, each of which takes a different side of the
controversy.
• The primary article should be found by the student (e.g., using PubMed, Google Scholar,
etc.) and should have been published in 2014 or later and cannot be one of the readings
assigned from seminar. Additional articles may come from any year and may include the
assigned readings.
• All articles must be approved by your T.A.. All articles must be sent to your TA for
approval by March 19th. If the article is not approved on time the paper grade will receive
a 10% penalty. If a paper is written about an article that is not approved by your T.A., the
paper will receive a grade of 0.
• The final paper should be 6 – 8 pages long, not including title page and references. The
paper should follow proper APA citation style.
Attached is my main contreversy paper. Please make a hypothesis or thesis and talk about the paper attached. Then find a different article that supports it and one that doesnt support it.

Job Profile of Correctional Officers

Job Profile of Correctional Officers
The job profile of correctional officers includes security and inmate accountability. They are responsible for preventing disturbances, physical attacks, and escapes by the prisoners or inmates. The job profile of correctional officers can make them both sympathetic as well as hateful towards victims. They may be sympathetic because they deal with perpetrators who have been victimized.
In this context, do you think it is essential to educate correctional officers on the field of victimology? The study of why certain people are victims of crime is known as victimology. It also includes the study of how lifestyle makes certain people more susceptible to be victims. Author Susan Sontag wrote the following quotation on victims: “Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt”
•Is the quotation in the context of the study of victimology, acceptable? Why? Have you witnessed any situations in your life that would support or rebut this quotation? Provide two such instances from your personal life to substantiate your agreement or disagreement.
•Can officers working with the same criminal populations have differing views on victims? Can victimologists help correctional officers or do victimologists and correctional officers form an unnatural team? Why? Support your rationale with research-based examples or real-life experiences.

Statement Letter

I was wondering if you can write a letter for me addressing and requesting  to suprident of motor vehicles to review my driving record again as i recieved notice of intent request him to cancel or reduce the probation period to minimum you can add points like i am an international student who needs to drive to school and work and the public transit system in my school area is not efficient i work late night so again public transit system do not work at that time you can also add points you feel are relevant and tell them that i have realized my mistakes nd wanna improve them for that i’ve been practicing the knowledge tests for bc Driver’s license and finally ready to give the test assure them that I will drive safe in future nd ask for one chance

Criminology and Victimology

Criminology and Victimology
For this assignment, your task is to draft an introductory memo for the advisory board of a not-for-profit victim support organization to explain what victimology is and the role of the victimologist. In your memo include the following information:
•What is victimology? How does victimology lead to the belief of personal vulnerability? Be descriptive and use plain language that a layman will understand.
•How do you define a victimologist? What are the differences between a victimologist and a criminologist? Use the definitions of victim and that of crime.
•How do you interpret the functions of a victimologist and a criminologist? Provide examples to elaborate on the functions of a victimologist and criminologists.
•How would you compare and contrast a victimologist and a victim; and criminologist and a crime?
•Why do you think that the field of victimology is relevant to the criminal justice system ?

Compare and Contrast Essay

Objectives
1. Understand and use the writing process (including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revision and editing.
2. Compose multi-paragraph essays in traditional expository modes.
3. Compose coherent and developed paragraphs.
4. Use punctuation properly

Posttraumatic Growth

Question: Posttraumatic Growth
To prepare for this discussion, review Riverbend City: Grief and Family Systems. After viewing the Riverbend City media piece, read the scenario below.
Assume the role of a life coach that Judith has been consulting for support:
As we saw in the media piece, Judith has maintained a distance from the family. In reality, Judith is traumatized by her brother’s impending death because only he knew that she has a child she is parenting alone. She is afraid that his upcoming death will reveal that information and she will have to experience the critique of family members who knew nothing of this for the past 22 years. Living in California has assured her that her child with special needs and she can maintain a relationship, without the criticism of the family. Keeping this in the past has helped Judith and she quickly positioned herself as a religious opponent of Shirley and Sheldon in order to keep herself at a distance. Only Sheldon knew her secret and he never shared it with anyone. They have been very close and Shirley never knew about their weekly phone calls and his monetary support of Judith, who struggled financially for years.
Judith is concerned that Shirley, who has not accepted Judith, could discover her secret, if Sheldon were lucid enough to say something while lingering. She fears that if she visits, he might reveal her secret.
Judith decided to stay away until he passed, in order to preserve her secret.  Judith is now going through the trauma of dealing with this and she has no confidante to share her own personal struggles with and ask for support. She has truly lost her best friend, unbeknownst to the rest of the family.
Complete the PTG Flow Chart Template, using the template provided in Resources.
(I Attached a copy of the PTG Flow Chart Template)
1.    For each step in the flow chart, explain how that activity provides movement for Judith to growth from this trauma.
2.    Add in assumptions; the way she analyzes the influences of culture, and explain how she eventually grows through this process.
    Use the Weiss and Berger chart from your text (page 6), to provide information on ways in which Judith can be guided to self-reflect and draw on her strengths.
    How will we know Judith has experienced PTG?
Copy and paste your chart with the explanation below it to demonstrate the steps she could take.
(Weiss, T. & Berger, R. (2010). Posttraumatic growth and culturally competent practice, p.6. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons)  I attached a copy of the reading
This model of posttraumatic growth demonstrates life relationships and the process of growth through trauma.
unit reading:Resilience and Coping
Introduction
As we are learning in this course, everyone approaches coping with loss from a cultural perspective that anticipates and delivers expected mourning practices and behaviors in the death of an individual. It is essential that service providers for any biopsychosocial need understand the views of clients and the need to support their efforts. Life transitions help us to move from one place to another, but the process can be frightening as we straddle change. The life story is changing and individuals have to create meaning out of the passage.
Individuals, families, and communities have a variety of support to offer the bereaved. Their presence, in unique ways, provides resources that will support the dying as well as those impacted by a death, hopefully avoiding complicated grief. Complicated grief is especially noted in individuals who have had challenges with attachment earlier in life. If individuals could not grieve or if there was traumatic grief, the chance of complications arises (Mallon, 2008, p. 65). Some of the features of this grief, according to Mallon, include inability to converse about the death or the person who died, strong recurrences of emotions, anger at the death, and an “inability to regain former competence, e.g. at work or in studies;” (p. 65). Thus, with the opportunity for grieving to be shortened, ignored, and extended, the focus on individual, family, and community support grows stronger.
Posttraumatic growth, identifies the power of traumatic instances to transform an individual and the person’s personality as well (Jayawickreme & Blackie, 2014). Tedeschi and Calhoun (2004) define this growth as a “positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with highlight challenging life circumstances,” (p.1). Combined with our knowledge of culture and the expectation that such an encounter leads one to a stronger life satisfaction overall, we can see that the knowledge of professional and personal support systems can enhance this growth for the benefit of the client as well as for personal development.
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Loss and grieving provide an opportunity to see this growth in action, especially considering unavailable or unrequested mental health support, educational or geographic limitations, and the communication challenges immigrants and those who are much older may possess. Loss and the possibility of growth from it can be found in various supporters, including clergy who have had a long-term relationship with individuals and families. Understanding how to avail oneself of such opportunities for support is essential. This is where socioeconomic limitations may prohibit engaging in services that may even be geographically distant from the individual.
Hospice, bereavement groups, compassionate friends, and other local organizations will be able to provide a part of the support needed. In this unit’s readings, you will be able to see how services can be delivered from mental health providers in conjunction with family and individual support as well as the role of posttraumatic growth in the processes. We will keep in mind that the services offered are just that—services. The need to fully comprehend the bereaved’s needs typically begins with the family and should impact all those who provide assistance in this time of need.
References
Harris, D. L. (Ed.). (2011). Counting our losses: Reflecting on change, loss, and transition in everyday life. New York, NY: Routledge.
Jayawickreme, E., & Blackie, L. R. (2014). Post-traumatic growth as positive personality change: Evidence, controversies and future directions. European Journal of Personality, 28(4), 312–331.
Tedeschi, R. G., & Calhoun, L. G. (2004). Posttraumatic growth: Conceptual foundations and empirical evidence. Psychological Inquiry, 15(1), 1–18.

The system of mass incarcertion

FROM CHAPTER 3, of the book “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander, describe what Alexander means by the system of mass incarceration? (hint: she is not just referring to prison incarceration).  How do practices, laws, and court rulings such as “MANDATORY MINIMUMS” and “PUBLIC DEFENDERS” as presented in CHAPTER 3 make it easier to sweep people into the system of mass incarceration AND make it harder for people to get out of the grasp of the system of mass incarceration?

Social Movement after the civil war

Double spaced, times new roman, 12 point font, cms citation using footnotes, can be from 5-8 pages, with outside sources. Choose any American social movement after the civil war until now. Think about how the movement began, its major players (people involved with movement), and its affect on American society.

SID (Study-In-Depth)research topic

Interdisciplinarity of your SID Topic study-in-depth
The purpose of this assignment is to identify the link between interdisciplinarity and your research topic and describe why interdisciplinarity is important to your research. As a result, describe the ways in which your research will integrate knowledge, information, and insights from varying disciplines in order to gain a holistic, nuanced and sophisticated understanding of your topic. Make the case how your research agenda entails such an approach and why the interdisciplinary approach provides understanding and insight.
Identify specific disciplines across disciplines (.i.e. Natural Science, Social Science, and Humanities) relevant to your research and which knowledge areas fall within the disciplines (sociology, psychology, economics, political sciences, communication, etc.) that pertain to your topic. Write a paragraph explaining how the specific disciplines contribute to your research. Use in-text citations to support your writing.
First view the videos on Interdisciplinarity, Then, consult the Formal Academic Skills (FAS) document on interdisciplinarity for guiding materials and information on this section of the Prospectus. Also, refer to the disciplinary information included in each of your Annotations.
Include at least 5 references to support interdisciplinarity nature of your research. Include the references in APA format to your reference page.
Submit a draft of your Interdisciplinarity section of the Prospectus. (There is a page for this in your Prospectus Template). Title the page accordingly. After you receive feedback, you will make the edits to this section and add this section to your Prospectus template.
Assignment Specifications:
•400-500 words.
•Include at least three distinct disciplines and the related knowledge areas within each discipline.
•Include at least one  paragraph to address each discipline.
•Integrate a minimum of five different sources to support your discussion of interdisciplinarity.
•Use APA formatting including APA in-text citations.
•Include an APA reference list