Discussion The discussion section is the meat and potatoes of the Administrative Position Paper. It contains the critical analysis of the problem and all possible factors researched. It reviews the pros and cons of the issues raised and possible solutions. It provides rationale for the eventual recommended solution(s). This is the critical area for the student to show the professor and your administrator you have done your research properly. This is the longest section. Cite all references. Nothing in the Discussion Section should contain personal knowledge, experience, or opinion from the author. Only facts—and —each fact must be formatted with an in-text citation according to the APA format. Does not use case studies and if you are going to use a personal communication, you are only permitted to use one and it should be no more than one (1) short paragraph. No charts, diagrams, case studies or long quoted material is to be used in the Discussion area. If you need to use charts, diagrams, case studies or quotes, you must put them into an Appendix and only refer to them in the Discussion Section.
The Discussion does count in the total number of pages required. The Discussion should be no less than 12 pages.

Conclusion(s) Now that you’ve shown how you reasoned through the problem, state a conclu¬sion. The conclusion is nothing more than a brief statement of the best possible solution or solutions which you have described in detail in the Discussion section. You do not need to continue the discussion. You should not introduce new material in this section. Example: “Although new jails could be constructed to house more inmates, a new program of community custody for first offenders convicted of nonviolent crimes would prove more cost-effective

The Conclusion does count in the total number of pages required. The Conclusion should be no more than 1 page.

Action Recommended In this section you tell the instructor (and the criminal justice executive) what your final recommended action is. Alternate possible actions have already been reviewed in your Discussion section. You’re making a commitment to a single course of action. Example:It is recommended that the city hire five more prosecuting attorneys and three more judges in order to make the court system more expedient. You include several steps that must be done in support of your action recommended, including a time frame for possible action steps, and a budget if appropriate.
The Action Recommended does count in the total number of pages required. The Action Recommended should be no less than 2 pages. Be detailed in your assessment.

Finally, include a section entitled References which lists all of your references as an annotated references using the APA** format. If you are unfamiliar with how to write an annotated reference, please review the following website for this information. The cover page and reference section do not count in the total number of pages required. The reference page should be in alphabetical order.YOU UST HAVE AN ANNOTATED REFERENCES!!!! Your paper WILL NOT be accepted if the references are not annotated.


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