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Discuss the demographic differences in the community and the police department, and what strategies could be implemented to make the agency more reflective of the community

Read the document in the course syllabus under Course Resources labeled “Final Project Background.” This document describes the Virtual Police Department; a medium-sized police department with an average amount of crime.

You will write a 7-10-page report (cover page and bibliography not included in page count) that addresses the issues and problems listed. The paper must:

  1. Identify at least four (4) most critical issues/problems facing the Virtual Police Department. For each of these issues:
    • a.      Describe how the history of the agency has contributed to any of these issues/problems
    • b.      Discuss how the agency culture has contributed to any of the selected issues/problems
    • c.      Discuss how the department is organized and managed
  2.  Discuss the demographic differences in the community  and the police department, and what strategies could be implemented to make the agency more reflective of the community
  3. Provide an analysis of the crime statistics, trends and patterns
  4. Discuss possible solutions to each of the other issues/problems selected from the case study with specific reference to changes to the VPD culture, organization and management, crime reduction and case closure

NOTE: References must include the text and at least three (3) external scholarly sources, (textbooks or reference publications, peer-review articles, which support the points made in the report. Scholarly sources do not include news articles, text produced solely for the Internet, Wikipedia, etc. See Library Services for assistance in this area.

Formatting requirements: Your report should include:

  • a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted
  • an introductory section that explains the purpose of the paper
  • the body of the paper, which addresses four (4) issues/problems as outlined above.
  • a minimum of seven (7)  maximum of 10 FULL narrative pages, not including cover page and references page.
  • The composition may be a combination of outline and narrative with outline statements separated by no more than double spacing, 12 pt. font, and 1 inch margins.
  • Resources, including course materials, must be cited both in the narrative  and on a separate Resources page, using APA citation rules.
    • Each item listed on the Resources page must also be cited at least once in the narrative to show where in the narrative the item was applied.
  • At the instructor’s discretion, this project may be submitted to Turnitin or other service for verification of originality.
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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

 

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