Criminal justice communication and collaboration
Your first milestone introduces you to the necessity of communication between agencies. There are several examples of how one incident requires the attention of more than one branch of the criminal justice system. Put yourself in the shoes of the officers in the scenarios. How would you ensure that the best possible outcome is accomplished?
Read the following scenarios and answer each prompt. Remember, you may complete your project as either a Word document or as a presentation. If you select a presentation, it should be submitted as 2–3 slides. If you select a Word document, it should be 1–2 pages.
Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Communication and Collaboration The branches of criminal justice may appear to function autonomously, but there is a lot of interaction and collaboration between them. In this part of the career investigation, you will need to think about some scenarios where communication and collaboration would be required for these branches to function effectively and which branch appears to be more in line with how you approach communication and collaboration. a) How does the ability to conduct legal searches differ between the police officer, probation officer, and prison guard in the performance of their duties? Give an example of interagency collaboration when conducting a legal search. b) A police officer was conducting an investigation involving an incarcerated prisoner. The police officer would like to know who the prisoner spoke to on the phone and who visited him. Describe who the police officer would need to collaborate with to obtain that information, explaining why. c) Lou, a suspect the officer was investigating in a burglary case, was just convicted for that crime. Prior to his sentence, a pre-sentence report must be conducted. Who is most likely to conduct the investigation: the police officer, probation officer, or the prison guard? Who will he or she collaborate with to complete the report? Support your response by explaining how this process impacts interagency collaboration. d) Select one court case where communication and collaboration were driving factors, and discuss the impact of that case in reshaping the role of the corrections practitioner. Choose one of the three cases below to complete critical element D. You will use this same case study when submitting your final project: Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97 (1976) https://www.law.uh.edu/healthlaw/perspectives/2009/(CC)%20Prison%20Health.pdf Turner v. Safley, 482 U.S. 78 (1987) http://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/family-law/family-law-keyed-to-weisberg/getting-married/turner-v-safley/ In Re Rosenkrantz, 116 Cal. Rptr. 2d 69 (Cal. Ct. App. 2002) http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20CACO%2020090218046/IN%20RE%20ROSENKRANTZ e) Based on your findings regarding the differences in how each branch communicates with each other, which career path is most in line with your communication and collaboration practices and why?
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: You may complete your project as either a Word document or as a presentation. If you select a presentation, it is submitted as 2–3 slides