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I chose to discuss is ethics within the criminal justice system.

    I chose to discuss is ethics within the criminal justice system.

    As a police officer I have seen more corruption from my colleagues than I could ever imagine. I will discuss how the behavior of just a few can have a bad effect on

    the operation

    Paper instructions:
    As you complete this assignment, it is important that you keep in mind that the focus of this course is on the management, administration, and/or leadership

    aspects of criminal justice organizations.
    With that in mind, focus your efforts on addressing a problem area and solutions for that problem area that involve the real-world criminal justice community. You

    must focus on proposing a real-world solution to a real-world problem. This issue must be applicable to the ability of the leadership of a criminal justice agency to

    take constructive action on the problem(s) and recommendation(s) that you identify and address. In those respects, this assignment is more than a standardized research

    paper, and provides you with an exposure to problems that real-world criminal justice leaders face.

    The Assignment
    You will conduct sufficient web research to select a specific criminal justice-related issue/problem that the management, administration, and/or leadership of a

    major criminal justice organization are, have, or should be addressing. The specific problem and recommended solutions that you may review will vary considerably based

    upon the quality of your online research efforts. The better your research, the better you will gain knowledge from this assignment. You may relate the issue/problem

    to an agency/department in the area in which you live or any other area of the United States.
    To begin this effort you need take the following steps:
    •    Conduct sufficient online research from any web source (including non-scholarly sources) that enables you to identify what you believe to be a major criminal

    justice management, leadership, and/or administration issue that the community has not addressed on a widescale basis. While you may identify the issue/topic from

    non-academic quality sources, remember that only scholarly/academic sources maybe used as references in the paper. You will need to be selective in conducting your

    topical research to insure that you identify an appropriate problem area that merits the attention of the senior management of an agency.
    •    Once you have identified the general issue/topic, you will conduct appropriate online research to determine that sufficient scholarly/academic-quality sources

    of information are available on the subject that you selected. If that does not occur, you need to select a different issue/topic to address. The specific issue that

    you select to address in the assignment should be based on the volume and quality of web sources that you locate.
    •    Once you have identified that a sufficient quantity of academic/scholarly-quality sources are available for your project, you will conduct further detailed

    web-based research on the issue. First determine that your references address how a particular city, county, state, or federal agency has successfully addressed the

    issue. The key here is to locate an organization that has identified the issue and that has already developed a solution to the issue. That effort will provide you

    with examples of solutions that have been attempted and that were successful.

    •    Once these steps have been taken, you will identify a criminal justice organization that has not identified or implemented a solution to the same issue. This

    organization should have a sufficient web presence for you to use their web-based data on organization, structure, policies, budget, procedures, etc., to allow you to

    shape your specific recommendation or solution. Using this organization as a basis will provide you with a real-world organization to use as your fictional agency. If

    sufficient web data is available, you may find it easier to select an organization which is relatively close to where you live or one in which you already possess some

    •    You will prepare your paper as if you were a mid-level manager in the organization that has not implemented the solution. You will presume that your paper is

    to be provided to the chief of police, your sheriff, or the department head of a federal agency that is represented by this organizational example.
    Using these basic steps and this basic approach to the research process will provide you with a firm idea of the type of general issues that the criminal justice

    community has determined to merit senior management’s attention, provide you with examples of organizations that both have and have not addressed the key issues, allow

    you several topical options, and permit you to accurately determine the extent of quality reference material that is available. It will provide you with a solid

    foundation of material for your use in structuring your paper.

    The Topic
    After you have selected your topic, you will research, document, prepare, and submit a double-spaced, research-oriented paper on that justice administration topic.

    The topic must be one that involves a policy analysis issue that is/should be addressed by senior management, leadership, or administration. You are writing a proposal

    to your chief of police, your sheriff, or the department head of your federal law enforcement agency that addresses a significant management issue that impacts your

    organization. You may focus on issues and organizations that relate to a police, corrections, probation, court, or any other major function within the criminal justice

    community. The major policy topic should be of a significant nature so that its solution would require the decision and action by a chief of police, sheriff, or

    federal department head. You must clearly identify the problem. You must address why the leader should read your report. You must explain the significance of the

    issue. You must show how the issue impacts the particular organization and how it impacts other similar organizations. You must detail what action your leader should

    adopt as a result of your proposal. You must show the leadership and financial effects and implications of this solution. You must address the 3 options: do nothing

    (stay the same), adopt your full proposal, or incremental (do something in between). What are the effects and implications of the solution that you recommend? Why did

    you select that solution over other possible solutions?
    Broad topics or general issues within the criminal justice community such as the death penalty, legalization of drugs, federal gun-control legislation, sentencing

    guidelines, etc., are not appropriate topics for this assignment. You are to address a significant issue that impacts a particular organization. Issues such as

    improvements to an agency’s case management systems, modifications of the agency’s investigative policies for specific types of investigations, how significant current

    or pending cuts in department budgets should be implemented, specific policies of shooting review panels, procedures for internal affairs investigations into

    departmental corruption, the department’s high-speed vehicle pursuit policy, the department’s use-of-force policy, off-duty employment issues, off-duty use of official

    vehicle policy, changes in major policies relating to inmate work-release programs, implementation of new crime prevention program recommendations, reallocation of

    financial and personnel resources within a department, major revisions of general orders, etc., are generic examples of appropriate topics that might relate to a

    police or sheriff’s department. There are similar issues that impact corrections, court, and parole/probation functions.
    Your instructor will approve or disapprove the specific topic that you submit. Provide sufficient detail so that he/she is able to see that your topic selection is

    appropriate to the assignment. Your instructor will not make the topic selection for you. The approach outlined below can be used for minor policy issues, major policy

    issues, minor budget issues, major budget issues, equipment implementation, and any issue dealing with a policy proposal.
    Remember that you are writing from the point-of-view of a mid-level manager in an agency and for the approval of the senior management of that agency. You are to

    present a problem area that involves a department/agency issue that is significant to the department and presents a recommended solution to solve the problem.
    •    Identify an issue that needs to be addressed.
    •    Document and discuss the general problem in a few paragraphs or not more than 1 page.
    •    Document and discuss the significance of the problem to your department (the significance discussion will contain the majority of your references). The

    significance section of the paper must contain an explanation of why the issue is significant, a discussion of what is being done by other departments or agencies,

    identification of what specific law/rule (federal law(s), state law(s), or city ordinance(s)) by statute number is applicable, and any other issues that can be

    identified as making this issue of sufficient significance for it to come to the attention of the agency head. Your discussion in this significance section of the

    paper must be thorough and leave no additional questions unanswered.
    •    Propose a solution in the form of policy recommendation or specific guidance toward a new/revised policy. The solution must address a minimum of 3 choices: do

    nothing, take an incremental approach, and/or full implementation of the recommended solution. The solution section of the paper must have enough of an explanation of

    the solution so that a senior executive would be able to make an informed decision solely based on your written explanation. Your solution must be provided in the form

    of a 1–2 page summary or a draft recommended policy change. The solution must also have sub-themes. Some subthemes are: impact to department, impact to external

    stakeholders, and impact to budget. There may be other sub-themes in addition to or in replacement of those listed above.

    Research Tools
    Library research facilities will be instrumental in your successful completion of this assignment. It is highly unlikely that you will locate appropriate scholarly

    or academic-quality references (journals, peer-reviewed articles, government reports, scholarly studies, official statics, etc.) only using a Google search. General

    interest magazines, popular magazines, trade publications, blogs, Wikipedia, etc., are not appropriate references for this project.

    •    APA format
    •    Major sections will include a title page, an abstract, a body, and a reference section.
    •    8-page requirement
    o    The title page, abstract, and reference pages will not be included in the 8-page requirement.
    o    As a minimum, headings within the body must be used to identify problems, significances, and solutions addressed in the paper. You may include other

    appropriate headings.
    •    A minimum of 10 web-based, relevant, secular references that are of a scholarly/academic quality.
    •    A minimum of 2 biblical references that tie the general theme that you address to a Christian perspective.
    •    Secular references will be cited using the standard APA format.
    o    Following the current APA format for secular references, you will ALSO provide a website link which can be used by the instructor to directly access and

    evaluate the specific web document used as a reference. This action is required to facilitate appropriate grading activity.
    ?    College textbooks and other textbooks, to include the textbook for this course, will not be counted as a reference for grading purposes. Quality web-based

    research and references are desired. Printed/hard-bound books/references maybe used as references, however, they will not be included in computing the 10-reference

    minimum web-based requirement.
    •    By volume, quotations must not be in excess of 10%–15% of the paper’s narrative.

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    imagine. I will discuss how the behavior of just a few can have a bad effect on the operations of police, courts, corrections and the criminal justice system as a


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