Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Alex Brink
3/1 Discussion
Fri Mar 1, 2013 2:26pm
150.216.135.134

One topic that Iím strongly considering for my annotated bibliography is the effectiveness of community policing. Community policing is the idea that police departments should have more interaction with the public and the citizenry they serve.

I chose this topic because it correlates strongly with my criminal justice major, and I want to be a police officer in the near future. Doing this research will probably help me with papers I have to do later on in my major, and it will give me valuable insight into my career choice.

Community policing is a very narrow topic in the criminal justice discipline of policing. I donít think Iíll have a problem finding scholarly sources on the issue because community oriented policing is a nation-wide trend in how the police do their job. Although I donít foresee any problems finding information, before I officially make this my topic I need to do some preliminary research. My hope is that thereís a plethora of primary sources and case studies with community policing. Chances are there will be because the federal government has been pouring out money to support local police agencies with developing community oriented programs.

This topic will be interesting because itís quite controversial in the police world. A lot of older officers dislike the idea of community policing because it forces them to refocus onto social tasks like talking to citizens rather than taking criminals to jail. Thereís also a lingering doubt about whether community policing actually reduces crime rates.

Since my topic is a front burner issue in the policing world, I donít think Iíll have a problem finding current sources. I intend to use my textbook from my Intro to Criminal Justice class as well as some of the databases available through Joyner library. The databases will probably have a lot of recent studies that examine the effectiveness of community oriented policing. If the databases fail me, I can even resort to personal interviews to gather information.

I do not have any specific questions to ask during the library presentation, but I am interested in learning ways to better utilize the libraryís databases. As of right now Iíve been using the basic search feature. Iíd imagine thereís a bette

  • 3/1 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Feb 28 6:24pm
    What topic(s) are you considering for your Annotated Bibliography? What have you chosen it? What resources do you think would be most helpful for finding sources on this topic with the narrow date... more
    • 3/1 Discussion - Elizabeth Clarke, Fri Mar 1 4:41pm
      For my annotated bibliography I am considering either genetic engineering or recycling. I am leaning towards genetic engineering because it is more interesting for me. I find it interesting because,... more
    • Discussion 3/1 - Taylor Morgan, Fri Mar 1 3:50pm
      For the annotated bibliography I have been thinking about researching several topics. One is human trafficking which I thought about researching for the last paper. I got into a little bit of... more
    • Re: 3/1 Discussion - Gabriella Villalon , Fri Mar 1 3:42pm
      After hearing that we can use the research from our annotated bibliography for our issue paper, I decided to choose a topic that appeals to both assignments. I was thinking about doing my research on ... more
    • 3/1 Discussion - Amy Brey, Fri Mar 1 2:44pm
      I am almost certain I have decided the topic I am going to do my annotated bibliography on. I decided to go with childhood attachment, more specifically attachment that a child has to his/her parent... more
    • Online Discussion 3/1 - Evan Crew, Fri Mar 1 2:27pm
      I have had a very difficult time selecting a topic for my Annotated Bibliography, just as I have with every paper I write. I want it to be about something that is a very important subject to me so I... more
    • 3/1 Discussion - Alex Brink, Fri Mar 1 2:26pm
    • 3/1 discussion - Amanda Slauzis, Fri Mar 1 2:17pm
      I have considered many topics for my Annotated Bibliography. I have looked at things like the effects of child abuse, the death penalty in America, and many others. I think that I have settled on the ... more
    • Annotated Bibliography - Jessica Henries, Fri Mar 1 2:11pm
      For my annotated bibliography I am having a slight issue in deciding what topic I will choose to write about. After giving it much thought, I know that I want it to relate to the classes next writing ... more
    • Re: 3/1 Discussion - Kati Wilson, Fri Mar 1 1:37pm
      For the annotated bibliography and the issue paper I have a few topics in mind. 1) Social Networking, is it a step in the right direction or has it gotten out of hand, 2) Teen Sex, do the readily... more
    • 3/1 discussion - tyasia brown, Fri Mar 1 1:30pm
      So far for the annotative bibliography, I have not chosen a topic. I plan on using a topic I can also use for the issue paper we have coming up after this one. I do have three different ideas. These... more
    • Re: 3/1 Discussion - Alicia Glover, Fri Mar 1 1:22pm
      Like always I am considering many different topics. I am considering writing about something along the lines of psychology. This project has to be narrowed down so I donít know if developmental... more
    • Discussion 3/1 - Taylor Jarrell, Fri Mar 1 1:07pm
      It has been hard to decide what I want my topic to be for my annotated bibliography. I think now I have cut the topics down to a manageable amount so that I can decide on one. I am interested in... more
    • 3/1 Annotated Bibliography - Dylan Traywick, Fri Mar 1 12:00pm
      For the annotated Bibliography I have a few topics in mind. 1. Who is to blame for global warming (man-made or nature?) 2. Is technology better for school learning? 3. Is technology to blame for... more
    • Discussion 3/1 - Ali Capri, Fri Mar 1 11:58am
      After hearing what you had to say in class about the Annotated Bibliography I have taken a few things into consideration before picking a topic. I am leaning towards something in my major,... more
    • 3/1 annotated bib. - Aislinn O., Fri Mar 1 11:23am
      I have chosen four topics to look further into before I decide what I will be writing my annotated bibliography on. The four topics in consideration are: 1) Is global climate change man-made? 2)... more
    • 3/1 Discussion - Taylor Cabaniss, Fri Mar 1 10:38am
      For the annotated bibliography, I was thinking about researching breast cancer. Now days it is a big issue with women all over the world and there are always some kind of benefits for people... more
    • RE: 3/1 Discussion - Brittney Wilhelm, Fri Mar 1 10:33am
      I havenít quite decided which topic I will be writing my Annotated Bibliography on but I want to focus on one aspect of poverty. Poverty is too broad of a topic to write about therefore I am thinking ... more
    • 3/1 Discussion - Caitlin Halligan, Fri Mar 1 10:15am
      For my annotated bibliography I am thinking about doing it on ďtechnology and romantic relationships.Ē I was also going to use this for the other paper we have to do and definitely think it would be... more
    • Re: 3/1 Discussion - Iverly Delgadillo, Fri Mar 1 10:07am
      At the current moment I am considering a topic around Stem Cell research. The research and use of stem cells is such a notorious and highly judged practice so it wonít bore me in reading and finding... more
    • Annotated Bibliography - Rachel Blihar, Fri Mar 1 9:34am
      I honestly havenít put a ton of thought into the topic that Iím considering for my Annotated Bibliography. I know that I want to do something related to nutrition again because itís something I... more
Click here to receive daily updates