Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Management
Select a topic of your choice related to the management of criminal justice professionals and write a 5-6-page research paper. The paper should be double-spaced, 12 points and Times New Roman in font. Your research paper should include the following:
1. An introduction (1-2 paragraphs)
2. Research question: Write one to two research questions that you would like to explore in your research.
3. Literature review (at least 4 pages). Find at least four law review or peer-reviewed articles and paraphrase important conclusions of these articles related to your research question. Make sure to cite them all using the APA style.
4. Conclusion: In this section summarize the important points that you found in your research.
While your paper must have a scholarly tone (e.g. using appropriate grammar and a college-level vocabulary, not using contractions or the first-person or the second person), it should consist mainly of your own original ideas and thoughts. Use the APA style for references. For example,
Worley, V.B., Vaughn, M.S., & Worley, R.M. (2012). Shocking consequences: Police officer liability for the use of tasers and stun guns. Criminal Law Bulletin, 48(4), 625-654.
The focus will be on integrating in your own language the literature available on the topic of your choice. Make sure the articles are peer-reviewed or law review articles and not book reviews, book review essays, newspaper articles, or descriptive pieces found on the Internet.
Please submit your term paper through Blackboard. Submit several times before the due date to check for plagiarism using SafeAssign on Blackboard. The originality report should contain less than 20% matching. Otherwise, it will not be graded. Please follow the writing rubric below while writing your paper.
Your assignment is due on September 25th, 2020 at 5:59 p.m.
WRITING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC
Assignments with more than 20% matching will not be graded and will be assigned a “zero.” The 20% matching is allowed for the reference section and technical terms.
0-69 70-89 90-100 POINTS
Content & Development
– Content is incomplete. – Major points are not clear and /or persuasive. – less than 3 peer-reviewed articles cited.
– Content is not comprehensive and /or persuasive. – Major points are addressed, but not well supported. – Research is inadequate or does not address course concepts. – Content is inconsistent with regard to purpose and clarity of thought. –
3 peer-reviewed articles cited.
– Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive. – Major points are stated clearly and are well supported. – Research is adequate, timely and addresses course concepts. – Content and purpose of the writing are clear.
-4- 5 peer-reviewed articles cited.
Organization & Structure
– Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer. – Paragraph is disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
– Structure of the paragraph is not easy to follow. – Paragraph transitions need improvement.
– Structure of the paragraph is clear and easy to follow.
– Paper lacks many elements of correct formatting. – Paragraph is inadequate/excessive in length. Articles not cited properly as per the APA style; More than 5 mistakes in citation.
– Paper follows most guidelines. – Paper is over/ under word length. – Articles not cited properly as per the APA style; 1- 5 mistakes in citation.
– Paper follows designated guidelines. – Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment. Articles cited properly in the APA style.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
– Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. – Language uses jargon or conversational tone; use of contractions and first person.
– Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors. – Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon or conversational tone, use of contractions and first person.
– Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct. – Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.