SHORT WRITING PAPERs- Students will utilize readings from context of Chapters to support their personal opinion and how it relates to the field of criminal justice. DO NOT copy material from the book verbatim.Make sure to use at least 4 sources within the past 8 years and cite each of them-the course Textbook can be one of the references. Please note: Submission of papers will go through TURNITIN and should have less than 25% originality.

Student must clearly show that they have researched the topic.
Demonstrate critical thinking about the topic
Demonstrate application and/or creativity of current events within the content of the
Paper
These assignments must be at least 3-4 pages, not including cover page or reference page.
(APA format(www.apastyle.org ), use 12 point font, Times New Roman font, double –
spaced)-

• Briefly describe the topic and how it relates to current trends and issues
• How it relates to the course materials
• How it relates to the theories of criminal justice
• And strategies used for controlling crime
– Include Assignment number, student name, dates and class name. Make sure that you submit all
assignments in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) or Pdf format.

Paper Rubrics Requirement

APA fromat .( Author’s name, Title of article and Year)

Paper must have a minimum of 4 sources. References
should be within the last 8 years

Spend atleast 2 pages explaining the topic and how it relates
to a theoretical perspective discussed in text of Criminal

Justice, current trends and issues of today
Atleast 1 page discussing your own perspective of effective ways of solving issues