Mid Term Paper

202020 Spring 2020 CJUS 530-B05 LUO

Both the Midterm and Final Essays will require you to respond to 1 broad based question about criminal justice administration. In essence, you will be asked to demonstrate critical thinking about controversial issues in criminal justice administration and take a position on which course of action would be the best approach for criminal justice administrators. You must format your essays as you would a formal paper, following the guidelines set forth for papers in this course. To adequately respond to the question, you will need to write at least 3 pages (not including the title, abstract, and resource pages.) The essays are open book/open notes.

Midterm Essay Question:
As a student of human resource management in criminal justice organizations, you have studied the potential effects and cost associations of section 1983 liability lawsuits arising out of the violation of certain protected Civil Rights. Many times such civil Liability risks can be handled with confidence gained through well-informed personnel who have been well trained in the topic. The author of the article you are to read for this essay provides a well-versed paper on the basics of Section 1983 Liability. This article is 8 pages with 29 additional informational pages. Use the article plus other research accordingly to properly prepare a full and adequate response. This is a policy question issue that will have long-term effects on your department/agency. The sections have been layed out for your use to get to the final recomendation for the CEO of choice contained in the very last question below.
As you write your essay answer this series of questions:
    How much training is enough?
    Do I need an attorney to teach this to my personnel?
    How often should it be taught?
    Should a department policy be updated with each new case?
    What policy will you recommend to your chief executive (police), your warden (corrections), your commissioner (state police), your sheriff, and/or any executive role with which you must deal?
    Do not forget to review the grading rubric.
The Midterm Essay is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4.

Textbook Readings
Presentation: Decision Making, Power, Strategic Management and Tort Liability
Website: Suggested Topics for Training Police Departments in Section 1983 Liability

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