Select three of the major topics covered throughout the course. Then, analyze the impact these topics can have on the administration of the law enforcement organization. The topics for analysis include:
- Boston Police Strike of 1919
- Budget considerations by labor and management
- Communications and the media
- Community opinions and support
- Collective bargaining
- Ethical considerations for police political involvement
- History of police labor unions
- Interest-based problem-solving method
- Labor relations
- Office politics
- Pay, benefits, and pension trends
- Police labor-management models
- Police Unionization
- Political endorsements
- Politics and police administration
The Final Paper must identify the main issues within the selected areas of reference, depict the new learning that has occurred throughout the course, and relate specific, current, and/or relevant experiences from your past or current workplace and/or organization that demonstrate applicable learning and understanding. The emphasis of the Paper should be the expression of gained knowledge and learning.
The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources (at least two from the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
- Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
- Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library.
- Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.