Project 1 (20%)
Using the information gained from a
variety of sources (minimum 3 sources), prepare a detailed report on current
issues in Criminal Justice Leadership; include various leadership theories and
how they apply to criminal justice and historical examples of effective
criminal justice leaders, and how they dealt with similar issues.
Grading will be based on the degree
to which students meet the following criteria:
- Cover page with student’s name, course title and
number, and date submitted.
- Body of paper:
- Introduction that provides the purpose of the paper.
- Discussion of the current issues selected.
- Presentation of examples of effective criminal justice
- Reference List
All papers will adhere to APA
guidelines. This one is a minimum of five (5) computer-generated,
double-spaced 12 point font pages. Margins are to be 1 inch (top, bottom,
right, and left).
IMPORTANT Announcement – Project One
Project One is:
1. A Report (not a term paper)
on current issues(you may use any issue, but those listed in our two lists
shown in the first “News” announcement, and also listed again in
Module One, are preferred) in Criminal Justice Leadership.
2. You are also to included
authoritative sources regardingvarious leadership theories and how they apply
to criminal justice, and
3. Historical examples of effective
criminal justice leaders and how they dealt with similar issues(you may pick any criminal justice leader – past or present
– and elaborate as to how they delt with your chosen issue/s)
REMEMBER: It is a “Report”
– not a term paper – just pretend that your
“boss” at work has asked for a report of this nature, and do it as
you would a work assignment. The only difference being that your
assertions and definitive statements must be corroborated by references and
citations from authoritative scholarly sources based on empirical
reserach. Here is a template that may be useful – you may omit the
“table of contents” and the “Outline” as suggested in the
article linked below the following quote, but please don’t forget to add a
required “References” section at the end for your citations:
“While writing a short formal
report, you need to follow an outline which includes certain things that are
required in business writing. You should first get the title of the report
clear. The title should give an idea of what the report is all about. It should
also include your name and the course for which you have done the research. The
date should also be included, so that it gives a clear idea of when the research
Next, comes the summary or the abstract of the research. It should describe
in brief what the report is all about. The abstract should pay attention to the
procedure, results, objectives, besides the conclusion. It’s the focal point
which holds the report together. Many a time, people don’t read the complete
report, but will only go through the abstract, so providing clear information
is of utmost importance. It should not be too long; at the most a couple of
paragraphs would do . . .
. . . the introduction, which prepares the tone of the formal report.
It gives readers the required information in brief, besides helping them to
understand the report in the proper context. The introduction also includes an
analysis of the theoretical aspect of the research, the basic principles which
you want to study and the theory which you apply to get to a conclusion.
This is followed by the methods followed for the research. Here, you need to
explain the process which you have followed for getting the desired result. It
also includes the details of the result, graphs, and tables which shows the
results(if any), and how the research relates to theory.
Next comes the discussion, which in reality is the main body of the report.
Here, you need to give details of whatever you have written in the
introduction. It should provide all supporting information, research, and
statistics which back up the process which you have carried out. The discussion
should give in-depth details, and while writing it, make sure that readers
understand whatever you want to convey.
The discussion is followed by the conclusion, which gives a summary of your
findings. It should be a summary and analysis of your research. The appendix
comes last(you should title this last section “Reference” for
your CJMS 660 Assignmenmt), and this would include all the resources which
you have used. Here, you need to mention the names of books, publications, and
authors whose work you have referred to.
The Title Page:
Title of the report.
Name of the author (i.e. your name).
Name of the course for which the research is done.
Date on which the research is done.
Brief of what the report is all about.
The methods of the research.
Table of Contents: (optional)
The appendices and heading.
An overview of the research carried out.
Objective of the research.
Importance of the research.
Details of the result.
Equations followed. (probably not necessary for Project One in CJMS 660)
Graphs and tables.
Relation between the research and theory.
Critique of the outcome.
Trend of results.
Summary and analysis of the findings.
The numeric results of the research. (probably not necessary for Project
One in CJMS 660)
Appendices (we will title this section “References” for
Project One in CJMS 660):
Early Prevention of and Intervention for Delinquency and Related Problem
A New Vision for Inner-City
Drug Policy Options
Drugs and the Community
Violence Against Women
Domestic and International Organized Crime
Designing Out Crime
The State of the Police
A Crime Control Rationale for Reinvesting in Community Corrections
Three-Strikes Legislation: Prevalence and Definitions
American Crime Problems from a Global Perspective. (DOJ document, Critical
Criminal Justice Issues: Task Force Reports From the American Society of
And . . .
Managing Multiple Priorities
Interpersonal Conflict and Human Interactions
Politics and Political Issues
Ethics and Personal Conduct
Managing Employee Performance
Unions and Work Equity Issues
Diversity and Civility
Limited Financial and Physical Resources
Budget Cuts and Deficits
Human Resource Development
Other Community-Specific Issues, etc.