Compare The Difference Of Written Directives That Are Used In Criminal Justice And How They Would Compare To The Private Or Corporate World

 This assignment will be to compare the difference of written directives that are used in criminal justice and how they would compare to the private or corporate world. After reading the APD Written Directives policy, explain how the different types of Directives are used in a Law Enforcement Environment (Public Sector) and how that may relate in the Private Sector. Would these be used in similar circumstances in the corporate world? 

This paper should be 2-3 pages, double spaced, APA format. You should use sources within the course and from your own research to support your discussion of this topic. 

Education System

Choose one country and research its public education system and compare it to the United States. Discuss such information as the age of testing for determining levels of achievement, ages for mandated education, curriculum average class size, education and certification teachers, etc. Discuss what your findings suggest about American public schools.

Important guidelines to follow:

Write at least a 300-word, well-developed and well-written response.

Discusion Question

Answer each question with properly citation and NOT plagiarisms and good grammar.  minim 350 words   

QUESTION 1

 Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm created a theory of character orientation, which included what he referred to as a ‘marketing personality’. This is an example of self-objectification – regarding the human as an object and instrument. Do you think that increased technological complexity makes people more or less likely to self-objectify? Why? 

QUESTION 2:

Power & Social Status

Power relating to social status is premised on a willingness to “participate”; what might constitute criteria for non-participation, and should we think of this as a power instrument?

Topic 2 DQ 2

In all client interactions, the coach evaluates the needs of the client. Within this process there is the use of a theoretical lens on how the client would best move forward towards their goals. When thinking about your own perspective of theory in coaching, how might you determine the “best” fit of theory for the client and still maintain your integrity to your perspective? How might you approach client decisions or lifestyles that do not align with your own spiritual beliefs or values?

Discussion Post-10-Nursery Production -Digger Magazine

Find an article in the Digger Magazine (from the last 5 years) that is of interest to you and share a short review of the article.  How can this information be applied to nursery, greenhouse, or Christmas tree growers in your region? 

Go to the Oregon Association of Nurserymen web site to find an article in their Digger Magazine:

Digger Magazine – Current Issue http://www.diggermagazine.com/ (Links to an external site.)

Digger Magazine – Archive Issues http://www.oan.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=18

Deliverable 6 – Electronic Medical Record Brochure

Competency

Examine legal requirements for managing patient information, health information documentation, the release of information, and electronic health records.

Instructions

You have recently been promoted to Health Services Manager at Three Mountains Regional Hospital, a small hospital located in a mid-size city in the Midwest. Three Mountains is a general medical and surgical facility with 400 beds. Last year there were approximately 62,000 emergency visits and 15,000 admissions. More than 6,000 outpatient and 10,000 inpatient surgeries were performed. Three Mountains was recently in the news after employee emails were published where patients were discussed in very negative terms.

Due to the breach of information, many patients are skeptical about selecting Three Mountains as their hospital of choice. Even though specific names of patients were not disclosed as part of the inappropriate dissemination of information, parts of their medical records were mentioned. The patient information was not shared in a favorable light. Patients want to feel secure when they share information with their healthcare providers and be certain that it will remain private.

You will create an informational brochure educating patients about the contents of the medical record and the proper release of information. In a double-sided brochure you need to address the following topics:

  1. The Electronic Medical Record: Definition and contents of the EMR. You will want to include some of the Joint Commission’s requirements pertaining to what should be included in the medical record and when entries should be completed.
  2. HIPAA/Confidentiality: Provide an overview of HIPAA and the level of confidentiality that the patient can expect from Three Mountains Regional Hospital.
  3. Release of Information: Explain the process for a patient to obtain either copies or sections of their medical records. Discuss that information cannot be shared without their express permission.
  4. Privacy Pledge: Craft a privacy pledge statement informing the patient that they can trust that their information will remain private.

The brochure that you will create should be a tri-fold design with two pages (the first for the outside and the second for the inside). Draw attention to your brochure by using well-placed art, an easy to read design, and use of color.

NOTE – APA formatting, and proper grammar, punctuation, and form required. APA help is available here.

Team Leadership/Management Style

Part 1: According to the Sarin and O’Connor (2009) article, certain style and goal structures of team leaders have a strong influence on internal team dynamics.  Based on your research within the article and textbook, as well as your own experience, what team leader management style would be most effective in leading a team in which you were a member?

Part 2: DeRue, Barnes, and Morgeson (2010) found that team leadership style effectiveness depended on the level of charisma exhibited by the leader.  Drawing from the article and the textbook, have you ever worked for a charismatic leader?  What style (coaching or directing) did that leader administer?  Was he or she effective in leading you as part of the team?

Reply Message:

Part 1:

In the article, “First among Equals: The Effect of Team Leader Characteristics on the Internal Dynamics of Cross-Functional Product Development Teams” the writer portrays how the endeavour organization is crucial for the achievement of the undertakings and the effect of cross down to earth groups inside the affiliation. It is the commitment of group pioneers to control the partners, recognize each one of the associate’s characteristics and weaknesses, connect with partners and incorporate into learning and make the group productive and achieve their own and progressive goals (Sarin, 2009).

Each one of extraordinary and picking one specific style over others is thoroughly subject to the kind of workgroup does and how associates’ function with one another. These organization styles of group pioneer can change the consequence of the group’s flourishing. To me before long, I get a kick out of the opportunity to work with group pioneer who can demonstrate each one of these styles, since this will ensure that I don’t simply create inside the group and in my profession yet furthermore perform quality work and develop things that have impact, or, in other words sensible to achieve (Sarin, 2009).

Part 2:

When I started my profession, I had an extraordinary opportunity to work under my boss particularly who was an uncommonly attractive person. She has great social capacities and was to a great degree pleasant both in gather setting and what’s more in one on one. She roused the group during times of crisis. The most basic thing I delighted in her was her listening aptitudes, she made a point to take in my wellsprings of data and participate in the discourse. She believed in personal development and basically controlled command style of organization and yet was there for us educating us when required. As a noteworthy part of the group under her organization, I could take in various things both real and at the individual level. She guaranteed the destinations of the partners were all around described and everybody expected complete obligation in finishing the targets. Her teaching style enabled us to get our stresses and request cleared up and gain from her experience on taking care of conditions. She guaranteed we had full chance to test the latest progressions in endeavours anyway in the meantime guaranteeing we get adequate learning through social affairs and diverse mediums. She also demonstrated to us that it respected miss the mark and it is basic to know our own specific shortcomings and ways we can try to improve them. All things considered, working under such horrifying pioneer helped shape me professionally and before long and are my personality today (Sarin, 2009)

 References

Sarin, S. (2009). First among Equals: The Effect of Team Leader Characteristics on the Internal Dynamics of Cross‐Functional Product Development Teams.

 Christopher, M.M. (2003). The Effect of Team Leader Characteristics on Learning Knowledge Application & Performance of Cross-Functional New Product Development Teams.

ACCT/561 wk5

Resources and step by step instructions

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Case Study: Select Show Replies at the bottom of this post to view more information and resources for advanced learning. Many of you will own your own business. One rapidly growing opportunity is no-frills workout centers. These types of centers attract customers who want to take advantage of state-of-the-art fitness equipment but do not need the other amenities of full-service health clubs. One way to own your own fitness business is to buy a franchise. Snap Fitness is a Minnesota-based business that offers franchise opportunities. For a very low monthly fee ($22, without an annual contract) customers can access a Snap Fitness center 24 hours a day. Start-up costs include pre-opening costs: franchise fee, grand opening marketing, leasehold improvements, utility/rent deposits, and training.

Part 1, Section 1: Suppose that representatives from Snap Fitness estimate that each location incurs $3,975 per month in general fixed operating expenses and $410 to lease equipment. Mixed costs are equal to $275 per/month (fixed) plus $1.10 per membership sale (variable). Total variable costs were not provided. Representatives from corporate stated that a Snap Fitness franchise might require only 270 to 300 members per month to break even. Members pay on a monthly basis. Using the information provided above and your knowledge of CVP analysis, estimate the amount of variable costs. (When performing your analysis, assume that the only fixed costs are the estimated monthly operating expenses, equipment lease and the fixed part of mixed costs.) Show your work and all calculations

Part 1, Section 2: Using the information from section 1. What would monthly sales in members and dollars have to be to achieve a target net income of $13,500 for the month? What is the margin of safety in dollars? Show your work and all calculations. 

Part 1, Section 3: Discuss how cost structure, relevant range, margin of safety, cost behaviors, and CVP apply to an investment in the franchise. How do you plan to use this in order to manage the business and plan for profitability? What type of internal accounting reports would you prepare? Why?

Part 1, Section 4: Assume you decide to invest in the franchise. Provide a description and estimates in dollars for sales, variable and fixed expenses. Explain how you determined each number and provide a written list of assumptions.

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Part 1, Section 1: Use the following formula in order to determine total variable costs.  

Sales – Variable Costs – Fixed Costs = Net Income. 

At the break even point net income is equal to -0-. As a result, net income in the above equation is equal to -0-. Add the problem data to the above formula and solve for the missing piece of the equation (i.e. variable costs).

1. Membership sales is equal to sales volume times the price per member.  

2. Total variable costs is not known. Enter X in the above formula.

3. Total fixed costs are provided with the problem. Enter fixed costs in the above formula.

4. Net income at the break even is equal to zero. Enter 0 in the above formula for net income.

5. Solve the equation. X = total variable costs.

The above formula determines total variable costs at the break-even. Variable mixed costs are included in the total. As a result, do not add variable mixed costs ($1.10 per member) to the formula. However, you need to add fixed costs ($275) to total fixed costs.

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Part 1, Section 2: Use the solution from part 1, section 1 (i.e. variable costs) in order to calculate the contribution margin (i.e. sales – variable costs) on a per unit (member) basis. In addition to fixed costs, add targeted net income equal to $13,500. Utilize the CVP formula to finalize the problem.  

Contribution Margin:

Sales: membership sales times the price per member

Minus Variable Costs: See solution in part 1, section 1.

Equals: Contribution Margin in dollars

Contribution Margin in dollars / number of memberships = contribution margin per member. 

The next step is to determine what would monthly sales in members and dollars have to be to achieve a target net income of $13,500 for the month? Don’t forget to add fixed costs to the CVP formula.

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Resource – Enhance learning & understanding: For additional guidance regarding cost volume profit analysis and related cost concepts please review the following.

Cost Volume Profit– http://www.accountingexplanation.com/cost_volume_profit_relationship.htm

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Franchise Agreement: As you review and analyze the franchise opportunity it is important to develop a thorough understanding of the franchise agreement prior to investing. The following is an article that explains the basic fundamentals of an agreement. 

Franchise Agreement – https://www.franchising.com/guides/the_franchise_agreement.html

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Part 1 Section 4: You need to estimate/project sales, variable, and fixed expenses for your business. The first step is to determine a physical location for your Snap Fitness franchise (i.e. city & state). Once this is identified, begin researching what the average monthly fee is for comparable fitness clubs in your area. The monthly fee per customer will help you determine sales revenue. The next step is to estimate your expenses. Do you plan to buy a building or sign a lease? Real estate is typically leased based on square footage. How many square feet does your business require and what is the cost per square foot based on the location of your business? In addition to the lease expense, do you expect to incur additional fixed expenses such as the purchase of fitness equipment? Finally, you need to determine all of your variable expenses. This could include hourly wages, sales commissions, utilities, etc.  

Assumptions: Explain how you developed estimates for sales revenue and business expenses and list any assumptions. 

Example: 

1. Explain how you developed your monthly fee and volume estimates.  

2. Discuss why you decided to rent or buy a building and the related costs such as rent per square foot based on, in part, the location of your business.

The key is to present the data in a professional manner so the end user (business owner, etc.) can review the numbers, understand it, and modify it in the future with little effort. If you use Excel add formulas so you can modify the data to account for changes in activity. This will help you manage your investment in the franchise. Example: What if sales volume is more or less than your original estimate? In this case you could change sale volume (number of members) and sales revenue and variable expenses automatically change based on formulas in the spreadsheet.

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The book review and final paper

Book Review:

Assigned Readings: There are two assigned books for the course, United States: A Brief Narrative History, which serves as the central reader and Redskins?: Sport Mascots, Indian Nations and White Racism (New Critical Viewpoints on Society

Series), from which students will compose a scholarly book review. Both are available at the Coyote Bookstore. Students should complete the reading assignments prior to their corresponding class meetings.

BOOK REVIEW: There is a typed, 12 font, double-spaced, minimum of 5 pages – 1250 words, scholarly, 3rd person book review of Redskins?, utilizing the following form: 1. A brief summary of the book. 2. Discuss and analyze the content of each chapter in the order that they appear in the book.

3. The student’s overall analysis of the significance of the ideas discussed in the book. ** Outside sources are welcome, though not required for the achievement of any grade for the assignment; all essays must follow APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian style. ** Proper citations are required. NO QUOTES are

allowed; the book review should only be in the student’s own words!

The following grading standards will be implemented for the book review:

A (90-100%): Superb – The book review contains distinctive points that describes in focused detail, each point of evidence and the essay demonstrates insightful analysis and a clearly defined purpose. Structure and content present a clear sense of beginning, middle, and end. Distinctive, appropriate transitions connect paragraphs to each other and to the thesis, creating unity and direction. There are no historical errors. The intellectual arguments are most original and highly nuanced. The book review demonstrates a masterful understanding of material and the word choice and level of formality is superb. It also defines unusual terms and provides necessary background when applicable. Appropriate evidence and insightful explanation appear often. Sources are cited expertly, using the appropriate style. Mechanics such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation are flawless. Considerable proof-reading has taken place. Sentence variety emphasizes ideas and demonstrates exceptional effort and or superb writing skills, and thus the essay is a marvelous literary effort. The book review responds to each requirement set for by the professor, and as outlined in the syllabus, without exception. The book review is typed clearly on clean white paper, all pages are properly bound, and the cover-page includes the name of the student, the course, the title of the book and its author, and the name of the instructor, creating a professional appearance. The book review exceeds the page minimum.

B (80-89%) Very good – The content of the book review is well-organized and cogent and consists of sound interpretation, opinion, or purpose, but it lacks the depth or detail of an “A” book review. Structure and content present a clear sense of beginning, middle and end. There are no historical errors. The intellectual arguments are original and generally well-nuanced. Transitions generally connect paragraphs, although some may be simple or generic, showing an imperfect sense of unity and direction. Sound evidence and explanation appear in most paragraphs, although they may be less

appropriate, or require more detail or elaboration. Sources are all cited appropriately. Mechanics such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation are practically flawless, and if errors occur, they do not confound the denotation. Some sentence variety demonstrates that an attempt at crafting the work has taken place and an effort or that the writer has fine writing skills. The book review responds to each requirement set for by the professor, and as outlined in the syllabus, without exception. The book review is typed clearly on clean white paper, all pages are properly bound, and the cover-page includes the name of the student, the course, the title of the book and its author, and the name of the instructor, creating a professional appearance. The book review meets or exceeds the page minimum.

C (70-79%) Acceptable College Level Work – The book review responds to each component of the assignment, but it may be too general and does not necessarily prove each contention with supporting evidence and may be based on assumptions, or be commonly accepted fact unconnected to purpose. There is no more than one historical error. The intellectual arguments are slightly original, though not highly nuanced. Structure and content present an imperfect sense of beginning, middle, and end. Some transitions occur, but they may be awkward or generic, giving the essay little sense of unity or direction. The book review demonstrates a superficial understanding of the material, and in parts it resembles an unrevised draft. Problems occur in word choice and formality, and in defining terms. Evidence and explanation appear in some paragraphs, but the evidence may be general or the explanation assumptive. Sources are cited, though not with flawless consistently. The book review meets the page minimum. Mechanics such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation contain regular, patterned errors, suggesting poor proofreading or underdeveloped writing skills. The book review is inconsistently presented, and includes more than one typographical or printing error. The book review responds to each requirement set for by the professor, and as outlined in the syllabus, without exception. The book review is typed clearly on clean white paper, all pages are properly bound, and the cover-page includes the name of the student, the course, the title of the book and its author, and the name of the instructor, creating a professional appearance.

D (60-69%) Less Than Satisfactory College Level Work – The content of this book review is quite superficial and it is clearly based on improvable assumptions and or obvious facts, thus demonstrating that little thought or effort was put into research and the subsequent writing. Structure and content present an incoherent sense of beginning, middle, and end. Transitions, if they occur, are confusing or generic. The book review reads like an unrevised draft. Problems occur in word choice and formality, and in defining terms. There are no more than two historical errors. The intellectual arguments are disjointed and the evidence that is used does not support the assertions. Inappropriate sources or questionable or unrelated evidence is utilized. All of the components of the assignment have not been addressed. Sources are not always cited. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation contain regular errors, confusing meaning and suggesting poor proofreading and underdeveloped writing skills. The book review is unprofessionally presented, and includes many typographical or printing errors. The book review is typed clearly on clean white paper, all pages are properly bound, and the

cover-page includes the name of the student, the course, the title of the book and its author, and the name of the instructor, creating a professional appearance. The book review does not meet the page minimum.

F (below 60%) Does Not Meet The Minimum Requirements – The themes are not developed and at times significant components that should be addressed are nonexistent or incoherent. Structure and content present an incoherent sense of beginning, middle, and end. Transitions, if they occur, are confusing or incoherent. The writing shows below a college level understanding of the material and reads like a very rough draft. There are more than two historical errors. There is no genuine intellectual argument offered at any point. Serious problems occur in word choice and formality, and in defining terms. Evidence and explanation do not appear in an appropriate manner or they are random and unrelated. Sources are not cited properly. Mechanics such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation render the paper incoherent, suggesting poor proofreading and undeveloped writing skills. The book review is unprofessionally presented, and includes many typographical or printing errors. The book review is typed clearly on clean white paper, all pages are properly bound, and the cover-page includes the name of the student, the course, the title of the book and its author, and the name of the instructor, creating a professional appearance. The book review does not meet the page minimum.

Final Exam Essay, DUE AT THE START OF CLASS (or before) on 9/5:

Write a 5 page, typed, 12 font, double-spaced, all in your own words, no quotes, essay that discusses the greater American Historical Experience from the Reconstruction Era to the Recent Past, with your framework of analysis being:

· Westward Expansion

· Progressive Era

· World War 1

· World War 2

· Cold War and Post-Cold War USA Give specific historical evidence to support your effort. Avoid being vague. Do not plagiarize.

A cover page is required, this does NOT factor into the 5 pages of text. The cover page needs to contain:

· Student’s Full Name

· Student’s Coyote ID number

· The Section meeting time