Senior Project

Assignment 1: Identifying the Challenge

 

For your senior project, choose one of the following major criminal justice areas: law enforcement, prisons/corrections, the courts, Homeland Security, private security, or emergency management. This component will serve as the area for which your senior project will be based.

Next, identify a challenge or area of improvement within your chosen area. (For example, one may choose corrections as the topic area and violence in prisons as the problem). Over the weeks of this course, you will progressively research, learn about, write and present on a solution to the challenge or area of improvement from both a tactical and administrative perspective. Receive approval from your professor on your chosen topic. Additional project expectations are described in week 8.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you address the following:

 

  1. Outline the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.
  2. Why is it important that the problem be addressed?
  3. Who is impacted internally and externally?
  4. Why do you feel the problem hasnt already been solved?
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other 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.
  • Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Explain how historical analysis informs the context of policy or situations.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics.

 

 

Assignment 2: Internal and External Stakeholders

 

Considering your chosen topic answer the following questions related to stakeholders:

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you address the following:

 

    1. Identify the Internal and External Stakeholders.
    2. Discuss how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way?
    3. How will you consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem?
    4. How will you motivate individuals to buy into your solution?
  • Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student name, the professor name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

    • Consider personnel and stakeholders and how they influence decision making.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics
  • Assignment 3: Technology Influences
                                                        
    DUE: MAY 7, 2017
    Considering your chosen topic, write a two (2) page paper in which you:

     

  • Discuss how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem.
  • Discuss how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.
  • Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student name, the professor name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Consider technology and how it influences decision making.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics.

 

Assignment 4: Data Collection

 

     11th may

 

Considering your chosen topic, prepare a one (1) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Discuss what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem.
  2. Include at least two (2) sources of data (charts, data, statistics, etc.)
  3. Discuss how each data source is relevant to the problem.
  4. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student name, the professor name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

    • Consider personnel and stakeholders and how they influence decision making.

  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics.
  • Assignment 5: Senior Seminar Project

     

                       DUE: MAY 30, 2017

    In Week 1, you chose a topic area and problem or challenge within that area. Throughout this course, you have researched the dynamics of the problem. The final piece of your project is to develop a viable solution that considers resources, policy, stakeholders, organizational readiness, administrative structures and other internal and external factors, as applicable. Using the papers you have written throughout this course, consolidate your findings into a succinct project.

    Write a ten (10) page paper that as a minimum, your project should include:

     

    1. Identify the topical area (e.g., local police department, community jail, border patrol)
    2. Define a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have an interest in (examples include high crime rate, poor morale, high levels of violence or recidivism, high number of civilian complaints of harassment, inadequate equipment). Outline the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.
    3. Describe how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way. How will you consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem? How will you motivate individuals to buy into your solution?
    4. Discuss how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem and how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.
    5. Discuss what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. Include at least two sources of data and how each is relevant to the problem.
    6. Develop an effective and efficient solution(s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.
    7. Explain what methods of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solutions.
    8. Develop a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.
    9. Use at least 8 quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

     

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

     

      • Assess a policy or problem and develop solutions based on available resources, taking into account the political and global implications.

  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics.

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