Introduction Throughout this course, we have been learning about the structure,

Throughout this course, we have been learning about the structure, relationships, control, and planning of criminal justice organizations. In our final module, we learned that organizational planning and change requires a rational approach to track and achieve outcomes (objectives). For most organizations, the desired outcomes and ways of achieving them need to be clearly expressed. Moreover, the organizational structures, strategies, technologies, processes, etc. need to be clearly linked to achieving those expressed outcomes.
Planned change is purposeful. Decisions are made to improve an organization. Strategic planning is similar in that leaders assume some change is needed for the organization to achieve the desired future. Organizational planning may include problem-solving, defining goals and constraints, developing alternatives and analyzing consequences, and analyzing policies. Several methods and tools may be used to plan for organizational change, including GAP analysis, SWOT analysis, SMART objectives, developing a theory of change, logic modeling, and program evaluation.
In this paper assignment, students will be applying the planned change process and tools to a real criminal justice problem – the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center in New York City. This examination of public safety outcomes begins prior to the building of the towers and includes reflections and evaluations subsequent to both terrorist attacks. Many organizations, both CJO and non-CJO, impacted the safety outcomes of citizens and public-service personnel, as well as the destruction of property.
Teacher’s note – Although planning is future oriented, we are taking a “lessons learned” approach by reading 102 Minutes. This allows students to see the “bigger picture” of how organizations make decisions that affect public safety. So, do the best you can to practice the logic modeling tools, etc., from this retrospective approach. Although we can’t fix history, we can learn from it.
Purpose of this Assignment
For this paper, students are to read the book 102 Minutes by Dwyer and Flynn and apply the information in the book to the organizational planning processes learned in this course. The planning processes and tools learned in this course will be used to evaluate the decisions which resulted in negative public safety outcomes when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers in New York City.
This paper is an integrative learning experience. The AACU (2009) defines “integrative learning” as “an understanding and a disposition that a student builds across the curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus” (p. 1).
The final paper is designed to assess students’ “transfer” of knowledge. “Transfer” is defined as, “adapts and applies skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations” (AACU, 2009, p. 1).
Paper Criteria
Students are applying the organizational planning process and tools to the public safety outcomes related to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
For this paper, students should be sure to do the following:
Clearly identify the public safety outcome(s) related to the two terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, as detailed in the book 102 Minutes.
When planning, everything should tie back to the intended outcomes.
Identify and describe the decision-making organizations that impacted the public safety outcomes of the Twin Towers of New York City, as detailed in the book 102 Minutes.
Be sure to include decisions made by organizations prior, during, and subsequent to the 1993 and 2001 attacks.
Apply the organizational learning processes and tools learned in this course.
Include a SWOT analysis (which informs your logic model).
Include a logic model to model the theory of what did change and what “should” have changed after the 1993 and 2001 attacks.
Use information learned in this course
Use this Word logic model template
Use SMART objectives
For additional information on SWOT, SMART objectives, and logic modeling see chapter 13 and the weblinks on the Ch 13 Organizational Change
A substantial part of your paper should be a narrative of your logic model as to how the inputs, activities, etc. lead or should have lead to measurable outcomes.
Evaluate the decisions made by the organizations and their impact on the public safety outcome(s)/objectives you identified.
Provide evidence throughout the paper from your sources and use citations, when appropriate
As you craft your paper, remember the focus of this course is organizational decision-making.
Use graduate level writing expectations, which include:
the Grading rubric for this assignment
the General Evaluation Rubric for this course
Bloom’s taxonomy
of learning and critical thinking
Finding and Citing Sources
The two primary sources to be used and cited in this paper are Criminal Justice Organizations by Potter and Humiston (2017) and 102 Minutes by Dwyer and Flynn (2011).
Scholarly sources are also required. Scholarly sources are primary sources (original writings/articles) typically found in scholarly journals. For more information on finding scholarly articles, see page in Webcourses entitled Finding Articles.
Criminal justice scholarship traditionally uses APA citation style. For more information on APA style, see the page in course entitled Citing and Summarizing an Article
You may also find the “Research Guide” and “UCF Library Tools” pages listed at the left of this course to be quite useful.
Additional Paper Requirements
Paper is to be 9-11 pages in length.
Submissions that are 9 pages in length must be 9 complete pages.
Partial pages do not constitute a complete page.
Any submissions that do not meet the basic page-length requirement will not receive full credit. Instructor will use her discretion outside the grading rubric.
The paper length does not include title or reference pages.
A title or cover page is not required.
An abstract is not required.
A reference page is required.
The paper length does include the logic model figure.
The two primary sources to be used and cited are Criminal Justice Organizations by Potter and Humiston (2017) and 102 Minutes by Dwyer and Flynn (2011).
A minimum of three (3) scholarly sources (i.e., articles from scholarly journals or books) are also required
Additional sources, such as websites, may be used, but they do not count toward the number of required scholarly sources
Use standard 12-point, Times New Roman font with one-inch margins (all around), and double spacing
Be sure to include in-text citations and full references using proper APA formatting for all sources
If you need writing assistance, make a consultation with the University Writing Center
. You should schedule an appointment as early as possible.
A great online writing reference is Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)
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Writing a Thesis statement
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APA Citation Style
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See the Webcourse for additional assistance in finding articles and citing and summarizing an empirical article.

As a criminal justice professional, you must learn how to write an academic rese

As a criminal justice professional, you must learn how to write an academic research paper. In this class, you will write an academic research paper. We will break down the steps of academic research in this class by working on the Research Paper in various stages. The Research Paper will culminate in the Research Paper: Final Assignment.
The first step of the Research Paper is for you to write the Research Paper: Thesis Assignment. For the Research Paper: Thesis Assignment, start by selecting a criminal justice topic of your choosing. This will be the same topic that you will use throughout the course. Select a criminal justice topic that is of interest to you and that you have not previously written about or researched. Also, select a topic that is current yet developed enough that academic research has been written on the topic. This topic will be the topic you use to write your Research Paper: Final Assignment on.
After you have selected your criminal justice topic, begin to develop your position/argument on the topic and the 2-3 major points in support of that topic. Those elements will be included in the Research Paper: Thesis Assignment.
Prepare one to two sentences that include the following elements:
The criminal justice topic you have selected;
Your argument/position on the topic; and
2-3 major points in support of your argument/position on the topic.
The selected criminal justice topic must be sufficiently limited for the substantive content of a 4–6-page paper. The statement must take a position on a narrowly focused criminal justice topic.
The thesis must be no more than 2 sentences long.
The thesis must be a declarative statement rather than asking a question.
The thesis must be simple and direct.
The thesis must demonstrate proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation as well as be written in the third person using formal, academic language.
The thesis must be written in APA format.

1. Issues in Correctional Programming – Segregation / Solitary Confinement “

1. Issues in Correctional Programming – Segregation / Solitary Confinement
“Prisoners in solitary confinement have a variety of different reactions to the experience, but most of them are extremely negative. Many of them are harmful. All of the people who are in solitary confinement – in one way or another – are suffering. And sometimes that suffering turns into damage. And sometimes the damage proves irreversible, even fatal.” (Craig Haney, University of California Santa Cruz, February 2019)
You are to identify, research, critically analyze and discuss at least three issues pertaining to the use of isolation/solitary confinement/segregation as a behaviour management strategy for adults or youth in provincial or federal custody in Canada. This could include issues such as the psychological effects of short and long-term solitary confinement, institutional safety and security, legal implications, and ethical/moral considerations. You are to provide a summary of your research (7-8 pages) and are to propose at least three strategies / solutions to address some of the issues you have identified (3-4 pages). You may refer to programs / strategies that are already in place and offer suggestions for improvements or enhancements.
Questions to Consider
· What are the physical and emotional effects of long-term isolation?
· What behaviour management strategies are used in other countries that could be implemented in Canadian correctional centres?
· What training is available to correctional staff to work de-escalate potentially violent situations in Canadian prisons?
· What programming is available for offenders in segregation?
· How will the new Structured Intervention Units (SIU’s) in federal prisons operate?
· Should the use of solitary confinement/segregation be abolished?
You are to use a minimum of 5 print-based and/or online sources for this section of the assignment. These should be scholarly/academic books or journals and/or professional sources. To replace one of your written sources you can interview staff working in or managing programs that deal with solitary confinement or segregation (cite as a personal communication). Program faculty may be able to assist with names and contact information. Proper APA referencing is required.
Length for the assignment: 10-12 pages. (Does not include title or reference page)

For your final I would like for you to focus on a topic that interested you the

For your final I would like for you to focus on a topic that interested you the most, a topic that had a impact and made you want to research more…
Write about this topic and the impact it had on you, tell me how this topic relates to real world events, develop a strategy in which we can bring awareness to this topic, most importantly how can this strategy help within the criminal justice system
An example, Native Americans- their life their experiences and strains that they have faced and most not even know about… i would focus on how we can reach people and share the strains and stress of their everyday life that impacts them and incorporate this to the criminal justice system
3 pages of actual research, title page,abstract,reference = 6 pages total …APA format and please in text citations

Theory and a Movie: For this assignment, you are asked to watch a movie that per

Theory and a Movie: For this assignment, you are asked to watch a movie that pertains to juvenile delinquency. Look up three theories/ sources, provide a one paragraph summary of each and then use it to explain the movie. In your conclusion paragraph answer the following question: How does the choice of a theory shape the interpretation of delinquency and why is that important? This must be submitted in 4 FULL PAGES.

. In this assignment, you will be focusing on the courts, amendments, and the cr

In this assignment, you will be focusing on the courts, amendments, and the criminal justice system as a whole.
Use the below questions to complete this assignment.
Explain how the courts relate to the other components of the criminal justice system. How do they work together? How
do they sometimes interfere with each other?
For the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth amendments, find an academic source that shows how the courts either
expanded or restricted rights related to that amendment. Using the facts of the four cases in the articles, show how the
courts and the amendments functioned together in resolving the cases.
Make sure you include an introduction and a conclusion. Your paper should be in APA style with in-text citations and a reference page. It must
be at least two pages in length. The reference page does not count towards the two-page requirement.

Main sections: Introduction History of Sex Trafficking and the issue Current Imp

Main sections:
History of Sex Trafficking and the issue
Current Impact: who it impacts and how the issue impacts the lives of women within the criminal justice system
Examples: 2 real examples of the impact
policy or policies: to solve the issue or alleviate the impact/the stance of either supporting or refuting the policy must be explained, and if refuting, the paper must indicate what possibly would need to change about the current policy to improve the women’s outcome
APA formatting
12-point font
double spaced
all four pages are for content and the full length of the page
reference page with 6 sources

The class project will provide students the opportunity to share their research

The class project will provide students the opportunity to share their research interests and demonstrate their accumulated knowledge of research methods in criminal justice. Specifically, students will submit a project (e.g., Power Point presentation, report, podcast, video, or paper) related to any current concern, issue, policy area, law, or practice of the American criminal justice system. Specifically, students must select an issue in criminal justice and propose at least one research design or methodological approach to examine the topic. Students must be sure to justify their selection and explain why it is the best approach to examine their topic. For example, a student may select a topic such as illegal drug use among college seniors and propose a survey as the methodological approach to investigate illegal drug use among college seniors. Students are encouraged to obtain feedback from the instructor for topic selection or inquiries. Presentations will be graded on originality, thoroughness, critical thinking, and organization. The class project is worth 50 pts.
See additional examples of acceptable topics for the class projects below:
A quasi-experimental design to determine the impact of an after school program on expulsions among Latinx youth
A case study to understand the predictors of gun violence among youth on probation
Interviews to understand barriers to successfully implementing body worn cameras among law enforcement officers

After reviewing the Reading & Study items for this Module, create a thread that

After reviewing the Reading & Study items for this Module, create a thread that explains why competent communication is important in the field of criminal justice. Within your response, provide a personal example of a scenario in which competent communication was not used. If you have had personal experience in the criminal justice field, draw from this. Explain what the result of not using competent communication was. 1 Scripture reference in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation and 1 Scripture reference in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include the textbook, the presentations found in the assigned Module: Week, and academic journals.
Thoughtful analysis, required citations, biblical worldview, and examples must be used throughout the thread to support the major points.