Each student will be required to complete the term project which is an 8-10 page APA Style paper. Your paper should have at least 8 full (not partial) pages of substance not counting the cover and reference pages. Please be sure that your paper is a Word Document (.doc) uploaded to the assignment section as an attachment. Students will be required to use at least six (6) scholarly – peer reviewed- sources. Students have access to peer reviewed sources through the APUS library. This is the absolute minimum and additional resources are encouraged to improve your work and possibly impact your grade.
The paper is due on Sunday at the end of Week 8, one week before the end of the course, to allow sufficient time for review, comments, and grading.
Students are required to follow APA Style guidelines. Guidance is provided in the classroom.
The writing rubric (see below) will be used to grade your work. Please make sure that you are using the writing rubric as a checklist for all your academic writing in this class and throughout your educational experience at AMU.
Your assigned paper –
Intelligence Analysis: This course component requires that you write a paper that expands upon the information provided and discussed in the course on organized crime-related intelligence, domestic terrorism-related intelligence, or intelligence-led policing. Please select one component and detail the history, current intelligence related methods, and emerging intelligence methods. This paper will include the insights from where intelligence first began to where intelligence gathering and analysis is headed.
Critically assess academic literature on the subject. I am looking for critical thinking and a clear indication that you have a grasp of the literature.
Do not include numerous or long quotes in your work. I want to see your critical thinking skills on display and not a string of quotes written by published authors. Your analysis is what is needed for a successful paper. As a general rule no more than 5% of an academic paper should be quoted material.
At this point in your educational journey you should have solid substance and proper academic formatting in your college level writing assignments. Students will be graded on both so make sure you turn in your best work.
Do not wait to the last minute to research, write drafts, format, and edit. Proper time management is required to turn in a quality paper that highlights your criminal justice writing.
This is a major assignment so follow the instructions carefully.