This comprehensive book is designed to accompany the primary text in any criminal justice class where writing is emphasized, or can be used as an excellent primary text for a criminal justice course in writing administrative and technical reports.
The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, 6e 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. There is really no other book on the market that provides the comprehensive directions to writing papers in criminal justice that are found in The Criminal Justice Student Writer’s Manual.
Table of Contents
PART I A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chapter 1 Writing as Communication
Chapter 2 Writing Competently
PART II PAPER FORMATS AND CITATIONS
Chapter 3 Student Paper Formats
Chapter 4 Citing Sources in ASA Style (revised for this edition)
Chapter 5 Citing Sources in APA Style (revised for this edition)
PART III HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chapter 6 Organizing the Research Process
Chapter 7 Information Sources (revised for this edition)
PART IV BRIEF AND APPLIED WRITING ASSIGNMENTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chapter 8 Reaction Papers
Chapter 9 Article Critiques and Book Reviews
Chapter 10 Annotated Bibliographies
PART V REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chapter 11 Writing a Police Report
Chapter 12 Writing Probation and Parole Reports
PART VI CASE STUDIES AND POLICY ANALYSES
Chapter 13 Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies
Chapter 14 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers (revised for this edition)
This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.
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