Based on the feedback you have received on your introduction paragraph, begin writing a 3–4 page rough draft of the body paragraphs of your research paper, which should have a clear focus, problems and solutions, and reliable/scholarly sources as support. You should currently have a good supply of research notes to bring into each of your arguments. Be sure your rough draft includes the following:
- An introduction that has been revised based on prior feedback
- Body paragraphs organized around focused analysis and supporting evidence for each of the key points that you are researching
- In-text citations and a reference page to document sources being used
THIS IS THE FEEDBACK
this was a good paper and an interesting selection of topics for an expository exploration of a changing landscape in the criminal justice field. Below are minor administrative issues that should be addressed in future academic papers. Keep up the good work.
This paper is authorized to be turned in late to help meet the needs of the student. The penalty is governed by AIU’s standardized late policy (effective January 11, 2017). The policy may not be amended or edited for individual usage. Assignments that are submitted within 7 calendar days, after the due date, will be assessed a 10% penalty off of the total assignment’s points. Break weeks are excluded from the formula. Only one late paper may be submitted in the last week of class. (12.5 points).
There are no in-text citations in the body of the paper to show where the work came from (although there are references at the end of the paper. Whenever there are references at the end of a paper, then there should also be corresponding in-text citations somewhere in the body of the paper. The in-text citations should match-up with the references at the end of the paper. An in-text citation is the author’s last name, followed by the year of publication. So if John Doe wrote a book, journal article, magazine article or website article in 2005, then the in-text citation would be like this: (Doe, 2005). If the publication date isn’t available, then simply write n.d. which means “no date. ” This is how it would look: (Doe, n.d.). If no human author is listed in the publication that you want to cite, then there is a specific way to format that too as an in-text citation. The AIU APA guide should help you and you can find it at http://careered.libguides.com/aiuapa . A website called Citation Machine will also format the in-text citation for free for you. Go to http://citationmachine.net/ and remember to choose APA and not MLA. You can also visit http://my.ilstu.edu/~jhkahn/APAsample.pdf to see a sample APA paper with sample in-text citations in it. PERRLA would also help you. It’s inexpensive software that you can purchase and it will automatically create in-text citations for you, and it will create an alphabetized reference page in the correct format – and it does it all the APA way! If you are interested, you can find them at: http://www.perrla.com/ (it’s worth it and it’s what I use). I have personally used PERRLA for many years with great satisfaction. Another software that I’ve never used can be found at http://thewritedirection.net/drpaper/dp-home.asp on the internet. Lastly, Microsoft Word 2007 will do the formatting for you. Simply click on “references” at the top of the screen and then select APA. (3 points).
This assignment hypothetically proposed that the student was hired by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). During this proposed tenure, the student was asked to present an investigative report at a criminal justice symposium with the goal of advising colleauges and practicioners relevant information about policies, technologies and databases may help to bring those accused of crimes to justice. While global jurisdictional issues have been discussed, the focus was on the legal landscape in the United States.