This assignment serves to further expand your knowledge of contemporary issues from your local community to a national level (Building trust with Law Enforcement and the Community). Your PowerPoint provided a background for the issue or program you researched locally.
The annotated bibliography serves to provide a broader resource base for your final paper by requiring research that is applicable to national programs similar to the one you have researched.
As you expand your topic to a broader audience and develop expertise on the subject matter, you must naturally identify additional resources that provide you with the ability to inform others and to make determinations that support your thesis. Thus, from a local issue to a larger issue, your sources of information will necessarily increase. This assignment provides the opportunity to extend your learning by researching scholarly articles to evaluate and summarize key sources for your final paper.
In an annotated bibliography you will evaluate and review your sources assessing those containing critical support for your work. By reviewing relevant research, you will also identify experts in the field, integrate collaborative insights from different disciplines, and review opposing viewpoints. The annotated bibliography should address the major components of your final project.