Mergency Preparedness in US Prisons and Public-Private Partnerships

I need a 20 page research paper. The course that it is needed for is called Private-Public Partnerships in Emergency Preparedness. The research needs to reflect the major papers which we discussed in class as well as how it applies to the prison system in the United States. The instructions for the paper are as follows:

Research Paper Guidelines

The following illustrates suggestions and general guidelines for your research paper (graduate students only). You may alter the format of the paper as necessary (depending on the type of paper you are doing); however, please include the concepts addressed below. The topic of your paper must be submitted prior to the midterm (see syllabus for details). You may construct your paper in the form of a literature review, policy paper or otherwise, as approved by the lead faculty or TAs. The final paper should be approximately 20-30 pages in length (double spaced, 12 point font size, and one inch margins) exclusive of the cover page, appendices, attached figures, and bibliography. Upload your papers into the drop box by the established deadline.

This paper should include an in-depth examination of existing, relevant literature and sources that pertain to your topic. You should include literature that not only supports your argument or position, but also alternative opinions and explanations whenever possible. As such, do not hesitate to challenge or critique scholarly works when appropriate. Please include peer reviewed sources if applicable. Citations are required.

Suggested Outline

I. Abstract
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II. Research Objective/Statement of the Problem
Identify the importance and significance of the topic. This addresses why you selected the topic.

III. Literature Review
Discuss the relevant literature of your topic. Outline both supporting and opposing works if applicable. Include examples of empirical data if available. Incorporate existing theories.

V. Analysis and Findings
Provide an in-depth analysis on your topic. Describe and assess the most important elements.


VI. Discussion and Recommendations
Discuss your most important findings and relate them to your literature review. Discuss your position/argument as well as alternative explanations. Provide recommendations (possible future research warranted in this area).

VII. Works Cited
Provide a complete list of citations used. All in-text citations must be included. Use APA format. See Examples of Citations. Any citations which are not included directly in the text may not be listed as sources.

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If you intend to do a literature review for the entire paper, please consider the following questions/statements, and incorporate these sections into your paper.

1. What is the focus of your paper?

2. What are the hypotheses/arguments?

3. If applicable, describe data methodology and analytical techniques.

4. What does the analysis report?

5. Conclusions

6. Assessment of conclusions

7. Works Cited


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The following are the papers I would like included in my paper.

Building Private Security/Public Policing Partnerships to Prevent and
Respond to Terrorism and Public Disorder, Vital Issues and Policy Recommendations. (2004). Community Oriented Policing Services and the International Chiefs of Police.
Private Sector Critical Incident Issues. (2002). Created in cooperation with the Private Sector Liaison Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and General Dynamics Land Systems.

Jones, R.W. (2000). Critical Incident Protocola A Public and Private
Partnership. Office for Domestic Preparedness, U.S. Department
of Homeland Security. edu/~outreach/CIP/CIP.pdf

Operation Partnership a Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaborations. (2009) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice.
pdf

Robbins, Ira P. a?Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Prison Emergency Preparedness as a Constitutional Imperative.a? University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 42, no.1 (Fall 2008): 1-69. Reprinted in Prisoners and the Law, edited by Ira P. Robbins, vol. 1,7:199 7:267. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2009.

National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Prison Emergencies. Washington, D.C. June 2005. NIC Accession Number 020293. Retrieved on October 23, 2011 from http: Emergency Procedures for Private Prisons. Oklahoma Department of Corrections; 2011.

Inmates-Community-Response.html (Retrieved Dec 3, 2011)

How public health and prisons can partner for pandemic influenza preparedness: a report from Georgia. J Correct Health Care. 2009 Apr;15(2):118-28; quiz 159. Spaulding AC, McCallum VA, Walker D, Reeves A, Drenzek C, Lewis S, Bailey E, Buehler JW, Spotts Whitney EA, Berkelman RL.

The impact of correctional institutions on public health during a pandemic or emerging infection disaster. Am J Disaster Med. 2008 May-Jun;3(3):165-70. Schwartz RD. Source: Institute for Biosecurity, Saint Louis School of Public Health, Missouri, USA.




Outline for graduate research paper

Emergency Management in Prisons

I. Introduction a Hurricane Katrina brought to light issues pertaining to prison requirements during an emergency situation. What occurred was tragic and some even say unconstitutional. It is the responsibility of our government and private sector to work together and create plans to ensure this is not repeated again.
II. Assessing current Prison Emergency Preparedness
III. National Incident Management System and Prisons
IV. Mitigation
a. Risks associated with a prison
b. Who should be involved in training exercises
c. Appropriate training exercises for prisons
d. Costs to the public
V. Recovery Process
a. What public-private partnerships are available for prison recovery
b. Resources needed
c. Best recovery practices for prisons
VI. Conclusion


I will have more resources I would like to include but please use incorporate any other resources that would enhance this paper. Please email me or call me with specific questions. This paper is the defining paper for me to graduate this December. I would truly appreciate an amazing paper that will ”knock my socks off”.