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CRJ104- Introduction to Security

Research Paper

Due: 8:00pm Saturday of Unit 7.

The research paper due for this course shall be a current topic of your choosing related to the private security

field. Write on the past, present and future of this area/topic, to include, but not limited to, how it impacts the

general population of the United States, and finally what changes you think are needed for the future. The

instructor must approve the topic prior.

The paper shall be in APA format, typed in 12 font Times New Roman, and shall not have been turned in

previously to any other instructor for any other course or assignment. Paper length is seven to nine pages

not to include the cover page or bibliography. It is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document. A

minimum of 5 sources from cases, law reviews, professional journals, news media articles, academic journals or

books is required. Wikipedia and other encyclopedias are not acceptable sources. All papers will be submitted

through SafeAssign to reduce the potential of plagiarism.

Research Paper Rubric

CRITERIA Deficient (0 – 35 Points)

Development Needed to Proficient

(36-78 Points)

Proficient to Exemplary

(79 – 100 Points)

Points Earned

(100 Pts.)

1. Sources cited



No sources to 1 sources.

(Points 0 – 3)

2 to 3 sources.

(Points 4-7)

4 or more sources.

(Points 8 – 10)

2. APA Format,

Font size,


Does not follow

formatting or required

font size or in Times

New Roman.

(Points 0-4)

Follows basic formatting.

May not cite sources

properly in text or

Bibliography not correct.

(Points 4 – 8)

Follows the APA

formatting including

sources in text.

(Points 8 – 10)

3. Length of


Does not meet the

minimum requirements.

(Points 0 – 4)

Meets the minimum


(Points 4 – 8)

Exceeds the minimum


(Points 8 – 10)

4. Adjusted

Safe Assign

Over 20 % of paper

(Points 0 – 4)

11 – 20 % of paper

(Points 4 – 8)

0 – 10 % of paper

(Points 8 – 10)

5. Topic Does not follow

approved topic or

slightly touches on it.

(Points 0 – 7)

Gives a general or small

explanation of what the

topic of the paper will be.

(Points 7 – 15)

Clearly explains in

detail what will be

discussed in the paper.

(Points 15 – 20)

6. Explain past,

present and

future of the


Barely explains all three

areas or does not even

touch on one of the


(Points 0 – 13)

Partially explains all three


(Points 13 – 32)

Completely explains

all three areas.

(Points 32 – 40)

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