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The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual

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ISBN13:

9780135312780

ISBN10:
0135312787
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

Summary

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual is designed to teach beginning students how to conduct criminal justice research and write papers in the discipline. This comprehensive resource frees instructors from having to teach much of the detail of the writing process. It is a valuable tool for all criminal justice courses that ask students to writefrom introductory classes through advanced undergraduate and graduate classes.

Table of Contents

TO THE STUDENT ix(2)
TO THE INSTRUCTOR xi(2)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT xiii(2)
INTRODUCTION: THE DISCIPLINE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE xv
PART ONE A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1(110)
Chapter 1 Writing as Communication
3(24)
Writing to Learn
3(5)
The Writing Process
8(19)
Chapter 2 Writing Competently
27(23)
Guidelines for the Competent Writer
27(3)
Punctuation
30(16)
Spelling
46(4)
Chapter 3 Formats
50(17)
Getting Started
50(1)
General Page Format Directions
51(1)
Title Page
52(1)
Abstract
52(1)
Executive Summary
53(5)
Outline Summary
58(1)
Table of Contents
58(1)
Lists of Tables and Figures
59(1)
Text
60(1)
Headings and Subheadings
61(1)
Tables
62(1)
Illustrations and Figures
63(1)
Reference Pages
64(1)
Appendices
64(3)
Chapter 4 Citing Sources
67(44)
Preliminary Decisions
67(1)
Citing Sources in ASA Style
68(18)
Citing Sources in APA Style
86(13)
Citing Sources Using the Student Citation System
99(12)
PART TWO HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 111(88)
Chapter 5 Organizing the Research Process
113(14)
Gaining Control of the Research Process
113(4)
Effective Research Methods
117(7)
Ethical Use of Source Material
124(3)
Chapter 6 The Library and Other Sources of Information
127(49)
Getting Started
127(1)
Guides to the Literature
128(44)
Researching Books
172(1)
United States Government Publications
172(4)
Chapter 7 Criminal Justice on the World Wide Web
176(9)
A Whirlwind Introductory Tour of the Internet
176(1)
How Do I Access the Internet and the World Wide Web?
177(2)
Criminal Justice Resources on the Internet
179(6)
Chapter 8 Conducting Quantitative Research
185(14)
Thinking Scientifically
185(1)
The Scientific Method
186(5)
Common Quantitative Research Designs
191(8)
PART THREE HOW TO WRITE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PAPERS 199(90)
Chapter 9 Two Brief Writing Assignments for Introductory Students
201(15)
Reaction Papers
201(2)
Sample Reaction Papers
203(9)
Article Critiques
212(4)
Chapter 10 Book Reviews
216(11)
Objectives of a Book Review
216(1)
Sample Book Reviews
217(6)
Elements of a Book Review
223(2)
Types of Book Reviews: Reflective and Analytical
225(1)
Format and Length of a Book Review
226(1)
Chapter 11 Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies
227(27)
Definition and Purpose of a Case Study
227(1)
Using Case studies in Research
228(1)
Limitations of the Case Study Method
229(1)
Types of Case studies Written in Criminal Justice
229(1)
How to Conduct a Criminal Justice Agency Case Study
230(4)
A Sample Case Study
234(19)
Summary
253(1)
Chapter 12 Policy Analysis Papers
254(23)
Basics of Policy Analysis
254(1)
Prelude to Policy Analysis: Policy Analysis Research Proposals
254(11)
Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers
265(12)
Chapter 13 Legal Case Briefs
277(12)
Amicus Curiae Briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court
277(2)
Scope and Purpose of an Amicus Curiae Brief
279(1)
General Considerations and Format of an Amicus Curiae Brief
279(1)
Resources for Writing an Amicus Curiae Brief
280(3)
Steps in Writing an Amicus Curiae Brief
283(2)
How to Read a United States Court Decision
285(4)
GLOSSARY 289(38)
REFERENCES 327(8)
INDEX 335


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