CRJ 461 : Domestic Violence
The Policy Analysis Paper is a major part of CRJ 461. Not only does it fulfill the formal writing requirement for this writing-intensive course, but it also accounts for 35% of your overall course grade. Please take it seriously. The idea is for you to apply what you’ve learned throughout your undergraduate education—in courses ranging from ENG 102/CRJ 222 and Statistics to Criminology and Criminological Research Methods.
To help ensure your success, this paper will be submitted in three stages:
2.Topic Outline with In-Text Citations and References
In addition to these three (required and graded) stages, you are encouraged to run your progress by the professor periodically, especially if you have any questions or concerns.
Stage 1: Topic Proposal: Internet Service Provider law on Illegal Online Sales of Prescription Drugs and Controlled Substances.
First, closely read the Week 2 required reading, “Policy Analyses and Policy Proposals.” (Note that this assignment is a policy analysis, not a policy proposal.) You’ll need to provide all the required information in Table 5.11; optional information in Table 5.11 is, well, optional/not required. Ask the professor any questions to have about this reading.
Second, closely read this entire document so you have a solid idea of what you’ll need to do to be successful on this assignment. Ask the professor any questions you have about this document.
Third, think of a single and specific policy that is directly related to your major and which has been around long enough to have generated sufficient scholarly research to meet the Policy Analysis Paper resource requirement of at least cholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. (Recall that you learned about scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, how to find them, and how to make sense of them in SOC 376 Criminological Research Methods or its equivalent.) You may include other relevant and credible sources in your Policy Analysis Paper, but other types of sources do not count toward this requirement of 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
Fourth, write up your proposal in a single Microsoft Word (“.doc” or “.docx”) document. In your topic proposal document, provide these pieces of information:
1.Your full name
2.Your major: CIA, CJ, CYB, or FFCI
3.Your proposed policy (e.g., three-strikes laws)
4.Full bibliographic information for your proposed first source, including:
f.Article page range and/or doi/URL
If you can’t provide all six pieces of bibliographic information listed directly above, then the source is not suitable for this assignment, will earn no credit, and will not be approved. The same will hold true for your other 10 sources*****
Fifth, upoad your complete topic proposal to the designated Engage dropbox before the deadline. Do not expect to earn credit on this assignment if this assignment isn’t submitted to the designated Engage dropbox.
Topic proposals will be graded as follows:
1.Responsiveness to the assignment purpose and requirements (40%)
2.Completeness of information provided (40%)
3.Clarity and specificity of information provided (20%)
Note that you need an approved topic proposal to gain access to the dropbox for Stage 2. Without access to the Stage 2 dropbox, you can earn no credit on Stage 2.
PLEASE STAGE 1 HAS BEEN DONE ALREADY. START FROM STAGE TWO (2)
Topic proposal: Internet Service Provider law on Illegal Online Sales of Prescription Drugs and Controlled Substances.
Stage 2: Topic Outline with In-Text Citations and References
First, make sure you’ve addressed any feedback on Stage 1, and that your Stage 1 is approved. To gain access to the Stage 2 dropbox, your Stage 1 needs to be approved—not just submitted—before the weekend in Week 4. Expect a 24-hour turnaround time during the week (and a 48-hour response time during the weekend) between submitting a revised Stage 1 and getting feedback on it.
Second, review Table 5.11 (p. 125) in the Week 2 reading, “Policy Analyses and Policy Proposals.” All the required content must be included in your outline, in the order listed. It is your choice whether or not also to include the optional content in Table 5.11.
Third, conduct research to find credible and relevant information on the required topics listed in Table 5.11. Remember, you need at least 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles in your Policy Analysis Paper. You can have more but not fewer sources. The “Lesson 11” required reading in Week 4 can help you find and synthesize credible and relevant information; you also learned about scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles in SOC 376 Criminological Research Methods (or its equivalent). Draw upon this knowledge to find suitable sources of information.
Fourth, collect full bibliographic information for all your sources. The required videos in Week 4 tell you what information you need. Remember: If you can’t find and provide full bibliographic information, then the source does not count! (Sometimes, you can find a different version of an article, and the different version might have the complete bibliographic information. You can try doing a Google search with the article title to see if you can find a different, complete version.)
Fifth, organize your information in the form of a topic outline. Include in your topic outline specific information related to each of the required contents in Table 5.11. Provide at least three levels of information per section: Roman numerals (I, II, III, etc.), capital letters (A, B, C, etc.), and Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.). Also include:
1.Your full name
2.Your thesis statement at the top, between your name and the start of your outline
3.Estimated page ranges for each major section (I, II, III, etc.)
4.In-text citations for specific information
5.References at the end, with complete bibliographic information for all sources cited in the outline