In 1982, Kelling and Wilson proposed the famous “Broken Windows” theory that resulted in many changes in police patrol emphasis. Recent studies have resulted in some professional disagreement with the original theory. Again, using recent academic references, briefly discuss the theory and whether you believe it should be considered valid for police resource utilization.
Each student will be required to complete an original 8-10 page research paper. The paper should have at least 10 full pages of content not including the cover, abstract, and reference pages. The paper should be uploaded in a Microsoft Word Document to this assignment using 12 pitch font and standard 1″ margins. The topic and thesis sentence must be directly related to the course and be approved by the instructor prior to the end of Week Four (4) via message.
Students will be required to use (cite and reference) our at least two (2) OER source provided in the lessons and four (4) additional scholarly references, and two of these references must be peer-reviewed journal articles from the APUS online library databases, others are you choice for a total of SIX (6). You must use citations and references for all sources. Please note that Wikipedia, dictionaries, encyclopedias, endnotes, ehow, etc. are not scholarly resources and will not count as references.
For help with APA format and your research, be sure to use the Library link and other resources, especially the Owl at Purdue website link@ https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ or you can find help with APA Style guidelines within the AMU Online Library or at www.apastyle.org.These valuable resources will make the assignment much easier and help you get it right. If you are not familiar with the library be sure to use the excellent tutorials available there.
I am looking for critical thinking and demonstrating that you have a grasp of the criminal justice material you are researching. Do not copy and quote large sections of text verbatim, cited or uncited, from the Web or your paper will be severely penalized. See APA style on quoting, summarizing and paraphrasing as I want you to be able to summarize and paraphrase rather than quote. You must cite within the paper per APA standards. Papers submitted to previous classes or other universities are not permitted. I will allow one and only one short (one or two sentences) quote for emphasis, any other quotes will result in point deduction. I want to see your critical thinking skills on display and not a string of quotes written by published authors. So you may quote only for to emphasize a point you are making. Since this is a short college paper do not insert pictures, lists, tables or formulas.
Your analysis must include connections (not one but many connections) to our lessons. A successful paper links class concepts to the paper via (7th Ed.) using citations and references to our lessons and mixing sources (for validity in writing) discussing what you learned in the class. If you do not connect what you learned in the class to your paper using at least one lesson OER source and other sources in APA style you will be penalized.
At this level in your educational journey students should have solid substance and proper academic formatting in your college level writing assignments. I will be grading on both so make sure you turn in your best work.
Do not wait to the last minute to research, write, format, and edit. Proper time management is required to turn in a quality paper that highlights your criminal justice writing.
These are the specific requirements for this assignment and addition information is also found in the announcements including tips for success. This is a major assignment so follow the instructions carefully.