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Labeling theory is my topic.
I’m working on a criminal justice report and need support to help me learn.
Theory Paper Assignment Instructions Each student will be assigned a criminological theory to review. In this paper you will provide key information about the theory. In the theory review students will include: (1) a summary of the theory, including: a. definitions of key concepts, b. describe underlying assumptions and processes c. identify notable scholars and foundational publications d. You should cite any relevant sources for this section (2) Discussion of recent research a. identify at least 5 recent (within the last 10 years) research articles that relate to the theory b. briefly summarize each article, including research question(s), methods, and findings c. describe how this recent research has contributed to the theory. Did it provide a new test? Expand the theory? Refine it? Etc. Guidelines: – I do not grade based on length. I do not want students trying reach a specific page length, filling their paper with fluff or being overly redundant. Instead, I want you focused clear, concise, and informative writing. Your paper should be no longer than 12 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, 1 inch margins) excluding title page and references. – Your paper should be written in APA style. – You should use appropriate headings and subheadings to identify sections of your paper. – All papers must include references to peer reviewed sources. At a minimum, you should have 10 peer-reviewed sources (at least 5 published within the last 10 years). Grading Guidelines: Component Criteria Points Possible Summary of Theory – Information is accurate – Summary is concise – Includes all relevant information – Includes appropriate citations, including identifying foundational publications and scholars 10 Recent Research – Identifies at least 5 appropriate peer-reviewed articles – Summary of each article is accurate and concise – Accurately describes contribution of research to the theory. 10 Total points 20
The minimum number of scholarly citations you’ll need is 10, with at least five being peer-reviewed articles published recently. That means you will want to have some sources for background information and describing the theory, and other sources for more recent developments.
Please note that this is the minimum number of sources needed for a passing grade on the paper. If you want to excel at this paper, you should aim for more than 10. A general rule at the graduate level is to have about 2 sources per page of text. So for a 10 page paper, you should aim for about 20 sources.