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Appendix A Final Project Overview and Timeline
Final Project Overview
The final project for CJS 200 is comprehensive, designed to outline the procedural steps of the criminal justice system. In this you incorporate your foundational knowledge, resulting from completion of discussion questions, CheckPoints, and assignments, all into a Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation. The scope of this presentation leads you through the elements of crime, police, courts, sentences and punishments, correctional facilities, and community involvement. Your Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation needs to be 12 to 15 slides and include detailed speaker’s notes. Cite at least two references to support your statistical findings, formatted according to APA guidelines.
Final Project Timeline
You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, some CheckPoints, assignments, and discussion questions in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to complete your project successfully.
Suggested in Week One: Read the Final Project Overview and Timeline in Appendix A.
Review the definition of crime you stated for the first discussion question.
Suggested in Week Two: Begin researching crime trends in your area or state. Select a
crime trend and begin to chart its statistical information. Research a police department Web site and/or contact a police department directly for help with this information.
Suggested in Week Four: Begin researching the role and the responsibility of the police
after a crime has been committed.
Suggested in Week Five: Research the courts in your area or state. Select one to
reference. Begin researching those who work in the courts by identifying their roles and describing their responsibilities.
Suggested in Week Six: Review the purpose of sentencing and the factors of
Suggested in Week Seven: Begin researching the correctional facilities in your area or
state. Research the type of security (maximum or minimum), the designs, whether they are private or public, their population statistics, and their statistical crime data.
Suggested in Week Eight: Begin researching community-based programs in your area or
state. Identify their purpose and functions.
CJS 200 . Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.