Students must both address the Discussion Forum issue(s), as well as comment on the posts of a minimum two of their classmates to adequately complete the assignment. There is no minimum or maximum length as long as all the issues are fully addressed.
Students striving for a superlative grade should go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the assignment.
Corruption of Public Officials
Before completing the discussion forum assignment, read and watch the following:
The influence of money in the government and law enforcement is pervasive. Lobbyists pour billions each year into influencing politicians. Similarly, some police departments are provided incentives (federal grant money, forfeited assets and increased income) to enforce certain crimes (primarily drug-related). Research, analyze and discuss cases in which such monetary temptations lead to corruption.