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May 7th, 2014
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The Reflective Paper should demonstrate understanding of the reading materials, as well as, new materials discussed and researched throughout the course. The eight to ten page paper should integrate readings, discussions, and prior work and life experiences. It may include explanations and examples from previous experience, as well as implications for future application.

The Reflective Paper must focus on three of the major topics of discussion listed and identified throughout the course. Identify the impact these topics can have on the administration of the law enforcement organization. The topics for a summary include the following which are identified in subject order:

  • Police and Administration
  • Community Policing
  • New Information Technologies
  • Intelligence-Led Policing
  • Homeland Security
  • Politics and Police Administration
  • Traditional Organizational Theory
  • Organizational Structure and Community Policing
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Leadership Styles
  • Planning and Decision Making
  • Organizational Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Investigations and Discipline
  • Labor Relations
  • Budget Formats
  • Stress in Law Enforcement
  • Liability Regarding Deadly Force and Pursuits
  • Administrative Discipline and Due Process
  • Organizational Change and the Future

The Reflective Paper must identify the main issues within the selected areas of reference, depict the learning that has occurred throughout the course, and relate specific, current, and/or relevant experiences from your past or current workplace and/or organization that demonstrate applicable learning and understanding. The emphasis of the Paper should be the expression of gained knowledge and learning.

Writing the Reflective Paper
The Reflective Paper:

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. Total Possible Score: 25.00

Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.

Proficient - Paper is logically organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One of these requires improvement.

Basic - Paper is organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One or more of the introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require improvement.

Below Expectations - Paper is loosely organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. The introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require much improvement.

Non-Performance - The introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Topic 1: Discusses Impact on Administration of the Law Enforcement Organization

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Specific examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion demonstrates applicable learning and sound understanding.

Proficient - Provides a discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Specific examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion demonstrates applicable learning and understanding but may need further development.

Basic - Provides a limited discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Some examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion may not clearly demonstrate applicable learning and understanding or is slightly underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provides a discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization; however, the discussion is missing examples from the course, relevant personal experiences, and/ or does not clearly demonstrate applicable learning and understanding.

Non-Performance - The discussion of the impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Topic 2: Discusses Impact on Administration of the Law Enforcement Organization

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Specific examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion demonstrates applicable learning and sound understanding.

Proficient - Provides a discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Specific examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion demonstrates applicable learning and understanding but may need further development.

Basic - Provides a limited discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Some examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion may not clearly demonstrate applicable learning and understanding or is slightly underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provides a discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization; however, the discussion is missing examples from the course, relevant personal experiences, and/ or does not clearly demonstrate applicable learning and understanding.

Non-Performance - The discussion of the impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Topic 3: Discusses Impact on Administration of the Law Enforcement Organization

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Specific examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion demonstrates applicable learning and sound understanding.

Proficient - Provides a discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Specific examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion demonstrates applicable learning and understanding but may need further development.

Basic - Provides a limited discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization. Some examples from the course and relevant personal experiences support the discussion of the topic. The discussion may not clearly demonstrate applicable learning and understanding or is slightly underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provides a discussion of the topic’s impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization; however, the discussion is missing examples from the course, relevant personal experiences, and/ or does not clearly demonstrate applicable learning and understanding.

Non-Performance - The discussion of the impact on the administration of the law enforcement organization is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Incorporates Draft Feedback in the Development of the final Paper

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Incorporates Draft Feedback in the Development of the final Paper

Proficient - Incorporates Draft Feedback in the Development of the final Paper

Basic - Somewhat used the draft feedback in the development of the final paper.

Below Expectations - Minimal use of the draft feedback in the development of the final paper.

Non-Performance - The incorporation of draft feedback in the development of the final paper is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Context and Purpose for Writing

Total: 0.63

Distinguished - Demonstrates methodical application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is evident and easy to understand. Summaries, quotes, and/or paraphrases fit naturally into the sentences and paragraphs. Paper flows smoothly.

Proficient - Demonstrates sufficient application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is, for the most part, clear and easy to understand. There are some problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper flows somewhat smoothly.

Basic - Demonstrates a limited understanding of organization and presentation of content in written work. The purpose of the writing is somewhat evident, but may not be integrated throughout the assignment. There are many problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly in all sections.

Below Expectations - Organization and presentation of content is extremely limited. The purpose of the writing is unclear. There is little or no blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly when read.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues Involving Gained Knowledge and Experiences

Total: 0.63

Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient - Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic - Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations - Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Integrative Learning: Connections to Experience related to Course Materials

Total: 0.62

Distinguished - Creates meaningful correlations among experiences outside of the classroom to deepen understanding of field of study and to broaden own viewpoints.

Proficient - Compares life experiences and academic knowledge to distinguish differences and similarities while acknowledging perspectives other than own.

Basic - Recognizes correlation between life experiences, academic texts, and ideas perceived as similar and related to own interests.

Below Expectations - Briefly comments about connections between life experiences and academic texts.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Reading: Related to Text and Materials

Total: 0.62

Distinguished - Analyzes texts for scholarly significance and pertinence within and across the various disciplines, assessing them according to their contributions and consequences.

Proficient - Utilizes texts in the context of scholarship to expand a foundation of disciplinary knowledge and to raise and discover significant inquiries.

Basic - Employs texts with the intent and expectation of increasing knowledge.

Below Expectations - Approaches texts only within the context of assignment.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.63

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.63

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.62

Distinguished - The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient - The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Basic - The paper meets over half of the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Below Expectations - A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Resource Requirement

Total: 0.62

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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