Final Project – Crime Prevention

Final Project – Crime Prevention

Order Description
Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Final Project
Crime Prevention

The purpose of the Final Project is to demonstrate your understanding of crime prevention programs and the role crime prevention plays in the overall criminal justice system. You may select a crime prevention program that addresses law enforcement, the courts, or corrections; or it may be a comprehensive program that addresses all three. The program may address the adult justice system, juvenile justice systems, or both.

For the purposes of this assignment, assume you are preparing a proposal to a city, county, or state governmental body to recommend the implementation of a crime prevention program within their jurisdiction. You need to demonstrate the value of the crime prevention program and its effectiveness in reducing crime, which in turn will reduce the overall costs to the jurisdiction and justify the additional expenditures to the community.

Your proposal must include:

A summary of the jurisdiction (i.e., city, county, or state) and the portion of the criminal justice system your proposal is designed to address.
An analysis of the current trends from three comparable cities in population size, utilizing the SARA model and the Crime Analysis Triangle. (Note: Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps, Steps 7 and 8). You will analyze the data from three similar jurisdictions and compare it to national data.
A determination of the appropriate crime prevention strategy for the jurisdiction based on this analysis.
A review of academic literature and studies on the various crime prevention programs to address the needs of the community. How does the crime prevention program address social justice issues of the community?
An analysis of the various programs showing their effectiveness in comparable jurisdictions.
A recommendation of a funding strategy for program implementation.
Your anticipated outcomes, both short and long term. How does the crime prevention program affect social justice within the community?

Writing the Final Project
The Final Project:

Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six scholarly sources, including a minimum of four from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Grading Rubric

Total Possible Score: 40.00
Summarizes the Jurisdiction and the Portion of the Criminal Justice System the Proposal Is Designed to Address

Total: 6.00
Distinguished – Clearly and thoroughly summarizes the jurisdiction and the portion of the criminal justice system the proposal is designed to address.
Proficient – Summarizes the jurisdiction and the portion of the criminal justice system the proposal is designed to address. The summary is slightly unclear or missing minor details.
Basic – Minimally summarizes the jurisdiction and the portion of the criminal justice system the proposal is designed to address. The summary is unclear and/or missing relevant details.
Below Expectations – Attempts to summarize the jurisdiction and the portion of the criminal justice system the proposal is designed to address; however, the summary is entirely unclear and missing significant details.
Non-Performance – The summarization of the jurisdiction and the portion of the criminal justice system the proposal is designed to address is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Analyzes the Current Trends From Three Comparable Cities in Population Size, Utilizing the SARA Model and the Crime Analysis Triangle, the Data From the Three Similar Jurisdictions Is Compared Against National Data

Total: 6.00
Distinguished – Thoroughly and accurately analyzes the current trends from three comparable cities in population size utilizing the SARA model and the crime analysis triangle. The data from the three similar jurisdictions is compared against national data.
Proficient – Analyzes the current trends from three comparable cities in population size, utilizing the SARA model and the crime analysis triangle. The data from the three similar jurisdictions is compared against national data but minor details are missing or inaccurate.
Basic – Partially analyzes the current trends from three comparable cities in population size, utilizing the SARA model and the crime analysis triangle. The data from the three similar jurisdictions is partially compared against national data. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.
Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze the current trends from three comparable cities in population size, utilizing the SARA model and the crime analysis triangle; however, the data from the three similar jurisdictions is not compared against national data or significant details are missing and inaccurate.
Non-Performance – The analysis of the current trends from three comparable cities in population size, utilizing the SARA model and the crime analysis triangle is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Determines the Appropriate Crime Prevention Strategy for the Jurisdiction Based on the Analysis

Total: 6.00
Distinguished – Clearly and accurately determined the appropriate crime prevention strategy for the jurisdiction based on the analysis.
Proficient – Determined the appropriate crime prevention strategy for the jurisdiction based on the analysis, minor details were missing.
Basic – Partially determined the appropriate crime prevention strategy for the jurisdiction based on the analysis. Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.
Below Expectations – Attempted to determine the appropriate crime prevention strategy for the jurisdiction based on the analysis, however, the determination was not appropriate. Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.
Non-Performance – The determination of the appropriate crime prevention strategy for the jurisdiction based on the analysis is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Reviews Academic Literature and Studies on the Various Crime Prevention Programs and How the Programs Address Social Justice Issues of the Community

Total: 6.00
Distinguished – Thoroughly and accurately provides a review of academic literature and studies on the various crime prevention programs and how the programs address social justice issues on the community.
Proficient – Accurately provides a review of academic literature and studies on the various crime prevention programs and how the programs address social justice issues on the community, but minor details are missing.
Basic – Partially provides a review of academic literature and studies on the various crime prevention programs and how the programs address social justice issues on the community, but relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.
Below Expectations – Attempts to provides a review of academic literature and studies on the various crime prevention programs and how the programs address social justice issues on the community; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.
Non-Performance – The review of academic literature and studies on the various crime prevention programs and how the programs address social justice issues on the community is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Analyzes the Various Programs Showing Their Effectiveness in Comparable Jurisdictions

Total: 6.00
Distinguished – Thoroughly and accurately analyzes the various programs showing their effectiveness in comparable jurisdictions.
Proficient – Accurately analyzes the various programs showing their effectiveness in comparable jurisdictions, but minor details are missing.
Basic – Partially analyzes the various programs showing their effectiveness in comparable jurisdictions, but relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.
Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze the various programs showing their effectiveness in comparable jurisdictions, however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.
Non-Performance – The analysis of the various programs showing their effectiveness in comparable jurisdictions is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Recommends a Funding Strategy for Program Implementation

Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Clearly and appropriately recommends a funding strategy for program implementation. The recommendations are based on the analysis and conclusions.
Proficient – Recommends a funding strategy for program implementation. The recommendations are based on the analysis and conclusions but minor portions are slightly inappropriate.
Basic – Recommends a limited funding strategy for program implementation. The recommendations are somewhat based on the analysis and conclusions and/or are inappropriate.
Below Expectations – Attempts to recommend a funding strategy for program implementation;however, the recommendations are not based on the analysis or conclusions and are entirely inappropriate.
Non-Performance – The recommendations of a funding strategy for program implementation are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.
Anticipates the Long-Term and Short-Term Outcomes, and Addresses How the Crime Prevention Program Will Affect Social Justice Within the Community

Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Clearly and appropriately anticipated the long-term and short-term outcomes, and addresses how the crime prevention program will affect social justice within the community.
Proficient – Anticipates appropriate long-term and short-term outcomes and addresses how the crime prevention program will affect social justice within the community. However, minor details are missing.
Basic – Anticipates the long-term and short-term outcomes and addresses how the crime prevention program will affect social justice within the community. However, relevant details are missing and/or inappropriate.
Below Expectations – Attempts to appropriately anticipate the long-term and short-term outcomes and attempts to address how the crime prevention program will affect social justice within the community; however, significant and relevant details are missing and are inappropriate.
Non-Performance – The anticipation of the long-term and short-term outcomes and addressing how the crime prevention program will affect social justice within the community is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.50
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Evidence and Sources

Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Demonstrates consistent use of reliable, appropriate sources and/or evidence to support ideas that are situated within the discipline and genre of the writing.
Proficient – Demonstrates mostly consistent use of reliable sources that are appropriate to the discipline and genre of the writing. Sources offer some support to the ideas in the writing.
Basic – Demonstrates somewhat inconsistent use of sources that are mostly reliable to the discipline and genre of the writing. Sources offer little support to the ideas in the writing.
Below Expectations – Inconsistently utilizes sources and/or evidence that may be unrelated and offer little support to the ideas in the writing.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.