Each of your answers should be written using your own words. Do not copy and paste from your textbook or an Internet source. Ensure you cite your work and add reference(s) at the end of your journal. These should be the sources you are citing in your work. You should not need to do research from additional resources unless the question specifically asks you to do so;

1. In which ways can elder abuse legislation infringe on individual rights and self-determination? How can legislation effectively balance the preservation of individual rights and the protection of older or vulnerable adults against neglect and abuse? Justify your answer.

2.  Discuss some of the factors that contribute to the underreporting of child abuse, especially with children who are developmentally disabled.

3. Identify and explain the four classifications of serial killers. How do serial killers differ from mass murderers or spree murderers?

4.  Describe the four classes of hate crime offenders typified by McDevitt and colleagues (2002) by giving an example of each.

5. Despite other countries taking a relatively tough stance on hate speech, American jurisprudence has leaned heavily on free speech as opposed to speech regulation  resulting in protection of hate speech under the First Amendment. Imminent lawless action is a standard established in Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) limiting freedom of speech when the speaker intends to incite a violation of the law that is both imminent and likely. Do you feel that this standard protects potential victims of hate speech and possible violence? Do you believe that the guarantee of freedom of speech is a sound or just public policy? Explain your reasoning.

Journal Assignment
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