Project #90452 - project

 

Project 1: Research an Issue in Corrections (15 points)

Project Objectives

  • to research a specific issue in the field of correctional management
  • to critically analyze journal articles that reflect current or recent perspectives on that issue

Assignment

Use library resources to find two journal articles relating to one single particular issue in correctional management. Critique the quality of each article. Based upon the methodology of the study conducted, do you think the results are reliable and valid?

Summarize the main points of both articles and then compare those main points. Do the articles reach the same conclusion?

Compare each article to the textbook, as well. Does the corresponding section of the textbook seem to agree with the articles? What conclusions can you reach about the level of accordance among these writings?

Analyze the articles and determine, based upon their conclusion(s), whether you believe that the conclusion(s) of the articles agree with your perception of the correctional management issue.

Format Requirements

  • Paper should be a minimum of 750 words (or about three pages) in APA format
  • Double space
  • 12 pt. font
  • 1â€Â margins
  • Use APA citations for all sources
  • Include reference page using APA format guidelines (not included in word count)

Additionally -

  • Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word count)
  • Include your name
  • Course title and number
  • Project title
  • Date of submission
 

 

Rubric Name: DEFAULT Rubric for CCJS Projects

 
Criteria

The paper is exemplary. Content of the paper exceeds all information required by assignment, demonstrates critical thinking skills, sophisticated analysis and other perspectives. 

Points available: 18-20

Paper indicates effort above and beyond the Project Description in the areas of research, analysis, critical thinking, etc. 

Points available: 16-17.9

In genetal, the content of the paper addresses the information required by the assignment.

Points available: 14-15.9

The overall content of the paper addresses less than the minimal amount of the information required by the assignment. It demonstrates marginal work and does not reflect an understanding of the project.

 

 

Points available D: 10-11.9

Points available F: 0-9.9

Analysis and critical thinking is evident throughout the paper, beyond the requirements in the Project Description  

Points available: 18-20

Paper includes evidence of analysis and critical thinking beyond the requirements in the Project Description  

Points available: 16-17.9

The analysis and critical thinking is consistant with the requirements in the Project Description  

Points available: 14-15.9

The analysis and critical thinking reflected in this paper did not meet the requirements in the Project Description

Points available D: 10-11.9

Points available F: 0-9.9

Assignment is formatted exactly as required.

Points available: 9-10

Assignment is formatted as required with minor/ inconsequential deviations.

Points available: 8-8.9

Assignment mostly formatted as required but missing some required element(s).

Points available: 7-7.9

Assignment is missing major elements, 

Points available D: 5-5.9

Points available F: 0-4.9

Excellent understanding and application of theory and knowledge to the facts. 

Terminology is correct in all uses.

Points available: 9-10

Clear application of theory and knowledge to the facts.

Most terminology references are correctly applied.

Points available: 8-8.9

Application of theory, knowledge and terminology indicate understanding of the concepts and focus of the project

Points available: 7-7.9

Theory and knowledge does not apply to the facts presented.

Use of terminology indicates a lack of understanding of the concepts and focus of the project

Points available D: 5-5.9

Points available F: 0-4.9

 

Organization is relevant to topic, clear and understandable with logical flow that makes the project easier to follow.  

Points available: 9-10

Organization is clear and does not distract from the project’s content.  

Points available: 8-8.9

Organization presents some MINORdistractions from the project’s content.

Points available: 7-7.9

Organization lacks relevance, is unclear, difficult to understand, or logic is missing that causes distraction for the reader. 

Points available D: 5-5.9

Points available F: 0-4.9

Assignment is formatted exactly as required, all required citations and references are present and APA standards are followed in every respect. 

Points available 13.5-15

Assignment is formatted as required with minor/ inconsequential deviations, resource requirements are met, citations and references are present and APA standards are followed. 

Points available: 12-13.4

Assignment mostly formatted as required but missing some required elements/ sources or some APA errors are evident.  

Points available: 10.5-11.9

Assignment is missing major elements, lacks required sources or APA is not followed however a different citation method is used correctly. 

Points available D: 7.6 - 8.9

Points available F: 0-7.5

No or minor English and grammar usage errors.  

Points available 13.5-15

A few minor/ inconsequentialmistakes in English and grammar.  

Points available 12-13.4

Some, but acceptable mistakes in English and/or  grammar.  

Points available: 10.5-11.9

Many mistakes evident in English/grammar usage.  

Points available D: 7.6 - 8.9

Points available F: 0-7.5

 

Overall Score
         

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Due By (Pacific Time) 11/01/2015 10:54 pm
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