This assignment is the major decision point for your integrative project. In this component, you will:
- Synthesize the research from your literature review to complete a demographic analysis of the study groups or populations affected by the problem. You must evaluate valid, reliable, and relevant criminal justice research to critically examine the groups or populations. It is important to consider multicultural perspectives in your examination and in the selection of sources you use to support your analysis.
- Describe alternative solutions to the problem and the impact of each solution on criminal justice policy, based on your demographic analysis.
- Propose a viable model for approaching the problem in your jurisdiction or community that promotes the evolution of criminal justice policy and advances the discipline.
- Describe any personal biases and social and professional ethical dilemmas that might arise as you take action.
- Determine how you would evaluate and measure the success of your model if it were implemented as a solution to the problem.
In discussing the implementation of your model, synthesize the historical and contemporary criminal justice policies related to your problem, given your demographic analysis, and propose how your model can influence social change and promote community improvements. Keep in mind, social change necessitates policy change and affects community improvements. Conversely, criminal justice policy must recognize the dynamics of social change in order to influence it and promote community improvements.
- Describe how you would communicate the proposed model itself, and the plan for evaluating its efficacy, to the various audiences affected by the problem (such as political, community, institutional, or funding sources).
- Analyze how the model relates to the existing, multiple professional standards that may impact its implementation, efficacy, and influence on policy.
- Describe your plan to communicate how the model relates to the professional standards for each audience affected by the problem.
- Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- Style and formatting: Be sure to use proper APA style for your in-text citations and references. Also, use proper APA formatting to layout your paper (for example, running headers, double-spaced and indented paragraphs, Times Roman 12-point font, and 1-inch margins). Refer to APA Style and Format for more information.
- Number of pages: Your assignment must be a minimum of five pages. This page requirement does not include the list of references or any appendices you may include.
- Resources: Your ideas must be supported with recent, scholarly sources that are properly cited and referenced in APA Style.
- Writing assistance is available through the Capella Writing Center or Smarthinking, the free, online writing tutorial and review service.
Refer to the Demographic Analysis and Proposed Model Scoring Guide to ensure you understand the grading criteria for this assignment.
Synthesizes research from the literature review to complete a demographic analysis of the study groups or populations affected by a problem in a jurisdiction or community. Identifies knowledge gaps, unknowns, missing information, unanswered questions, or areas of uncertainty (where further information could improve the analysis).
Describes alternative solutions to a problem in a jurisdiction or community and the impact of each solution on criminal justice policy. Evaluates the relevance, currency, sufficiency, and trustworthiness of the evidence.
Proposes a viable model for approaching a problem in a jurisdiction or community that promotes the evolution of criminal justice policy and advances the discipline. Identifies criteria that could be used to evaluate effectiveness of the model.
Determines how to best evaluate and measure the success of a proposed model if it were implemented as a solution to a problem affecting a jurisdiction or community and impartially considers conflicting data and other perspectives.
Describes personal biases and social and professional ethical dilemmas that might arise as action is taken and identifies assumptions on which the biases are based.
Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; No notable errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar. Uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.
Correctly formats paper, citations, and references using APA style. Citations are free from all errors.