For your research paper in this course, you will write an analytical research paper addressing a topic of your choosing from among the topics covered in this course. As a research paper, your paper will have to answer a significant puzzle related to a course topic. For this assignment, you will build on what you submitted i
Here is my Title: ( Legal Approaches to Fight Terrorism )
I have also a included a copy of the paper that I submitted for week two.
Title Page of the Paper: The title of your paper should be brief but should adequately inform the reader of your general topic and the specific focus of your research. Keywords relating to parameters, population, and other specifics are useful. The Title Page must include the title, name, course name and number, and Professor’s Name.
Introduction, Research Question, and Hypothesis: This section shall provide an overview of the topic that you are writing about, a concise synopsis of the issues, and why the topic presents a “puzzle” that prompts your research questions, which you will include. This section will end your introduction with your research question.
Review of the Literature: All research projects include a literature review to set out for the reader what knowledge exists on the subject under study and helps the researcher develop the research strategy to use in the study. A good literature review is a thoughtful study of what has been written, a summary of the arguments that exist (whether you agree with them or not), arranged thematically. At the end of the summary, there should still be gaps in the literature that you intend to fill with your research.
As a literature review, this section should identify the common themes and theories that the prior research identified. In this section, what you do is look at the conclusions of prior research and identify the common themes in the conclusions. You then identify those themes. The APUS online library has some helpful information on literature reviews.
Methodology and Research Strategy: This section provides the reader with a description of how you carried out your qualitative research project, and the variables you identified and analyzed. It describes any special considerations and defines any limitations and terms specific to this project, if necessary. This section can be brief or more complicated, depending on the project.
Analysis and Findings: are not the same as conclusions. In the analysis component of this section you identify how you analyzed the data. The second part is the finding you got from your analysis of the data. The findings are the facts that you developed, not your interpretation of the facts. That interpretation is conducted in the conclusions and recommendations section of the paper. Findings will come from the prior research you examined and your analysis of those prior findings to create new findings for your paper. While there may be some facts that are such that they will stand and translate to your paper, the intent is to create new knowledge, so you will normally analyze the data to create your own findings of what facts that data represents.
Conclusions and Recommendations: is the section where you give your interpretation of the data. Here you tell the reader what the findings mean. Often the conclusions and recommendations sections will mirror the findings in construct as the researcher tells the reader what that researcher sees as the meaning of that data, their conclusions. Then, drawing on those conclusions, the researcher tells the reader what they believe needs to be done to solve/answer the research question. This section may include recognition of any needs for further research and then finishes with a traditional conclusion to the paper as a whole.
Remember, your paper should seek to answer a question that helps to solve the research puzzle you identified.
• Your paper must be at a minimum of 8-10 pages (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit).• Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content.• Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.• Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework. • Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc.
Below is a copy of what I submitted for WEEK #2
Legal Approaches to Fight Terrorism
In previous decades, the Congress and the United States of America Department of Justice have collaborated with federal agencies to reinforce the laws of the nations against threats of terrorism and strengthen local authorities to detect and confuse plots of terror. Also, to bring down walls that put a threat to intelligence and other officials of law enforcement from collecting as well as sharing critical information responsible for protecting the broader territory of the U.S.
1. What are some of the laws, regulations, and Acts which govern the management of terrorism?2. What is the extent to which these laws, regulations, and Acts help in the prevention of terrorism?3. How relevant are these Acts, laws, and regulations to the general public?
The legal approaches utilized by the government are effective in combating terrorism.
Remainder Paper Outline
II: In 2001, the United States of America enacted the USA PATRIOTIC act.
a) This helped in the identification, disrupting as well as dismantling many plots of the terrorists. Some of the Acts upon reaching expiry were reauthorized by the USA PATRIOTIC Act Improvement and Reauthorization Act of the year 2005. This followed its legislation in 2009 and 2011 (USDOJ, n.d.).b) This allowed the investigators to proceed with using these critical authorities. These legislations have helped the enforcers of the law and other agencies to protect the entire nation.
III. The year 2008 saw the enactment of legislation that modernized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, enacted in 1978.
a) This Amendments Act of 2008, described as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was passed with a majority of the congress members who were bipartisan and general support from the rest of the intelligence community. b) It enables the intelligence professionals to monitor various communications of terrorists quickly and effectively while at the same time offering protection to all civil liberties belonging to the United States of America.
IV. Some of the things that the FISA tries to accomplish include making sure that all the intelligence community is equipped with the tools they require to realize who the terrorists are talking to, the topic of discussion they engage in, as well as their plans.
a) They also provide vital authorities that enable the rest of the intelligence community to gain foreign intelligence information by making foreign persons their target, more so those from outside the U.S.
V. Conclusion. The majority of the laws geared towards protecting the nation from terrorism are effective as the rates of terrorism have declined.