This book is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice, and improve their writing ability in general. While helping students with every aspect of the writing process-formatting, source citations, grammar, sentence structure, research, and utilizing available sources-it relieves instructors from the time consuming job of teaching these skills, and allows them to concentrate on the subject matter of the course they are teaching. This book is the most comprehensive book on the market that deals specifically with writing criminal justice papers. It gives specific directions for writing a variety of papers in criminal justice, from introductory to advanced, while also providing instructions on how to write, and how to format the paper and cite sources following the American Sociological Association's and the American Psychological Association's guidelines.
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Writing as Communication -- Writing to Learn -- The Irony of Writing -- Challenge Yourself -- Maintain Self-Confidence -- The Writing Process -- Learning the Nature of the Process -- Planning -- Drafting -- Revising -- Editing -- Proofreading -- ch. 2 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 -- Misplaced Modifiers -- Parallelism -- Fused (Run-on) Sentences -- Pronoun Errors -- Quotation Marks -- Semicolons -- Sentence Fragments -- Spelling -- ch. 3 Student Paper Formats -- Preliminary Considerations -- Margins -- Pagination -- Title Page -- Abstract -- Executive Summary -- Outline Summary -- Table of Contents -- Lists of Tables and Figures -- Text -- Headings and Subheadings -- Tables.
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