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What are some of the challenges of police brutality ? Describe how this social problem is being addressed by each sector {business, nonprofit, government).

Overview of Assignment:
Selectasocialproblemorsocialmovementastheprimarytopicofyourpaper. Youshoulddescribetheproblem(orthe problem the social movement addresses) – ( e.g., Why is it a problem? What geographic area/populations does it impact-or at least which areas/populations are you focusing on? What are some of the challenges?) and then describe how this social problem is being addressed by each sector {business, nonprofit, government).
Includespecificexamplesfromatleastoneorganizationineachsectorwherepossible. Youmayalsowishtoincludea description of how individual citizens address or could address the problem, or any innovative ideas you have for business, government,ornonprofitstoaddresstheproblem? Makesuretobringinsomeoftheconceptsdiscussedinclass(e.g.,social change, social movements, the role of various sectors, etc.).
Required Length: 5-7 pages (double-spaced)
Points/Weight: Purpose:
Formatting: Writing:
Academic Honesty:
Reference List:
Number and Quality of References:
The paper and presentation are worth 100 points toward your final grade.
There are three major purposes of this assignment:
4. To learn more about a social problem/movement and the responses of different sectors to that problem.
5. To demonstrate understanding of concepts discussed throughout the course.
6. To improve research, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.
I leave most formatting to your judgment. Please include your name on the paper and number pages; 1-inch margins and 12 point font as the standard, so please don’t diverge significantly from this.
Writingshouldhaveaclearlineofargumentandbewell-organized. Istronglysuggestthatyouworkfroman outline and do a grammar/spell check before submitting your paper.
Academic dishonesty, including any form of plagiarism, is not tolerated and will result in a failing grade. Students are expected to be aware of and abide by the Academic Honor Code of Suffolk University. Please see the course syllabus for additional information.
In-textcitations(parentheticalreferencesorfootnotes)andareferencelistarerequired. PleaseuseeithertheMLAstyleor the APAstyle.
A minimum of 5 references is required, including at least 2 academic references {i.e., books, journal articles). Clearly, readingextensivelyonatopiccontributestoaqualitypaper. Keepinmindthattheprocessofsearchingforreferenceson your topic, as well as reading through them for relevant information, is part of the value of this assignment. Exploring the approaches of organizations in three different sectors is likely to involve a review of many resources, so it’s likely that most papers will have a reference list that exceeds the minimum of 5 references.
Makesuretoconsiderthequalityofyoursources,asthiswillbeconsideredinyourgrade. Althoughtherearemanygood resourcesavailableontheInternet,therearealsoalotofnon-reliablesources. Booksandacademicjournalsaregenerally higher quality resources than various websites. Due to the nature of this assignment, organizational websites (such as those of businesses, non-profits, government, and activists), news articles, and reports may also be very helpful. Please do not use Wikipedia or similar sources.
PAD 201 B Spring 2015
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Library Resources
As a student at Suffolk University, you all have access to a wide variety of resources at the Sawyer Library. Thelibraryprovidesresourceguidesingovernment,business,andnonprofits. PleaseletmeknowifIcan be of any assistance in navigating these resources.
IMPORTANT DATES February 17, 2015
April 2, 2015 April 16, 2015
Paper topic and list of 10 potential references due.
o You should describe your topic in paragraph form- what do you want to discuss and
o Your 10 sources should be in APA or MLA format – I will not accept a list of URLs. o Five of your 10 sources must be academic.
All papers due.
Presentations begin- you must be prepared to present on this day.
Below is a list of potential topics for your paper. Most of the topics below are quite broad. It is fine, and probably advisable, to generate a narrower topic from one of those below. Students are also encouraged to think of other social problems not listed below. Your focus can be domestic or global; current or historical.
Examples of areas to consider for paper topics:
 Racial/Ethnic Inequality/Civil Rights Movement
 Gender Inequality/Women’s Rights Movement
 Gay and Lesbian Movement
 Various Environmental Issues (e.g., global warming, pollution, rainforests)  Various Education Issues (e.g., achievement gaps, urban school issues)  Various Health Issues (e.g., lack of health care/insurance, obesity)
 Poverty
 Homelessness
 Crime (e.g., violence, recidivism)  Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse
 Terrorism

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