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CJ 325: Research Methods (Hayden): News #1

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Could federal grant money improve community policing?; More than $119 million in federal grant money will aim to expand police forces and support community initiatives. But will it be enough to make a difference?

Porter, S. (2016, October 3). Could federal grant money improve community policing?; 
More than $119 million in federal grant money will aim to expand police forces and support community initiatives. But will it be enough to make a difference?. Christian Science Monitor.

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Resource

Skim through the article and then respond to the following questions:

  1. What do you know about the Christian Science Monitor? What do you consider its level of reliance? Who is the author in relation to this organization and how does it influence your evaluation of this article? 

  2. What kind of evidence is used in the article, and what sources created that information? How does this influence your evaluation of the article? 

  3. Does the article seek to persuade in any way, or is it neutral? How does this influence your evaluation of the article? 

  4. What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on community policing? Answer this question by also considering your overall evaluation of the source and whether you'd use the source or not. 

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