25 August 2015

Substance abuse treatment options and approaches for pregnant women
Research Paper Instructions
This paper will be completed in three steps, each of which will be assigned points toward your final grade. These steps are:
1)      Submission of a topic, outline and list of references for your paper (10 points, due Week 5)
2)      Selection of topic and development of an Annotated Bibliography (10 points, due Week 6)
3)      Submission of an 8 – 10 page paper (20 points, due Week 8)
Selection of Topic, Outline and References – (Due Module 5)
1)      Select a topic that is related to the scope of this course.  The topic should be one that has personal and professional interest to you. It should have some relevance to substance abuse counseling and families. Choose a fairly specific topic; topics that are very broad generally do not result in good papers.  For example, instead of choosing the topic “Women and Substance Abuse”, which is too general, you might narrow your focus to “Special Treatment Needs of Chemically Dependent Women” or to “Effective Treatment Models for Pregnant Substance-abusing Women”.
2)      Conduct searches of online journal articles, web sites, and other internet information sources to find 10 to 15 current sources of information about your topic. In addition to using a search engine such as Google, you must also use library databases such as EBSCOHost to find current professional journal articles. These should be references that contain information relevant to your topic which you will cite in your final paper.
3)      You may only use online sources if you can access and read the entire article. If you can only access an abstract of a journal article, you may not use it – even if the abstract is very interesting and relevant to your topic. Some full journal articles may be available through the GCU interlibrary loan process, which will allow the university to email you a copy of full journal articles that you cannot access directly through EBSCOHost.
4)      In the course of locating journal articles and other references, you will begin to refine your topic.  This frequently means narrowing your topic and/or adjusting the scope of the topic to reflect the kinds of information and current themes that you have located in the professional literature.  Based on this refinement:
a)      Develop a title for your paper that reflects its scope and contents.
b)      Develop an outline for your paper that includes, at a minimum, the following headings:
i)        Abstract
ii)      Overview or Introduction
iii)    Major topics and subtopics
iv)    Summary or Conclusion
v)      References
c)      You do not need to include content for outline sections 1, 2, 4, or 5 above. However, Section 3 (major topics and subtopics) must be clearly identified in outline form.  Your total outline should be approximately 1 page long (double-spaced).
d)     Create a list of 10 – 15 tentative references that you plan to cite in your paper.  Your reference list must be in correct APA format. As you develop your paper, you may discover that you need to replace some of these references with stronger ones. Your final reference list should include only those references that you actually cite in your paper.
Annotated bibliography – (Due Module 6)
An annotated bibliography is a bibliography of professional literature sources that incorporates your own critical assessment of each source.  For this course you are required to write a paper and an annotated bibliography of resources about a topic related to family issues and substance abuse.  Each student may choose a topic of personal interest for his/her paper; however, if you have any question about whether your topic is course-related, please consult with your instructor before proceeding. 
1)      Select 5 or 6 of the best sources to arrive at a set of resources that are current, empirically based, and whose contents you believe to be of high quality based on the author/s’ credentials, the research design, publication in peer-reviewed journals, commentary by other professionals, etc.  The articles must be related to your research paper topic and should represent sources of information that you would use as references if you were writing a paper on your topic.
2)      Write an annotated bibliography using your top 6 to 8 references.  Identify your topic at the top of the page. Each bibliography item should include a brief descriptive summary of the contents of the source material, followed by your assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, and significance of the information for your topic.  Each entry should be approximately one-third to one-half page in length, single-spaced.  Each entry must begin with an APA style bibliographic reference for the article/source, followed by your narrative assessment.
3)      Submit your Annotated Bibliography to your instructor by the end of Week 6.
4)      Your Annotated Bibliography will be assessed based on the quality of the resources selected and the quality of your assessment of each resource as it relates to your selected topic.
Final paper – (Due Week 8)
Your final paper will be eight to ten pages long (double-spaced, excluding reference section).  It will include the following sections:
1)      Abstract: a brief summary (approximately 250 words) of the contents of the paper
2)      Overview/introduction that describes the importance of the topic you have selected (both its personal/professional significance to you and its significance for our current professional understanding of families and addictive disorders) and the scope of the paper (topics to be addressed).
3)      Major topics and subtopics, including appropriate headings that correspond to your outline and that help the reader to follow the development of your selected topic. Your paper must demonstrate your understanding of the material studied in this course and the professional references you have selected. You must use correct APA style for in-text citations.  Every in-text citation must have a corresponding reference in the References section of your paper.
4)      Summary/conclusion that restates the scope/purpose of the paper, summarizes the key points resulting from your research, and raises questions that are of interest to you or that are not yet answered in the professional literature.
5)      Final References – 10 to 15 references, compiled in correct APA format. Every reference must have at least one corresponding in-text citation, and every in-text citation must be included in your list of references.

25 August 2015,
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Substance abuse treatment options and approaches for pregnant women Research Paper Instructions This paper will be completed in three steps, each of which will […]


25 August 2015

Forensics
Forensic Examination Project

Scenario:
You are a computer forensic examiner working for the Department of Homeland Security.  You will be investigating a forensic image of a flash drive found during the search of an office belonging to a suspected terrorist cell (you can assume you found it during your crime scene search).  Investigators suspect it may have critical evidence on it that will lead them to break up a terrorist cell.  It is believed that this cell is planning some type of attack in the United States. Your job is to conduct a forensic analysis of the disk and write a complete forensic report of your findings.

Tools:
·         You may use any FORENSIC tools available to you.

What to Look For:
·         You may want to look for deleted files, internet files, images, documents, email communications, and any other file types or information you can find. 
·         You may want to extract these files to analyze them closer. 
·         Remember to look for metadata that may provide you with additional information. 
·         Remember, you are looking for evidence to help break up a terrorist cell and prevent an attack.
·         You may want to look for evidence of parties involved, locations, types of attack, etc.
·         You may also want to establish a timeline – this may be crucial if an attack is imminent.

The Report:
·         Your report will be approximately 10-20 pages OF TEXT (not including your screenshots, lists of evidence, content of evidence files, etc.)
·         You should give a detailed (step by step) explanation of what you did, what you found, and how and where you found it.
·         You may use screen shots and file content as an appendix.
    • Do not include screen shots in the body of your report!!
    • Do not include the content of the evidence files in the body of your report!!
    • Crop your screenshots so only relevant information is showing… I shouldn’t be able to see your desktop or other open files.
·         Follow the “Forensic Report Guidelines” you have been given during lecture.
    • Do not try to analyze the content of files.
    • Stick to the FACTS!
    • Your report should explain the technical aspects (e.x. what is a link file, why is this important, explain it so a non-technical person can understand.)
    • Just giving a list of evidence with no explanation of how you found it and what it means (as far as the technical aspect) is insufficient.  Don’t just say you found it using FTK – explain!
    • Analyze the metadata!
    • You have more than enough evidence on the disk to EASILY write this much text.  If you are having a hard time, you probably missed a significant amount of evidence.

Formatting:
·         You should include headings and subheadings
  • Your report should be in complete sentences, free of grammatical/spelling errors, easy to read, and professional.
  • If you use any outside sources, you must cite them using APA citations
  • Your report must have a red watermark on every page stating: “THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT”.  Any project that does not have this will be a zero.
    • Page Layout – Watermark – Custom Watermark – Text Watermark
    • Change the text to “THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT”
    • Change the color to RED, transparency to 75%
  • Your file must be less than 10MB to be submitted to SafeAssign. 
    • Compress your graphics by using the “Compress Pictures” option in Word. 
    • Choose the smallest file size possible.

Hints:
  • Remember:  your report should read like a story.  A list of evidence is not sufficient for a report… you need to explain how/where you found the evidence. 
  • You are not a terrorism analyst, so do not try to interpret the evidence… present the facts as you find them.  Remember… you can’t say a specific person did something.
  • Your report should document each step in your analysis and explain what you did, what you found, how, where, what the technical aspects mean
  • Don’t interpret the file content – that is out of the scope of your job!
  • You can’t say a specific person did something – make sure you differentiate between PEOPLE and USERNAMES
  • Stick to the facts
  • Write in first person
  • Include LOTS of screenshots – but these go in the appendix, not the body of your report!
  • Don’t forget to include the basics in your report – who are you? Your authority? What case is this? Background?
  • Open the image with FTK Imager – verify it to make sure the hash values match what was given
  • Open the image in FTK to start your analysis
  • Document each step!!

Checklist:
Content:
        I included the case background, my name, who I work for, etc.
        I verified the hash value before anything else.
        I included the given hashes and calculated hashed.
        My report only includes FACTS, no opinions or interpretations.
        I did not analyze the file content.
        My report includes the file names of evidence items.
        My report includes the file paths of evidence items.
        My report includes the MACdates and times of evidence items.
        My report explains if the evidence is a file, deleted file, etc. and explains what this means.
        Someone could read my report and follow my steps exactly step by step.  (I explain what I did.)
        Any technical term includes an explanation of what it is, in layman’s terms. (I explain what everything means.)
        All evidence mentioned in the report is in the appendix.
        I don’t say a specific person did something. (Usernames are differentiated from a person’s name.)
        All evidence is documented in the report.
        I do not have any inaccurate information in my report.

Formatting:
        I included my watermark.
        I compressed my graphics and my project is less than 10MB.
        I followed formatting guidelines for font, line spacing, etc.
        I do not have screenshots in the body of my report.
        I do not have file content in the body of my report.
        My appendix has labels for each evidence item.
        I spell checked and proof read my report.
        My report is well formatted and easy to read.
        I use headings and subheadings.
        I do not have long paragraphs.
        Only one evidence item is discussed per paragraph.


25 August 2015,
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Forensics Forensic Examination Project Scenario: You are a computer forensic examiner working for the Department of Homeland Security.  You will be investigating a forensic […]


25 August 2015

Forensics
Forensic Examination Project

Scenario:
You are a computer forensic examiner working for the Department of Homeland Security.  You will be investigating a forensic image of a flash drive found during the search of an office belonging to a suspected terrorist cell (you can assume you found it during your crime scene search).  Investigators suspect it may have critical evidence on it that will lead them to break up a terrorist cell.  It is believed that this cell is planning some type of attack in the United States. Your job is to conduct a forensic analysis of the disk and write a complete forensic report of your findings.

Tools:
·         You may use any FORENSIC tools available to you.

What to Look For:
·         You may want to look for deleted files, internet files, images, documents, email communications, and any other file types or information you can find. 
·         You may want to extract these files to analyze them closer. 
·         Remember to look for metadata that may provide you with additional information. 
·         Remember, you are looking for evidence to help break up a terrorist cell and prevent an attack.
·         You may want to look for evidence of parties involved, locations, types of attack, etc.
·         You may also want to establish a timeline – this may be crucial if an attack is imminent.

The Report:
·         Your report will be approximately 10-20 pages OF TEXT (not including your screenshots, lists of evidence, content of evidence files, etc.)
·         You should give a detailed (step by step) explanation of what you did, what you found, and how and where you found it.
·         You may use screen shots and file content as an appendix.
    • Do not include screen shots in the body of your report!!
    • Do not include the content of the evidence files in the body of your report!!
    • Crop your screenshots so only relevant information is showing… I shouldn’t be able to see your desktop or other open files.
·         Follow the “Forensic Report Guidelines” you have been given during lecture.
    • Do not try to analyze the content of files.
    • Stick to the FACTS!
    • Your report should explain the technical aspects (e.x. what is a link file, why is this important, explain it so a non-technical person can understand.)
    • Just giving a list of evidence with no explanation of how you found it and what it means (as far as the technical aspect) is insufficient.  Don’t just say you found it using FTK – explain!
    • Analyze the metadata!
    • You have more than enough evidence on the disk to EASILY write this much text.  If you are having a hard time, you probably missed a significant amount of evidence.

Formatting:
·         You should include headings and subheadings
  • Your report should be in complete sentences, free of grammatical/spelling errors, easy to read, and professional.
  • If you use any outside sources, you must cite them using APA citations
  • Your report must have a red watermark on every page stating: “THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT”.  Any project that does not have this will be a zero.
    • Page Layout – Watermark – Custom Watermark – Text Watermark
    • Change the text to “THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT”
    • Change the color to RED, transparency to 75%
  • Your file must be less than 10MB to be submitted to SafeAssign. 
    • Compress your graphics by using the “Compress Pictures” option in Word. 
    • Choose the smallest file size possible.

Hints:
  • Remember:  your report should read like a story.  A list of evidence is not sufficient for a report… you need to explain how/where you found the evidence. 
  • You are not a terrorism analyst, so do not try to interpret the evidence… present the facts as you find them.  Remember… you can’t say a specific person did something.
  • Your report should document each step in your analysis and explain what you did, what you found, how, where, what the technical aspects mean
  • Don’t interpret the file content – that is out of the scope of your job!
  • You can’t say a specific person did something – make sure you differentiate between PEOPLE and USERNAMES
  • Stick to the facts
  • Write in first person
  • Include LOTS of screenshots – but these go in the appendix, not the body of your report!
  • Don’t forget to include the basics in your report – who are you? Your authority? What case is this? Background?
  • Open the image with FTK Imager – verify it to make sure the hash values match what was given
  • Open the image in FTK to start your analysis
  • Document each step!!

Checklist:
Content:
        I included the case background, my name, who I work for, etc.
        I verified the hash value before anything else.
        I included the given hashes and calculated hashed.
        My report only includes FACTS, no opinions or interpretations.
        I did not analyze the file content.
        My report includes the file names of evidence items.
        My report includes the file paths of evidence items.
        My report includes the MACdates and times of evidence items.
        My report explains if the evidence is a file, deleted file, etc. and explains what this means.
        Someone could read my report and follow my steps exactly step by step.  (I explain what I did.)
        Any technical term includes an explanation of what it is, in layman’s terms. (I explain what everything means.)
        All evidence mentioned in the report is in the appendix.
        I don’t say a specific person did something. (Usernames are differentiated from a person’s name.)
        All evidence is documented in the report.
        I do not have any inaccurate information in my report.

Formatting:
        I included my watermark.
        I compressed my graphics and my project is less than 10MB.
        I followed formatting guidelines for font, line spacing, etc.
        I do not have screenshots in the body of my report.
        I do not have file content in the body of my report.
        My appendix has labels for each evidence item.
        I spell checked and proof read my report.
        My report is well formatted and easy to read.
        I use headings and subheadings.
        I do not have long paragraphs.
        Only one evidence item is discussed per paragraph.


25 August 2015,
 0

Forensics Forensic Examination Project Scenario: You are a computer forensic examiner working for the Department of Homeland Security.  You will be investigating a forensic […]


25 August 2015

An influential figure in the society and has a big affect in your lifePaper instructions:
An influential figure in the society and has a big affect in your life. I choose the professional boxer muhammad ali.

25 August 2015,
 0

An influential figure in the society and has a big affect in your lifePaper instructions:An influential figure in the society and has a big […]


25 August 2015

NEW YORKER READING RESPONSELINK TO THE READING:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/06/30/140630fa_fact_sedaris?currentPage=all



FOLLOW THE RULES
One page
Work alone.
Single-space.
Answers only
No blank lines
Be fully specific.
MLA-Style heading
Times New Roman 12-pt
Grade penalty if over one page
Answer the following questions:
Between 30 and 40 words per answer
Give word counts in parentheses after each answer.

30 June 2014 New Yorker Test
Elizabeth Kolbert “Old Bugs”
1. What’s so cosmopolitan about roaches?
David Sedaris “Stepping Out”
2. What has David’s Fitbit led to?
Jeffrey Toobin “The Absolutist”
3. What’s wrong with Cruz’s contention that only conservative platforms have won Republicans the presidency?
4. How did he win the Medellin case?
5. What made him oppose the Republican leadership on the debt ceiling vote?
Nathen Heller “Moment to Moment”
6. How does Linklater differ from other directors?
7. How does he rehearse?
Rebecca Curtis “The Pink House”
8. What is the significance of the tournadine ring?
9. What does the ending imply?
Hilton Als “Just Us”
10. What is Treem saying?
Caleb Crain “The Red and the Scarlet”
11. What were Crane’s sources for The Red Badge of Courage?
12. What experience did he have of war?

25 August 2015,
 0

NEW YORKER READING RESPONSELINK TO THE READING:http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/06/30/140630fa_fact_sedaris?currentPage=all FOLLOW THE RULESOne pageWork alone.Single-space.Answers onlyNo blank linesBe fully specific.MLA-Style headingTimes New Roman 12-ptGrade penalty if over […]


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