BCJ 4101, Police and Community Relations Course Syllabus ARTICLE REVIEW

Unit V Community Policing Strategies: Early Interventions Review: 

Study Guide  Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide
 Chapter 9: Early Experiments in Crime Prevention and the Evolution of Community Policing Strategies  Chapter 10: Safe Neighborhoods and Communities: From Traffic Problems to Crime  Suggested Reading: See Study Guide

Unit V Article Review

Community Policing Strategies
The findings from criminal justice research help us understand how theories and concepts can be applied to real-world phenomena. One way to make such applications is to review research, which 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 the connection of community policing and CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) to maintaining safe neighborhoods and the related challenges. Also, identify if any components of a Weed and Seed program are present. The article you use for this assignment should be no more 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 that 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 Focus,  Research Findings, and  Research Applications.
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.
Your article review should be a minimum of one double-spaced page. Be sure to cite, in APA format, any source used to influence your response. Therefore, your reference list should at least include a citation of the article you used to prepare the article review.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Course Textbook
Miller, L. S., Hess, K. M., & Orthmann, C. H. (2014). Community policing: Partnerships for problem solving (7th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning