Use this assignment area to submit a rough draft of your final paper. You will receive feedback for this draft. This is required but ungraded.
- The student will develop a five-page research paper (excluding title page, reference page, and any applicable attachments) that addresses a single component of the corrections subsystem (e.g., jails and prisons, probation/parole/community corrections, OR juvenile corrections).
- From the focused perspective of a subsystem, develop a theme or hypothesis concerning the area (i.e., overcrowding in prisons, the effectiveness of reentry programs, or alternatives to juvenile incarceration, etc. – Note these are just examples – you can develop a topic and subtopic area in corrections that interests you) and form the research around this subtopic.
- The student is expected to use at least 10 scholarly sources for this paper.
- The paper should critically analyze the theoretical and applied nature of the issues and develop evidence-based conclusions on the accuracy and effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of those theories in modern society.