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UMUC CCJS340 final case-The School of Undergraduate Studies is moving away from the traditional final examination




The School of Undergraduate Studies is moving away from the traditional final examination as the only form of final assessment in certain courses. The new cumulative assignments are known as "authentic assessment" assignments. This course has been identified as having objectives that are more accurately evaluated through authentic assessment than through a traditional final exam.;The assignment is to read the document under Course Content labeled "Case Study." This document describes a medium-sized police department operating in a suburban area in Maryland with an average amount of crime. The document also includes: (1) a description and history of the agency, (2) demographics of the community and the police department, (3) an organizational chart and a brief description of the management philosophy, (4) annual crime statistics, (5) a description of the culture that exists within the agency, (6) perception problems with the community, (7) a list of current issues and problems facing the agency.;You will write a 10- to 12-page report (cover page and bibliography not included in page count) that addresses the issues and problems listed. References must include the text and at least three external scholarly sources that support the points made in the report.;The paper must 1, describe how the history of the agency has contributed to many of the issues that have currently arisen 2, discuss how the department is organized and managed, and what changes could be made to improve 3, discuss the demographic differences in the agency and the department, and what strategies could be implemented to make the agency more reflective of the community 4, discuss how the agency culture has contributed to many of the current issues and describe how to create change in this area 5, provide an analysis of the crime statistics and identify strategies/tactics to reduce crime and/or increase closure 6, provide a discussion on possible solutions to the issues presented in the case study.;Formatting requirements: Your report should include 1, a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted 2, an introductory section that explains the purpose of the paper 3, your reflections on the agency and its administration 4, the body of the paper, which addresses the six previously mentioned factors 5, a "Works Cited" section, in which you reference the text or other sources, that must be properly documented and cited. Resources must be reflected in a bibliography, using APA citation rules.


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