Problem Statement and 4 factors Discussion
During this module, we will begin by working toward the creation of an Administrative Position Paper by completing two separate, but equally important, items:
- A Problem Statement
- Factors Bearing on the Problem
Problem Statement: This is a one- to two-paragraph description of the issue you have identified to base your Applied Project on. The problem statement must stick with the problem. What is the reason that you are writing about this issue? Do not go into any data or research. This is strictly your opinion, so there is no need for in-text citations. Make sure that the problem is clear, concise, and to the point. Do not discuss any potential remedies at this point.
The second item that you will need to complete is called Factors Bearing on the Problem. Start off with a sentence or two that explains to the reader what the section is about. What is causing the problem? Then list no less than four (4) and no more than six (6) points which are directly related to the Problem Statement. Each factor must relate to a problem that is associated with your project. Your Discussion section should only mention the factors you list. Information that is not directly related to a factor you have described should not be included, so make sure you spend time on this area to ensure that you are capturing the right information for a factor. Each point is to be put in bullet form and must be no less than two (2) sentences and no more than four (4) sentences that describe in detail the bullet point. You do not need to use in-text citations and the factors can be opinion- based. Make sure that you do not use any first-person verbiage. Each factor must be clear and to the point. There should be no data, research, or potential remedies in this area. Each factor should be in a different color. Do NOT use Red or Yellow.
I have already chosen a critique partner.In order to critique the papers, you must use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word
The relationship between police and people of different backgrounds including race and socioeconomic status.
Factor 1: Do body cameras affect the outcome of stops involving persons of color?
Factor 2: Is police violence against people of color accurately represented in media coverage?
Factor 3: How do perceptions of police impact public safety?
Factor 4: What effect does the socioeconomic background of persons have on their perception of law enforcement and their treatment?
Factor 5: Would the implementation of outreach programs in low income schools change those relationships?
Below is a link to a zoom meeting which outlined more details on the class and paper if you would like to watch.