Each student is required to submit a research paper (minimum of 10 pages / maximum of 13 pages), not including title, reference, or other non-text pages, diagrams, etc.) using the following parameters: Describe a model project to upgrade security at your facility (or a fictional facility) using the process identified in the three part Security Architecture and Engineering series. In whatever order seems most logical to you, address total system design including barriers, site hardening, access control, lighting, Intrusion Detection Systems, CCTV, patrols, etc.
The papers must be of high quality and in APA format (numerous APA formatting sources are posted in the Resources section of the classroom) (note: that abstracts and Table of Contents pages are NOT desired by the instructor).
All information that is not original to the student MUST be cited properly. A minimum of 3-5 sources must be used for each paper.
Students are highly encouraged to submit their papers to Turnitin (instructions are posted in the Lessons section of the classroom) and have an originality report accomplished. The instructor will review this report and provide comment to the student if necessary.
Papers must be submitted into Assignments as an attached Word document for grading, submission to Turnitin for review does not count as submission for grading. Note that ALL materials submitted into the classroom are considered submitted for grading unless clearly noted as DRAFT.
Listing sources on a reference page does NOT constitute citation. Citation to sources is required whether or not the student uses direct quotes. Information that is summarized or paraphrased from research sources MUST be cited. Note that the papers will be graded in accordance with the Rubric and formatting materials posted in the Resources section of the classroom. Note that Wikepedia is NOT considered a valid source for reference. Citations to Wikepedia will not be considered as valid sources and will count against the overall grade of the paper. PLEASE review the materials on APA format that are posted in Resources. The ?I don?t know APA? excuse will not fly, all the information needed to correctly format papers is in the classroom.
At least one of your sources must be from a scholarly, peer reviewed, journal from the list below. These Journals are available in the Security Management portal into the APUS online library.