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Provoke or Precipitate

weigh in on the idea that crime victims provoke or precipitate crimes against them.  Do you have any examples from your professional experience to support your position?    Write clearly, concisely, and appropriately using APA 6th Edition, correct English, grammar, punctuation, usage, sentence structure and vocabulary. Write clearly, concisely, and appropriately using APA 6th Edition, correct English, grammar, punctuation, usage, sentence structure and vocabulary. Your essay should be no more than 3 pages in length and should be submitted through Turnitin using the assignment link.  Review the rubric below.


Textbook: Victimology 8th Edition Doerner

QI/PI Situational Analysis

Identify a performance or system-related problem you might encounter in a hypothetical or real organization.  The problem can be addressed through improving staff performance and/or redesigning processes or systems. 

Address all of the below:

Focus on one specific problem
Develop one simple consistent problem statement
Describe the problem (This is the narrative background for how and why you chose the quality/performance improvement issue.  What is the current situation?)
Describe the (hypothetical or real) organization
Location (rural, urban, etc.)
Number of staff
Other pertinent information about the organization or environment
Specific division, department, or program description
Problem Statement
What is the performance problem the organization or department wants to improve?
Reasons Selected e.g.,
Not serving client or population needs?
Not meeting standards required?
Not meeting internal goals?
High risk?
High volume?
How is the problem being addressed currently (in general terms)?
How do you know the performance should or can be improved?
As you know, in almost every case, it is necessary to form a team to address such a problem.  How would you go about forming such a team?  What talents or skills would you look to recruit? How would you prevent some person or group from dominating?  How would you ensure a balance of conformance and opposition?

Be sure to utilize the following links as a guide and reference;

L03 Diversity Analysis Writing Assignment

Submission Requirements
400 to about 650 words, but certainly no more than 800 words.
Include the word count at the end of your response, like this: Words: 582
Submit to the relevant dropbox as a Word Document (doc or docx) or a PDF file.
Write the response in Standard American English. This includes using full sentences, indented paragraphs, and proper spelling and punctuation.  be sure to double space your submission.
Place course concepts you use in bold. Example: Early on our group developed an unusual norm about taking turns in conversation… (Note that your goal is still to demonstrate a rich understanding of the course material, though, and not merely to spam vocabulary.)
If the only source you use is the textbook, you do not need to submit a works cited list.
Think of a specific instance (either one-on-one or in a group) in which you felt that you were not communicating very well with the someone due to differing expectations of appropriateness.

Part 1: Discuss how differences in one or two of the five cultural dimensions helps explain this breakdown in communication: individualism/collectivism, power distance, gender expectations, time orientations, or high context/low context cultural dimensions.  This should comprise the longest portion of your writing response, and it should clearly demonstrate your understanding of the concept as explored in the readings.

Part 2: Briefly explain how one or two additional factors of diversity might also have contributed to this particular miscommunication.  Many people use a specific type or trait of personality, such as the sensor type, or agreeableness.  But you also can use gender, generation, or religion if one of those is a primary factor explaining the miscommunication.  Again, your response should clearly demonstrate your understanding of the concept (either personality, gender, generation, or religion) as explored in the readings.

Part 3: Discuss how you could have behaved and communicated differently to encourage a better result.  You should draw upon one or more of the techniques for adapting to diversity discussed near the end of the reading to support your answer. (Since you cant control or change others actions, how might you have invited a more productive response from the other person, now that youve considered what might have motivated them?)

Note: While a language barrier may in some instances have been a contributing factor, I encourage you to focus only on the dimensions of diversity and culture discussed in the readings.

Overall, you are being evaluated on your ability to clearly demonstrate your understanding of the course material covered in both the reading and this lesson, and to apply it to a specific communication event.  Specific criteria are as follows:

Accurate use of course concepts, including selecting the most appropriate term for the situation you describe: 10 points
Explanation depth, demonstrating an awareness of the complexity of group interaction: 15 points
Writing quality is consistent with Standard American English, and attends to clarity, mechanics, and proofreading: 5 points
Please review the rubric below prior to completing the assignment so you are aware of the grading criteria.