Perception Research Analysis

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Start by brainstorming some perceptions you may have of justice professionals or the criminal justice system. For example, you might believe that, “youth are more likely to vandalize property” or, “more crime is committed in heavily populated areas.”
Some other topics you could use are:
“Police can avoid criminal/traffic offences”
“Police officers must be a certain stature (size) to be successful”
“Military police are not ‘real’ police”
“Police are uneducated”
“First responders are unaffected by their experiences”
These would be considered your (other people’s) beliefs, viewpoints, or perceptions. Once you have a few perceptions listed, pick one you would like to write about. If you need assistance finding a “perception,” review your Introduction to Criminal Justice textbook (Criminal Justice in Canada by Goff) for ideas or search “police” or “police in Canada” to review some of the perceptions conveyed by the media.
Next, you need to find at least three relevant, current, and applicable sources to support your belief statement (and that have published in the past 10 years). One reference must be from a peer-reviewed source. You can use reliable websites as resources; however, please do NOT use Wikipedia or other websites that can be modified by users. Use the resources available through the Buchanan Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., including its online support function called “Chat with Us” in the bottom right corner of the window.
Some of the publications, available through the library that might contain appropriate resources (and even ideas for topics) for this assignment include the following journals:
Blueline Magazine (any editions in the last 5 years)
Policing Today (up to 2010)
Corrections Today (current)
Law Enforcement Technology (current)
Campus Crime (current)
Trends in Organized Crime (to 2013)
Crime & Delinquency (current)
Then, write a research analysis (a shorter version of a research paper) about your selected topic in 5-7 pages (including the title and reference pages, so at least 4-5 pages of actual text; any shorter submissions will be deducted for content). Keep in mind this paper started with a perception you have (or others have/have had), but the analysis is to be written in the third person (so, no “I, we, our, your, yours, me, my”) and demonstrate your perspective by discussing the findings from your research. Many writers struggle with expressing a belief without using “I” statements. However, strong research papers can convey the author’s belief through supportive research, while staying in the third person throughout. Essentially, this is what you will be doing on many of your justice reports (confirming a belief with evidence).
Make sure to address the following in your analysis:
What perception/belief is being addressed?
Develop a thesis statement (one sentence in length) for your analysis that outlines what will be discussed (must be persuasive). Hint: this should be a multi-part thesis outlining your three main arguments in favour of your stance.
Write three sections (each with a specific argument), which clearly indicate the stance taken (without using first person pronouns, like “I, me, my” or second person pronouns, like “you, your, yours”) and are supported by the research you have conducted. Indirect quotations to the content from the article are expected throughout. In other words, summarize and paraphrase your research and cite the source (author’s last name, year of publication). A paper with no citations is not a research paper and will receive a zero. Remember, you need to cite any concepts, which come from your research, directly after the sentence in which the information has been cited. Many writers make the mistake of citing sources at the end of a paragraph or page, and this does not meet the APA standards.
A maximum of one direct quotation may also be used (that is less than 40 words). A paper with a 20% (or greater) match rate on TurnItIn.com should have fewer direct quotes (summarize/paraphrase more). All quotations must be cited according to APA citation standards. For a direct quote, this includes: (author’s last name, year, p. #).
Include a conclusion that summarizes what has been covered in the article analysis.
Ensure you include:
A School of Justice Studies three-point title pagePreview the document
4-5 full pages of text (double-spaced, indented paragraphs, no spaces before/after headings or titles); this does NOT include title page or reference page.
Headings (no heading is required on the introduction as APA standards assume the first paragraph is your introduction. Make sure your headings following the APA standards for formatting headings (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.)
A title for your analysis (that is unique and reflects the content of the analysis)
A reference page (citing all sources discussed within the research analysis)
Rubric
Format and Presentation (Title page, reference page, margins, 12 pt. font, double spaced, headings, numbered pages and titled)
Excellent – Meets or exceeds all required criteria.
10 pts
Very Good – Meets most required criteria. One criterion may have deficiencies.
8 pts
Good – Meets most required criteria. One or more criteria may have deficiencies.
6 pts
Poor – Some criteria were partially met.
4 pts
Insufficient – Although content may exist, criteria were not met.
2 pts
No Points – No criteria were met in this section.
0 pts
10 pts
Research (Resources are all properly cited according to APA conventions; published in the past 10 years, 1 was peer reviewed)
Excellent – Meets or exceeds all required criteria.
20 pts
Very Good – Meets most required criteria. One criterion may have deficiencies.
16 pts
Good – Meets most required criteria. One or more criteria may have deficiencies.
12 pts
Poor – Some criteria were partially met.
8 pts
Insufficient – Although content may exist, criteria were not met.
4 pts
No Points – No criteria were met in this section.
0 pts
20 pts
Content (Strong introduction, persuasive thesis statement, valid conclusion, clear analysis, strong summary, concise and organized)
Excellent – Meets or exceeds all required criteria.
40 pts
Very Good – Meets most required criteria. One criterion may have deficiencies.
32 pts
Good – Meets most required criteria. One or more criteria may have deficiencies.
24 pts
Poor – Some criteria were partially met.
16 pts
Insufficient – Although content may exist, criteria were not met.
8 pts
No Points – No criteria were met in this section.
0 pts
40 pts
Writing Technique (Spelling, grammar, mechanics, style, full sentences, and proper punctuation)
Excellent – Meets or exceeds all required criteria.
30 pts
Very Good – Meets most required criteria. One criterion may have deficiencies.
24 pts
Good – Meets most required criteria. One or more criteria may have deficiencies.
18 pts
Poor – Some criteria were partially met.
12 pts
Insufficient – Although content may exist, criteria were not met.
6 pts
No Points – No criteria were met in this section.
0 pts
30 pts

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