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Final Paper Preparation

To prepare for your Final Paper (due in Week 5), review the Primary vs. Secondary Sources Infographic complete the following assignment and submit it to your instructor for feedback. Your paper should include a thesis statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., an annotated bibliography, and an outline.

Outline: Provide an outline for your Final Paper based on the instructions provided in Week 5.

  1. Title Page
  2. Part 1: Introduction with Thesis (Include a sentence that indicates the topic of your paper and a (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that indicates your main point or conclusions about your topic.)
  3. Part 2: Body (Include a complete sentence that indicates the point of discussion you will make for each major section of your paper. This should be a minimum of 5 sentences)
  4. Part 3: Conclusion (Include a sentence that indicates the significance of this conversation—why does this matter?)
  5. Reference Page

Annotated Bibliography: The purpose of creating a list of sources is to assist you in organizing and evaluating your research. The listed sources should be scholarly and or credible, and at least three of them need to meet scholarly (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. source criteria and come from the JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest, or EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier databases, which are all available through the Ashford University Library. The list should include the following information for each source (minimum of five) (at least three of which can be found in the Ashford University Library):

  1. Name of the source, including the complete bibliographic citation in proper APA format.
  2. Summary of the source (at least one paragraph), including how this source will contribute to your paper.

To see a guide and sample, visit the Writing Center’s Annotated Biography Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

APA Reference Page: For this paper, you need to research primary and secondary (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. sources that correspond to your topic. Secondary sources must be accessed from peer-reviewed journals or other sources that are considered to have reliable information. Primary sources should be those that are linked in the course. Please visit the Academic Research section on your Course Home page (accessible through the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab on the left navigation toolbar) to review what types of materials are not acceptable for academic, university level research.

You must use at least five scholarly resources (at least three of which can be found in the Ashford University Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Cite your sources within the text of your outline and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

Week 5 – Final Paper

Building a More Just Society

The purpose of the Final Paper is for students to pick a branch of the criminal justice system and then answer, for the role of a specific professional, the branch of the criminal justice system, and the criminal justice system at large, how they can use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Example: if the student chooses law enforcement and the issue is profiling citizens to investigate potential crime, the students will research, analyze, and propose how a law enforcement officer, law enforcement agencies, and the criminal justice system at large can each use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Choose one of the three main branches of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the judiciary, or corrections. Your paper should address areas I, II, and III in the body of your paper.

Part I:
  1. If you chose law enforcement:
    Law enforcement professionals must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical and constitutional manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards of law enforcement professionals. Explain how law enforcement professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which law enforcement professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.
  2. If you chose the judiciary:
    Professionals in the judiciary, including prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges, must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards judiciary professionals. Explain how judiciary professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which judiciary professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.
  3. If you chose corrections:
    Corrections professionals must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical and constitutional manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards of corrections professionals. Explain how corrections professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which corrections professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Part II:

  1. If you chose law enforcement:
    Explain why people commit crimes and explain how law enforcement professionals use criminal theory in their practice.
  2. If you chose the judiciary:
    Explain why people commit crimes and explain how judiciary professionals use criminal theory in their practice.
  3. If you chose corrections:
    Explain why people commit crimes and explain how corrections professionals use criminal theory in their practice.

Part III:

  1. If you chose law enforcement:
    Identify and explain the three main issues that face law enforcement professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.
  2. If you chose the judiciary:
    Identify and explain the three main issues that face judiciary professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.
  3. If you chose corrections:
    Identify and explain the three main issues that face corrections professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.

The paper must be six to eight pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources (at least three of which must be found in the Ashford University Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  • Must be 6 to 8 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., refer to the Ashford Writing Center sources.
  • Must use at least five credible sources including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library.
    • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. The Integrating Research (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.tutorial will offer further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s In-Text Citation Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style. See the Formatting Your Reference List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
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