CJ212M2-2: Analyze the current approaches to crime prevention. PC-3.2: Interact
CJ212M2-2: Analyze the current approaches to crime prevention.
PC-3.2: Interact with others in a professional manner using appropriate communication and presentation skills.
Assessment 1: Informational Interview
For this assessment, you will conduct an informational interview about crime prevention and report your results. This is an opportunity for you to interview an individual associated with a crime prevention program focusing on juveniles, or a person in law enforcement, and ask about their crime prevention efforts.
Review the following resources.
Read: Informational Interview Overview
This overview provides details for completing this assessment.
Read: Tips for Conducting Personal Interviews
This presents several strategies for how to best conduct an interview.
Conduct the Interview.
Take notes of the answers as you conduct your interview.
Write a 500- to 750-word summary of the interview to include the following:
Who you spoke with and why you chose that particular program and individual.
What questions you asked during the interview and the responses you received pertaining to the specific program.
What you learned from the interview.
Assessment 2: Approaches to Crime Prevention
The purpose of this Assessment is to compare and contrast the current dominant approaches to crime prevention. Through this assessment, you will examine approaches used by the three components of the criminal justice system — law enforcement, courts, and corrections — for the prevention of crime. This assessment will require you to use at least five sources outside the textbook, which may include academic papers, journal articles, or books available from the online library, or from another source. You may include only one website as a source.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word essay comparing the dominant approaches to crime prevention. Include the following in your essay:
Identify the dominant approaches to crime prevention currently used by law enforcement, courts, corrections, family, or community.
Compare the dominant approaches used for crime prevention.
Contrast the dominant approaches used for crime prevention.
Analyze which approaches are most effective.
Format your work consistent with APA guidelines.
Include a title and reference page.
Cite a minimum of five sources within the body of your paper, using in-text citations where appropriate.
Minimum Submission Requirements
This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word document, in addition to the title and reference pages. Interview Summary (500- to 750-words); Essay (1,050- to 1,400-words).
Respond in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the directions. Your submission should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your submission should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
Your submission should:
include a cover sheet;
be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
include correct citations
be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
include correct references at the bottom of the last page.
If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.
Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University Honor Code, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.