PSC 340 Spring 2021 Assignment #5
SARA Essay 15 Points – This assignment continues with Chapter 4 and the important topic of Problem Solving Policing.
Your  task will be to identify the  major crime listed on the top(there are only seven major crimes) of the attached Citywide Compstat Report which has the largest percentage% increase YTD 2021 compared to 2020.

After identifying the crime use the Problem Solving Policing method called SARA as described in Chapter 4 of our textbook to develop a plan to reduce the crime you have identified.

Your essay will be graded using the below rubric which describes a complete 15 Point  essay, if your assignment does not meet all of the requirements your grade will be reduced accordingly.

  Paragraph 1. Scan Correctly identified the  major crime and with the largest % increase and  then listed the number of actual crimes YTD 2021 and the % increase  from 2020
  Paragraph 2.  Analysis  This paragraph needs you to use your imagination to described the specific types of the problem crime and when and how the crimes are being committed,  in addition attempt to identify possible suspects. Example if your target crime is Burglary using your knowledge and imagination you would state that your burglaries involve overnight home burglaries in a residential area and go into detail of how the entries are being made.
  Paragraph 3. Response.-Described a response plan which included at least two steps to reduce the target crime and did not merely list the steps in the response plan but elaborated on them .
Paragraph 4.  Assessment Use your imagination again to determine if the plan was implemented properly and if the target crime was reduced. This assessment could be accomplished by reviewing crime reports and arrest records.

Select a criminal justice related topic and use the University of North Florida Library to find one qualitative article and one quantitative article on this topic. Ensure that these are peer-reviewed journal articles. Introduce your topic and state why it is important.  Provide APA reference information for each of the two articles (one qualitative, one quantitative). In your own words, provide a summary of the methodology, findings, and limitations of each of the two articles.  Each summary of methodology should include information such as the sample size, sampling method, description of the subjects included in the sample, where the study took place, if the study is cross-sectional or longitudinal, and how the data were collected. Generally speaking, describe the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative research.  Next, describe the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative research. Finally, if you were going to conduct your own research study on this topic, which methodological approach (qualitative or quantitative) would you choose?  Justify your response.  Your justification should take into account information such as time, resources, the population you are trying to describe, validity, generalizability, and how your study would contribute to the existing literature on this topic.

15 pages of content.  Ensure it is written in APA format 1 margins all around and 12 Times New Roman font.  Credit must be given to your sources throughout the paper and listed on the reference page.  If it is not your original thought cite, it

Here are the topics for Law Enforcement:
-Intro to Law Enforcement
-Community Oriented Policing
-Criminal Investigations

*evaluate the subject matter of the paper topic and determine how you can add a research component. 

this is the essay topic:

A suspected terrorist is arrested in connection with an imminent terror threat.  A bomb has been discovered at a local shopping center.  The timer shows that the bomb will detonate in 2 hours.  The man in custody is believed to be the bomb maker and the only person who knows how to disable/detonate the bomb.  You and your partner are police officers assigned to this case.  You both have been brought in to interrogate the suspect.  An hour passes, and you havent made any progress.  Your partner unplugs all of the recording equipment and asks you to leave the room.  Twenty minutes later the officer exits the room with the code to deactivate the bomb.  You look inside the room to find the suspect unconscious and his face covered in blood.  Your partner asks you to back up his story that the suspect became aggressive during the interrogation and that he was simply defending himself.  There is no tape to challenge your version of the events.  It would be the terrorists word against yours.  With the deativation code received, the bomb was deactivated potentially saving thousands of lives. 
QUESTIONS: Would you follow your partners instructions?  Why or why not?  Is the use of police interrogation torture ever justified for a greater good?  You should present both sides to this argument and then indicate what you ultimately believe.  Be sure to include in your answer the ethical and legal consequences of your decision.

Assignment: Leader Relationships
The Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory encourages leaders to be respectful to subordinates and to build relationships with all subordinates for a fair and equitable working environment. Transformational Leadership encourages leaders to be aware of their own behavior in their relationships with subordinates. So, together, these theories might make a big impact on how a leader and the leader’s subordinates unite as a team to create a healthy working environment.

To prepare for this Assignment, go to the LMX 7 Questionnaire and the “Sample Items from the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) Form 5X-Short” of the course text, Leadership: Theory and Practice. Take each survey and be as honest and objective as you can. Keep your scores for analysis in the Final Research Paper.

Write a 2- to 3-page paper describing your experience with the LMX 7 Questionnaire and the “Sample Items from the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) Form 5X-Short.” Analyze how your responses to both questionnaires indicate your personal leadership philosophy. Describe any questionnaire results that may have surprised you. Analyze the impact that the characteristics of the Leadership-Member Exchange Theory and Transformational Leadership might have on your personal leadership style. Explain how these characteristics might help you become a more effective leader.

Discussion: Leadership Theory
The Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory of leadership is different from the other theories and approaches you have studied so far. You have studied approaches and theories that focus on the leader. You have also studied approaches and theories that focus on the context or situation between the leader and the subordinate. LMX Theory sees leadership as a process that focuses on the interactions between leaders and subordinates.

Transformational Leadership is different again, in that it studies leaders who are able to inspire subordinates to accomplish great things. Transformational leaders are seen as leaders who create a clear and shared vision, who empower subordinates to meet high standards, develop trust, and are change agents.

For this Discussion, consider the dyadic relationship in LMX Theory. Consider any similarities between LMX Theory and Transformational Leadership.

By Day 3
1.Post your explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of the dyadic relationship in LMX Theory. 2.Explain the impact these strengths and weaknesses might have on leadership.
3.Compare LMX Theory to Transformational Leadership.
4. Explain the relationship between the characteristics of LMX Theory and Transformational Leadership. P
5. rovide an example from your experience or one from the Learning Resources that supports your response

Note: Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Assignment: Path-Goal Leadership Questionnaire
The Path-Goal Theory can be quite versatile as it offers a wide range of relationships between a leader and subordinates. A leader must determine the best style for motivating individual subordinates based on what each individual needs and the work environment. This versatility demands a level of flexibility in leader behavior. How flexible are you in your personal leadership style? To prepare for this assignment, go to the “Path-Goal Leadership Questionnaire” in your course text. Complete the exercise and be as honest and objective as you can. Keep your scores on the exercise for analysis in the Final Research Paper.

To prepare for this Assignment, go to the Path-Goal Leadership Questionnaire in your course text, Leadership: Theory and Practice. Complete the exercise and be as honest and objective as you can. Keep your scores on the exercise for analysis in the Final Research Paper

Write a 1- to 2-page paper describing your experience with the “Path-Goal Leadership Questionnaire.” Analyze how your questionnaire responses indicate your personal leadership philosophy. Describe any questionnaire results that may have surprised you. Analyze the impact that the characteristics of the Path-Goal Theory may have on your personal leadership style. Explain how the characteristics of Path-Goal Leadership might help you become a more effective leader.

By Day 7
Submit your paper.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

1. Find a video, news article or research article on a recent riot/revolution/armed conflict (the last 5 years), which happened outside of the United States.

2. Discuss the characteristics of that event and where and how it happened.

3. Reflect on possible causes of this riot/revolution/armed conflict (e.g., economic, political, cultural reasons etc.)

4. Discuss potential consequences of this riot/revolution/armed conflict for the country.

Response guidelines:

The answer must be at least 1 page double-spaced, 12p-font, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman.
Make sure you provide the reference/link you have used to discuss this event.
Cite course materials if relevant (APA style).

In July 2017 Floridians, and soon the rest of the world, became fired up with outrage when learning that a group of teens had filmed a disabled man drowning. While Jamel Dunn was fighting for his life in a lake, the teens laughed, ridiculed him and recorded the event on their smartphones for their own perverse entertainment. They displayed a marked unwillingness to help him or notify the authorities. Afterward, they posted the video on social media and went on with their lives. Dunns body wasnt found until three days later. Florida prosecutors were skimming the case for possible legal violations but ultimately decided not to press charges, as no law in Florida regulates this kind of behavior

Why do you think that no law in Florida makes the teens behavior illegal? Do you think Florida law ought to change in this regard? Why/why not.



Instructor: Noah Neaman                                  Winter Semester, 2021

Course: 3362 – 001

What is a critique?

A critique is a type of academic writing that summarizes and critically evaluates a work in this case a journal article.  Like an essay, a critique uses a formal, academic writing style and has a clear structure that includes an introduction, body and conclusion.  The body of the critique includes a summary of the article and an evaluation of it.  The purpose of an evaluation is to gauge the usefulness or impact of a work in a particular field.

How to write a critique

Before you start writing, it is important to have an understanding of the work to be critiqued by doing the following:

Study the article
Make notes on key parts of the work
Develop an understanding of the main argument/purpose being expressed in the article


Typically, the introduction is short (less than 10% of the word length) and you should:

Name the work being reviewed
Describe the main argument/purpose of the work
Have a concluding sentence that indicates what your evaluation of the work will be.  For instance, it may indicate whether it is a positive, negative, or mixed reaction.


Briefly summarize the main points .  This summary should not be the focus of the critique and is usually shorter than the critical evaluation.

Critical Evaluation

This section should give an assessment of the different elements of the work, evaluating how well the author was able to achieve the purpose through these.  Examples of key questions that could help your assessment include the following:

Is the title of the article appropriate and clear?
Is the purpose of the article made clear in the introduction?
What are the aims of the work?  Were the aims achieved?
What type of evidence does the author use to make his/her points?  Has the evidence been presented fairly?
Does the work enhance understanding of key ideas?
Are the authors statements clear?

Note:  You are not required to answer all these questions you may choose to answer the ones that you feel are relevant etc.

This evaluation is written in formal academic style and logically presented.  Group and order your ideas into paragraphs.  You may wish to discuss the strengths of the article, and then the weaknesses.  You may quote from the article and use APA style for citations.  You may cite other sources but I am not requiring this.


This is typically a very brief paragraph, which includes:

A statement indicating the overall evaluation of the work
A summary of your evaluation
In some circumstances, recommendations for improvement on the work

Reference List

Include the article and any sources you use outside the article.  You may have outside sources.  Use APA style.

Assigned Article

Hart Failure: Assessing the Mr. Big Confessions Framework Five Years later by Christopher Lutes; Manitoba Law Journal 2019

This article can be found at

This article critiques Mr. Big Operations for a number of reasons.  It is interesting yet it is fairly complex and you might find it difficult to read.  Do not get concerned if you do not understand some of the terms and concepts.  Do the best you can.  Everyone is in the same boat and I will take the difficulty of the article into consideration when I am marking.

Paper length: 6-7 pages
Paper Due:    March 19, 2021
Title Page:      I do not require a title page but you may use one if you wish.  Please ensure your name and student number are on the top of your paper (or on your title page if you have one)
This is to be written in essay style not point form (although you may use point form where appropriate)
Double spaced
Papers must be submitted to Blackboard
Worth 20% of overall mark