What topic of deviance would you like to study for your final paper? Why is this topic of interest to you

In this assignment, you will construct a 3-4 page paper that summarizes your topic for your final paper and provides an annotated bibliography of sources you may use to construct this paper.  Be sure to read to the bottom of the assignment where you will see directions for Submitting the Assignment.

 

Part One: Summary of Topic (1-2 pages)

Ø  What topic of deviance would you like to study for your final paper?  Why is this topic of interest to you

Ø  Identify and define at least three concepts and/or theories from our text that will help you to explore this topic further.  Explain the relevance of these concepts for your analysis of this topic.

Ø  This part of the assignment will be paper will be double-spaced, 1″ margins, Arial or Times New Roman 11 point font.

Ø  Please note that spelling, grammar and proper format are included as a gradable category in the grading rubric.

 

Part Two: Annotated Bibliography (1-3 pages)

Construct a 1 – 3 page annotated bibliography that provides a summary of 5 research articles you may use in your final paper and their APA formatted references.

 

If you are unfamiliar with annotated bibliographies, this is a site that can show you general information:

http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography

 

Important Note:  where the directions for our assignment differ from these general ideas at this site, follow the directions in our assignment!

 

The Reference:

Ø  Single-spaced, 1″ margins, Arial or Times New Roman 12 point font.

Ø  Follows APA formatting guidelines for references

Ø  Sources from peer-reviewed journals

 

The Annotation:

Ø  Single-spaced, 1″ margins, Arial or Times New Roman 12 point font.

Ø  A 150 – 200 word paragraph that explains:

Ø  What are the authors’ main research findings?

Ø  What are the strengths and weaknesses of this source?

Ø  How will this information enhance/strengthen your critical analysis?

Ø  Please note that spelling, grammar and proper format are included as a gradable category in the grading rubric.