Identifying the Challenge

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Assignment 1: Identifying the Challenge

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.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain how historical analysis informs the context of policy or situations.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics.

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School: UT Austin

Hi, Find attached the completed paper for your review.Let me know if you need anything edited or changed.Looking forward to working with you again in the futureThank you.
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Running head: PRISONS/CORRECTIONS

Overcrowding in Prisons
Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Course Title
Date

PRISONS/CORRECTIONS

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Prison Overcrowding

Overcrowding in prisons is a chronic problem for many countries. Over 9 Million
people in the world are prisoners most of them being held in over-burdened prison
facilities. Even though statistics vary from country to country, even developed ones such
as United States and England have recidivism rates as high as fifty to sixty percent
(Cavadino & Dignan, 2006). It is evident that there are various policies that have
contributed to this condition.
Issuing of longer sentences by France has resulted in overpopulation of its prisons
(Cavadino & Dignan, 2006). In countries such as the U.S in the 1960’s, politicians and
policy experts campaigned on being “tough on crime”, which encouraged prison
sentences and elimination of people parole abandoning rehabilitation (Cavadino &
Dignan, 2006).
Increased number of people in p...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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