Research Paper/Term Project:
Each student is required to complete the term project, which is an 7-10 page research paper in APA Style. The project should have 7-10 pages not counting the cover, abstract and reference page. NOTE: THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT is 7 FULL PAGES OF RESEARCH CONTENT
This is a major assignment so please follow the instructions carefully.
1. Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that discusses one of the following 6 areas in which police departments have historically been found to be defective or deficient:
a.) a constitutional issue b.) due process, C.) civil rights, d.) use of deadly force and police brutality, e.) abuse of discretion, f.) corruption and police-community relations.
My Personal Stance, which I have mentioned in other assignments is the use of deadly force needs and police brutality needs to stop, officers need be trained better to handle these situations. I also had mentioned that not all police officers are bad, racist, or corrupt, etc. However, the few that are gives the entire force a bad name, because of that stereotype I believe that is why the American people are taking a stance against all police officers; which is not fair but, given the amount of brutality and death that has happened over the last 10 years all over the United States, it is hard to decipher who is a good officer and which one can you trust? Without knowing the Americans and officers both have a heightened sense of threat. With is not good, its just the reality of the situation at hand.
AN OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS
All work should be submitted in APA 6th Edition style, which includes (if sources are used) in-line citations and a References page. No exceptions. Review the APA publication manual.
Note that references used for your
research need to be peer-reviewed/scholarly journals. These journals typically
have the following characteristics:
1. articles are reviewed by a panel of experts before they are accepted for publication;
2. articles are written by a scholar or specialist in the field;
3. articles report on original research or experimentation;
4. are often published by professional associations;
5. utilize terminology associated with the discipline.
Research Paper Instructions:
Choose one of the topics listed below to write an 7-10 page research paper on. (7-10 pages excluding the title page, reference list, appendices) Your paper MUST be in APA Format.
Do not include quotes in your work. I want 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. At this point in your educational journey, you should have solid substance and proper academic formatting in your college-level writing assignments. Students will be graded on both so make sure you turn in your best work. Do not wait until the last minute to research, write, format, and edit. Proper time management is required to turn in a quality paper that highlights your criminal justice writing.
Use the APUS library to find at least
five, peer-reviewed articles that cover your chosen topic from the list
above. Again, you are required to use scholarly, peer-reviewed journals,
in-text citations, and provide a reference page for this paper.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have submitted the assignment it is automatically run through Turnitin.com (plagiarism checker). When you submit your paper into the “assignment” area (as a word doc only) it is processed by Turnitin for plagiarism detection. The paper should not contain any direct quotes. In other words, sources used in the paper should be paraphrased, cited in proper APA format and reflect critical thinking.
In addition, it is important to note the following critical aspects for your paper that if not completed correctly could result in a 0% despite the paper’s content and other evaluation criteria as noted below:
Your paper MUST be in proper APA format
Your paper MUST utilize APPROPRIATE references
You MUST avoid any form of Plagiarism at all costs
Reference List for Attachements
Excessive and unreasonable use of deadly force. (2011). Police Department Disciplinary Bulletin, 19(5), 4. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/869185218?accountid=8289
Gross, John. “Judge, Jury, and Executioner: The Excessive Use of Deadly Force by Police Officers.” Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights 21.2 (2016): 155–181. Web
Jones, Eric. “‘All Lies Matter!’: Revealing Misleading Information in Media Stories About Police Brutality.” Multicultural Education 25.3/4 (2018): 41–46. Web.
Jennings, Jay T., and Rubado, Meghan E. “Preventing the Use of Deadly Force: The Relationship Between Police Agency Policies and Rates of Officer‐Involved Gun Deaths.” Public Administration Review 77.2 (2017): 217–226. Web
Lyle, Perry, and Esmail, Ashraf. “SWORN TO PROTECT: POLICE BRUTALITY – A DILEMMA FOR AMERICA’S POLICE.” Race, Gender & Class 23.3/4 (2016): 155–185. Web.
Miller, Laurence. “Why Cops Kill: The Psychology of Police Deadly Force Encounters.” Aggression and Violent Behavior 22 (2015): 97–111. Web.
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