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Social Work

This is a Social Work research guide. It offers a variety of information to help you with your research needs


  1. Below is your lesson for module 5 that must be completed before you start your policy analysis assignment below.
  2. Once you have completed the lesson, review the " Policy Assignment Resources" box for policy analysis resources and tips for success. You can use these suggested resources to complete your assignment.
  3. Complete your policy analysis assignment below and upload your certificate of completion to Blackboard. NOTE: You must complete the entire assignment at one time, you cannot save and go back so ensure you have the time to complete in one sitting.
    • This activity is designed to prepare you for your policy analysis paper/presentation and how to research. If you have any questions, refer to your Blackboard course.

If you have a hard time navigating the library's website, finding full text, or knowing how to search databases effectively, review videos 2 and 3 on the homepage of this guide (Library 101 Tutorials)

Social Policy Development & Analysis: Lesson for Module 5

social policy development module

Policy Investigation Assignment

Make sure you have reviewed the Assignment Resources on the left before continuing through the Policy Investigation Assignment.

This investigation will task you to perform a mini policy analysis on the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA). You will need to use the Policy Assignment Resources to guide you to where to search for evidence and answers to this assignment. Throughout the investigation, as you move from one question to the next, you will be given example answers. These are just examples as you should be using your own words and sources.

For your grade, you will need to upload your 'Certificate of Completion' to Blackboard. Your certificate will be displayed after your results table which will break down your answers and compare them to my example answers. A passing grade is 86% or above.