The purpose of the Final Paper is to analyze and explain the similarities and differences between traditional policing and COPPS as well as infer the future of police leadership. Within the scope of the paper the student will be required to address the following:
Compare and contrast traditional policing with COPPS. What is traditional policing? What is COPPS? What are the similarities and what are the differences between the two? What is the philosophy of each?
What are the successful leadership traits inherent in each and how do they overlap? What are leaders looking for from their employees within each style?
What leadership and motivational theories apply to each? How are these theories used practically in the police work place today?
How are leadership, management, and supervision different and/or similar in traditional policing and COPPS?
Choose two modern crime issues and describe how each style of policing would handle these issues. Which style is more effective for each issue, and why? Would a combination of styles be more effective? Why?
Choices for crime issues:
Incidences of rape on a college campus
Multiple home robberies throughout a middle class neighborhood
Drug use/abuse by affluent teenagers
Prostitution in a low-income residential neighborhood
Vandalism of inner-city schools
Possible terrorist activity/cell
High speed car races on city streets
Bullying in schools
Which style of policing is more practical and effective for today s world, or would a combination of both work? Explain why.
How will both styles need to change and/or be implemented in the future to create successful supervision and leadership of police?
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be a minimum of eight (8) double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA (6th ed.) style as outlined in the approved style guide.
Must use a minimum of five (s) scholarly resources, two from the Ashford Library.
Must provide a cover page that includes:
Title of paper
Student s name
Course name and number
Instructor s name
Must address one of the topics found in Final Paper guidelines.
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use APA (6th ed.) style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include a Reference Page that is completed according to APA (6th ed.) style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.