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Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual

Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual - 3rd edition

Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131245068

ISBN10: 0131245066

Criminal Justice Student Writer
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Criminal Justice Student Writer

ISBN13: 9780131245068

ISBN10: 0131245066


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Summary

For courses in writing for criminal justice or any course in criminal justice that requires students to write a research paper

Would your students benefit from a writing manual tied specifically to Criminal Justice? The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual 4e is designed to teach students how to conduct criminal justice research and write papers in the discipline. The book includes coverage of the writing process and the mechanics of writing, how to conduct research and cite sources, and guidelines for writing several different types of common criminal justice papers. It is a valuable tool for all criminal justice courses that ask students to write from introductory classes through advanced undergraduate classes.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

1. Writing as Communication.

Writing to Learn. The Writing Process.

2. Writing Competently.

Guidelines for the Competent Writer. Punctuation, Grammar, and Spelling.

3. Page Formats.

Preliminary Considerations. Margins. Pagination. Title Page. Abstract. Executive Summary. Outline Summary. Table of Contents. List of Tables and Figures. Text. Headings and Subheadings. Tables. Illustrations and Figures. Reference Listing. Appendices. References.

4. Citing Sources.

Preliminary Decisions. Citing Sources in ASA Format. Citing Sources in APA Format (revised).

II. HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

5. Organizing the Research Process.

Gaining Control. Effective Research Methods. Ethical Use of Source Material.

6. Information Sources and Distance Learning.

Library Research. Criminal Justice on the World Wide Web (revised). A Guide to Distance Learning.

III. WRITING DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PAPERS.

7. Brief Writing Assignments.

Reaction Papers. Article Critiques. Book Reviews (new sample book reviews). Annotated Bibliographies (new section with examples).

8. Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies.

What Is a Case Study? Using Case Studies in Research. Limitations of the Case Study Method. Types of Case Studies Written in Criminal Justice. How to Conduct a Criminal Justice Agency Case Study. Elements of the Case Study Paper. A Sample Case Study (new).

9. Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers.

What Is Policy Analysis? Policy Analysis Research Proposals. Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers. A Sample Policy Analysis Paper (new).


Glossary.
References.
Index.