Here are the required interview questions:
- What are the minimum requirements required to be hired for your position?
- What is a typical day in your position?
- What are the favorite and least favorite parts of your position?
- What is the biggest challenge of working collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives you face today?
- What are some possible solutions to this challenge? (This will be the basis of your final research/conclusion section of your project.)
In addition to these required questions, the interview should also include a minimum of three (3) questions of your choice.
Research into Selected Agency:
Based on the agency you selected, the information required for the background section may vary. Some common issues include:
- Costs per day
- Population served (demographics, crimes types, risk/need issues)
- Programs/services offered
- Employee demographics
- Organization’s mission and functions
It is time to submit the information you gathered while interviewing your selected criminal justice professional. Include the answers to the required interview questions as well as the discretionary questions.
This will be incorporated into your final document, so proper grammar, sentence structure, and APA formatting is essential. Remember that interviews are cited in-text only (no reference page information required). Do not present this information in question/answer format; instead, use complete sentences. Coordinate your thoughts to provide information around the concepts covered. These demonstrate the transferable skill of communication.
Be sure to identify the biggest challenge of working collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives presented in your interview, as well as the possible solutions. Understanding and explaining the role diversity plays in working with others is an important transferable skill. This is the basis for the remainder of your research for this project. Continue to research potential solutions for your identified challenge.