(Students: if you would like to know the references/bibliography for any of these, contact me and I will provide them.)
Juvenile Crime Prevention: A Multi-Variate Approach (2002). This is a paper that I wrote for an Administration of Justice class in the last semester of my graduate program. Since it's not a doctoral dissertation, there is no original research here. I merely reviewed the contemporary writings in the field and combined certain theories to come up with what I thought was the best approach.
This paper, and accompanying presentation that I wrote in 2000, describes and evaluates two business processes (the identification of sex offenders and the development and maintenance of criminal history records) that utilize information systems.
As a part of my graduate curriculum, I had to take an Ethics in Public Administration class. Even though I have a degree in Philosophy, I thought to myself "This is going to be a bunch of B.S." I was pleasantly surprised, however, to discover that there ARE certain "absolutes" in ethical philosophy. These absolutes - held on a universal level, much like certain social taboos - can be used to form personal conclusions as to the viability of particular moral considerations. This paper, titled "National ID Cards: Protection or Intrusion?" (2002) explores the debate in the context of being one year after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, weighing the ethical pros and cons of protecting the public from further attacks at the expense of civil liberties. If you'd rather stab yourself in the eye with a hot poker than read this paper, you can glance at the PowerPoint presentation.
This paper, which I wrote for a class on the management of nonprofit organizations explores the controversial issue of whether nonprofit organizations that receive government grants should be permitted to lobby. I contend that the answer is a resounding yes. Some see it as a conflict of interest.
This paper is old as well (2002), but it discusses environmental policy in the Netherlands, which I knew absolutely nothing about at the time I wrote this paper.