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II. Needs Analysis
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Module One Specific Assignment:
Needs Analysis is a fairly common form of problem solving or action research.
Briefly outline Needs Analysis. Conduct research and identify three other
studies wherein Needs Analysis was used. Briefly discuss these studies, the
methods of research and their outcomes. What did you find similar? What was
different? Under what circumstance would Needs Analysis be appropriate for
criminal justice managers?
Submit Module One Specific Assignment
Module One Final Project Assignment:
Your final project will be a paper which identifies a problem or issue in your
agency. Using the framework of needs analysis, your final project will
conduct an analysis of the problem. Through this course you will be exposed to
a variety of academic and practitioner research sources. You final project will
identify the problem, develop a methodology for examining the problem, conduct
research into the problem and identify potential solutions, and make
recommendations. For this module, identify a problem in your agency. Submit a
one page description of the problem.
Submit Module One Final Project Assignment