Community Policing & Gang Prevention
The findings from criminal justice research help us to understand how theories and concepts can be applied to real-world phenomena. One way to make such applications is to review research that explores one or more key concepts discussed in this unit.
For this article review, you will need to locate a scholarly, peer-reviewed article in the CSU Online Library that examines community policing partnerships regarding gang control or prevention. The article that you use for this assignment should be no more than 10 years old.
I AM INCLUDING A ARTICLE BUT YOU CAN USE OTHER ARTICLES ALSO AS LONG IT IS NOT OLDER THAN 10 YEARS OLD
Note: When using the CSU Online Library, there are various databases that allow you to check a box that indicates you only want “peer-reviewed” sources. You will need to make sure you check this box to ensure that the sources you identify for your article review are scholarly, peer-reviewed sources.
The article review will need to include the following components:
a brief discussion of the research study’s focus (e.g., purpose for conducting research, research questions and/or hypotheses, methodology);
a brief summarization of the research study’s key findings (e.g., hypotheses were or were not supported; additional research is needed in a specific area); and
a brief discussion of the applicability of the research study’s key findings to current and future practices in the field of criminal justice. You may use your direct experience, information from the textbook, and/or information from additional sources to complete this component of the article review
Each section of your article review must be clearly labeled using the following section headings:
Research Findings, and
Note: Each component of the article review should be in your own words. No more than 20% of your article review should be a direct quote. Thus, you will need to read the article and rewrite the study’s focus (component 1) and key findings (component 2) in your own words. You will have to use your intellectual creativity to brainstorm how the study’s key findings can be applied to practices in the field of criminal justice (component 3). Therefore, there should be very little need to use direct quotes in your article review.