Research Literature Review This week’s assignment will require you to develop a research literature review on the issue for which you developed an introduction, problem statement, and general research design in earlier units of the course. The literature review should include review of a minimum of five original research studies relevant to your specific topic and published in peer-reviewed journals. Note, law review articles and publications that are themselves literature reviews and not original studies may not be used for this assignment. A literature review is not an annotated bibliography; it is a synthesis of empirical research related to the specific applied problem you are proposing to study. Write a 1,250- to 1,750-word literature review that includes: Introduction (at least one paragraph): Prepare an introductory paragraph outlining the discussion that is to follow, including the problem you are studying and the research you will examine. Theoretical Considerations (at least one paragraph): Discuss theoretical considerations or assumptions relevant to your issue. To determine these, consider the research hypothesis you developed in earlier units. What theory or theories (e.g., social learning theory, critical theory, constructivism theory, human behavioral theory, network theory, routine activities theory, etc.) would help to explain the relationship you hypothesize exists between your independent and dependent variables? For example, a study that hypothesizes that three strikes laws will reduce crime might be based on deterrence theory and the assumption that severe sanctions will deter offenders from committing additional crimes.
Literature Review (1,000–1,250 words): Analyze the information presented in the five studies and identify major themes running through the works, discussing these themes and the applicable findings from the studies reviewed. Compare and contrast the studies, highlighting strengths and weaknesses in the methods used and any study limitations noted by the authors. Fully discuss the key findings from each study individually, as well as in comparison to the other studies reviewed. Summary and Conclusions: Synthesize your review into a summary of what is known and what is not known from the research that has been conducted on your topic. Identify any areas of controversy or conflicting findings in the literature reviewed. Draw conclusions based on the studies reviewed and formulate questions that remain to be studied in future research (hopefully your proposed study will examine one of these questions that remain to be answered). Basically the topic I was given is about identifying improvements for terrorism protection strategies in NYC. I have to come up with a hypothesis and peer reviewed particles that are less than 10 years old that was done in the United States related to they hypothesis of improving terrorism protection efforts.