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Research Paper Assignment
Each student will be required to submit a Research Paper on an assigned Criminal Justice topic (the student should submit a proposed topic no later than week 3). The paper must include background, development of rationale and justifications, as well as, the student’s reasoning. All sources utilized to support the topic must cite the source. The paper must be prepared in a manner acceptable for college level work; (i.e. neatly typed, 12 point font, and double-spaced). The paper should be between three - five (3-5) pages, excluding the cover and references pages and will be completed in APA format (See additional handouts in the Writing Resources Folder). Early planning will allow ample time for the student to plan and conduct the chosen opportunity. The report may be submitted anytime, but is due no later than the end of lesson 12.
The research paper must demonstrate clear, analytical thought processes, be formatted for ease of reading, be grammatically correct, evidence correct spelling and syntax, and present ideas in a logical, readable format for full credit. Where appropriate, in-text citations and corresponding references should conform to the APA format.