As if you were a policy analyst for a criminal justice consortium, outline and discuss some possible strategies for reducing the crime of incest in this country.

As if you were a policy analyst for a criminal justice consortium, outline and discuss some possible strategies for reducing the crime of incest in this country. Be sure to support your claims with peer-reviewed journal articles.

 

The paper must be in APA format and include a title page, abstract, discussion, conclusion, and references. Your paper should go beyond the obvious, be written at a graduate level, and must be at least 1,200 words in length. You must use at least three resources to support your position. Remember, all resources including, but not limited to, journals, magazines, and/or books must be properly cited using APA style.

 

remember that your written assignments should reflect graduate level work. A few of you might lose some points regarding very simple grammatical errors. A few examples include:

 

1. Do not use contractions.

2. Indent your paragraphs.

3. Do not cite Wikipedia, dictionaries or encyclopedias.

4. Website citations must be APA formatted.

5. Cite more peer reviewed journal articles (at least three); newspaper articles or magazine articles are not scholarly publications; they are acceptable to cite but must be outnumbered by scholarly literature. Do not cite the textbook.

6. Write in third person.

7. Cite page numbers for quotes from journals; paragraph numbers for quotes of web articles.

 

I’ve also noticed that some students cite journals as websites from search engines like EBSCO:

 

Martin, R. (2011). Police corruption an analytical look into police ethics. Retrieved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=7b94e44e-f4ee-42c5-be41-f3c48d748e6d%40sessionmgr11&vid=4&hid=121

 

 

This is not correct. Each journal citation MUST include all of the identifying information – like so:

 

Martin, R. (2011). An Analytical Look into Police Ethics. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 80(5), 11-17.

 

Nail these things down and many of you are looking perfect papers.

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