Textbook is introduction to criminal justice 13th edition
Please find listed below two (2) topics which will be the basis of your Project 2. You choose only one (1) of the topics for your Written Research Project. You are to use a minimum of two (2) sources with our text book being one of them. The assignment shall require that you conduct an analysis of a subject area. The papers shall be at 350+ words in length (excluding name and headings). Papers will be double spaced using Times New Roman (font size 12). Papers are expected to be free of typos and grammatical errors. Avoid using slang, unclear abbreviations etc. in the papers. The paper is worth 150 points. A word count shall be included at the end of the paper and a reference section. Remember this is not a book report. This is a written analysis and a simple research effort. You must include a cover page and a reference page as part of your assignment.
Scoring Rubric – 150 points total
Length, grammar construction of paper – 25 points
Paper less than 350 words, poor grammatical usage, poor document construction – 0- 7 points
Paper 350 + words, many grammatical problems, moderate document construction 8 - 13 points
Paper 350+ words, few grammatical problems, good paper construction 14 - 25 points
Theoretical Sourcework – 25 points
No theoretical component, insufficient cites used, internet sources, no bibliography, theory cited not explained. Uses no references, the wrong references (internet, Wikipedia) or uses the same cite repeatedly. 0 - 7 points
Theoretical component lacking substance. Theory referenced but not explained mistakes with theory/citations. References not clearly marked. Some overlap on citations used. 8 - 13 points
Well cited, four references well marked in the text including page numbers, Citations/theory cited correctly. Bibliography well documented. 14 - 25 points
Critical thought 50 points
No expansion of theory – no insight. Does not relate own experience/observations to paper. 0 - 20 points
Some expansion of theory – little to moderate insight. Relates experience somewhat accurately. 21 - 30 points
Expands theory to own experiences and observations. Questions/confirms text/citations with own insight. 31 - 50 points.
Fits Assignment Parameters 50 points
Assignment not followed. Does not address topics as noted. 0 – 20 points
Follows some aspects of assignment, but does not address all topics sufficiently 21 – 30 points
Addresses all aspects of assignments and goes beyond parameters as spelled out in the assignment 31 – 50 points
- Citations example:
- Direct – As stated by the Schmallenger, “student discourse is an important part of the learning process and the culture of the classroom” (Schmallenger pg. 86).
- Indirect – Schmallenger (2011 pg. 87) notes that teachers should encourage student centered discourse to facilitate a learning community in their classroom.
Schmallenger, Frank. Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century. Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NY (2011) 11th ed.
One other reference of your choice
Topics to be considered (Again-Pick only one)
- Gun Control is a hot topic in the United States. You will take two positions on the topic of Gun Control. The first position will be Pro-Gun Control and the other position will be Anti-Gun Control. You will document several reasons why some sort of gun control regulations should be in place in the United States and defend your reasons. You then will document several reasons why gun control should not be strictly regulated in the U.S. and also defend your reasoning regarding that position.
- You are the Police Chief in a medium-sized city. In one residential neighborhood, citizens are alarmed (and complaining to city hall) because there has been a rash of burglaries. In the downtown area, an increase in muggings has the merchants concerned about losing business. At a city council meeting, representatives from both group ask you (the police chief) how you can adjust patrol strategies to address the problems in your area.
- Preventive Patrol
- Foot Patrol
- Directed Patrol
Define each of the above listed patrol strategies. Document a minimum of 2-3 positives and negatives of each of the strategies. Finally, chose and defend your final choice regarding what type of patrol strategy from the above list you will implement to hopefully address and solve the citizen’s concerns and issues.
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