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Gangs and Prisons – What is the Cost and Solutions to the Problem”.

CRJ105 – Assignment 1

Please note the small changes in the Assignment 1 questions below:

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1. Select a topic within the Criminal Justice system that you want to explore in greater depth and provide an explanation of why it needs to be researched. What is the problem, why is it a problem today?

2. Identify and explain the problems and challenges with your chosen topic that include the “costs” and relevant stakeholders. Use research and data to substantiate your findings.

3. Analyze the topic and provide for and describe possible solutions which should be based on researched. Identify some solutions that have worked in the past and explain them.

4. Identify and explain what sources you researched so far and how they are helpful in answering the questions of this assignment.

5. Submit your assignment to the TURNITIN link found in Week 2 and to the Assignment 1 link found in Week 2.

6. Use at least three (3) scholarly sources in this assignment. A scholarly source is a government website that collects data and statistics, peer review journals, law review articles, case law, etc. Note: NO Wikipedia,,, Free, or NEWSPAPER articles will be accepted. A great source is the Strayer Resource Center, type in your general topic and select peer reviewed and academic journals.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements or it will not be accepted:
•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must conform to the APA formatting requirements.
•Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
•The Assignment Link contains the Rubric for grading and a Sample Paper, already formatted properly, that you can use for your submission.

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