The Journal Article Critical Reviews must be 1,000 – 1,500 words in length. The general format of will consist of an executive summary or generalized overview of the homeland security issue being examined, followed by an executive summary as to what the article revealed relevant to the issue, and conclude with your critical analysis and review of the author’s findings and/or conclusions. The article reviews can be research-based or expository, as long as they are current (published within the last 3-5 years) and relevant to terrorism and domestic preparedness and homeland security issue. Each will be submitted in the Canvas course room for grading.
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As this is a critical review, you should be able to critique the author’s work and its relevance, implications, and application to homeland security. Your reviews will adhere to the APA Style guidelines in all respects.
For general reference, a selection of public documents is provided. These documents were carefully chosen to compliment the overall subject matter of Understanding Homeland Security.
THE JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW…HOW TO:
Here is an example of the proper form for your journal article review [don’t type the brackets, that’s just sample information]. Your review must be 1,000 – 1,500 words in length, typed, and double spaced. Since this article will be submitted online simply add the following to the first page to identify you as the author:
CJ 251 Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness
Journal Article Critical Review Assignment #
Instructor’s Name [Dr. Matthews, etc]
Smith, K. W. (2015). Drone technology: Benefits, risks, and legal considerations. Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, 5(1), 12. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1053&context=sjel (Links to an external site.)
First, summarize the article in your own words.
Beneficially envisioned and applied applications of drones include forest health monitoring, fire mapping applications, forest inventory, wildlife surveys, avalanche patrols, air quality monitoring, plume tracking, groundwater discharge monitoring, mine surveys, and precision agriculture for things like the monitoring of crop health and precision application of chemicals.
In a recent survey about drone use, 63 percent of Americans indicated a belief that uninhibited personal and commercial drone use would represent a change for the worse.
Registration of drones and even permitting of drone use under four hundred feet should be undertaken by individual states, relieving the FAA of exhaustive and often regressive rulemaking on this promising technology.
Next, explain and critique the methods use and/or the findings presented.
The author found several issues that needed to be resolved in the near future with regard to the use of drones:
- How will the privacy issue be addressed when these flying cameras have the capacity to invade your backyard and take photographs at will?
- The unchecked potential for mischief using these devices, particularly with regard to the rise in domestic terrorism.
- The FAA concerns about near misses with aircraft due to the lack of regulatory authority.
As a result he suggested…
Finally, offer your opinion on the value of the study. Describe how this study contributes to or fails to contribute to furthering our knowledge base or the goals relevant to terrorism or domestic preparedness, i.e., analyze, explain, evaluate, predict, infer, concur or disagree with the perspective the author espouses.
Although the format is APA, the opinion and position expressed is your own. As a result, you should be able to cite other sources