Should a Degree be Mandatory for Police Recruits? A topic focused on a specific aspect of Equity, Diversion, Equality (EDI) as it relates to law enforcement and this course. Keep in mind, EDI is far more than simply a discussion on race. Potential EDI areas for consideration can in part include issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation. Also gender identity, national origin, tribe, casts, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles, etc.
This topic allows a wide variety of potential topics and in turn is in support of all 5 COs). All EDI base-d topics within this category are pre-approve-d so long as it relates to law enforcement and this course. However, if unsure if your topic can work please post it in the Question Tab of the Forums for instructor approval.
The final project will include a minimum of 15-17 pages of content in the body of the paper (you may go longer but not shorter in length). This 15-17 pages does not count, i.e. it excludes the cover page, abstract, table of contents, any and all quotes. Also images, charts, pictures, and reference section. Hence, the completed paper will be longer than 15 pages. Hence is expecte-d to range anywhere from 18-21 pages depending on how many quotes. if images are include-d, # of references, etc.
All quotes, minus those 40 or more words which will be indente-d and single space-d. Thus to clearly show they are quotes, must be encapsulate-d in quotation marks. Likewise, all papers must be 100% original work to this class. The discovery of past work being used will be treated as cheating. Therefore is the case for plagiarism, will as a minimum will result in a 0 for the paper.
Papers will be graded base-d on the below Criminal Justice Formal Written Paper Rubric.
However, the rubric aside, papers that fall short of minimum length will have a max point award related to the % of the paper they actually submit. For example the max possible for a paper that is 50% short of the minimum length will be 50%.
The paper is to be double spaced (do not add extra space beyond double spacing), with 1″ margins all around, Times New Roman, 12 pitch; no other style or pitch is to be used in the paper. Students who opt to utilize larger fonts, or add extra spacing beyond regular double spacing, and or put in margins larger than 1″ all around will as a minimum see an automatic full letter grade deduction