Please be very thorough and hit the distinguished marks on the scoring guide. Please use the assignment questions as headings in the paper. My instructor changed the instructions, so I have only included those. I have included the ADAM II report for you.
As you read in Chapter 4 of The Mismeasure of Crime, several forms of self-report studies are reviewed. One of those studies included the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program, which was established by the National Institute of Justice to monitor drug use among arrestees in many jurisdictions of the United States. According to the authors, one of the main benefits of self-report studies in research is as a source of information provided by individuals based on their behavior, unfiltered by any official or judicial process. This self-study process was developed in an effort to counteract what were considered systematic biases and distortions in the data collected about crime from official measures. The ADAM study was based on data collected by interviewers interviewing arrestees who had been jailed or booked less than 48 hours for various drug offenses. This study fits into the self-report category because its subjects are focused in a group that was geared to provide more targeted information based on their known drug use.
For this assignment, you will access the 2008 ADAM II Annual Report, linked in the Resources. Select one illicit drug (for example, marijuana) for your research and respond following the instructions below.
Spelled out in Measuring crime.
Note: Donâ€™t be fearful of challenging or pointing out assumptions made in the study.
Make sure you follow APA guidelines if you use academic articles from the Library â€“ not a bad idea.
Take more than 5 pages if it helps.
Donâ€™t panic, just keep working at it till it looks good.
- Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- Resources and citations: Format according to APA guidelines.
- Required page count: 3â€“5, not including the cover page or the references page.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.