INSTRUCTIONS: ESSAY ASSIGNMENT
What is the biggest problem facing police in the USA today?(Choose a problem in which you can locate substantial information.)
Prepare an eight to 4-5 page, double-spaced essay–excluding the cover page and references page–covering, in detail, the following:
- Detailed description of the problem.
- Why is this the #1 problem? (More important than any other at the this time.)
- Related issues.
- Explain how this does or could affect a police agency (directly/indirectly).
- Who’s responsible? (The major players.)
- What is the history of this problem? (Is it something new or has it been a problem for a long period of time?) (What’s been done in the past, if anything? Why did those efforts work or not work?)
- What is the long-term strategy for addressing the issue?
- Final recommendations.
- Why should we care? (Police chiefs, citizens, government officials, etc.)
- Whatever information you believe would be of interest
- The paper should:
- be in APA format (See “Course Resources” link, APA General Guidelines. For this paper, an abstract is not required.)
- have a separate cover page and a references list
- contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion
- be prepared in Microsoft Word
- use Times New Roman, 12-point font
- include a minimum of three (3) scholarly reference citations.
The introduction states your thesis or the purpose of the paper. Organize your body paragraphs to include a main idea, which is then developed or illustrated by support evidence. The conclusion is a restatement of your thesis.
This is how your textbook should be listed on the References page:
Roberg, R., Novak, K., Cordner, G., & Smith. B. (2015). Police & society (6th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
In-text citation: First time: (Roberg, Novak, Cordner, & Smith, 2015); each time thereafter: (Roberg et al., 2015)
*Late assignments will not be accepted; however, you may turn in your paper early.
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