Discussion Board Instructions

There will be 7 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. You are required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread is to be 150–200 words, cite at least 2 sources, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, you are required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 125–150 words and must cite at least 2 sources. Acceptable sources include the textbook, peer-reviewed journal articles, government sources, professional association websites, etc. Each discussion will also require a biblical reference/quote (which is not a part of the original source count).

Responding to a classmate’s post requires both the addition of new ideas and analysis. A particular point made by the classmate must be addressed and built upon by your analysis in order to move the conversation forward. Thus, the response post is a rigorous assignment that requires you to build upon initial posts to develop deeper and more thorough discussion of the ideas introduced in the initial posts. As such, reply posts that merely affirm, restate or unprofessionally quarrel with the previous post(s) and fail to make a valuable, substantive contribution to the discussion will receive appropriate point deductions.

The Post First feature has been activated in the Discussion Board Forums for this course. You will need to post your thread before you will be able to view and reply to other students’ threads.

The threads are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of the assigned modules/weeks, and the replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same modules/weeks except for Module/Week 8. For Module/Week 8, the thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, and the replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.

Discussion Board Grading Rubric

Student:

Criteria

Points

Possible

Points

Earned

Instructor’s Comments

Thread

All key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread.

15

There is a clear, logical flow to the post.

3

Major points are stated clearly.

2

Major points are supported by the following:

· Textbook or articles;

· Pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples; and

· Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts).

10

Proper spelling and grammar are used.

2

Required word count (150–200 words) is met.

3

Replies

Bring clarity to issues being discussed relating issues to Scripture/biblical principles and experience.

3

Major points are supported by the following:

· Textbook or articles;

· Pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples; and

· Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts).

5

Appropriate “netiquette” manners (for example, no name calling or labeling another student’s idea a derogatory term, such as “stupid,” or “dumb” even when disagreeing—see Student Expectations).

2

Proper spelling and grammar are used.

2

Required word count (125–150 words each) is met.

3

Total

50

Forum 4

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Topic: Investigations gone wrong

Research and discuss an investigation that went wrong and whether it was a poor investigation and/or prosecution resulting from an investigation. Examples are the Duke Lacrosse case and the Richard Jewell Olympic bombing case. What went wrong and why? What were the ramifications? What should have been done differently?

Your thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of Module/Week 5, and your replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module/week.

0

0

0

Forum 5 (Module 6) https://learn.liberty.edu/images/ci/icons/cmlink_generic.gif

Topic: Picking an investigative field

If you could pick 1 type of investigative field or specialty to work, what would it be and why? Examples might be general investigations, narcotics, child abuse, sex crimes, white collar, financial, corruption, property crimes, violent crimes, terrorism, internal affairs, etc. How would you prepare for this job?

Tell us why this type of investigation is important (what is the problem?). Finally, do you think investigators should specialize? Why or why not?

Your thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of Module/Week 6, and your replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module/week.

0

0

0

Forum 6 (Module 7) https://learn.liberty.edu/images/ci/icons/cmlink_generic.gif

Topic: Informants

Discuss whether or not law enforcement should utilize informants to establish probable cause for search warrants. If so, then what weight should be given to their information?

Your thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of Module/Week 7, and your replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module/week.

0

0

0

Forum 7 (Module 8) https://learn.liberty.edu/images/ci/icons/cmlink_generic.gif

Topic: Course Reflection

Answer the following questions in your thread:

Did this course cause you to change your mind or opinion about anything related to criminal investigations?
What was it? Why or why not? Maybe something was reinforced. If so, explain.
What was the most important thing you learned in this course (an “aha” moment) and why?
Your thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of Module/Week 8, and your replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of the same module/week.

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