AN OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS
All work should be submitted in APA 6th Edition style, which includes (if sources are used) in-line citations and a References page. No exceptions. Review the APA publication manual. (See the Online Library)
Note that references used for your research need to be peer-reviewed/scholarly journals. These journals typically have the following characteristics:
1. Articles are reviewed by a panel of experts before they are accepted for publication
2. Articles are written by a scholar or specialist in the field
3. Articles report on original research or experimentation
4. Are often published by professional associations
5. Utilize terminology associated with the discipline
Research Paper Assignment:
Choose one of the 5 topics listed below to write an 8-10 page research paper on. (8-10 pages excluding the title page, reference list, appendices) Your paper MUST be in APA Format.
1. Locate at least five articles from scholarly sources that discuss ADD or ADHD behaviors, and then write a paper as to why you do or do not believe this disorder contributes to criminal behavior.
2. Select a type of crime such as rape and write a paper explaining the differences between the consensus and conflict approaches to explaining it.
3. Write a paper on how stories and media productions of such heroes as Robin Hood could encourage the attitudes and behaviors of “good” and “opportunistic” burglars.
4.Write a paper about governmental crime or abuse of power using scholarly sources and major journal articles as references.
5. Research three prominent cases that include a murder, rape, and drug trafficking. Then, write a paper that examines the philosophy behind the bail system and explain which offenders in the three cases you found you would recommend giving bail, the amount of each bail, and reasons why.
Then, use the APUS library to find at least five, peer-reviewed articles that cover your chosen topic from the list above. Again, you are required to use scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, in-text citations, and provide a reference page for this paper.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have completed the assignment you are required to run it through Turnitin.com (plagiarism checker) prior to submitting it for a grade. An automatic deduction of 10 percentage points will be deducted for any assignment that has not been run through Turnitin.com prior to being submitted for a grade.
In addition, it is important to note the following critical aspects for your paper that if not completed correctly could result in a 0% despite the paper’s content and other evaluation criteria as noted below:
Your paper MUST be in proper APA format
Your paper MUST utilize APPROPRIATE references
You MUST avoid any form of Plagiarism at all costs