Security Survey



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Police Science & Criminal Justice Year 2 Projects

Mr. Golod

Project # 1 (marking period 1)

Security Survey”


The President of the United States of America has selected Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center as the site of the next Economic Conference. As head of B.T Security, it will be your job to insure the safety of the President and the other attending members. The White House has provided you with the following information:

  • President of the United States of America attending (10 Secret Service Agents with him at all times)

  • President of France attending (3 body guards)

  • President of Russia attending (3 body guards)

  • Premier of Canada attending (3 body guards)

  • Premier of England attending (3 body guards)

  • Premier of Israel attending (3 body guards)

  • Conference date is May 5th

  • A Budget of $2,000,000.


Your Assignment:

  1. Complete the Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis Report for Barry Tech of Nassau BOCES. This plan is a complete and highly accurate plan that you would give to the board of Nassau BOCES, the Secret Service, and other security details. It MUST contain a threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, risk analysis, and upgrade recommendations.

  2. Map of Barry Tech as Exhibit #2 added to the Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis Report. This map will have illustrations showing vulnerabilities.

  3. Complete an Excel Spreadsheet as Exhibit #3 added to the Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis Report. The sheet should have cost of each person required (security officers), costs of each piece of equipment


Project Grading Rubric


  1. Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis Report (100 points)

    1. Threat assessment

    2. Vulnerability assessment

    3. Risk Analysis

    4. Upgrade recommendations

  2. Spreadsheet- A listing of each piece of equipment required, with a price AND upgrade recommendations (50 points)

  3. Map of the campus with illustrations showing vulnerabilities (50 points)



Project # 2 (marking period 2)
“The Tipping Point”

This paper will be the result of your reading of a passage from the book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. The title of the chapter is “The Power of Context (Part One)” and is primarily concerned with the case of Bernhard Goetz in NYC and how the city fought the crime epidemic of the 1980’s. Additionally, the passage introduces us to a theory of criminal causation known as the “Broken Windows” theory.

Your paper will address the following four topics/questions citing passages from the reading:


  1. Explain the case of Bernhard Goetz

  2. Explain the Broken Windows theory of Criminal Causation

  3. Explain how NYC used the Broken Windows theory to address the crime epidemic of the 1980’s and what its effects were.

  4. Attempt to apply this theory to one aspect of your life: Is there anything in your life that could benefit from this theory? Or how this theory impacts your everyday life in school!


Project Grading Rubric

  1. Cover page (10 points)

  2. Research covered (80 points)

  • Explain the case of Bernhard Goetz

  • Explain the Broken Windows theory of Criminal Causation

  • Explain how NYC used the Broken Windows theory to address the crime epidemic of the 1980’s

  • Attempt to apply this theory to one aspect of your life

  1. Body: proper introduction or thesis statement (20 points)

• Clear, standard usage of the English language

• A conclusion or summarizing ending



  1. Proper in line citations of sources using parenthetical notation (20 points)

  2. Font: Times New Roman (5 points)

  3. Font Size: 12 (5 points)

  4. Margins: 1” all around (5 points)

  5. Length: 3 pages, not including cover page and works cited page (30 points)

  6. Double spaced (5 points)

  7. Works cited page (20 points)

• Research should include three (3) sources

Project # 3 “Trial of the Year” (marking period 3)
Student Tasks: PART 1 (100 Points)

  1. Work in a teams set up by instructor (for each crime: team for prosecution and defense)

  2. The team will assign appropriate roles to classmates such as:

    • Expert witness

    • Eye witness

    • Key witness

    • Voir dire (Jury)

  3. Team rehearses chosen classmates in their roles

  4. Team prepares and delivers opening & closing statements

  5. Team presents case by direct and cross examination using evidence to prove or disprove guilt

  6. Team prepares and delivers closing arguments

  7. Jury deliberates and renders their verdict, winning team receives 30 + points

Grading Rubric:

  1. Opening Statement (25 Points)

    1. Attire

    2. Clear, logical, and persuasive language

    3. Use of facts of the case

  2. Direct and cross examination (50 Points)

    1. Attire

    2. Clear, logical and persuasive language

    3. Use of every item of evidence

    4. Knowledge of common objections

    5. Use of expert witness

    6. Use of props

      1. Diagrams, Charts, Photos, Items of evidence, Models

    7. Knowledge of procedures

  3. Closing Statement (25 Points)

    1. Attire

    2. Clear, logical, and persuasive language

    3. Use of facts of the case


Student Tasks: PART 2 - Research Paper (100 Points)

Purpose: Student will be assigned a research topic related to the field of Criminal Justice in Year 2.



Project Grading Rubric

  1. Cover page (5 points)

  2. Body: proper introduction or thesis statement (25 points)

• Clear, standard usage of the English language

• A conclusion or summarizing ending



  1. Proper in line citations of sources using parenthetical notation (10 points)

  2. Font: Times New Roman (2 points)

  3. Font Size: 12 (4 points)

  4. Margins: 1” all around (4 points)

  5. Length: 3 pages, not including cover page and works cited page (30 points)

  6. Double spaced (5 points)

  7. Works cited page (15 points)

• Research should include five (3) sources
Possible Topics for Research Paper:

    • Court Case

      • Miranda v. Arizona (Rights of the accused)

      • Gideon v. Wainwright (Right to a Lawyer)

      • Vernonia v. Acton (Student Search and Seizure)

      • Harmelion v. Michigan (Cruel and unusual/Proportionality)

      • New Jersey v. TLO (Search and Seizure)

      • Furman v. Georgia (Equal Protection/Due Process/Cruel and Unusual)

      • Escobedo v. Illinois (Self incrimination)

      • Mapp v. Ohio (Search and Seizure)

      • Weeks v, US (Police powers)

      • Tinker v. Demoine

    • Causation Theories: You must describe the theory in your own words. Find a court case related to this theory: How did the defense try to use this theory to get their client off the charge(s)?

      • Classical

      • Biological

      • Psychological

      • Sociological

    • Jail or Prison: Choose any prison in the world which interests you.

      • History of the prison

      • The prison today

      • Opinion: what you think, if you can work as a C.O, add any other information you feel can add to a paper on Prisons


Project # 4 Internship (marking period 4)
Student Tasks: you will prepare, in MLA Format, a paper detailing your experience on your senior internship. YOU MUST include an interview with someone at your internship site. Discuss your experience, things you did, what you would do different, history of the institution you worked with, anything you can think of…

Project Grading Rubric

  1. Cover page (15 points)

  2. Body: proper introduction or thesis statement (50 points)

• Clear, standard usage of the English language with conclusion or summarizing ending

  1. Proper in line citations of sources using parenthetical notation (INTERVIEW) (20 points)

  2. Font: Times New Roman (10 points)

  3. Font Size: 12 (10 points)

  4. Margins: 1” all around (10 points)

  5. Length: 3 pages, not including cover page and works cited page (50 points)

  6. Double spaced (10 points)

  7. Works cited page (25 points)


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