Final Research Paper
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Brief description of the issue
Explain why the issue is important from a public administration perspective. This does not mean you should say “This is important to public administration because…” Instead, you should simply describe why the issue is important. Use an example from current events or your own experience to help illustrate this point.
Thesis statement—how are you relating the case to journal articles? For example, you might say something like this…
“While any organization, public or private, is at risk of hiring employees who are unethical, when public administrators defraud their employers, they are stealing from the public whose interests they are supposed to protect. For example, recently a case came to light in “City Z” where an employee was able to steal over $500,000 (citation). Research in the public administration literature provides some insight into the efforts governments are making to prevent internal organizational fraud.”
Describe the findings from the academic literature and relate those findings back to the thesis statement.
What lessons from the academic literature can be applied to the issue?