Identifying the Challenge

Identifying the Challenge

Due Week 3 and worth 120 points

For your senior project, choose one of the following major criminal
justice areas: law enforcement, prisons/corrections, the courts,
Homeland Security, private security, or emergency management. This
component will serve as the area for which your senior project will be
based.

Next, identify a challenge or area of improvement within your chosen
area. (For example, one may choose corrections as the topic area and
violence in prisons as the problem). Over the weeks of this course, you
will progressively research, learn about, write and present on a
solution to the challenge or area of improvement from both a tactical
and administrative perspective. Receive approval from your professor on
your chosen topic. Additional project expectations are described in week
8.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you address the following:

  1. Outline
    the context of the problem or challenge, including the history and any
    policy decisions that have contributed to the situation.
  2. Why is it important that the problem be addressed?
  3. Who is impacted internally and externally?
  4. Why do you feel the problem hasnt already been solved?
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.