Assignment 4: Data Collection

Due Week 6 and worth 120 points

Considering your chosen topic, prepare a one (1) page paper in which you:

  1. Discuss what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem.
  2. Include at least two (2) sources of data (charts, data, statistics, etc.)
  3. Discuss how each data source is relevant to the problem.
  4. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Consider personnel and stakeholders and how they influence decision making.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics.
  • Points: 120 Assignment 4: Data Collection
    Criteria  

    Unacceptable

    Below 60% F

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    60-69% D

     

    Fair

    70-79% C

     

    Proficient

    80-89% B

     

    Exemplary

    90-100% A

    1. Discuss what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem.

    Weight: 30%

    Did not submit or incompletely discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. Insufficiently discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem.  Partially discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. Satisfactorily discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem. Thoroughly discussed what data you have collected or researched to indicate there is a problem.
    2. Include at least two (2) sources of data (charts, data, statistics, etc.)

    Weight: 25%

    No sources of data provided

    .

    Does not meet the required number of sources of data. Included one (1) source of data such as charts, historical statistical comparisons, etc. Included two (2) sources of data such as charts, historical statistical comparisons, etc. Included more than two (2) sources of data such as charts, historical statistical comparisons, etc.
    3. Discuss how each source of data is relevant to the problem.

     

    Weight: 30%

    Did not submit or incompletely discussed how each source of data is relevant to the problem. Insufficiently discussed how each source of data is relevant to the problem.  Partially discussed how each source of data is relevant to the problem. Satisfactorily discussed how each source of data is relevant to the problem. Thoroughly discussed how each source of data is relevant to the problem.
    4. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note:  Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

    Weight: 5%

    No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
    5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

    Weight: 10%

    More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present
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