Creating a Courthouse Security Survey
This assignment has two parts and requires the submission of two separate documents. Please be sure to
submit both documents in order to be graded on the entire assignment. To submit two documents, click on the
name of the assignment in Blackboard. Then, use the “Browse My Computer” button in the “Assignment
Submission” area to find the first file, attach it; then use the “Browse My Computer” button again to find and
attach the second file, then click “Submit” to upload the assignment.
Within Chapter 2 of the textbook, on pages 12–36, you will find information about courtroom security surveys.
This focus on building and creating a safe courtroom is urgently important to the public trust. For Part I of this
assignment, please create a list of 10 questions you would ask in an attempt to learn more about the overall
security of a given courtroom or courthouse. For example, what would be a question you would ask on the
survey that would cover some aspect of enhancing security in the parking lot? These survey questions should
cover the following topics: exterior safety, entrance security, and courtroom security. There are additional
subtopics you may want to emphasize for your survey.
parking lot (e.g., Is the lot paved? What is the distance from the lot to the courthouse?),
lighting (e.g., Does the parking lot have lights?), and
physical barriers (e.g., Jersey barriers, fencing).
doors (e.g., secured),
random screening area,
contraband (e.g., What constitutes as contraband?), and
security team (e.g., training).
deputies (e.g., training, years of service),
barriers and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and
judges’ chambers (e.g., secured, panic room).
After creating the survey, write a two-page overview of your survey. If you use sources, which are not required,
they should be listed on the reference page and be in proper APA Style.
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For Part II of this assignment, create a presentation that you would present to the sheriff to show the
importance of your findings. The presentation should use graphics where warranted and speaker’s notes in the
notes section of each slide.