The subject of the research paper shall be on a specific type of incarceration (i.e. women, juvenile, handicap, etc. These are only suggestions and write on the past, present and future of this area. The instructor must approve the topic prior.
The paper shall be in APA format, typed in 12 font Times New Roman, and shall not have been turned in previously to any other instructor for any other course or assignment. Paper length is five to seven pages not to include the cover page or bibliography. It is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document. A minimum of 5 sources from cases, law reviews, professional journals, news media articles, academic journals or books is required. Wikipedia and other encyclopedias are not acceptable sources. All papers will be submitted through SafeAssign to reduce the potential of plagiarism. The research paper shall be an individual effort and not a group project. Since criminal justice is a social science, the writing requirements of the American Psychological Association, otherwise known as the APA, will be in effect for the research paper assignment.