Select a criminal justice policy to research and assess for your course project. Define and discuss the project topic you selected briefly but precisely in a 200-word essay. Generally, you want to explore the policy, why it was developed, how it addresses a criminal justice issue, how effective it has been, and the social changes it seeks to bring about. Please include a working title.
Conclude this assignment with an annotated bibliography of five peer-reviewed journal articles related to your topic. It is not necessary to read beyond the titles and abstracts of articles for this assignment. Summarize each source and suggest how the article might relate to your topic in 50 to 75 words for each annotation.
Specifically, you must ensure that your concept essay and annotated bibliography:
- Identifies the criminal justice policy or program targeted for societal change within the United States that you selected for your project.
- Identifies scholarly materials that inform the discussion of the selected criminal justice policy or program.
Please make sure that you have complied with assignment instructions, including proper APA formatting requirements for the citations and the references. Your writing should also comply with Capella University standards for graduate work.
Submit your Concept Paper and Annotated Bibliography in the assignment area.