5 page research paper

BOOK: Kraft, M. E., Furlong, S. R., (2012). 5th Ed. Public policy: Politics, analysis, and alternatives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN-10: 1483345785 ISBN-13: 978-1483345789

Legal, Ethical, Public Policy Critical Assignment* – due Week 8, Day 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Select ONE of the following laws to examine for your Critical Assignment:

•The Americans with Disability Act of 1990

•4th Amendment

•Proposition 47 (CA)

•FMLA (CA)

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS:

A. Provide an overview of the law including:

  • the history behind and debate leading to adoption,
  • major provisions of law,
  • policy arguments both pro and con regarding the law.

B. Examine public policy trends related to your selected law. Your examination should include discussion of:

  • Is there continued debate today from interest groups/law makers and courts regarding this law?
  • Are there reform efforts? For example: In the area of Americans with Disabilities Act, are there efforts to limit lawsuits against organizations/business by disabled employees or are courts/ law makers working to expand protections?
  • Future of this law: Where is the law headed? What are future implications in light of our changing society.

C. Faith integration: are there clear Biblical principals in play?

  • Is there alignment or contradiction between the law and Christian principles?
  • Do your personal values align with or contradict with the law?
  • How do your personal values and beliefs inform your interpretation and analysis of the law?

RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS: The Research Paper shall not exceed five (5) pages in length. BE AWARE, it is far more difficult to write a quality paper that is shorter in length. To help achieve the highest grade possible, before writing your paper, please assure that you have (1) carefully researched the issue to be studied (at least 5 scholarly or academic resources should be consulted, considering both sides of the issue identified); (2) carefully analyzed the pertinent issue; (3) removed any excess or unneeded verbiage; (4) proofread the paper for proper grammatical structure; and (5) clearly, articulately, and concisely addressed the issue raised (this will require considerable time and thought on each student’s part). The Research Paper will emphasize CRITICAL THINKING, and will require incorporating into the analysis of the issue identified the various concepts discussed in class, in outside readings, and in the textbook. Use APA format. Don’t forget to use headings within your paper to explicitly identify key assignment requirements. (CSO 1.1, 1.22.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2). 250 points.

* This is the critical assignment for this course and must be passed at an acceptable rate in order to pass the course.

Rubric

Exemplary

Accomplished

Developing

Beginning

Overview of Law

Thorough overview of the law, explicitly details the history and debate leading to adoptions. Detailed explanation of the major provisions of the law. Fully developed arguments for both pro and con regarding the law.

Sufficiently developed overview of the law, includes the details of the history and debate leading to adoptions. Clear explanation of the major provisions of the law. Sufficiently developed arguments for both pro and con regarding the law.

Minimally developed or brief overview of the law, minimally developed or vague history and debate leading to adoptions. Minimally developed or insufficient explanation of the major provisions of the law. Minimally developed or insufficient arguments for both pro and con regarding the law.

Lacking or insufficient overview of the law, minimally developed or missing history and debate leading to adoptions. Minimally developed or missing explanation of the major provisions of the law. Minimally developed or missing arguments for both pro and con regarding the law.

Examination of public policy trends

Thorough examination of continued debate today from interest groups, law makers, and courts. Insightful analysis of reform efforts. Thorough examination of the future of this law, where it might be headed and future implications based on our dynamic society.

Sufficient examination of the continued debate today from interest groups, law makers, and courts. Sufficient analysis of reform efforts. Developed examination of the future of this law, where it might be headed and future implications based on our dynamic society.

Minimally developed or vague examination of continued debate today from interest groups, law makers, and courts. Minimally developed or shallow analysis of reform efforts. Minimal or under-developed examination of the future of this law, where it might be headed and future implications based on our dynamic society.

Insufficient or lacking examination of continued debate today from interest groups, law makers, and courts. Insufficient or lacking analysis of reform efforts. Insufficient or lacking examination of the future of this law, where it might be headed and future implications based on our dynamic society

Biblical Perspective

The paper is insightful and accurately reflects the biblical principle(s) raised by the decision/law being examined.

The paper reflects a good understanding of the biblical principle(s) raised by the decision/law being examined.

The paper demonstrates some understanding of the biblical principle(s) raised by the decision/law being examined.

The paper lacks a basic understanding of the biblical principle(s) raised by the decision/law being examined.

Research and Documentation

The research is thorough and sound, incorporating a wide variety (minimum 5) of sources. The paper clearly credits all source materials, and references match citations follow APA protocol.

The research is mostly evident from at least 3 sources. The ideas or concepts are clearly presented. The paper credits all sources appropriately with only an occasional flaw in APA protocol.

The research is partially evident from 2 or fewer sources. The ideas or concepts are not always clearly presented. The paper credits all sources, although there may be an occasional lack of clarity and a lack of use of APA protocols.

The research is missing multiple components. The paper fails to credit all sources appropriately, and/or demonstrates a consistent lack of understanding of APA protocols.