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Course Project Overview

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Each student will write a nine-to-ten-page, typed, double-spaced paper,
with one-inch margins, on a particular criminal justice issue. Once the
issue has been selected, students will write a description of the issue,
discussing both sides of it, and close by stating their reasoned
position on it. The paper must include a bibliography of at least five
scholarly (i.e., peer-reviewed*) sources and must be in APA style.
Students will submit various sections of the paper, including the final
draft, as the course progresses.

Once the issue has been selected, each student will write a description
of the issue, discussing both sides of it, and close by stating his or
her reasoned opinion on the issue. The paper must include at least five
scholarly sources (Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly source) and
must be in APA style. Students will submit various sections of the
paper, as the course progresses; see “Deliverables,” below.

Format: students need to provide the following:

Introduction of topic; overview of what the paper is about (one page)Pros and cons on the topic (five to six pages)Explanation of personal view (one to two pages)Conclusion (one page)Bibliography (one to two pages)

* A peer-reviewed source is one that has been checked for its accuracy,
by editors who are knowledgeable on the subject. Often, but not
necessarily always, such sources have Journal in their titles.

Deliverables

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Topic Selection: By the end of Week 1,
students need to select a topic from one of those listed below, or to
generate a topic involving difference and the criminal justice process;
this is the Writing Assignment for Week 1. For this one-page
assignment, a student also has to explain what she or he expects to find
after having done research and written the paper.

Framing Difference

Should the law provide the sole means of creating and maintaining difference, when it comes to criminal justice?Why should a “dominant” population have the privilege to “construct crime” for those populations that are not “dominant?”Why should communication play so critical a role in talking through difference in the criminal justice process?

Categories of Difference

Why should immigration status play so dominant a role in shaping categories of difference in the criminal justice process?Should age play as significant a role as it does regarding difference in the criminal justice process?Should gender play so significant a role in accounting for differential treatment through the criminal justice process?

How Does Difference Matter?

Should wrongful and unlawful convictions continue to disproportionately affect some populations?Can the criminal justice process continue to use difference to account for the unfair treatment of some populations?Why should difference in terms of the consequences of the criminal
justice process fall more heavily on so-called “undocumented”
immigrants?

Reframing difference

Will education succeed in minimizing the impact of difference in the criminal justice process?Can differences in the relationship between a crime victim and a
justice worker be adjusted to benefit both types of participants?

Next, by the end of Week 2, students will have to submit an introduction, conclusion, and list of references; this serves as the Week 2 Assignment.

For the Week 3 writing assignment, students will need to submit arguments “for” and “against” the topic at the end of Week 3.

By the end of Week 4, students will need to submit
their views on the topic, basing those views on the research that the
student engaged in during prior weeks.

The Week 5 writing assignment involves submitting a
rough draft, which involves compiling all prior writing assignment work
into a coherent whole.

In Week 6, students need to submit the final version of the course project,
which incorporates all prior writing assignment work. To increase the
chances of earning all the points designated for this activity, the
final version has to meet all of the assignment’s requirements,
including but not limited to providing a 10-page document, exclusive of
title page and bibliography.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Dropbox

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the
silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the
Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

Course Project Grading Rubric

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Course Project Rubric

Content 70%
A quality project will have significant scope and depth of research to
support any statements. Relevant illustration or examples are
encouraged. A quality project will employ sound use of reasoning and
logic to present the issues as well as the student’s own position.

Points

%

Depth and scope of research

20

10%

Introduction and presentation of both sides of the issue

60

25%

Illustrations or examples

20

10%

Use of logic, including a well reasoned position on the issue

60

25%

Total

160

70%

Editing 10%
A quality project will be free of any spelling,
punctuation, or grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be
clear, concise, and factually correct.

Points Deduction (per occurrence)

%

Spelling error

-2

Punctuation/grammatical error

-1

Sentence meaning unclear

-2

Misstatement of fact

-5

Total (not to exceed)

30

10%

Organization 10%
A quality project will include an introduction based upon a well-formed
issue statement, a descriptive discussion that presents both sides of
the issue, and a well-reasoned defense of the student’s position.

Points

%

Introduction; statement of the issue and overview of what the paper is about

9

3%

Body text contains both sides of the issue and the student’s argued position

9

3%

Content sub-headings used

6

2%

A summary conclusion

6

2%

Total (not to exceed)

30 points

10%

Documentation 10%
Incorrectly cited or missing
A quality project will include a title page, an abstract, proper citations, and a bibliography.

PointsDeduction (per occurrence)

%

Title page

– 2

Abstract

– 1

References in text

– 2

Bibliography/Works Cited

– 5

Total (not to exceed)

30 points

10%

Category Totals
A quality project will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Possible Points

%

Content

160

70%

Organization and cohesiveness

30

10%

Editing

30

10%

Documentation and formatting

30

10%

Total

250

100%

Each student will write a nine-to-ten-page, typed, double-spaced paper,
with one-inch margins, on a particular criminal justice issue. Once the
issue has been selected, students will write a description of the issue,
discussing both sides of it, and close by stating their reasoned
position on it. The paper must include a bibliography of at least five
scholarly (i.e., peer-reviewed*) sources and must be in APA style.
Students will submit various sections of the paper, including the final
draft, as the course progresses.

Once the issue has been selected, each student will write a description
of the issue, discussing both sides of it, and close by stating his or
her reasoned opinion on the issue. The paper must include at least five
scholarly sources (Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly source) and
must be in APA style. Students will submit various sections of the
paper, as the course progresses; see “Deliverables,” below.

Format: students need to provide the following:

* A peer-reviewed source is one that has been checked for its accuracy,
by editors who are knowledgeable on the subject. Often, but not
necessarily always, such sources have Journal in their titles.

Topic Selection: By the end of Week 1,
students need to select a topic from one of those listed below, or to
generate a topic involving difference and the criminal justice process;
this is the Writing Assignment for Week 1. For this one-page
assignment, a student also has to explain what she or he expects to find
after having done research and written the paper.

Framing Difference

Categories of Difference

How Does Difference Matter?

Reframing difference

Next, by the end of Week 2, students will have to submit an introduction, conclusion, and list of references; this serves as the Week 2 Assignment.

For the Week 3 writing assignment, students will need to submit arguments “for” and “against” the topic at the end of Week 3.

By the end of Week 4, students will need to submit
their views on the topic, basing those views on the research that the
student engaged in during prior weeks.

The Week 5 writing assignment involves submitting a
rough draft, which involves compiling all prior writing assignment work
into a coherent whole.

In Week 6, students need to submit the final version of the course project,
which incorporates all prior writing assignment work. To increase the
chances of earning all the points designated for this activity, the
final version has to meet all of the assignment’s requirements,
including but not limited to providing a 10-page document, exclusive of
title page and bibliography.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the
silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the
Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.Content 70%Points%Depth and scope of research2010%Introduction and presentation of both sides of the issue6025%Illustrations or examples2010%Use of logic, including a well reasoned position on the issue6025%Total16070%Editing 10%A quality project will be free of any spelling,
punctuation, or grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be
clear, concise, and factually correct.Points Deduction (per occurrence)%Spelling error-2-Punctuation/grammatical error-1-Sentence meaning unclear-2-Misstatement of fact-5-Total (not to exceed)3010%Organization 10%Points%Introduction; statement of the issue and overview of what the paper is about93%Body text contains both sides of the issue and the student’s argued position93%Content sub-headings used62%A summary conclusion62%Total (not to exceed)30 points10%PointsDeduction (per occurrence)%Title page- 2-Abstract- 1-References in text- 2-Bibliography/Works Cited- 5-Total (not to exceed)30 points10%Category TotalsPossible Points%Content16070%Organization and cohesiveness3010%Editing3010%Documentation and formatting3010%Total250100%

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