CRIM190 Criminal Justice and Agency Collaboration


Project 1: Case Study You are working in the research unit of a foundation that awards grants to criminal justice agencies. The foundation is interested in promoting inter-agency collaboration to address specific issues in criminal justice. There is a formal debate in the office as to whether a particular case of apparent cooperation/collaboration was actually effective. Your supervisor is championing one side of this discussion. You have been asked to provide a review of the case identified below. Specifically, your supervisor asked you to compose a paper that included responses to the four questions provided. (See Item #3 below.) 1. Read the following report from the National Institute of Justice: “Baltimore’s Comprehensive Communities Program: A Case Study” 2. Respond to the following questions: Describe the positive aspects of the collaborative initiative What partner do you feel is less essential to the initiative and why? (Note “None” is not an option.) What criminal justice entity do you feel could have enhanced the success of the initiative?] What NON-criminal justice entity do you feel could have enhanced the success of the initiative? Note: While these four questions may be helpful in creating an outline, the paper itself must be presented as a formal narrative case study. 3. Complete Project 1 (Case Study) in the following format: Respond to the four questions in item 2 above Format Requirements Paper must be double spaced, 11 or 12 pt font and 1” margins all around. All APA 7th edition format requirements must be followed (cover page, in text citations, reference page). Refer to APA/UMGC – learning resources found in the content page of this course. You must have resources to support your thoughts/opinions/information. These must be cited both in text as well as at the end of the document. Your paper should not contain direct quotes, sourced material must be paraphrased.

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