Your project will focus on a particular theorist. The theorist must be generally considered to be a criminologist or have written in a closely related field. Focus must be upon the contribution made to criminological thought by the theorist.
The paper must include four subtopics:
Note: It's OK to copy and paste the output chart into your paper.
(c) Another way to get an overview of a theorist's current popularity is by reviewing how many papers are presented on their work at scholarly conferences. ASC is the preeminent criminology conference in the United States. ASC maintains online records of past conferences. Download the entire 2006 Program as a PDF file. Prior years abstracts for ASC are at: http://www.asc41.com/priorabs.html). ACJS is the second major conference. The 2006 program is available at: http://www.acjs.org/pubs/167_668_12237.cfm
You must use at least 15 sources in your paper/presentation, with an emphasis on original source materials. Avoid textbooks and encyclopedias as references. For how to locate scholarly resources using the Web see the Searching discussion page. Links to related Web sites can be added to your paper, plus photos, etc.
The APA system of citation and referencing must be followed for all written work. Actually this is a variation of the APA style using page numbers. Any other questions concerning style or format should be referred to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (4th. edition, 1994).)
IMPORTANT: Please name your files as sections (in
Word) using the following format: Always put your last name first, then the
section of the paper you are submitting. Thus student Jones would submit the
following sections: jones-bib.doc, jones1,doc, jones2.doc, jones3.doc,
Avoid using direct quotes.
Paraphrase everything if you can. See
Recognize Unacceptable and Acceptable Paraphrases on the
Use direct quotes only when paraphrasing would alter
the author's intent beyond recognition.
You can never write a paper by stringing together a series of direct quotes,
even if you include your commentary.
Peer review is an important part of the writing process. Students will read and critique the work of two other students and in turn receive two critiques. Please use the on-line document to prepare your critiques.
Dates when portions of the project are due are included in
the course calendar.
Grading of the Paper:
Initial Bibliography-10 points
Total = 100 points