Project 1: Research an Issue in Corrections (15 points)
To research a specific issue in the field of correctional management
To critically analyze journal articles that reflect current or recent perspectives on that issue
Using library resources, find two (2) journal articles relating to one single particular issue in correctional management. (The designated topics are listed below.)
The UMUC Library is an excellent source for journal articles.
See RESOURCES-> Library on the classroom tool bar, or
See CONTENT-> Guide to Criminal Justice Resources
Critique the quality of each article.
Based upon the methodology of the study conducted, do you think the results are reliable and valid?
Summarize the main points of both articles and then compare those main points. Do the articles reach the same conclusion?
Analyze the articles and determine whether you believe that the conclusion(s) of the articles agree with your perception of the correctional management issue. Explain the basis for your conclusion.
Topics: (Spring 2016)
Overcrowding in prisons and jails
Mental Health Services
Sex Offender programs
Paper should be a minimum of three, maximum of 5 pages in APA format
Narrative pages: Double space, 12 pt. font, 1” margins
Use APA format for all in-text and reference page citations
Include reference page using APA format guidelines (not included in word count)
NOTE: All sources materials cited on the reference page must have a corresponding in-text citation in the narrative of the paper