5 – 6 page research paper L a w

5 – 6 page research paper L a w

CJ130M1: Compare historical and contemporary issues in corrections.

For this Competency Assessment you will submit a 5–6 page research paper on the following topic:

Security Threat Groups/Gangs in Prison

Research the following Security Threat Groups/Gangs: The Aryan Brotherhood, Black Guerilla Family, The Folk Nation, The Mexican Mafia, and MS 13. Provide an overview of each gang, focusing on the specific impact of these groups on the correctional system. Be sure to explain the following for each gang:

  • Where the gang originated and who its founder was
  • What its basic beliefs and mission are
  • The prisons where it is the strongest and weakest (geographically)
  • Whether it is growing or in decline
  • The criminal activities that the gang is involved in within the prison system
  • At least one example to illustrate how dangerous it is in the prison system

Conclude your paper with a comparative analysis of these gangs. What similarities and differences exist between them in regard to mission, threat level and criminal activity? You must use at least five references, including your course text.

In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:

  • Include a cover page and references page in 10-12 point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable)
  • Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
  • Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
  • Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
  • Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
  • Appropriate APA citation style should be followed

Minimum Submission Requirements

  • This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 350 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
  • Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your submission should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
  • Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
  • Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
  • Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • A separate page at the end of your submission should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
  • Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
  • Your submission should:
    • include a cover sheet;
    • be double-spaced;
    • be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
    • include correct citations
    • be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
    • include correct references at the bottom of the last page.