Each student will identify an issue, problem, or policy concern in the field of Homeland Security, Emergency Management and/or Terrorism and write an article using the Socratic Method (Outline the problem, brief literature review, propose a solution, answer what critics say about the problem, and discuss the implications of the solution). Writing a descriptive piece that simply restates material in textbooks will not be acceptable.
The research paper is not to be an opinion piece such as an Op-Ed or newspaper article. This is to be a scholarly article based on extensive research. Any articles that are not written in the required manner will not be accepted. The paper must contain no fewer than 2400 words (excluding the title page, abstract, and references) and must be written in the most current APA format. NO papers will be accepted for credit if they do not conform to the APA writing requirement. The research paper must be scholarly, not be written in the first or second person tense and must follow the current American Psychological Association (APA) format and style (e.g., double-spaced, indents, etc.) and include the following: cover page, abstract, discussion, conclusion, and references. The APA format can be obtained from the Saint Leo Library website, from the purchase of APA reference materials, from the commercial purchase of software templates, or from the APA website. YOU MUST ALSO ADD THE URL (Uniform Resource Locator) OR the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to the end of EVERY APA reference found on the internet. All work must be completed in Microsoft Office applications. Work created in any other application will not be accepted.