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I’m working on a Law exercise and need support.

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Assignment Instructions DUE 20 FEB THIS IS 25% OF MY GRADE.

Instructions

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Research Paper/Term Project:

Each student is required to complete the term project, which is an 8-10 page research paper in APA Style. The project should have 8-10 pages not counting the cover, abstract and reference page.

Assignment Instructions

AN OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS

All work should be submitted in APA 6th Edition style, which includes (if sources are used) in-line citations and a References page. No exceptions. Review the APA publication manual. APUS APA Style (pdf)

Note that references used for your research need to be peer-reviewed/scholarly journals. These journals typically have the following characteristics:

1. articles are reviewed by a panel of experts before they are accepted for publication;
2. articles are written by a scholar or specialist in the field;
3. articles report on original research or experimentation;
4. are often published by professional associations;
5. utilize terminology associated with the discipline.

Research Paper Instructions:

Choose one of the topics listed below to write an 8-10 page research paper on. (8-10 pages excluding the title page, reference list, appendices) Your paper MUST be in APA Format.

Do not include 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. 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 until the last minute to research, write, 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 please follow the instructions carefully.

1. Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that discusses one of the following 6 areas in which police departments have historically been found to be defective or deficient:

a.) a constitutional issue b.) due process, C.) civil rights, d.) use of deadly force and police brutality, e.) abuse of discretion, f.) corruption and police-community relations.

2. Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that discusses illegal drug use, illegal prostitution, and money laundering.

3. Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that compares and contrasts the problems associated with defining and determining the frequency of corporate crime in the United States.

4. Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that examines one of the various theories that explain crime.

5. Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that critiques middle-class delinquency’s relationship to gangs.

Use the APUS library to find at least five, peer-reviewed articles that cover your chosen topic from the list above. Again, you are required to use scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, in-text citations, and provide a reference page for this paper.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have submitted the assignment it is automatically run through Turnitin.com (plagiarism checker). When you submit your paper into the “assignment” area (as a word doc only) it is processed by Turnitin for plagiarism detection. The paper should not contain any direct quotes. In other words, sources used in the paper should be paraphrased, cited in proper APA format and reflect critical thinking.

In addition, it is important to note the following critical aspects for your paper that if not completed correctly could result in a 0% despite the paper’s content and other evaluation criteria as noted below:

Your paper MUST be in proper APA format

Your paper MUST utilize APPROPRIATE references

You MUST avoid any form of Plagiarism at all costs

History & Systems of psychology – (Required Book) Thought Paper

I’m working on a Psychology exercise and need support.

For this assignment you are required to write a 400 word paper on your thoughts of ONE of the topics below:

  • Critical Issues in Historical Studies p. 1 -14
  • Philosophical Issues p. 15-38
  • Ancient Psychological Thought p. 39-69
  • The Roman Period and the Middle Ages p. 69-77 (through the Fall of Rome
  • The paper MUST be about and reference this book ONLY:

King, D. B., Woody, W. D., and Viney, W. (2013). History of psychology: Ideas and context (fifth edition). New York: Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN-13: 9780205963041

APA format and any additional sources must be cited

I have attached the assignment and book title below

Counselor Biases and how they form and memory of conversation with significant adult regarding race.

I’m trying to learn for my Psychology class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

250 words for each with references

1. As therapists, we should always be aware (self-awareness) of our own biases and how they were developed. List two ways you can do a “self check” to be made aware of your thoughts and emotions towards clients who may be from a different culture.

2. First memory as a child, teenager or young adult of having a conversation with a significant adult (parent, teacher, grandparent, etc) about race?

​ Hawthorne Effect

I don’t know how to handle this Sociology question and need guidance.

Hawthorne Effect

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7RHjwmVGhs

Watch the Following Video on the Hawthorne Effect. Please also read the following questions and answer the following questions (300-350 words). Also, remember to comment on at least 2 of your classmates posts (100-150 words each). please comment on post 1 & 2

Question A & B (300-350 words)

a.) Why would subjects act differently if they knew they are being studied? What reasons or factors might account for this?

b.) Do you believe that you would behave differently if you knew you were being studied? How so?

Post 1 (please comment 100-150 words)

a.) Why would subjects act differently if they knew they are being studied? What reasons or factors might account for this?

As the studies indicated, when people were being watched while they were at work, production increased. Why would this happen? Well, you’re being watched. Just think of you doing your job when a supervisor is looking versus when a supervisor isn’t. You might check your phone, or be a little slower at your job: It’s natural. When you’re being watched (such as in the Hawthorne studies) you want to be working at optimal pace and perfection. Nobody wants to look bad in front of somebody else. I think that wanting to look good in front of whoever is conducting the studies plays a HUGE role in what subject would act differently. And the fact that they are recording what they are seeing, so you want them to be recording something good. So, changing the lights wasn’t the factor that improved productivity of workers to amazing heights, it was the sole fact that a study was being conducted that lit a fire under their butts and got them moving quick.

b.) Do you believe that you would behave differently if you knew you were being studied? How so?

I’d love to sit here and lie and say that it would be business as usual if I were being studied, but it’s natural to behave differently when you’re being watched. I know that yes, when I go into work on a normal day, I try to perform to the best of my abilities. But when I know I’m not under a microscope, I feel more relaxed. When you’re being studied, you want to look extremely productive and efficient, and in that instance when I find time to take a breath for a moment, I skip on that and find something else that I can begin to do. It all goes hand in hand with wanting to look good and for me, I feel guilty if I know a manager is near by and I am not doing everything I can to be performing at the best of my abilities. An example of this phenomenon in nursing is when you take pulse and respirations. If you tell the patient when you’re counting their breaths, they always try to change them! So, you leave that out and say you’re taking vitals, and then they don’t feel as “studied.”

Post 2 (Please comment 100-150 words)

Subjects might act different if they knew they were being studied because I believe it’s human nature to change characteristics we may feel we are being scrutinized. For instance in the medical field one of the vital signs we measure is respirations. We are Taught to never let the patient know that we are counting their respirations because it will alter their breathing rate and pattern if they know they are being counted. We see the same changes in behavior when we think we are being judged. For instance depending on where I’m going I’m going to alter the way I dress based on who is going to be see me. Some factors that might influence this would be if I am ashamed of a certain behavior or characteristic I have that I believe is going to be getting studied. For instance if I think somebody is studying my manners and I don’t think I have the best manners I am going to go out of my way to behave in a way I probably wouldn’t actually behave on a day-to-day basis. Also, if I was getting studied regarding something I don’t normally think about while I’m doing it, like my speech patterns. I am actually going to focus and pay attention on that. That’s going to alter the results of the study because that’s not something I normally consciously think about. That is why we don’t tell people we are counting their respirations. When you are studying something people do unconsciously like breathing or speaking the results would only be accurate If they didn’t know they were being studied because as soon as they consciously think about it it will alter their baseline.

I think everybody would change the way they behave if they knew they were being studied even if they were doing it subconsciously. Instinct would take over. Have you ever watched your dog on a camera when you’re not home? I think this would be amplified if it was something I was concerned I was lacking in or ashamed of. Or if I knew the study could impact me negatively if I didn’t meet a certain standard. For example at my job we have a regular hand hygiene audit. Someone does a hand hygiene study in our emergency room once a month. We are observed. I am Constantly conscious of hand hygiene in my job but if I notice the auditor I am extra diligent and washing my hands in situations I might not Like when I walk in a room with no patients in it to stock some supplies.

Developing a Problem Statement

Need help with my Law question – I’m studying for my class.

Introduction

Inductive research can be easily conducted, although it is not generally used in the criminology and criminal justice areas because it requires that one move from a specific starting point of data to a more general idea or theory to explain patterns found in the data. Deductive reasoning is more often employed in criminological research because it allows the researcher to begin with a general idea and direction of research and then deduce more specific expectations from these general ideas, which can be tested with empirical data. In either case, social research in the criminal justice context aims to make connections between theory and empirical data. This cycle of theory to data and data to theory is characterized as a “research circle” made up of inductive, deductive, and descriptive research.

In your main post:

  1. Develop a problem statement and hypothesis you could test in your current or desired criminal justice career, based on your reading of the Hernon and Schwartz article “What Is a Problem Statement?” (Attached)
  2. Identify the primary independent and dependent variables that would support your hypothesis.
  3. Explain how the inductive research process differs from the deductive research process providing examples to explore when each type of research is most appropriate.
  4. Specify whether you would use inductive or deductive research and reasoning to test your hypothesis.

Use scholarly resources

Week 2 discussion

I’m stuck on a Psychology question and need an explanation.

To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of your textbook, as well as the Parental Ethnotheories of Children’s Learning chapter in The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood, Culture and Point of View (Links to an external site.), and Independence and Interdependence in Children’s Developmental Experiences. In addition, watch Perspective: Brain Games (Season 6), Charlie Chaplin Optic Illusion (Links to an external site.), and Babies (Links to an external site.). Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.

To complete this activity,

  • Illustrate “sensation” and “perception” in individual experience from a psychological perspective, giving explicit definitions and examples.
  • Interpret the impact that different environments might have on various aspects of development including (but not limited to)
  • Nutrition and physical development
  • Childcare arrangements and social development
  • Parenting styles and emotional development
  • Educational practices and cognitive development
  • Analyze the relationship between perception and development.
    • In other words, why do we see such great variation in thoughts, feelings, and actions when biological structures are so similar?
    • What is the role of the brain?
    • What are some biological, social, and/or psychological processes that explain similarities and differences within and between persons?

To fully demonstrate content knowledge and critical thinking, the Sensation/Perception and Development discussion must

  • Appraise course concepts explicitly, applying them to your personal experiences/observations, and cite the required readings as appropriate.
  • Be thorough and specific, structuring your work intentionally (with an introductory and concluding sentence or two), providing clear context, and concisely and precisely explaining relevant course concepts.
  • Use personal examples to illustrate as appropriate, but do be sure to provide an objective analysis too, referencing required materials and using additional credible sources as needed to support your insight. For more, see Summary vs. Analysis (Links to an external site.).
  • Use your own Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post. For more, see APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).
  • Your original post should be a minimum of 300 words.

I have attached the chapters below as well as the links above

Write a think piece about Westward expansion from 1860 to 1890

I need help with a History question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.

This assignment is a “think piece,” which is an essay that requires you to interact with a subject and develop your own interpretation based on that experience. After your initial analysis of a specific topic, you should synthesize that with other outside research to support your ideas.

Specifically for this assignment we will use an interactive map of westward expansion from 1860 to 1890. You can access it at this URL: https://ksps.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/akh10.socst.ush.now.westexpans/westward-expansion-18601890/ (The interactive map will often not work with Google Chrome). Once you have the map open, click on the boxes for Major Cities, Railroad Networks, Improved Agricultural Land, and States and Territories. At the bottom of the map, you will notice the decades 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1890. Click on each of these decades in succession and you will see the ways in which the country changed. The goal of this assignment is for you to interpret, synthesize, and analyze what you are seeing on the map. You will make a well-organized argument, support that through research, and then write a conclusion for your findings.

Analysis is the process whereby the researcher separates something into its component parts. In an analytical essay, the writer examines a subject relative to its own terms, and explains the problem by studying the individual parts. In contrast, synthesis requires that the researcher examine individual unrelated parts in an effort to discover something new. A good essay will utilize both analysis and synthesis. Instead of examining the simple facts of a problem, the writer will go beyond the obvious, making connections between different pieces of evidence to discover something new.

As an example, consider a modern map of the world illustrating the growth of the internet over the last thirty years. It demonstrates the new ways in which the world is connected by facilitating the spread of ideas through instantaneous communication. Access to much of the information that once required us to physically travel to a library is now accessible through a computer at home (or a mobile phone in your pocket). Social media has also given us the ability to discuss and debate ideas, not only with our friends and family, but with people we may have never met. We all have the power to disseminate knowledge around the globe within a matter of seconds.

If you were writing a paper on this topic (this is an example only, as your paper will focus on the period from 1860 to 1890) you could analyze this larger topic by focusing on a specific aspect like use of the internet in online education. You might make the argument that the internet has enabled more non-traditional students to pursue a higher education. Your synthesis would include understanding the connections between your outside research and your argument.

This essay should be (Times New Roman, font size 12) you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Bibliographies and citations can be in MLA, or APA.

The short paper must include a cover page with your name, course number and course title, instructor’s name, and date. You must also include a bibliography at the end of your paper. While composing your paper, use proper English. Do not use abbreviations, contractions, informal language, passive voice, or first/ second person (I, you, we, our, etc). Before submitting your paper, check your grammar and use spell check. Remember, the way you talk is not the way you write a paper.

Obedience, Compliance, Conformity, and Group Think Paper

I need support with this Psychology question so I can learn better.

or this assignment visit The Stanford Prison Experiment. Read through the story and watch the videos as you reflect on the phenomenon of group think and the actions of compliance and conformity. In your paper, address the following:

  • Define obedience, compliance, conformity, and group think in your own words and provide an example for each that was not presented in your course materials.
  • Weigh in on your thoughts regarding the use of compliance techniques. What are the moral and ethical implications of using such techniques?
  • Weigh in on this question from the website: Was it ethical to do this study? Was it right to trade the suffering experienced by participants for the knowledge gained by the research?

Incorporate at least one source in your paper. Use APA Style to format your paper and to cite and reference your sources.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages long, in addition to a title page and a reference page. Refer to the rubric for more information on how your assignment will be graded.

https://www.prisonexp.org/

https://www.prisonexp.org/the-story/

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Whose Crime Scene is it, Issues with multi-agency investgations

I’m working on a Law question and need guidance to help me study.

Whose Crime Scene Is It?

Competencies Addressed in This Assignment

  • Competency 1: Articulate rules and procedures applicable to multi-agency criminal justice operations.
  • Competency 3: Assess strategies for multi-agency operations.
  • Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse populations.

Introduction

Crime is not always compartmentalized. There are instances where multiple agencies are involved in investigations. That involvement can originate from one crime, such as the Boston bombings, or from a series of crimes that crosses jurisdictions. When agencies come together, organization, delegation, and communication are critically important aspects of a procedurally correct and thorough investigation.

Instructions

Based on the Whose Crime Scene Is It? media from your studies, write a 3–4 page training proposal, citing a minimum of two academically verified references, that will address the following:

  1. Determine agency involvement, based on jurisdiction, in the criminal investigations.
  2. Figure out roles and responsibilities of the agencies, based on applicable legal parameters.
  3. Establish a multi-agency communication process for use in the investigations.

Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Resources and citations: Format according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
  • Length of paper: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page or the references page.
  • References: A minimum of two references.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Obedience, Compliance, Conformity, and Group Think Paper

I’m studying for my Psychology class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

or this assignment visit The Stanford Prison Experiment. Read through the story and watch the videos as you reflect on the phenomenon of group think and the actions of compliance and conformity. In your paper, address the following:

  • Define obedience, compliance, conformity, and group think in your own words and provide an example for each that was not presented in your course materials.
  • Weigh in on your thoughts regarding the use of compliance techniques. What are the moral and ethical implications of using such techniques?
  • Weigh in on this question from the website: Was it ethical to do this study? Was it right to trade the suffering experienced by participants for the knowledge gained by the research?

Incorporate at least one source in your paper. Use APA Style to format your paper and to cite and reference your sources.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages long, in addition to a title page and a reference page. Refer to the rubric for more information on how your assignment will be graded.

https://www.prisonexp.org/

https://www.prisonexp.org/the-story/