Understanding Business Drivers And Improving Business Forecasts

Using the information from Units 1–3, Big D Incorporated will be examining how multivariate techniques can serve the organization best and how they can be applied to their new client, the outdoor sporting goods customer. The Board of Directors has asked you to research and explain 3 major ways in which multivariate statistics are utilized in this scenario. In this case, be sure to justify your decision.

Research using the library and the Internet to find at least 1 example of how a real company has used each of the following multivariate techniques: factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, and cluster analysis. This can be considered a benchmark if you can justify how it could benefit Big D Incorporated.

Write a summary to upper management explaining the following:

  • How can each multivariate technique be utilized in Big D Incorporated, and what purpose would each serve?
  • Which technique is your preferred method, and how is your chosen multivariate technique different from the other two techniques?
  • What will the Board of Directors learn from your selected technique and more importantly, how will it contribute to the overall decision-making process? Ensure that your explanation is clear and concise in its explanation.

Ethics In The Courts Presentation

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you discuss ethics in the court system.

Include answers to the following in your presentation:

  • Who is the governing authority for licensing and monitoring attorneys in your area?
  • What are some of the common ethical issues or pitfalls related to court procedures?
  • What are common sanctions for violating ethical practices for attorneys or judges?
  • Should defense attorneys be given greater latitude than prosecutors in ethical expectations?
  • Examples of ethical violations for which an attorney could be disbarred?
  • Whose role is more critical to the courts?
  • Whose role has a higher level of ethical expectations?
  • What was one of the points made during your collaborative group discussion this week?

Include the differences between prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges. Whose role is more critical to the courts? Whose role has a higher level of ethical expectations? And a key point to this

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Include at least two resources other than the textbook.

Include detailed speaker notes.

Stanford Prison Experiment

A classic study in Criminal Justice is the Stanford Prison Experiment. This week you will conduct research on this classic study and submit your work as a PowerPoint presentation.

Research the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Create a 10 –12 slide PowerPoint presentation incorporating speaker notes to provide an overview of the following:

  1. Provide a brief review of the study.
  2. What was the purpose of the study (exploratory, descriptive, explanatory, evaluative, or a combination)? Justify your reasoning.
  3. Describe the sampling strategy and sampling technique.
  4. Describe the research design
  5. List four ethical principles or standards and discuss whether researchers were compliant with these principles.
  6. Evaluate the validity and reliability of this experiment. Explain your answer.
  7. Analyze whether the results can be generalized to another situation or population. Justify your reasoning.

The key to a successful project is to ensure that the presentation:

  • Addresses all of the information requested (see bullet points above)
  • Is “creative” in that it utilizes template, color, hyperlinks, pictures, and streaming video in support of your major premises
  • Completed in PowerPoint (other formats will be scored a zero)
  • APA style is utilized on the reference slide
  • No large music files are included
  • Outside research is evidenced
  • Free of spelling and other grammatical errors

Scholarly Journal Article Review

You will need to carefully examine the article to see what and how criminological theories are being explored using both qualitative and quantitative methods. In 3–4 pages, respond to the following questions:

1. Identify what criminological theories are being examined.

2. Discuss what type of behavior(s) is being explored.

3. Discuss what qualitative and quantitative research methods are being used.

4. Discuss at least two (2) major findings from this study.

APA format and any non original thoughts must have a citation along with it.


When confronting the reality of crime in society, you may encounter a focus on the “what”—that is, on the frequency and type of crime. This, coupled with an emphasis on restoring order in society, may leave you wondering about the “why,” or what led up to the occurrence of a crime. If one considers that crimes may not occur spontaneously—that a series of events may lead to crime as an outcome of many variables—then answering “why” becomes an important aspect of crime prevention.

Criminology is the part of the criminal justice system that seeks to discover the “why” behind criminal behavior. Criminologists use the scientific method and inquire about the aspects of human behavior that lead to crime. This week, you focus on the theories that criminologists and other behavioral scientists have used and currently use to explain the causes of criminal behavior.

This week, you explore how criminal justice professionals understand and react when encountering persons with mental illness.


You may be wondering how the behavioral and criminological theories covered in your readings this week relate to your criminal justice professional practice.

If you ascribe to the equation that a person will choose whatever meets a need or brings pleasure unless deterred, whether legal or illegal, then you may consider your working environment in a particular way. Or, you may view such a scenario differently through the perspective that the choices available in society influence the choices any individual might make.

In this Discussion, you consider how to apply theory in criminal justice practice.

Hacker Theory

Describe which theory from Chapter Three of Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism best explains the origin and development of the hacker subculture in digital environments. Identify one strength and one weakness of this theory in describing hacker behavior.

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

classical school of criminal theory

the focuse is on the overlap, and differences, between criminology and criminal justice practice. write a paper that provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of these concepts and how they are related.

Submit a 600- to 850-word paper in which you address the following:

Explain how the classical school of criminal theory differs from the positivist school of criminal theory, ensuring an accurate description of each school within your comparison. (100–150 words)

Next, explain whether society’s laws are based on the classical theory, the positivist theory, or both. Provide three examples. Then, explain the degree to which society’s laws serve as enough deterrents for crime. (200–350 words)

Choose a crime that has occurred in the last 12 months in your community, state/province/region, or nation. Based on the classical school theory, explain what change could have occurred to prevent this crime from happening. Based on the positivist school theory, explain what change could have prevented this crime from happening. (300–350 words)