Can you help me understand this Law question?

Overview: Understanding how data is collected is an important aspect of ensuring a research project’s or experiment’s overall validity. Research ethics is an integral part of any valid research finding. This research will potentially have a major impact on your decision as a leader within the criminal justice organization where you are employed. Therefore, it is vital to ensure proper findings by ethical data collection to minimize liability in your decisions.

Prompt: Read the following real-world case study: The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment. Then, read the following information on predictive policing: Evaluation of the Shreveport Predictive Policing Experiment. Think about the research and data collection methods used in both studies. Compare and contrast both methods. Identify ways in which the findings of the research experiments could be vulnerable to liability. Suggest alternative methods to minimize liability in the research findings. If no vulnerabilities can be identified, explain how the methods used in the research experiment preserved ethical and accurate findings.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

 Compares and contrasts the data collection methods of two case studies

 Identifies the vulnerabilities of the research findings and/or explains if methods used preserved ethical and accurate findings

 Suggests alternative methods to limit liabilities

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

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