Week 5 – Discussion
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Crime Prevention Initiatives
Imagine that a new curfew law was passed in your jurisdiction aimed at reducing youth crime and that you have been asked to evaluate its effectiveness. Describe the type of evaluation you would conduct. In your post, consider and discuss: (a) who your comparison group would be to determine whether the curfew law is effective; (b) the data you would collect and/or analyze to measure changes in crime rates; and (c) how you would investigate the degree to which the curfew law was being implemented and enforced as intended.
Your initial must be a minimum of 250 words. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and/or other scholarly sources, using the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. document. Provide in-text citations in APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Guided Response: Review several of your peer’s posts. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. In your responses, offer a point of view that provides either support for your classmates’ position(s) or constructive feedback indicating why you disagree. Be sure to support your assertions with scholarly, credible sources, as outlined in the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. document. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts in a substantive manner and provide recommendations to extend their thinking. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.