Task Type: Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 400–600 words Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, Clearly, drug addiction and the crime related to drug addiction has impacted the U.S. criminal justice system. The effectiveness of the War on Drugs has been debated at great length by scholars, criminal justice professionals, addiction professionals, and the general public. While there is no consensus on how effective the War on Drugs has been, most can agree that it has not achieved the results that were its original goal. In August 2013, the US Attorney General, Eric Holder announced that the Dept. of Justice would not pursue charging low-level, non-violent drug offenders with crimes that carried mandatory minimum sentences. He stated in his speech to the American Bar Association that “Long sentences for low-level, non-violent drug offenses do not promote public safety, deterrence, and rehabilitation.” Research alternatives to traditional incarceration for drug offenses, and propose an alternative to incarceration for non-violent drug users charged with drug possession. Your proposal should address the following: How addiction contributes to the user’s criminal behavior, and how your proposal will aid the user in changing that behavior; and How your proposed alternative will positively impact the criminal justice system and its different components (police, the courts, and corrections). Phase 5 - Task 2 Task Type: Group Project Deliverable Length: 1500-3000 words individual portion A high-end market research firm has contacted your boss and is trying to sell some business to your organization. Upper management does not want to appear incompetent, so they have asked you to research and explain three major ways multivariate statistics are used in a business. Small Group Discussion Resea
rch the Library and provide at least 1 example of how a real company has used each of the following multivariate techniques: factor analysis, multi-dimensional scaling, and cluster analysis. Companies that provide statistics software websites and market research firm websites usually include case studies and customer testimonials. Which technique is preferred and which example best illustrates the use of this technique. Individual Portion For the individual portion of this project, on your own, write a 1500-3000 word summary explaining to upper management the chosen multivariate technique, how it is different than the other 2 techniques, how at least one other real-life company has used this technique to address a business problem and how that technique might be used at your own organization.