Overview: The final project in this course will expose you to a problem situation and task you with how it should be solved. You will imagine you are employed at a criminal justice organization facing a communal problem. Your superior at the organization has asked you to review the problem situation and offer your recommendations. You will be given the chance to evaluate the situation and develop suggestions that will inform development of strategies to address the issue using appropriate ethical and transparent leadership and communication skills. The main purpose of this first milestone of your project is to get you to reflect seriously and write about the case study that you will focus on for your final project. First, review the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric. Second, read these two case studies and choose one to analyze for your final project. To access the case studies, refer to the Harvard Business Review Coursepack Module: 1. NYPD New 2. The Flawed Emergency Response to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots In a journal, which is private between you and your instructor, reflect on how you think you will approach this final project. Consider what type of research you might need and how you will be able to use the Shapiro Library to conduct research. Prompt: Your journal assignment should include the following critical elements: 1. Identify your selected case study. Discuss why you chose this case study. 2. Explain your research plan and how you plan to gather research to help you with your final project. After reviewing the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric, describe what research you think you will need to gather to support your final project. 3. Based on what you know about leadership in criminal justice, discuss what you think are the main issues or downfalls with the actions of the leadership in the case study. You will learn more about leadership and ethics in criminal justice throughout the course. Use what you know at this point to reflect on your case study.