9780136093572

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136093572

  • ISBN10:

    0136093574

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/28/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, Fifth Edition is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice and improve their writing skills. Taking a comprehensive approach, it discusses the writing process, the mechanics of writing, the importance of research and how to cite sources. Now expanded to six parts, this edition includes a new chapter on writing probation and parole reports. Combining both guidelines and samples, it prepares students to write a variety of criminal justice papers, from condensed presentations to complex reports.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE

1.      Writing as Communication

2.      Writing Competently

 

PART TWO: PAPER FORMATS AND CITATIONS

3.      Student Paper Formats

4.      Citing Sources in ASA Style

5.      Citing sources in APA Style

 

PART THREE: HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

6.      Organizing the Research Process

7.      Information Sources and Distance Learning

 

PART FOUR: BRIEF WRITING ASSIGNMENTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

8.      Reaction Papers

9.      Article Critiques and Book Reviews

10.  Annotated Bibliographies

 

PART FIVE: REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

11.  Writing a Police Report

12.  Writing Probation and Parole Reports

 

PART SIX: CASE STUDIES AND POLICY ANALYSES

13.  Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies

14.  Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers

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