The purpose of the Final Project is to demonstrate your understanding of crime
prevention programs and the role crime prevention plays in the overall criminal justice
system. You may select a crime prevention program that addresses law enforcement,
the courts, or corrections; or it may be a comprehensive program that addresses all
three. The program may address the adult justice system, juvenile justice systems, or
For the purposes of this assignment, assume you are preparing a proposal to a city,
county, or state governmental body to recommend the implementation of a crime
prevention program within their jurisdiction. You need to demonstrate the value of the
crime prevention program and its effectiveness in reducing crime, which in turn will
reduce the overall costs to the jurisdiction and justify the additional expenditures to the
Your proposal must include:
ï‚· A summary of the jurisdiction (i.e., city, county, or state) and the portion of the
criminal justice system your proposal is designed to address.
ï‚· An analysis of the current trends from three comparable cities in population size,
utilizing the SARA model and the Crime Analysis Triangle. (Note: Crime Analysis for
Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site., Steps 7 and 8). You will analyze the data from three similar jurisdictions and
compare it to national data.
ï‚· A determination of the appropriate crime prevention strategy for the jurisdiction
based on this analysis.
ï‚· A review of academic literature and studies on the various crime prevention
programs to address the needs of the community. How does the crime prevention
program address social justice issues of the community?
ï‚· An analysis of the various programs showing their effectiveness in comparable
ï‚· A recommendation of a funding strategy for program implementation.
ï‚· Your anticipated outcomes, both short and long term. How does the crime
prevention program affect social justice within the community?
Writing the Final Project
The Final Project:
ï‚· Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and
references pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford
ï‚· Must include a title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Studentâ€™s name
o Course name and number
o Instructorâ€™s name
o Date submitted
ï‚· Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
ï‚· Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
ï‚· Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
ï‚· Must use at least six scholarly sources, including a minimum of four from the
Ashford University Library.
ï‚· Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
ï‚· Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.