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What's in this Guide?
Welcome! This guide has been created for students in Dr. Zwick's Introduction to Criminal Justice class.
The resources on these pages will help you:
- Find background information on your topic
- Develop a search strategy for locating sources
- Find scholarly research articles using the library databases
- Differentiate popular periodicals from scholarly journals
- Evaluate sources
- Cite your sources using APA format
- Avoid plagiarism
- Get additional help from the Academic Support Center and the Writing Tutorial
- Work from home
Your assignment requires you to demonstrate an ability to apply a scientific criminological theory to a specific criminological event.
You will need to:
- Consider a specific criminal event, with a specific perpetrator.
- Provide a brief description of the event/s and perpetrator.
- Demonstrate your ability to apply a specific theory to the individual.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the personal and social variables that contribute to criminality.
You must use at least 4 academic sources, including websites that end in .edu, .gov, or .org.
Citations should be formatted using APA (American Psychological Association) style format.