CRJ 499 Week 10 Assignment 5: Senior Seminar Project

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In Week 1, you chose a topic area and problem or challenge within that area. Throughout this course, you have researched the dynamics of the problem. The final piece of your project is to develop a viable solution that considers resources, policy, stakeholders, organizational readiness, administrative structures and other internal and external factors, as applicable. Using the papers you have written throughout this course, consolidate your findings into a succinct project.  

Write a ten (10) page paper that as a minimum, your project should include:

  1. Identify the topical area (e.g., local police department, community jail, border patrol)
  2. Define a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have an interest in (examples include high crime rate, poor morale, high levels of violence or recidivism, high number of civilian complaints of harassment, inadequate equipment). Outline the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.
  3. Describe how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way. How will you consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem? How will you motivate individuals to buy into your solution?
  4. Discuss how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem and how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.
  5. Discuss what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. Include at least two sources of data and how each is relevant to the problem.
  6. Develop an effective and efficient solution(s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.
  7. Explain what methods of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solutions.
  8. Develop a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.
  9. Use at least 8 quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

 

Assignment 5: Senior Seminar Project

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Identify the topical area (e.g., local police department, community jail, border patrol).

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely identified the topical area.

Insufficiently identified the topical area.

Partially identified the topical ara.

Satisfactorily identified the topical area.

Thoroughly identified the topical area.

2. Define a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have an interest in. Outline the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.

 

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely defined a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have interest in. Did not submit or incompletely outlined the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.

Insufficiently defined a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have interest in. Insufficiently outlined the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.

Partially defined a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have interest in.  Partially outlined the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.

Satisfactorily defined a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have interest in. Satisfactorily outlined the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.

Thoroughly defined a problem or challenge within your topical area that you understand in some depth or have interest in. Thoroughly outlined the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.

3. Describe how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way.How will you consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem? How will you motivate individuals to buy into your solution?

 

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way. Did not submit or incompletely discussed how you will consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem and did not submit or incompletely discussed how you will motivate individuals to buy into your solution.

Insufficiently described how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way. Insufficiently discussed how you will consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem and insufficiently discussed how you will motivate individuals to buy into your solution.

 Partially described how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way. Partially discussed how you will consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem and partially discussed how you will motivate individuals to buy into your solution.

Satisfactorily described how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way. Satisfactorily discussed how you will consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem and satisfactorily discussed how you will motivate individuals to buy into your solution.

Thoroughly described how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way. Thoroughly discussed how you will consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem and thoroughly discussed how you will motivate individuals to buy into your solution.

4. Discuss how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem and how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.

 

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem.

 

Did not submit or incompletely discussed how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.

 

Insufficiently discussed how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem.

 

Insufficiently discussed how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.

Partially discussed how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem.

 

Partially discussed how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.

Satisfactorily discussed how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem.

 

Satisfactorily discussed how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.

Thoroughly discussed how technologies or information systems have contributed to the problem.

 

Thoroughly discussed how you will propose technology be implemented into the solution.

5. Discuss what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. Include at least two sources of data and how each is relevant to the problem.

 

Weight: 10%

 

Did not submit or incompletely discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem.

Did not submit or incompletely discussed how each source of data is relevant to the problem.

Insufficiently discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem, but did not include any sources of data (such as charts, historical statistics, etc.)

Partially discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. You included one sources of data (such as charts, historical statistics, etc.) and partially discussed how each data source is relevant to the problem.

Satisfactorily discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. You included at least two sources of data (such as charts, historical statistics, etc.) and satisfactorily discussed how each data source is relevant to the problem.

Thoroughly discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. You included more than two sources of data (such as charts, historical statistics, etc.) and thoroughly discussed how each data source is relevant to the problem.

6. Develop an effective and efficient solution(s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.

 

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely developed an effective and efficient solution (s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.

Insufficiently developed an effective and efficient solution(s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.

Partially developed an effective and efficient solution(s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.

Satisfactorily developed an effective and efficient solution(s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.

Thoroughly developed an effective and efficient solution(s) and a course of action (i.e., plan) that addresses the problem or challenge.

7. Explain what methods of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solutions.

 

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely explained what method of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solution(s).

Insufficiently explained what method of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solution(s).

 Partially explained what method of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solution(s).

Satisfactorily explained what method of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solution(s).

Thoroughly explained what method of assessment you will employ to measure the effectiveness of your solution(s).

 

8. Develop a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.

 

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely developed a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.

Insufficiently developed a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.

Partially developed a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.

Satisfactorily developed a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.

Thoroughly developed a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation that summarizes the seven items above.

9. Use at least eight (8) quality references. Note:  Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

10. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

 

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

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