CRJ 201 Week 5 Assignment Final Paper – Building a More Just Society

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Focus of the Final Paper

The purpose of the Final Paper is for students to pick a branch of the criminal justice system and then answer, for the role of a specific professional, the branch of the criminal justice system, and the criminal justice system at large, how they can use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Example: if the student chooses law enforcement and the issue is profiling citizens to investigate potential crime, the students will research, analyze, and propose how a law enforcement officer, law enforcement agencies, and the criminal justice system at large can each use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Choose one of the three main branches of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the judiciary, or corrections. Your paper should address areas I, II, and III in the body of your paper.

Part I:

  1. If you chose law enforcement: Law enforcement professionals must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical and constitutional manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards of law enforcement professionals. Explain how law enforcement professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which law enforcement professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.
  2. If you chose the judiciary: Professionals in the judiciary, including prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges, must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards judiciary professionals. Explain how judiciary professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which judiciary professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.
  3. If you chose corrections: Corrections professionals must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical and constitutional manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards of corrections professionals. Explain how corrections professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which corrections professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Part II:

  1. If you chose law enforcement: Explain why people commit crimes and explain how law enforcement professionals use criminal theory in their practice.
  2. If you chose the judiciary: Explain why people commit crimes and explain how judiciary professionals use criminal theory in their practice.
  3. If you chose corrections: Explain why people commit crimes and explain how corrections professionals use criminal theory in their practice.

Part III:

  1. If you chose law enforcement: Identify and explain the three main issues that face law enforcement professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.
  2. If you chose the judiciary: Identify and explain the three main issues that face judiciary professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.
  3. If you chose corrections: Identify and explain the three main issues that face corrections professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.

The paper must be six to eight pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources (at least three of which must be found in the Ashford University Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
  3. Title of paper
  4. Student’s name
  5. Course name and number
  6. Instructor’s name
  7. Date submitted
  8. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  9. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  10. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  11. Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library.
  12. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  13. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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