Paper — Due 9/3/[email protected] 12noon
This paper will represent students’ observations of their readings, a critical evaluation of a topic, and thoughts on how best to address problems/issues inherent in their topic. In addition to material contained in the text, students MUST utilize a minimum of three outside sources to inform their paper. These sources MUST be peer-reviewed publications, governmental reports, or the textbook.
These papers must be a minimum of 2 pages in length (does not include abstract & references), maximum 12-point font, 1-inch margins, include your name on the paper, and utilize proper APA citation format. Students should organize their papers as follows: Identify ONE topic identified in this course to date that is of importance/meaning to you (i.e., leadership, communication, etc.).
Provide an overview of the topic and a justification for why—in your mind—this topic is so important in the administration and management of criminal justice organizations. Provide a critical evaluation of this topic including information that supports and/or disputes current policy and practice. Provide an analysis on how best to improve/address this topic, including providing an example of ‘best practices’ (if they exist). Feel free to relate personal work experiences that you may have encountered related to this topic (in-or outside of the CJ realm) and how your ‘new’ way of evaluating/assessing/addressing the topic might have changed the outcome.
Textbook for this class:
Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D., and Klofas, J. (2015). Criminal Justice Organizations:
Administration and Management, [6
th ED]. Cengage Publishing.