A research paper of a topic of your choice will comprise 25% of your grade. The due date is posted in the calendar. Topics will address the Criminal Justice System. The research paper should be at minimum 5 to 10 pages in length. The cover page, abstract and bibliography are not included in the count. A properly completed assignment will show evidence of familiarity with class exercises and required texts. This assignment is graded according to whether instructions are followed, all parts are included, content is accurate, the presentation (grammar, spelling, organization) is correct, references are appropriate and properly listed/cited, and the analysis is logical.
The format is to include title page, abstract, an introduction, body, conclusion, and reference list of sources used. References and citations are to be in APA format. If you have questions concerning APA, please refer to the link or contact the instructor for assistance. The paper length is to be 5 to 10 pages, double-spaced.