Critical Incident Response
Examine a Critical Incident Response Issue in the Context of a Historical Event or Events (20%)
The student will prepare a five to seven (5-7) page analyses of a critical incident response issue(s) in the context of historical event or events. The paper will be prepared in accordance with APA (6th) format.
The paper must reference a minimum of three scholarly articles. (For a definition and instructions on locating scholarly articles, see the UMUC library website http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/articles.cfm) Three is a minimum; therefore, three is minimally meeting the standard (C – grade). More than three is required for maximum credit in the resources category of the grading rubric. Other sources should be evaluated for their credibility (just because it is on the web does not mean it is an accurate trusted source). I have given you a start with at least one scholarly article listed for each topic.
The issue must also be linked to experience in at least one critical incident as part of the discussion. Previous incidents will be discussed in the scholarly articles; more information can be developed directly from AAR reports. See the list of AARs that I have developed and please let me know of any others that can be added to the list.
The paper should also reference any relevant government policy.
For each topic I have given you a start with links to scholarly articles and one or more other important resources. This is a start, if you write the paper from just the sources I provide it will be severely lacking. Not all resources are directly available from the link. You may have to look it up in the UMUC library to access the article. I have not formatted these as APA resources; they are simply titles and links. I am giving you a head start here, not running the whole race for you! You will also want to closely examine the syllabus for other articles that apply to your selected topic.