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Research Paper assignment Instructions

Overview

This
assignment will provide you the opportunity to prepare an academically rigorous
research paper grounded as a leadership training and development program for
Soma City Police Department. This assignment will provide you with the
opportunity to reflect upon the leadership traits you have learned about
throughout the course and to share how they can be applied to improve the
leadership and morale of the Soma-Pseudo City Police Department.

 

Instructions

 

This
assignment will build upon several assumptions.  You are a new command
level officer in a mid-sized local police agency, Soma-Pseudo City Police
Department (Pseudonym) brought on board by a new Chief of Police.  You and
the Chief previously worked at another very innovative police agency.  The
Chief of Police was hired by Soma City upon the dismissal of the previous
chief, Jeffrey Cox.

It
appears morale was low throughout the department and that much of the low
morale was associated with leadership failure and leadership deficiencies. The
Chief knows you are taking CJUS 730 – Advanced Criminal Justice Leadership for
class and wants to rely upon your expertise to create a dynamic leadership
training program for Soma City Police Department.  The program may be a
holistic program that incorporates broad based – broad audience leadership
training (every leader in the department) or your program may address one
specific audience within the department.

The Chief
wants the program grounded in solid research that you have learned in your
class. The Chief said you may use the research paper in class as your proposal
to the chief. The Chief realizes that your proposal will look like an APA
academic paper with numerous references and that is okay

The paper should
have definitive links to solid leadership research, be relevant to police
agency leadership training, and be usable as a leadership training and
development proposal. Do not submit a reiteration of the IACP Leadership in
Police Organizations training or the associated West Point Leadership training
programs – most of your professors are well familiar with these programs.

You must
incorporate a Christian Worldview section in your paper. This paper must
reflect graduate level research and writing style.  Please reference the
Research Paper Rubric when creating your research paper.

 

·       The length of the assignment is required to be 15 to 18 pages.

o  
The page count does not include the title
page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material.

·       This assignment is
required to be in current APA format.

·       The minimum number
of citations required for this assignment is 15-20 citations.

·       Acceptable sources
are required to be recent, relevant, and academic
(peer review journals preferred and professional journal allowed if
used judiciously) sources with at least 1 source being the Holy Bible and no
more than 4 books. You may use .gov sources if the writing is
academic in nature (authored works). 

 

Note: Your
assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.