case scenario


Students may choose ONE of the TWO scenarios listed below for the Unit VIII Case Scenario Assignment. After selecting

one of the two case scenarios below, students should provide a response that is a minimum of three to four pages

, double spaced, and following APA style guidelines. References should be provided for

all resource material.

students own research of peer reviewed journals and/or internet based regulatory support material (i.e. EPA’s website).

The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is a very good source of journals for articles related to the subject

matter. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources through the My Library button on the course menu under

Scenario #1

You are the owner of a public marina and boatyard in Florida. Your marina is quite large and, along with being a marine

retailer, it rents slips to small and large power boats and yachts, sailboats, and houseboats. It has a Yacht Club and

popular restaurant/bar on the property. A portion of the property also is set aside for a small commercial fishing operation

and boat repair and maintenance facility. This facility houses outdoor pressure washing areas, material handling and

storage areas, blasting and painting areas, engine maintenance and repair areas, welding and fabrication areas, and

dry-dock facilities.

Recently there have been complaints to you and the state about pollution in the waterways leading into and around your

marina. There are scattered gasoline and oil slicks in the waters, loose trash around the docks and in the water adjacent

BEM 4001, Pollution Prevention 3

to the restaurant, a large number of seagulls that create a nuisance around the restaurant facility (mostly around the old,

cracked, garbage containers at the back of the restaurant).

The boat repair and maintenance facility is generally well run but there is evidence of open and exposed 55 gallon drums

of dirty spare parts and discarded items outside the facility, greasy looking trails of muck outside the warehouse doors,

and un-diked areas for liquid storage tanks of paints, solvents, resins and other materials. Rainwater washes these areas

directly into either the marina waterways or offsite to the city stormwater system.

The state has contacted you and requested a response from you regarding these complaints. It is indicating that you need

to file for a SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) under a generic NPDES permit (Sector Q and R).

What would you include in a comprehensive, multimedia pollution prevention education program for your employees, the

owners of boats that rent slips, and the general public that utilizes your docking facilities? Your focus should be on best

management practices that support environmentally friendly practices intended to protect and preserve Florida’s natural

aquatic environments. You should also focus on the requirements for the SWPPP.

Case Scenario

modern law enforcement at the federal level

Characterize the role of modern law enforcement at the federal level, and identify the major components and operations of the criminal justice system Summarize the role of courts and the relationship to law enforcement and the effects of court decisions o
There is a difference between what is called the investigative stage conducted at the law enforcement level and the adjudicatory stage in a criminal proceeding. The investigative stage is primarily concerned with knowledge seeking, whereas the adjudicatory stage is focused on arriving at the truth of an issue before the court. It should be noted that it is not uncommon for the investigatory stage of the criminal justice process to continue after the formal court process has begun. There is some disagreement about when the criminal investigation stage should end and at what point the adjudicatory process should begin.

There is widespread disparity in the criminal justice process as practiced in the United States. The federal process differs somewhat from that of states, and the process may differ from state to state based on their established legal codes. In addition, the way in which police agencies pursue and conduct investigations, and the different court procedures in place, may also affect the process. The point is that there are differences in how the process works, but real people commit crimes, go to jail, and are governed by the laws of single jurisdictions that may vary from what society considers the norm.

Case Scenario

Around 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of September 18, the victim, a prominent citizen in the community, was assaulted and robbed of his wallet by the defendant while walking home from work. He was assaulted, pushed up against a car, and threatened with a knife. Because of the victim’s prominence in the community, this crime generated a great deal of media attention, calling for a quick arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed the crime, which resulted in heavy pressure being placed on the police to make an arrest. The defendant was apprehended several days later while carrying the victim’s wallet and a knife. The victim subsequently identified the defendant in a lineup. During the preliminary hearing, the defendant was declared indigent and provided with a public defender. Because of the nature of the offense, bail was denied. The defendant, who chose not to take the stand in his own defense during the trial, was convicted on multiple charges connected with the assault and is awaiting sentencing.

Assignment Guidelines

Address the following:
At what stage in the criminal justice process does double jeopardy attach itself to the proceedings? Why? Explain your answer.
Do you feel that the jury in this case might be unduly influenced by the defendant not taking the stand in his own defense? Why or why not? Explain your answer.
What constitutional safeguards, if any, would apply to the defendant not testifying in his own defense?
What theory of punishment would you apply in this case, and why? Focus on theories of punishment for the defendant rather than the exact number of years to be sentenced.
Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
Explain the importance of codes of ethics in guiding practices and minimizing misconduct by criminal justice personnel during all stages of the criminal justice process.
What are the ethical requirements for prosecutors to “seek justice, not merely to convict”? How might these expectations be enhanced in the criminal justice system? Explain your answer.
What recourse does the court have in this scenario if it is proven that there has been misconduct on the part of the police or the prosecution? Explain your answer.

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