This course covers the 3 main areas of Criminal Justice: Policing; Courts; and Corrections. You will take one of these elements, which can be broken down, (i.e. Corrections may be broken down to Probation, Parole, Community Corrections, Prison and Jobs, Prison Life, Correction Officers, etc.) and research the historical perspective. For this assignment, you will identify the specific area of criminal justice on which you will be conducting your research for your paper that is due in Unit 7.
This is your first deliverable.
In this assignment you will choose a topic from the following choices:
Next, you will state why you selected the topic:
- Give a description of your topic
- Explain why you chose it.
- Length: 1 double-spaced, 12 pt. font pages, not including title or reference page(s).
- Your reference page will contain the title of the reference and links or page numbers where it can be found.
Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.
Evaluation Rubric for Unit 1.2 Assignment
|(0-8 Points)||(9-11 Points)||(12-14 Points)||(15 Points)|
|Research paper topic choice is missing or poorly presented.||Research paper topic choice is present but is missing key details.||Research paper topic choice is present but is missing minor details.||Research paper topic choice is fully and clearly defined and presented, including all details.|
|(0-17 Points)||(18-23 Points)||(24-29 Points)||(30 Points)|
|Description of Topic||The topic description is missing or poorly presented.||The topic description is present but is missing key details.||The topic description is present but is missing minor details.||The topic description is fully and clearly defined and presented, including all details.|
|Explanation as to Why You Chose it||The explanation is missing or poorly presented.||The explanation is present but is missing key details.||The explanation is present but is missing minor details.||The explanation is fully and clearly defined and presented, including all details.|
|(0-5 Points)||(6-7 Points)||(8-9 Points)||(10 Points)|
|Paper Length||Less than 1 page.||N/A||N/A||1 page.|
|(0-9 Points)||(10-11 Points)||(12-14 Points)||(15 Points)|
|Errors impede professional presentation.||Significant errors that do not impede professional presentation.||Few errors that do not impede professional presentation.||Writing is clear and professional.|