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Assignment Instructions

During this module, you learned about Megan’s Law. To complete this assignment you will need to conduct additional research using scholarly journals only. You must utilize a minimum of (2) two scholarly references in the assignment. Scholarly resources are considered: peer-reviewed journal articles (i.e.: ProQuest), government websites, textbooks and criminal justice publications. Failure to provide appropriate references will result in a large point deduction.

You can access scholarly journals by clicking on the Library Link in the Course Introduction section.

In a 3-4 page (1000 word) essay you will address the following points:

Discuss the history of Megan’s Law.
Explain why the law was created?
Explain how Megan became involved with the law?
Describe how has this law helped with child abductions?

Length/Formatting Instructions

Length 1000 Words

Font Calibri – 11 point font

Program/File Type Submit in Word only

Attachments Should be pasted into the Word document if possible.

Referencing system APA referencing system is necessary in assignments, especially material copied from the Internet.
For examples of correct citations, visit the following links:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

 

Megan’s Law Grading Rubric

CATEGORY Exemplary Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unacceptable

Part A: Define Megan’s Law/History 20 points
Student provides a clear, logical explanation of the history of Megan’s law and what the law stands for. Student provides at least two scholarly resources. 10 points
Student provides a mostly clear, logical explanation of the history of Megan’s law and what the law stands for Student provides at least two scholarly resources. 5 points
Student provides only a partial explanation of the history of Megan’s law and what the law stands for. Student provides at least one scholarly resource. 0 points
Student did not provide an explanation of the history of Megan’s law and what the law stands for.

Part B: Discussing Megan and the role she played with the creation of Megan’s law. 20 points
Student provides a detailed explanation of who Megan was and the importance she played within the creation of Megan’s law. Student provides at least two scholarly resources. 10 points
Student provides a mostly detailed explanation of who Megan was and the importance she played within the creation of Megan’s law. Student provides at least two scholarly resources.
5 points
Student provides only a partial explanation of who Megan was and the importance she played within the creation of Megan’s law. Student provides at least one scholarly resource.

0 points
Student did not provide an explanation of who Megan was and the importance she played within the creation of Megan’s law.

Part C: Importance of the law and how it has helped with child abductions. 20 points
Student provides a detailed explanation of the importance of Megan’s law in today’s society and explains how the law has helped with child abductions, since its creation. Student provides at least two scholarly resources. 10 points
Student provides a mostly detailed explanation of the importance of Megan’s law in today’s society and explains how the law has helped with child abductions, since its creation. Student provides at least two scholarly resources. 5 points
Student provides only a partial explanation of the importance of Megan’s law in today’s society and explains how the law has helped with child abductions, since its creation. Student provides at least one scholarly resource. 0 points
Student did not provide an explanation of the importance of Megan’s law in today’s society and explains how the law has helped with child abductions, since its creation.

Mechanics – Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling 10 points
Student makes no errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 8 points
Student makes 1-2 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 6 points
Student makes 3-4 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 0 points
Student makes more than 4 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writing Style – Organization, Transitions, Tone 10 points
The assignment is written with excellent organization, thoughtful transitions, and the appropriate tone. 8 points
This writing assignment is adequately organized, but has some errors in the transitions or the tone. 6 points
This writing assignment is poorly organized, or it contains ineffective transitions and/or inappropriate tone. 0 points
This writing assignment displays little to no organization or transitions, and/or does not use the appropriate tone.

APA Format – Margins, Font, Spacing, Headings and Cover Page 10 points
The margins, font, spacing, headings, and cover page are all formatted properly. 8 points
There are 1-2 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page. 6 points
There are 3-4 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page. 0 points
There are more than 4 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page.

APA Format – Citations and References 10 points
All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited, and the references and in-text citations are all properly formatted. Each reference has an in-text citation and in-text citation has a reference. 8 points
All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited, but slight errors are present in the format of the in-text citations or references. Or there may be one in-text citation or reference missing. 6 points
Some sources used for quotes and facts are either not credible or there are significant errors in the in-text citations and/or references. Or there are multiple missing in-text citations or references. 0 points
The sources used for quotes and facts are not credible and/or not cited. The in-text citations and/or references are not present.

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