open topic on chapter

You will choose an area of Criminal Justice covered in chapter 7 and write a 3 to 5

page research paper NOT including your cover page, and Works Cited page.

Your paper can be on your chosen area of Criminal Justice in general or a more specific paper on

events, individuals and/or groups that were involved in one of these categories.

Examples of acceptable topics: The Conflict model, Academic Criminal Justice, Social Policy

in Criminal Justice, Trends in Criminal Justice, Multiculturalism, Death Row, Ethics in Criminal

Justice.

Things that need to be present in every APA paper and/or assignment:

1. Title Page (all double-spaced and centered)

a. Title of Paper

b. Student’s name

c. School name

d. Running head needed (the words “Running head” must be present as well… this

is only on the title page though)

e. Page number of 1

2. Abstract (all double-spaced)

a. The word “Abstract” should be centered on the page.

b. The first line of the abstract is not indented or tabbed.

c. Running head needed, however, the words “Running head” should not be present.

d. Page number of 2

3. Content/body of paper (all double spaced)

a. Running head needed, however, the words “Running head” should not be present.

b. Appropriate page numbers (3 through how many pages are presented)

c. Must have in-text citations (should be from academic sources).

d. Must appropriately address short and long quotes.

e. Must address all questions/issues from assignment/research paper instructions.

4. Reference page (The word “References” should be centered; should be double spaced

between references; references themselves can either be double-spaced or single-spaced;

it looks tidier when the references are single-spaced with a double space between

references)

a. Hanging indentations

SOC 346 – CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Adams State University – CEP© Page 14 of 62 October 2018

b. Sources should have the appropriate page numbers in references (when

applicable).

c. Running head needed, however, the words “Running head” should not be present.

d. Appropriate page number.

5. Running Heads

a. Be at the top of every page and it should be even with the page number; it should

be flush on the left margin.

b. The words “running head” should only be present on the Title Page and the “R” in

Running should be capitalized, but the rest should be lower case (Running head: ).

c. The title or partial title used for the Running head should be in all capital letters

on every page.

6. Page numbers

a. There should be a page number on the top of every page and it should be even

with the Running head; it should be flush on the right margin.

b. Page numbers start on the Title Page; the Title Page is always page 1.

c. the Abstract is page 2

d. Content should begin on page 3+

e. References page should also have a page number.

NOTE: If you do not have access to a word processor, please note that one typed page generally

translates to two hand written pages (depending on your hand writing). If you are handwriting

your Term Paper, remember that if I cannot read your work I cannot grade it.