Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy



With this notion in mind, students will be required to develop a proposal of guidelines for starting an "analytical unit" within a police department.
Your proposal should include the following:

  • Mission, goals and objectives
  •  Role of analysis within the department
  • Staffing
  • Procedures
  • Training
  • Expected products
Instructions: The final paper needs to be 7-8 pages long (NOT including Title page and Reference page), with APA 6th edition  formatting, citations and references. Please do Not Use MLA or any other form of referencing.
The final paper needs to be submitted as an attachment. The final paper should be written in 12’ font, using Times Roman. The font must be uniform and not consist of several different fonts. Margins will also need to be 1 inch.
A minimum of five (5) references is required for the final paper. One reference can include the textbook. Examples of journals include:

The analysis is one of the most effective tools available to support law enforcement agencies today. Data collection is worthless unless it easily understood and has relevance to the case. Analysis of information provides the indicators of what one has and what is missing. The analysis ultimately organizes the information in a way that leads possibly to prosecutorial success.



Journal of Criminology

Crime and Public Opinion

Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy

Justice Quarterly: JQ

Please do not use web pages or web groups such as Wikipedia found at, as the information contained in these web pages are academically questionable. Furthermore, encyclopedias, dictionaries, web pages or questionable origin, newspapers (unless permitted) and popular magazines are not considered scholarly sources. It is important to remember that this is a college level class and you are required to submit college-level work which is backed up with academically credible material. If you have a question about the quality of a potential resource please e-mail me.

Most of this material that you need can be found in the AMU library. You are encouraged to use the library to locate the needed material. Additionally, at the bottom of this syllabus is a list of acceptable organizations and groups found on the World Wide Web which you can use to find material for your final paper. 

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