Goldstein Award Review Paper

prepare a term paper that applies the course content to real-world public safety problems. For the paper, students will search the archives of the Herman Goldstein Awards on the Center for ProblemOriented Policing website. See the above Goldstein Award Links Folder


Student will select three projects for a given award year: 1) an award winner; 2) an award finalist; 3) an award not selected as either winner or finalist. Students must articulate how well each project adhered to POP principles in each of the steps (Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment) and to recommend how any shortcomings of the project could have been strengthened. Students must also discuss the research methodology of each project, identify the precise level of methodological quality, as per the Maryland Scientific Scale, and discuss steps the authors could have taken to improve the methodological quality of each study.

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