Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Description Project Objectives: The purpose of this project is to give you the opportunity to • Research law enforcement policies • Relate law enforcement policies to crime rates • Relate law enforcement policies to criminological theory • Demonstrate your research and writing skills Research and write a minimum 3-4 page essay on the following subject: During the 1990s, New York City adopted a method of policing based on the broken windows theory, and crime subsequently decreased. Research and answer the following questions in your essay: • What’s the broken windows theory of policing? • How did the New York Police Department implement their new theory of policing? • How has the number of stops in New York City changed over the past couple of decades? • What are the civil rights issues raised by New York City’s method of policing? Specifications 1 Create a title page with the following information: a Course number and title (COR203 Criminology) b Your name c Date 2 Write an essay of at least 3-4 pages answering all of the questions. 3 The essay should be double-spaced, with left and right margins of 1 to 1.25 inches, flush left and ragged right. Use a plain, 12-point font. 4 Incorporate and properly reference the sources of information. To cite your sources, please follow this procedure: a Use in-text citations to indicate references to information from outside sources. Include the author’s name and the relevant page number(s) in parentheses. b Here’s an example: Human beings have been described as “symbol-using animals” (Burke 3). c At the end of your paper, include a Works Cited page, listing all of the sources you’ve consulted. Use either MLA or APA format for this page. 5 Be sure to answer all of the questions in essay form. Format The paper is double-spaced and typed in font size 12. It includes your: • Course number and title (COR203 Criminology) • Your name • Date
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