Posted: September 16th, 2022

CJ 500 3-2 Milestone One: Submit Selection of Contemporary Criminal Justice Issue

 The topic selected for the Final Project is inappropriate or inordinate utilization of force.  

Introduction A. Describe the criminal justice issue you have selected. Specifically, how is this an issue in the field of criminal justice, what is the general impact of the issue on society, and why does the problem need to be addressed? B. Describe the evolution of the selected issue throughout history, providing specific examples. In other words, how did this become an issue? What factors have caused the issue to evolve? For example, a regulation may have been created in the past to address an issue, but the regulation is now irrelevant. C. Describe the evolution of the historical perception of this issue, identifying key events and factors that influenced public perception. For example, did the public always view the topic as an issue? How has technology impacted public perception? Guidelines for Submission: Your submission should include reference to recent peer-reviewed articles, be 1 to 2 pages in length (in addition to title and reference pages) and should use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Use APA style to cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.

CJ 500 Milestone One G uidelines and

Rubric

Overview: For this assignment, you will select a contemporary issue that is negatively impacting the delivery of criminal justice—one that will be the focus of

your final case analysis and recommendation brief. Although you may choose your own topic, you may not choose public policy. In this draft, you will
demonstrate your understanding of the issue and its history, evolution, and development. You will need to focus on past and future criminological theories and
policies behind the issue. Given your analysis of the issue, discuss the impact on society and what problems need to be addressed to remedy the negative
ramifications.

Prompt: Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Introduction
A. Describe the criminal justice issue you have selected. Specifically, how is this an issue in the field of criminal justice, what is the general impact of

the issue on society, and why does the problem need to be addressed?
B. Describe the evolution of the selected issue throughout history, providing specific examples. In other words, how did this become an issue?

What factors have caused the issue to evolve? For example, a regulation may have been created in the past to address an issue, but the
regulation is now irrelevant.

C. Describe the evolution of the historical perception of this issue, identifying key events and factors that influenced public perception. For
example, did the public always view the topic as an issue? How has technology impacted public perception?

Guidelines for Submission: Your submission should include reference to recent peer-reviewed articles, be 1 to 2 pages in length (in addition to title and reference
pages) and should use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Use APA style to cite your sources within the text of your paper
and on the reference page.

Refer to the Criminal Justice Library Tips document for assistance in finding and citing outside sources.

Please note that the grading rubric for this milestone submission is not identical to that of the final project. The Final Project Rubric will include an additional
“Exemplary” category that provides guidance as to how you can go above and beyond “Proficient” in your final submission.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

http://snhu-media.snhu.edu/files/course_repository/graduate/cj/cj500/cj500_criminal_justice_library_tips

Rubric

Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (80%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Issue Introduction Describes the criminal justice issue,
providing specifics around how it is an
issue in the field, its general impact on
society, and why the problem needs to be
addressed

Describes the criminal justice issue,
describing how it is an issue in the field,
its general impact on society, and why
the problem needs to be addressed, but
with gaps in detail, specificity, or
accuracy

Does not describe the criminal justice issue

30

Evolution of the Issue Describes the evolution of the selected
issue throughout history, providing specific
examples

Describes the evolution of the selected
issue throughout history, but with gaps
in examples, detail, or accuracy

Does not describe the evolution of the
selected issue throughout history

30

Evolution of Perception Describes the evolution of historical
perception of the issue, identifying key
events and factors that influenced the
public perception

Describes the evolution of historical
perception of the issue, but with gaps in
identification of key events and factors
that influenced the public perception,
detail, or accuracy

Does not describe the evolution of
historical perception of the issue

30

Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to
citations, grammar, spelling, or syntax

Submission has major errors related to
citations, grammar, spelling, or syntax
that negatively impact readability and
articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to
citations, grammar, spelling, or syntax that
prevent understanding of ideas

10

Total 100%

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