CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
S2B 2013 BL
Kurita, Sue M.
BA University of Texas El PasoMA Webster UniversityJD Texas Tech University School of Law
500 E. San Antonio Street, Suite 1106
15 minutes before class and by appointment
March 17, 2013 to May 10, 2013
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Additional Resources: Please use the below links for information on creating an annotated bibliography:
APA Style Resource Page http://www.apastyle.org
Defining Your Topic http://www.unisa.edu.au/archpg/application/defining.asp
Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill20.html
Critically Analyzing Information Sources http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill26.htm
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill28.htm
American Psychological Association (APA); 6 edition (July 2009) ISBN-10: 1433805618 ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
Suggested Reading about Writing a Research Proposal and Thesis include:
Salkind, Neil. Exploring Research. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2006
eStudy Centre. Writing Essays http://www.allenandunwin.com/estudy/essaywriting.asp
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant, http://www.powa.org/thesis/index.html
Booth, Wayne C., Colomb, Gregory G, and Williams, Joseph M. The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1995.
Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1998.
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I emphasize critical thinking and encourage open and respectful debate. I foster an educational environment for the pursuit of knowledge and individual intellectual development. Students will be expected to utilize information and experience from the criminal justice area to use in their project.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students in this course must identify a problem/situation in their work environment which could be improved, research possible solutions to the identified problem/situation., evaluate these, propose a solution based on their work environment, implement the solution or propose the solution to appropriate person(s). Students must write a 20 page paper explaining their project.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
ALL WORK FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE SUBMITTED ONLINE IN ASSIGNMENT DROP-BOXES THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY-PROVIDED eCompanion SYSTEM.
For the paper, an instructor approved project is to be chosen by the student. Students in this course must design, implement, evaluate, analyze, and/or critique a project connected to their work environment in written format. The following format may be tailored to your work environment project:
- Cover Page
- Table of Contents
- Purpose - Identify the problem/situation
- Scope - Limit your scope to a reasonable level of effort
- Investigation to determine if others have solved similar problems. For example, what equipment and/or technology did they use? Are there other studies out there that may help you develop a solution for your problem?
- Definitions - If you use unique terms/jargon please define them.
- Methodology - How did you collect information (Document review, personnel interviews and/or observation)? What analytical techniques did you use to analyze the information collected.- Tell the story of how you developed you paper.
- Document the results of your analysis, propose a solution based on your work environment and implement the solution.
- Cite at least ten (10) sources that are obtained from valid academic sources, journals, available from the Park University online library.
- Bulky items should be placed in an appendix (Cover Letter, Questionnaire or Data Collection Instrument, and the List of Persons Surveyed or place where data was obtained).
Where privacy may be an issue, the paper should only contain generic information (No personally identifying information - use titles or numbers to identify persons). Select a topic that is related to you work area/criminal justice/enforcement activities. Your topic must be approved by the instructor by class number two. The paper should be at least 20 pages in length. You must use APA for your formatting. See Learning Rubric below for additional details for the development of your work problem analysis project.
1. Identification and approval of research project. (25 points)
2. Submission and approval of project outline. (25 points)
3. Submission and approval of data collection method (SURVEY). (50 points)
4. Submission and acceptance of annotated bibliography. (50 points)
6. Submission of first draft (95% Complete!). (50 points)
Total possible course points: 500 points
below 300 F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments turned in late will undergo the noted reduction in points:
Late one day worth 75% of score.
Late two days worth 50% of score.
Late three days worth 25% of score.
Late four days worth 5% of score.
Late five days worth 0
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Introduction, Problem (Thesis) Identification, APA 6 Ed. Discuss class expectations and review examples, paper development, data collection instruments and analysis. .
Define your project and how you will implement it. Research Techniques and ideas of approach. Discuss areas of CJ in the community that need research or explanation.
Create an outline of your project proposal, your map to success, data collection and fact gathering. Explanation of how data is useful to understanding problems. The importance of the outline will be emphasized heavily.
Create annotated bibliography (AB), using computer graphics and charts to enhance your presentation. Discuss the purpose of the AB and how it is instrumental to organizing your study.
Discuss the first draft, discussion on difficult issues encountered on your road to the draft paper.
Submit your first draft. Discuss likely revisions and tracking techniques, evaluation of alternative approaches. presentation and defense of project and methodology.
Submit your final draft by May 8th latest. Presentation and defense of project and methodology.
Submit your final draft by May 8th latest. Overview of class, presentation and defense of project and methodology.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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