After reviewing all of the feedback received on the other stages of this paper assignment, create a final draft of your research paper. Make sure to take your paper to the Writing Center for assistance.
Your final paper should be the cumulative result of the efforts made throughout the semester to design a research project. Use the prior assignments and feedback to develop your final paper. Your Final Paper should be 10-12 pages long, and it should include all of the following elements:
- Title page
- Literature Review
- Hypothetical Methods Section
- Conclusion section
- Why this research would be useful
- How might this research affect policy or practice in the field of criminology/criminal justice
Your paper should contain at least 10 citations from high quality external sources. A high quality source is one coming from peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly books, and governmental records or reports.
All of these assignments should be typed; double-spaced; with 12-point Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial font; and with one-inch margins. Use a formal writing tone that reflects a thoughtful synthesis of the many principles covered in the course, and that exhibits a high level of professionalism. You need a strong thesis, clear organization, lucid points, a formal tone, conventional use of language, and formatting in the APA style. (You do not need to provide an abstract for these papers, though.)