(solution) . Chapter 4 of the readings for this week presents three roles

(solution) . Chapter 4 of the readings for this week presents three roles

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Chapter 4 of the readings for this week presents three roles that a police executive might fit: (1) Interpersonal role; (2) Informational role; and (3) Decision-maker role. While there are other roles that a law enforcement executive must fill at times, these three represent the majority of responsibilities of the position.

In your initial post, compare and contrast these three roles. As part of your comparison, discuss the unique characteristics of each role as they apply to an executive within a law enforcement agency. Conclude your response by identifying the role that you think allows a law enforcement agency executive to be most effective and explain why.

Forum Assignment Instructions:
Be sure that your Forum answer is:
1) Based on research, and
2) Using professional, scholarly sources, and
3) Submitted in APA 6th ed style, and
4) A minimum of 350 words, excluding the references list, and
5) Submitted in text. Note- you may also submit an attachment to preserve your original formatting.

Be sure that your responses to your classmates are:
 1)      Based on research, 

 2)      Use professional, scholarly sources, 
 3)      Submitted in APA 6th ed. style, and
4)      A minimum of 150 words, excluding the references list, and

5)      Submitted in text.

Note ? you may also submit an attachment to preserve your original formatting.

You must submit your answer to this forum assignment question by 11:55 PM EST on Thursday of this week.

You also need to submit responses to at least two (2) of your classmates by 11:55 PM EST on Sunday of this week.

All postings should contribute and advance the class knowledge of the course themes. Students are encouraged to “get out of their comfort zones” when making their arguments. The reason behind this activity allows students to Analyze work from many different perspectives allowing the critical thinking process to grow.

Please do not create your own separate Forums. Respond within the Forum question the course professor has created.

In your response posts to classmates, evaluate the unique characteristics they have identified. If you agree with the classmate?s assessment of the characteristics, elaborate more on the unique aspects of these characteristics and how they align criminal justice agencies to the bureaucratic management style. If you disagree, respectfully highlight the points that you feel are incorrect, being sure to support the opposing position that you are taking.

In your response post to classmates, evaluate the role selected as most effective for a law enforcement executive. If you agree with the classmate?s selection, elaborate more on why the selected role is better than the other two options. If you disagree, respectfully discuss why you believe another one of the roles is the better selection.

 

Your grade will be based on the following rubric:

 

No Work

Beginning

Developing

Accomplished

Exemplary

Substance (Possible 40 points)

Zero points:  Student failed to respond to the essay question.

25 points:  Presentation is unclear; a basic understanding of the topic and issues is not evident; explanation is lacking; segments of the required answer are lacking; sources and supporting facts are not utilized; length requirements may not have been met.

30 points:  Student?s initial posting did not meet the length requirement; and/or presentation evidences some confusion concerning topics under discussion; analysis may be lacking and/or elements of the question are not answered; support and references may be lacking.

35 points:  Student answered/addressed most aspects of the question/topic posed in the Forum; initial posting met length requirement;  a basic understanding of relevant concepts/theories is demonstrated; relevant sources were located;  minimal or no facts/examples were used in support of presentation.

40 points:  Student answered/addressed all aspects of the topic/question posed in the Forum;  initial posting met length requirement;  analysis of concepts and theories clearly demonstrates superior knowledge and a clear understanding of the topic;  relevant and scholarly resources were located and used appropriately;  facts and examples are used in support of presentation.

Collaboration (Possible 30 points)

 

Zero points:  Student filed none of the required replies.

10 points:  Student filed only one of the required replies OR filed the required replies but failed to meet length requirements.

20 points:  Student filed the minimum number of replies, meeting the length requirements and evidencing an understanding of the issues under discussion and the views of colleagues.   Student failed to respond to specific queries posed to him by colleagues or by the Instructor.  Student did not take initiative in advancing the discussion throughout the week.

30 points:  Student filed all required replies and they met the length requirement;  all replies were  substantive, thoughtful responses and contributed to the discussion; student exceeded minimum requirements by answering all queries posed to him by other students or the Instructor; student was ?present?  and participated throughout the entire week.

Timeliness (Possible 10 points)

 

Zero points:  Student filed more than two required postings in an untimely manner. 

2 points:  Student filed two required postings in an untimely manner.

7 points:  Student filed one required posting in an untimely manner.

10 points:  Student filed all required postings in a timely manner.

Writing (Possible 10 points)

Zero points:  Student failed to respond to the essay question.

4 points:  Writing contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.  Language uses jargon or conversational tone; meaning is difficult to discern; organization is lacking. 

6 points:  Writing contains several grammatical, punctuation, and/or spelling errors.  Language lacks clarity or includes some use of jargon and /or conversational tone; sentence structure is awkward. 

8 points:   Student demonstrates consistent and correct use of the rules of grammar usage, punctuation and spelling, with a few errors; there is room for improvement in writing style and organization.   

10 points:  Student demonstrates consistent and correct use of the rules of grammar usage, punctuation, and spelling.  Language is clear and precise throughout all submissions.  Sentences display consistently strong, varied structure and organization is excellent. 

 

Citations (Possible 10 points; zero points if citations are missing)

Zero points:  Student failed to respond to include citations and/or references

4 points:  Citations of reference sources exist; citations apparently correspond to the correct source but do not enable the reader to locate the source.  APA 6th edition format not evident. 

6 points:  Attempts to cite reference sources are made, but the reader has difficulty finding the sources; attempts to use APA 6th edition format not evident. 

8 points:  Reference sources are cited as necessary, but some components of the citations are missing and/or APA 6th edition format is faulty in some respects.

10 points:  Reference sources relied on by the student are cited appropriately and accurately.  No writing of others is left without quotation and/or attribution, as appropriate.  APA 6th edition format is used correctly and consistently.