JADM350 All Assignments (May 2019)

JADM 350 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Week 2 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT

Paper #1 Due – Blood Spatter Analysis

Review the Blood Spatter Analysis (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial and see the table below:

Angle of Impact Type Other Spatter Size
Lamp 10 Arterial Gushing Transfer Pattern High velocity, <1-<2 mm
Wall 90 Cast-off Flow Pattern Medium velocity, <3 mm
Floor 90 Cast-off Medium velocity, <3 – pooled
Door handle 60 Cast-off Low velocity, 3-10mm
Sheets and Clothes 60 Cast-off Low velocity, 3- pooled

String convergence shows the lamp as central

Point of origin appears to be close to the wall

Flow patterns indicate sheets affected most

Blood fully clotted, little skeletonization, no spattered clots, no apparent coughing of blood

Using the Blood Spatter Analysis tutorial and the table provided, identify the gaps in evidence. Use your knowledge of the EBSCOHost database and find an article which discusses one of the following research methodologies and its application to evaluating blood spatter evidence. Prepare a one-to-two-page paper for your instructor which:

Identifies which research methodology the authors used.

Summarizes the research article.

Discusses why you chose this article.

Identifies how you would apply this methodology to the fact pattern here.

Identifies the next steps you would take in your investigation to close those gaps.

Make sure that your paper complies with APA, 6th ed. Style formatting. Refer to the APA resources posted in the Files section of the Course Menu in your class, or to library and writing center resources. Remember, you must post your initial response on the discussion board by Day 3 of Week 2 at the latest. Your paper should include a comparison of your initial response to that of your classmates, and include any changes in your perspective based on their posts.

This paper is worth 80 points. A rubric for this assignment is available in the Files section of the Course Menu.

JADM 350 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Week 5 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT

Paper #2 due – DUI Task Force Experiment

Remember that discussion you had last week? You will be using it this week to write this paper as follows:

In this paper, you will design an experiment to test some aspects of your DUI Task Force from last week’s discussion.

Following the basic steps of conducting an experiment, design a mock experiment related to the discussion. Your experiment design should include the following:

Pre-test

Random assignment to a control group and treatment group

A treatment

A post-test

Write a one-to-two-page report summarizing your mock experiment. Include the following:

Your experiment design

How you would collect the data

What you expect the findings of this mock experiment to be

The major threats to the internal and external validity of your experiment

Include a minimum of three (3) credible sources in your references

Use APA format

This paper is worth 80 points. A rubric for this assignment is available in the Files section of the Course Menu.

Remember to submit your assignment for grading when finished.

JADM 350 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Week 7 Assignment

Written Assignment —Probation Drug Screen Results

You are the probation chief for an office of 19 probation officers, one drug screening officer (DSO), and miscellaneous staff supervising 4,200 defendants. Your DSO has been completing screens monthly according to the following table.

Month Total Def Ttl Screened Ttl + Ttl – Ttl + THC Ttl + OPI Ttl + AMP Ttl + mAMP Ttl + BZO Ttl + BARB Ttl + ETOH
Jan 3604 564 276 288 132 25 35 32 3 0 112
Feb 3859 611 297 314 142 22 37 32 4 2 132
Mar 3902 634 286 348 126 23 38 31 4 3 98
Apr 4106 678 311 367 143 26 32 28 3 1 97
May 4253 698 316 382 152 23 43 32 3 1 88
Jun 4300 701 329 372 143 24 32 21 4 2 78
Jul 4176 710 321 389 154 26 38 28 5 1 48
Aug 4089 685 298 387 167 18 26 22 2 0 52
Sep 3998 567 211 356 116 13 27 21 6 3 56
Oct 4132 612 243 369 119 11 17 16 2 0 51
Nov 3478 312 158 154 122 9 22 14 3 0 23
Dec 3513 563 223 340 119 7 14 8 0 0 19

Ttl + = Total Positive Ttl – = Total Negative Ttl + THC = Total Positive for Marijuana Ttl + OPI = Total Positive for Opiates Ttl + AMP = Total Positive for Amphetamines Ttl + mAMP = Total Positive for Methamphetamines Ttl + BZO = Total Positive for Benzodiazepines Ttl + BARB = Total Positive for Barbiturates Ttl + ETOH = Total Positive for Alcohol

Write a two- to three-page report summarizing your research. Include the following.

Describe the research issue that you believe needs to be studied.

Identify one or two hypotheses you would expect to find based on this data.

Create a research design.

Make sure your design identifies how data will be collected.

From whom data will be collected

Identify variables and how your research design will account/accommodate variables.

How will you collect the data?

Specifically address how your research design will address your hypotheses.

This paper is worth 80 points. A rubric for this assignment is available in the Files section of the Course Menu.