Criminological Reflection

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Knowledge is endless and I 'm lucky to be able to say I only know such a small percent but continue to find out more each day. This class has really been intriguing to me, because I am able to learn outside of class and there are so many resources available. I love reading the assigned articles, watching the videos, and exploring the websites. I 'm going to do this essay a little different than the last and write in categories and what I learned in each. I 'm going to start with the articles, then the book, and then the videos, each having something important to say or to point out. Each part contains vital information, and within each section will be all the new things I have obtained within reading and watching each section.
The articles
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It states that many criminologists are interested in the relationship between impulse and criminal behavior. This is just one of the many topics that they research, I found this very interesting because I have not thought about the criminologists point of view and what they have to do, and how much research goes into each and every detail. Anyways, the article goes on to explaining different quantitative research methods, as they describe it as a "blueprint". Each can include survey research, cross sectional research, and meta-analysis, these are only a few examples out of the many the presented to us. They then jump into explaining each one to us, such as meta-analysis which is a quantitative analysis of findings from multiple sources. To sum it up, Meta-analysis is pretty much a bunch of research all put together and put into presentation. Of …show more content…
In module two: The Law, it gives us 7 major key points for that chapter. Those seven gave me a greater understanding of the constitution, the bill of rights and amendments, and common law then and now, and many more. The amendments are a big component when talking about criminal justice. The first amendment includes, freedom of speech, religion and expression. The fourth amendments is the right to the people, this includes to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and doesn’t allow searches and seizures without a warrant. The fifth amendment protects people from getting tried again, it protects them from double jeopardy, once a case is closed it cannot be brought back again to summarize it. The sixth amendment guarantees a citizen a speedy trial, a fair jury, an attorney if wanted, and a chance to confront the witnesses who are accusing the defendant. The eighth amendment states "Excesiebail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." The fourteenth amendment extends citizenship and legal rights to all people and includes many important clauses. This amendment was especially important post civil war and changed history. Again these are just few points in this chapter, I chose to expand upon the amendments because those were not necessarily new but there was a lot more I learned about them then I had originally been taught.

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