The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The more complex criminal justice systems become, the greater the need for clear, direct communication.The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual,Fourth Editionis designed to help improve oners"s writing and is specific to the criminal justice field. It includes coverage of the writing process and the mechanics of writing, shows how to conduct research and cite sources, and presents guidelines for writing different types of common criminal justice papers. Now expanded to five parts, this edition includes a new chapter on writing a police report, separate chapters on APA and ASA style, and a separate section for writing assignments.It includes coverage of the writing process and the mechanics of writing, how to conduct research and cite sources, and guidelines for writing several different types of common criminal justice papers. Up-to-date information on criminal justice research on the World Wide Web offers readers current strategies and resources for Internet research.For anyone conducting research and/or producing writing in the criminal justice field.

Table of Contents

A Handbook of Style for Criminal Justice
Writing as Communication Writing to Learn The Irony of Writing Challenge Yourself Maintain Self-Confidence
The Writing Process
The Nature of the Process Finding a Thesis
Defining Your Audience
Invention Strategies
Organizing Your Writing
Writing Competently Guidelines for the Competent Writer
Consider Your Audience
Aim for Consistency Have Confidence in What You Already Know about Writing
Eliminate Chronic Errors Punctuation, Grammar, and Spelling
Apostrophes Capitalization
Colons Commas Dangling Modifiers
Parallelism Fused (Run-on) Sentences
Pronoun Errors
Quotation Marks
Semicolons Sentence
Fragments Spelling
Paper Formats and Citations
Student Paper Formats
Preliminary Considerations
Margins Pagination
Title Page
Executive Summary
Outline Summary
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Lists of Tables and Figures
Text Headings and Subheadings
Tables Illustrations and Figures
Reference Listing
Citing Sources in ASA Style What to Document Text Citations in ASA Style References in ASA Style
Citing Sources in APA Style What to Document Text Citations in APA Style References in APA Style
How to Conduct Research in Criminal Justice
Organizing the Research Process Gaining Control Who Is in Control of Your Paper?
Understand Your Assignment What Is Your Topic?
What Is Your Purpose?
Who Is Your Audience?
What Kind of Research Are You Doing? Keep Your Perspective Effective Research Methods Establish an Effective Proc
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