Criminal justice is often in the news and many news stories relate to issues in community policing. For this assignment, you are required to find a newspaper article or news story, published since January 1, 2016 that addresses community policing.
These stories should not be sensationalized articles (e.g., George Zimmerman, Lindsay Lohan) or brief articles from such sources as the Associated Press (Ive included some tips below to help you identify an appropriate article). Instead, these stories should illustrate some of the concepts and issues weve discussed in the first part of this course.
Include a link to the article in your post and write a 200 word description of the current issue with the court. Next read and respond to another student with 100 response. Engage with one another and do you best to make links between the news story and the material from this module.
Locating an article:
– The best place to find articles for this assignment will be in journalistic newspapers (e.g., The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, etc.). For the most part, Id suggest you avoid simple articles on MSNBC, FoxNews, CNN, etc. or any political blog. Of course all of these news sites can provide good journalism, but for this assignment most of the articles will be inappropriate.
– Avoid articles related to celebrated cases. The article you select will likely not be headline news. Instead, the articles you should have in-depth analysis of a particular issue.
– Avoid short articles (several paragraphs) from just sources as the AP, Reuters, etc.