Students will write a 2-page paper (~500 words) that summarizes and analyzes an article from a peer-reviewed journal and where the topic is related to the course outcomes and module topics. The purpose of this paper is to introduce you to the process of reading and evaluating existing research that will help you to formulate public policy. The individual paper is worth up to 200 points toward the final grade. In-text source citations, as well as your reference list, should both be in alignment with APA 6th edition citation form and style (See Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (Links to an external site.) for more information). You can also access the FSCJ LibGuide about APALinks to an external site..

The three articles linked below are sample articles for you to review. You may use one of them for your review or you may elect to choose a different article with a topic relevant to this course.

  • Collins, M. L., & Peerbolte, S. L. (2011). An Exploratory Research Design Further Demonstrating the Need for the Integration of Critical Thinking Skill Curricula in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Higher Education Academic Programs. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 8(2).
  • Collins, M. L., & Kapucu, N. (2008). Early warning systems and disaster preparedness and response in local government. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 17(5), 587-600.
  • Kapucu, N., Arslan, T., & Collins, M. L. (2010). Examining intergovernmental and interorganizational response to catastrophic disasters: Toward a network-centered approach. Administration & Society.

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