Research Paper -
The research paper will be 8 - 10 pages long, consistent with APA guidelines. The Title page, abstract page (optional), and reference pages are not included in the minimum page requirement. The topic must be directly related to the course and be approved by the instructor prior to the end of Week Two. Submit your request in the designated Forum before the deadline.
Remember that only academic, scholarly references may be used. This means peer-reviewed professional journals found in the school library will be your primary sources and an occasional published book related to your topic.
I am looking for critical thinking and demonstrating that you have a grasp of the criminal justice material you are researching. NO Direct quotes. You are to Paraphrase! I want to see your critical thinking skills on display and not a string of quotes written by published authors. Your analysis is what is needed for a successful paper.
At this level in your educational journey students should have solid substance and proper academic formatting in your college level writing assignments. I will be grading on both so make sure you turn in your best work.
Do not wait to the last minute to research, write, format, and edit. Proper time management is required to turn in a quality paper that highlights your criminal justice writing.
Specific requirements for this assignment will be found in the course syllabus, resources, and also in announcements. This is a major assignment so follow the instructions carefully.
You may submit your paper to turnitin.com as well as an attachment to Week 7 Assignment. - Research Paper. The assignment must be turned in prior to the end of Week 7 and will be graded during Week 8, along with your Final Exam.