This Competency Assessment assesses the following outcome(s):
CJ212M1-1: Describe the components of crime prevention.
GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
Understanding Crime Prevention
The purpose of this assessment is to identify and describe the major components of crime prevention. Through this assessment, you will show your understanding of crime prevention by developing your own definition of crime prevention, by defining and describing how crime prevention works with the Criminal Justice System, and by identifying how and why crime prevention programs are used.
For this assessment, write a 700- to 1,050-word descriptive essay on the major components of crime prevention.
Include the following in your essay:
- Your definition of crime prevention. Using definitions, you can research via the textbook and outside resources, give YOUR idea what Crime Prevention means to you.
- The relationship of crime prevention to the Criminal Justice System.
- Two or more institutions through which crime prevention programs and practices are delivered.
- Examples to support your discussion.
Cite a minimum of three sources within the body of your paper, using in-text citations where appropriate.
Note: You may consult the Library, the Internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations in 6th edition APA formatting and citation style.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assessment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
- Include a title page and references page in 10-12-point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable)
- Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
- Assessment should follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
- Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful
- Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
- Appropriate 6th edition APA formatting and citation style should be followed
You should also make sure to:
- Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date
- Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English
- Use examples to support your discussion
- Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cite within the body of your paper using APA format and citation style. For more information on APA guidelines, visit APA Style Central
Directions for Submitting Your Assessment
Compose your essay in Microsoft® Word® and save it in the following format: last name first name Assessment. (Example: SmithJohn_Module1_Assessment).
Submit your paper to the Competency Assessment Dropbox.
Minimum Submission Requirements
- This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (700-1050 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
- Respond in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the directions. Your submission should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
- Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
- Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
- Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
- A separate page at the end of your submission should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
- Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
- Your submission should:
- include a cover sheet;
- be double-spaced;
- be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
- include correct citations
- be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
- include correct references at the bottom of the last page.
If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored