Each student will be required to complete the term project, which is a 1200-word APA Style paper. The project should have 1200-words of substance not counting the cover, abstract and reference pages. The Term Project must be in a Word Document (.doc) uploaded to the assignment section. Students will be required to use five (5) scholarly references, and two of these references must be peer-reviewed journal articles from the APUS online library databases.
Students are required to follow APA Style guidelines. There is a sample paper attached that students can use as a template for their project. Feel free to copy and keep the sample paper as a model to help guide your work.
The class instructor will read and grade your papers with professor comments for improvement as needed. The course will be using the Criminal Justice Writing Rubric to grade the Term Project. The rubric is also attached to this assignment. Please make sure that you are using the writing rubric as a checklist as you work on the Term Project.
Students must choose a topic related to community correctional programs. Students should use the following list for direction in selecting a topic and submit their topic of choice, along with a thesis statement, for approval in week two.
- Effectiveness of community correctional programs
- Benefits of drug courts
- Philosophy of community corrections
- Mental health courts
- Community involvement in the criminal justice system
- Community Corrections Acts
- Boot camps
- Intensive supervision
- Probation and the effects of supervision
The class instructor is looking for critical thinking and demonstrating that you have a grasp of the criminal justice material you are researching. Do not just regurgitate information but analyze the articles, journals, and scholarly literature you use to support your work.
Do not include quotes in your work. The course instructor wants to see your critical thinking skills on display and not a string of quotes written by published authors. Your analysis is what is needed for a successful paper. You will lose points for using quotes so stay away from quotes in this analytical assignment.
Make sure to edit your work for basic English and grammar errors. Stay away from the passive voice and first person.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||09/14/2015 12:00 pm