For this final capstone project, you will combine the case studies from Units II, IV, and VI, implementing any faculty feedback, into one final project. In addition, you should add an abstract that briefly summarizes your paper and includes major findings that you discovered as a part of your analysis and a summary of your conclusions or applications.
The final project must be at least 15 pages in length, not counting the title page (one page), abstract (one page), and references page (one or more pages).
Additionally, the paper should be formatted according to APA guidelines to include a running head, page numbers, headings, and subheadings.
As a reminder, the individual components of each case study, if needed, can be found in the assignment instructions for that unit.
****Unit 2 (instructions)*****
For this assignment, you will select an article that is the intersection of research and theory. First, you will access the CSU Online Library to select an article. The article may be one of your choice; however, it must focus on a criminal justice theory, be peer-reviewed, and be published within the past 4 years in a scholarly journal.
After selecting the article, you will provide a summary and an analysis. Additionally, you will discuss how this could be applied and its possible impact.
The summary of the article should include the following components:
the research problem,
the criminal justice theory and how the article relates the theory to the problem,
an overview of relevant research that the author(s) used to make his/her/their case,
the research design and whether it was appropriate,
how the author(s) will gather the data, and
variables (such as the dependent and independent).
The critique of the article should include the following components:
findings of the article,
why the information is significant and how the research enhances our knowledge of the theory,
future directions of research as identified by the author(s),
any suggestions for future research or revisions to the article, and
how this could be applied in a city/county/state and its possible impact.
****Unit 4 (instructions)****
For this case study, you will need to visit the National Institute of Justice Programs and Practices website to select a program or practice that is rated as promising or as having no effects.
After selecting one program or practice, you should provide the information listed below.
Summarize the program/practice to include the following information:
Include the evidence rating and the reason for the specific evidence rating.
Evaluate the program or practice to include at least two specific suggestions that could improve this program/practice in order to achieve an effective rating. For this portion, you will want to utilize at least two sources from the CSU Online Library to support your suggestions. The articles must be peer-reviewed and be published within the past 5 years in a scholarly journal.
Unit 6 (instructions)
For this case study, you will review some prior terrorist attacks and select one to discuss for this assignment. You will discuss the reactions to the attack as well as the perpetrators, and you will discuss how such an attack may be prevented in the future.
To complete this case study, the tasks below must be accomplished.
Select and provide a summary of the terrorist attack. The attack may be on American soil or against American interests in another country.
Identify and describe the perpetrators.
Describe how the law enforcement community responded to the attacks to include the actions taken.
Explain how such an attack may be prevented in the future. Think about the questions below.