Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

Social workers who utilize the solution-focused model are mindful of how their conversations with their clients, families, groups, or even community members facilitate their thinking about solutions

Social workers who utilize the solution-focused model are mindful of how their conversations with their clients, families, groups, or even community members facilitate their thinking about solutions. The client is always the “expert,” and therefore social workers ask questions to explore how the client perceives the problem and situation.

Social workers may use solution-focused questions such as the miracle question. For example, “Suppose you woke up one morning and by some miracle everything you ever wanted, everything good you could ever imagine for yourself, had actually happened—your life had turned out exactly the way you wanted it. What would be different in your life?” When clients are asked this, it forces them to reflect on what they want or would like to achieve. By projecting themselves into the….

The problem-solving model was first laid out by Helen Perlman

The problem-solving model was first laid out by Helen Perlman. Her seminal 1957 book, Social Casework: A Problem-Solving Process, described the problem-solving model and the 4Ps. Since then, other scholars and practitioners have expanded the problem-solving model and problem-solving therapy. At the heart of problem-solving model and problem-solving therapy is helping clients identify the problem and the goal, generating options, evaluating the options, and then implementing the plan.

Because models are blueprints and are not necessarily theories, it is common to use a model and then identify a theory to drive the conceptualization of the client’s problem, assessment, and interventions. Take, for example, the article by Westefeld and Heckman-Stone (2003). Note how the authors use a problem-solving model as the blueprint in identifying the steps when working with….

use of technology in law enforcement

For this forum, students will discuss the use of technology in law enforcement, and how this technology may impact police practices, ethics, and relationships within the communities police operate.  Through this discussion students will attain a better understanding of police techniques and technologies, police ethics, and the importance of good rapport between police and the communities they serve.  

 read the attached news article: CCJ1020Module3DiscussionArticle(1).pdf

Craft an initial post of at least 200 words that thoroughly addresses the following elements:

Should evidence of police shootings taken by officer-worn body cameras be made available to the public?  Why or why not?In the first year after Rialto, California, police officers began using body-worn cameras, citizen complaints against officers decreased by 88 percent.  However, further research indicates cameras may not be as effective at reducing….

Research and Policy Development

Topic: Research and Policy Development

After reading Chapter 5 of the Mosher textbook, the article entitled “Internet Development, Censorship, and Cyber Crimes in China” by Liang and Lu, and the article entitled “‘Snitches End Up in Ditches’ and Other Cautionary Tales” by Morris, discuss the following prompts:

Although presented differently, how do the research articles affect the development of criminal justice public policy?As a criminal justice leader, does the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) give you a reason for concern? How/Why?What are the advantages of the NCVS versus the Uniform Crime Report (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data?As a criminal justice leader or school safety leader, does the “‘Snitches End Up in Ditches’ and Other Cautionary Tales” article cause you to act? In what way?

Find a topic that interests you about an artist, writer, musician, architect or a figure from some other art who comes from one your cultures of origin (this can be defined by geography, language, genes or system of beliefs)

Find a topic that interests you about an artist, writer, musician, architect or a figure from some other art who comes from one your cultures of origin (this can be defined by geography, language, genes or system of beliefs), research it on the Web and in the library. Write a three to four page essay (750 to 1000 words) concerning it and save as text using NotePad on the PC or SimpleText on the Mac.

Do not save it as an HTML document, but as Plain Text or Simple Text, using any of the text editing program and also, please, do not use FrontPage. 

Link it as a text document to Assignment 2 on your site for this class. Here is an example written using Latin as a….

Humanitarian Efforts

The first step in the research and writing process is to select the topic you wish to address in your Capstone Paper. In the Military Studies program, there are five primary areas you may choose from. These areas are:

ConflictsHumanitarian EffortsMilitary LeadershipPeacekeepingPeacemaking

For this discussion, you will create a possible research topic for each of these five areas. Next, you will discuss which topic you intend to utilize for your Capstone Paper and your reasons behind this decision.  Additionally, you must respond to the choices of two classmates and critique their selections. Some points you may want to address, as well as consider in assessing your own topic, are:

What are some of the difficulties that may be faced in researching this topic?How can these difficulties be addressed?….

Why Military History

In his article, “Why Military History?,” Bunting addresses the issues facing individuals who enter this field of study. What are some of the obstacles facing the military historian within academia? Why are these obstacles present? Are military historians “true academics?” Why or why not? Finally, what is your view of the future of military studies as an academic discipline?

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Read the excerpt from A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (at left under “Readings & Handouts” > “Readings” > “Non-fiction”). Then respond to the reading in a paragraph of at least 200 words. Choose one feature of the writing to focus on in your response (such as use of details, style techniques, wording or punctuation choices, etc; see the “discussion board directions” handout for more ideas). Consider why the writer made the choices that you see here: what might they have been trying to achieve? Use examples from the text to support your observations.

For full credit, please do the following:

Write at least 200 words and include the word count in your post (Pro tip: use the word count feature in Word or Google Docs).Focus on one aspect of the….