The topic of the research paper for this class is Leadership and Motivation Theories. Your paper should flow smoothly throughout, that is an introduction, a body with different sub-headings and sections, and a conclusion. I like to see papers broken up into different paragraphs and sub-headings. This makes papers much easier to read and more enjoyable for sure. Your paper will begin with a foundation. The first portion of your paper should discuss the basics of criminal justice. The structure of criminal justice agencies, the setup of agencies, rank and structure, their environment and basic structure. Once you establish and explain that, the reader should be able to build from that foundation and dive into your main points of discussion.
Next your paper should discuss IN DETAIL, the three main theories of leadership in criminal justice. You are not to simply list and briefly discuss, you are to outline in detail each of these theories that your text discusses. Next your paper will discuss the three theories of motivation that your book discusses.
Again, this should be detailed. The focus and bulk of your research paper should be the three leadership theories and the three motivation theories. Next I would like you to discuss Maslow’s Needs of Hierarchy. Touch on each of the needs that Maslow includes in his hierarchy. Finally, I would like for you to discuss the importance of having a good leader and motivator as a supervisor in an agency and in any organization. Talk about some of the traits, characteristics, experience that you feel a leader should possess.
Discuss some of the negative effects of a bad or toxic leader and also discuss a few effects of a good leader. Remember we discussed a leader vs a manager. A good paper has an introduction clearly establishing what will be discussed in your paper, a body with several sections, and a good conclusion. Your paper should be between 7 pages NOT INCLUDING COVER AND REFERENCE PAGES.
Your paper should have a minimum of 5 references properly cited. Your paper will also have a cover page. Put some effort into your cover page, it goes a long way. All papers will be run through a plagiarism checker. If I receive papers with more than 10% plagiarism, I will begin to deduct points depending on the percentage. It is the responsibility of the student to find a plagiarism checker and check your paper with the checker. Your paper must be written in the following format: 1. APA Format 2. 12 inch font 3. Times New Roman 4. 1 inch borders all around 5. Double spaced 6. Microsoft Word Documents only 7. Cover Page & Reference Page.