PowerPoint Assignment

  1. Length: 25-27 slides
    • Separate cover slide
    • Separate references slide
  2. Design:
    • Do not to overcrowd your slides with information.
    • Be thorough, but also be concise.
    • Use bullet points to highlight main points.
    • If you use graphics, be sure to condense them, so your presentation is not too large.
  3. Mechanics:
    • PowerPoint does not require that you write full sentences or paragraphs; in fact, this will detract from your presentation.
    • Your ideas must flow logically and your points should be presented in a consistent format.
    • Check your spelling and use standard American English.
  4. Consult at least three (3) SCHOLARLY sources in preparing your presentation. (The last slide should be a “References” slide; follow APA format.
  5. If you use many photos, save your file in two parts and submit separately, if necessary.  (Note this in the “Comments” box.)
  6. If you would like to include a video (YouTube), include the URL in the “Notes” section; if necessary, save as a separate PowerPoint presentation and submit separately.  (Advise the professor in the “Comments” box.) Explain what it is about and the relevance.
  7. WARNING: Do not copy and paste from the Internet. Plagiarizing will result in a zero (0).
  8. Must be prepared as a ppt or pptx format only. (I will not accept assignments not submitted this way.)
  9. Use the following naming convention when saving your assignment:
    • Save as: CJE3115_YourLastName.Firstname_PowerpointTitle

INSTRUCTIONS: POWERPOINT ASSIGNMENTYou are a law enforcement officer (LEO) representing your agency, making a presentation to a group of concerned citizens, including the media. Your objective is to sway the audience into seeing the issue from a different perspective (that of the police).You will use a PowerPoint presentation to discuss a current issue in policing to the attendees. Content Requirements:
Choose ONE (1) of the following topics. It should not be the same topic that you wrote your essay on:

  • Community Policing–Does it really work or is it a “feel good” program?
  • Building trust with communities.
  • Officer Involved Shootings: Public Perception vs. Reality
  • Gun Legislation & Law Enforcement (Will increasing gun control be better or worse for police? Will it make our citizens safer? Will it reduce violent crime?)
  • Are body cameras an invasion of privacy or are they necessary?
  • Is profiling justified and necessary?
  • Why can’t the police stop the violence in Miami? (Drive-by shootings; increase in violent crime; gang violence)
  • Should the police agencies investigate themselves or should outside agencies (state or federal) and/or civilian review boards be instituted?
  • Should the grand jury system be used for officers accused of a crime or should it be eliminated? (What would replace it?)
  • Police morale–Who cares? (Why does it matter?)
  • Police corruption (from a law enforcement perspective).
  • Use of Force–Is it excessive or is it being used to keep officers out of harms way? (De-escalation, minimizing; public perception)
  • Include the following:
  1. Briefly describe the nature of the problem/issue. (Carefully analyze the problem: myths vs. facts; pros vs. cons.)
  2. Discuss the history of the issue.
  3. Describe the extent of the problem/issue (is it an actual problem or a perception).
  4. Use at least two actual examples/cases to illustrate your position.
  5. What are the best practices in this area? (What police agencies/cities/states already use the program/policy?)
  6. What is the recommended solution?
    • Do not base your position on personal opinion.
    • Use research and statistics to support your position.
    • The audience members should leave your presentation feeling more informed.