1. How is the financial plan and budget related to a company’s strategic plan?
2. How do the various functional departments of an organization use financial planning (i.e. marketing, operations, sales, executive management, finance, etc.)?
3. There are two developmental views of delinquency. The first view is the Life Course Theory, while the second view is the Latent Trait Theory. Which one offers a more valid rationale for why juveniles will persist in criminal behavior beyond the age of 25?
Critique an article in a scholarly journal (written paper) that discusses a particular study conducted in the area of juvenile delinquency. Examples of peer-reviewed journals are Criminology, The Prison Journal, Journal of Drug Use and Abuse, etc. If you are not sure if an article is a journal article, please ask me.
The paper should be 3-4 pages in length (please, no more than 4 pages…if you have more than 4 pages written, edit your paper). Do not use extra spaces, bold print, large indents before new paragraphs, more than one space in between paragraphs, or large font, to make the paper look as if it is 3-4 pages long. If you do this, you will lose points automatically! Papers should be in 12’ font and double-spaced – no more, no less.
a. Give a summary of the article (i.e., what was the study about, who were they studying, how did they do the study, etc.) (1 page)
b. Discuss the author’s conclusions (1/2 pages)
c. Critique the author’s work – list strengths and weaknesses of the argument and his/her method of studying the problem (1 page)
d. Give your opinion on the findings (did you like the study, did it produce beneficial findings, was it worthless, etc.) (1/2 page)Grading: This paper is worth 20% of your grade. Papers handed in after this time will lose one letter grade for each day that it is late. For example, if the paper is due Saturday by midnight and you submit it on Monday, and you would have received an A, you will only receive a B+. If the paper is handed-in on Tuesday, your grade will be lowered to a B and so forth. THIS PAPER IS NOT OPTIONAL!!!