Summative Assessment: Community Policing Presentation
CJA/336: Diversity In Criminal Justice
Week 3 Summative Assessment: Community Policing Presentation
Video About the Week 3 Assessment
Cja336 v2 Wk3 Video Assessment Transcript.docx
Victim advocates provide support to victims and their families navigating the criminal justice process, from community policing throughout sentencing and corrections. To be an empowered advocate for victims of all demographics, it is important to be able to identify the major aspects of multiculturalism and societal diversity within the American criminal justice system.
Watch the following video for an overview of this assessment:
Video with transcript
This video is to help you with the Week 3 Summative Assessment: The Community Policing Presentation.
This week, you will need to show that you can identify the major aspects of multiculturalism and societal diversity within the American Criminal Justice System.
That means, in this assignment, you’ll be making a 10 to 12 slide presentation as if you were speaking to city council or a state legislature.
You’ll be advocating on behalf of a specific group based on race, ethnicity, or gender to reduce disparity in the community policing of this group.
Community policing, this is a skill that will be helpful to any public facing officer, such as a community liaison officer, anyone in law enforcement, probation, corrections, working with juveniles, and also anyone who was working with victim assistants, such as victim advocates.
To succeed in this assignment, use the resources that are provided to research the demographic data for the either racial, ethnic, or gender group that you select.
There are resources that are given for you.
Don’t forget that you can also use the library for these.
You will want to find two additional scholarly sources to support your statements in this presentation.
Also, there’s a template provided.
Please use it.
You’ll want to set up and prepare your recording technology in advance as well just so you don’t have any difficulty when you’re ready to turn it in.
As always, before you prepare your assignment, review the faculty feedback on prior assignments.
Use the tools in the library and the Center for Writing Excellence.
Add citations for all of your sources in APA format and check for grammar and plagiarism issues before you submit it.
Good luck on your assignment.
Leaders at your agency for victim support services have asked the victim advocates to give presentations at an upcoming meeting of the city council or state legislature to advocate for improvements to community policing. Your agency wants to show the city or state leaders the current, accurate data that supports their claim that a particular demographic group has been disproportionately targeted or treated unethically by community policing practices and is in need of change.
Refer to the gender, racial, or ethnic group you selected in your Wk 2: State Demographic Data assignment. This group should be represented in the prison demographics for your state and will be your focus as you examine the influence of gender, racial, or ethnic aspects of diversity in community policing.
Research statistical demographic information on the imprisoned populations in your state or local area. (You may use the same resources from last week’s assignment.) Examine data for the racial, ethnic, or gender group that you choose to study. Access the Detailed Data Tool from The Sentencing Project for data on these groups.
Research at least 2 scholarly sources about issues in policing the selected gender, racial, or ethnic group.
Using data from your state or local area, create and UPLOAD a 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (NO PDF or LINK)) to city or state officials as if you were a victim advocate working on behalf of a community to recommend a plan for reducing disparity in the policing of minority groups.
Your presentation should include the following information with supportive examples from your research:
Cite relevant demographic information from state or local statistics on the race, ethnicity, or gender of the group you selected. Note any relevant disparities between groups.
Explain the roles of the various criminal justice agencies and representatives engaged in building rapport with the group you chose. Summarize the ethical responsibilities of criminal justice professionals to serve multicultural populations. Give an example of a risk to effective community policing that could occur based on an officer’s biases or lack of cultural competence with the selected population.
Identify aspects of multiculturalism and societal diversity to consider when policing this group. Describe how cultural, spiritual, or other factors may cause challenges for a minority defendant from this group during their interactions with law enforcement. Describe challenges to developing community policing practices impartial to gender, race, or ethnicity.
Propose at least 1 recommendation based on your findings for how to address the gender, racial, or ethnic disparity identified. Make a call to action for the city council or state legislature to implement changes based on your recommendation. (If no improvements are needed, recommend a strategy for maintaining the results that you identified.)
Download and review the Presentation Template Example. This example has been customized to reflect your summative assessment presentation components and will help you get a better idea of how to organize your presentation so that you can focus on the slide content. Inputting your content into this presentation template is optional; you can use presentation software and design layouts of your choice to customize your presentation’s appearance (i.e., color, images, and font). However, ensure you have faculty member approval in advance to use other software.
Whether you use the presentation template example or another template of your choice, include the following slides and topics in your presentation:
Demographics and disparities
Criminal justice agencies and roles in community rapport
Ethical responsibilities in serving diverse communities
Risk of bias or cultural incompetence in policing the selected group
Multicultural factors in policing the selected group
Challenges to developing impartial policing practices
Recommendation to address identified disparity
Presentation recording link (if recording using video software)
Format citations and references for any sources and images according to APA guidelines. Include citations either within the slide’s content or in the speaker notes on the slide where they are mentioned. Use the references slide to list your references. Cite at least 2 scholarly sources.
Record yourself delivering the presentation in one of the following ways:
Record narrations within the presentation slides without appearing on screen: If you record narrations for each slide within the presentation software, such as Microsoft® PowerPoint®, you do not need to record a video.
Record a video or screencast of yourself delivering the presentation: If you record a video of yourself delivering the presentation, either by appearing on screen or by recording a voiceover, paste the link to your completed video on the presentation recording link slide at the end of your presentation.
For either format, ensure that slides are visible and your voice is heard clearly. Contact your faculty member for alternate deliverable formats if you need accommodations.
Required Submit your uploaded assessment Wk3 Your Name Example: Wk3 Sherry Wine
Assessment Support (VERY IMPORTANT)
Review the rubric for guidance on deliverable expectations.
Access the Sample PowerPoint® presentation available in the APA Templates and Samples in the Center for Writing Excellence for formatting guidance and best practices.
To review foundational information about how to create slides in PowerPoint, watch “How to Make a Presentation.”
To learn how to record your screen in PowerPoint, watch the videos and read the instructions on the “Record Your Screen in PowerPoint” page on the Microsoft website.
PowerPoint includes a Speaker Coach tool that can help you record a presentation from within PowerPoint. For more tips on using the Speaker Coach tool, read the “Suggestions From Speaker Coach” and “Rehearse Your Slide Show With Speaker Coach” pages on the Microsoft website.
To use Microsoft Stream to record your screen and/or yourself, watch “Using Microsoft Stream: Recording a Screen or Video” and read Using Microsoft Stream to Create a Video for a Discussion or Assignment.
If you choose to physically appear in your recording along with your slides, remember to present yourself professionally, as if you were interviewing for a potential employer. Watch “Today’s Tip: How to Film a Video of Yourself” to prepare for recording.
Paper Format: APA
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