A research paper will be required on an approved topic derived from your textbook. The following guidelines are provided:
4 to 5 pages in length, plus a title page, abstract and reference page (7-8 total pages)
Papers should include an introduction, body and conclusion.
12 point font using Times New Roman
1” margins, doubled spaced
Five sources, in addition to your textbook, (Criminal Justice Today, Schmalleger, 15th edition, 2017
Pearson Publishing) (six total) must be used. Wikipedia may not be used as a resource. Sources must be scholarly and be published within the last 10 years.
All sources must be properly listed and identified in a reference page in alphabetical order.
You must cite your sources (Author’s last name and year) throughout your paper or you will risk a failing grade on your paper.
Proper grammar and spelling is required.