Case Study 4: Robert Downey Jr

CRJ 331 Case Study 4: Robert Downey Jr.

 

In 2001, Robert Downey Jr., was arrested and sent to drug rehabilitation and put on a three-year probation after pleading “no contest” to drug possession charges. Through this case study, you will explore the role that an offender’s psychological tendencies play when facing the justice system.

 

Review the case study titled “Robert Downey Jr.” in Chapter 10, pages 269 and 270 of the text, as well as the following related articles:

 

Case Study: Chapter 10, pages 269 and 270 of text

“We can’t afford to ignore drug addiction in prison”, located at http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/08/14/we-cant-afford-to-ignore-drug-addiction-in-prison/

“Will Robert Downey Jr.’s Case Spark a Change in Drug Sentencing?”, located at http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,98373,00.html

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

 

Support or refute the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Next, review the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and identify two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.

Per the text, addicts who are incarcerated often also suffer from employment problems, family problems, and self-destructive behaviors resulting from their addiction. Determine whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Provide a rationale for your response.

Determine the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Provide a rationale to support your response.

As drug addiction and mental illness receive more exposure, discuss the likelihood of the criminal justice system moving away from mandatory minimum drug sentences and towards the use of alternative offender treatment programs to effectuate a lasting recovery from serious addiction. Recommend one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Provide a rationale for your response.

Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

 

Case Study 4: Robert Downey Jr.

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

  1. Support or refute the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Next, review the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and identify two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely supported or refuted the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Did not submit or incompletely reviewed the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and did not submit or incompletely identified two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.

Insufficiently supported or refuted the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Insufficiently reviewed the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and insufficiently identified two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.

Partially supported or refuted the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Partially reviewed the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and partially identified two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.

Satisfactorily supported or refuted the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Satisfactorily reviewed the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and satisfactorily identified two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.

Thoroughly supported or refuted the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Thoroughly reviewed the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and thoroughly identified two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.

  1. Per the text, addicts who are incarcerated often also suffer from employment problems, family problems, and self-destructive behavior resulting from their addiction. Determine whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Provide a rationale for your response. Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely determined whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.

 

Insufficiently determined whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response.

 

Partially determined whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Partially provided a rationale for your response.

 

Satisfactorily determined whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

 

 

Thoroughly determined whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.

  1. Determine the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Provide a rationale to support your response. Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your response.

Insufficiently the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Insufficiently provided a rationale to support your response.

 

Partially the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Partially provided a rationale to support your response.

 

Satisfactorily the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your response.

 

Thoroughly the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.

  1. Recommend one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely recommended one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.

 

Insufficiently recommended one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response.

 

Partially recommended one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Partially provided a rationale for your response.

 

 

Satisfactorily recommended one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

 

 

Thoroughly recommended one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.

 

  1. Support your views with at least three (3) relevant and credible references, documented according to APA.

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

  1. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
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