SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT REQUIRE ALL POLICE TO WEAR BODY CAMERAS TO IMPROVE ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY AMONG THE POLICE?

Should the government require all police to wear body cameras to improve administrative responsibility among the police?
PPA 275

Position Paper Guidelines
[PLEASE ADD THIS DOCUMENT TO YOUR SYLLABUS]
The
goal of this assignment
is to let you make an argument for or against an issue concerning
the government. Each of the prompts
below
addresses
a concept or topic
you learned in class.
You will select one of the topics and take a position for or against it. Your arguments must be
logical, well

organized, and evidence

based.
A good paper will
:

Provide at leas
t 3 to 5 reasons in support of your
position.

Provide
evidence & examples based reasons.

Makes claims in proportion to the evidence.

Evidence & examples are from credible sources only.

Provides citations
and
references.

Is clearly written and is free from grammatical, spelling, and other errors.
S
ugg
ested outline

An introductory paragraph.

An overview of the issue (What is the issue or problem? How extensive is it? Why is the
issue/problem significant?)
.
P
rovide data and examples to show why we should be interested in
the issue. (Example

data on
childhood obesity, information on health and emotional costs of
childhood obesity, Californias water shortages, etc.)

A statement of your position on the issue.

Three to five evidence based arguments in support of your position. Provide citations.

A summary & conclusion paragraph.

A list of references cited in the paper (APA, MLA, or any other standard format).
Prompts
1.
Should the government require all police officers to wear body cameras to improve
administrative responsibility among the
police?
2.
Does the posting of nutrition information on menus nudge people to make healthier
choices?
3.
Does allowing parents to home

school their children reduce social capital in
communities?
4.
Should California get rid of direct democracy in order to reduce th
e influence of interest
groups in politics?
5.
Should California end the death penalty to reduce costs?
6.
Should California double the price of water in order to reduce water consumption?
7.
Are zero

tolerance policies
in schools
successful in reducing violence and drug
use
among our children?
8.
Should California i
ncrease the minimum wage to $1
3
by 2016
?
9.
Ask 3
or 4 people of your
parents

or grandparents

generation: why is trust declining in
American society?
Further, write down your own reflection
s on what
they tell you.
Write
about 4 pages identifying the main
themes
of what they tell you and what you
think.
This assignment is worth 20% of your grade.
4

5 pages, double

spaced.
Dont include a cover page; please put your name at the top
of the first page.
Upload your file in the ‘Assignment Submissions folder on Blackboard.
Due on Nov. 24
,
2015 (Tuesday)
by noon.

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