method of communication Due Date: 11:59 pm EST, Sunday of Unit 1 Points: 100 Overview: This activity will allow you to explore, apply, and demons

method of communication Due Date: 11:59 pm EST, Sunday of Unit 1
Points: 100

Overview:

This activity will allow you to explore, apply, and demonstrate your learning about Research in
Criminal Justice. This assignment is Part 1 of 5 that you will complete over the term. Your finished
product will come together in five segments scheduled as assignments in this and coming weeks.
Your finished product will be a fully organized formal research project proposal that incorporates the
parts that make up a well-conceived research project ready for implementation.

Instructions:

For this assignment, you will prepare a paper that provides an overview of a proposal for your project.
Complete the following:

1. Identify a topic in the Criminal Justice field that will serve as the focus of your research project.
Present a rationale for your choice of a topic.

2. Present an Introduction and identify the expected outcome of the research.

3. Provide details and respond to questions posed for each of the elements or planned activities

of a research proposal presented in your textbook. Response for each element should be no
more than two (2) sentences. These segments of the proposal should include the following
elements:

a. Problem or Objective – Write 1-2 sentences of your drafted problem statement or

research objective.

b. Literature Review – Identify one scholarly resource you plan to use in your research

and provide a brief summary with 1-2 sentences.

c. Research Questions – Identify one focal point you will be focusing on in your research.

d. Subjects for Study – Detail who you will be studying and the focus of your study.

e. Measurement – What information or data will you seek and data or information you will

gather to measure your findings.

f. Data Collection Methods – How do you plan on collecting your data? Provide the

initial ideas you have for collecting your data.

g. Analysis – How will you analyze the data you collect?

CRJ355 Research in Criminal Justice

Unit 1: Part 1 – Creating a Research Project Proposal

h. References – Identify one (1) important source of information about your topic,

excluding your text.

i. Schedule and Budget – Identify the timeframe you plan to follow for your project.

(Note: schedule and budget are in reference as if someone was paying for your

research.)

Requirements:

• Submit a Word document in APA format.

o Include a title page, a running header, and page numbers
o 12-point Times New Roman font
o 1-inch margins, in-text citations, and a reference page

• Your proposal should be 1-2 pages in length, with additional Title and Reference pages.

• Use at least two (2) resources appropriately cited to support your writing.

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before you write and
again after you write. This paper will be checked for originality.

Evaluation Rubric for Research Project Proposal Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient
Needs

Improvement
Proficient Exemplary

(0-5 Points) (6-7 Points) (8 Points) (9-10 Points)

Criminal
Justice Field
Topic
Identified

Topic and/or
overview provide
limited or little
details.

Topic is
appropriate;
details or overview
are lacking.

Topic is
appropriate, some
details of an
overview
provided.

Topic is
appropriate, and
overview is
provided.

(0-11 Points) (12-15 Points) (16-17 Points) (18 Points)

Introduction
and Expected
Outcomes

Introduction or
outcomes not
addressed.

Introduction or
outcomes lack
clarity.

Introduction and
expected
outcomes are
provided but lack
details.

Introduction and
expected
outcomes fully
explained.

(0-1 Point) (2 Points) (3 Points) (4 Points)

Problem or
Objective

Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

Literature
Review

Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

Research
Questions

Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

Subjects of
Study

Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

Measurement Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

Data
Collection

Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

Analysis Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

References Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

CRITERIA Deficient
Needs

Improvement
Proficient Exemplary

Schedule and
Budget

Element is
minimally or not
addressed.

Element is
somewhat
addressed.

Element is fairly
well addressed.

Element is
thoroughly
addressed.

(0-5 Points) (6-7 Points) (8 Points) (9-10 Points)

Resources 0-1 resource 1 scholarly
resource

2 resources; one
scholarly

2 scholarly
resources

Paper Length Paper not
submitted.

Less than 1 page
or submission
exceeds page
requirement.

1-2 pages; one or
more elements not
included.

2 pages; all
elements
included.

(0-9 Points) (10-12 Points) (13 Points) (14-16 Points)

Clear and
Professional
Writing and
APA Format

Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed.

Significant errors
that do not impede
professional
presentation.

Few errors that do
not impede
professional
presentation.

Writing and format
are clear,
professional, APA
compliant, and
error-free.

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