4-6 page paper due wednesday 1-12-2021 | CJUS685 Graduate Criminal Justice Capstone | Colorado Technical University

For the Unit 4 IP Draft, you will identify and fully analyze the topic(s) you have selected to address in Weeks 2 and 3. You may exceed the 6 pages if necessary. You will identify the problems associated with the topic as well as a specific method of change implementation. You will defend your recommended changes and discuss the anticipated outcome of the promulgated actions..

Note: It cannot be stressed enough the need for defending the actions advocated as well as ensuring that facts stated are well-supported and based on appropriate references and not emotive responses.

Assignment Guidelines

This is a position paper that will contain a breakdown of, but is not limited to, the following questions: 

  • How did you select the topic in terms of its importance to the social community? 
    • Did it come from the media? Why or why not? 
  • What are the issues, problems, or policies that need to be addressed? 
    • Is it an issue, problem, or policy? Explain. 
    • Is it a combination of an issue, problem, or policy? Why or why not? Explain. 
  • What implemented changes are proffered to affect the topic(s) selected? 
    • Be specific with recommended changes. 
    • Match recommendations with the specific component that you are intending the implementation to affect. 
  • How are the changes valid for the topic(s)? (This is the defense portion and should be significant.) 
    • The positions and changes recommended must be defended with logic and facts. 
    • Facts must all be supported with adequate research sources from legitimate references (cite the facts in APA style in the outline). 
      • Without defended recommendations, this paper will have no merit. 
  • What is the anticipated outcome of the changes for the research topic(s)? 
    • Use logic and deductive approaches to the anticipated outcome. 
    • If you can show something to be so, and it relates to the next step, then the deduction will be strong. 
    • Remember that if any of the arguments in deductive logic are false, then the outcome cannot be valid. 
  • A minimum of 8–10 appropriate references must follow the paper. 
    • This is the backbone of your decision-making process 
    • It cannot be stressed enough that your references need to be from legitimate academic and scholarly sources and must be sound in their scientific acceptance. 
    • Use academic search engines if you are using the Internet. 
    • Do not use simple Internet searches. 
    • Do not limit yourself to Internet-only resources if possible. 
  • The references must be written in APA style for a reference page. Each reference should be followed by a short paragraph that describes what this reference source is going to contribute to the research. 
  • Citations are appropriate in the outline from the references that you have provided. Citations will be in APA format.