Hypothesis testing of any contemporary criminological theory
Hypothesis testing of program effectiveness for any police or community based crime reduction program
Hypothesis testing of program effectiveness for any program related to community oriented policing
Hypothesis testing of effectiveness of prison GED programs in reducing recidivism
Hypothesis testing of effectiveness of any prison based drug treatment programs in reducing recidivism
Hypothesis testing of program effectiveness for any juvenile based rehabilitation program
INTRODUCTION (You do not need a heading for the introduction; I only put it here so you would know what this beginning section should be)
This is where you tell the reader what they are about to learn from your review of the published literature on your subject. This should be 1-2 paragraphs in length.
This section will cover what you have learned from the literature on your independent variable. It will be a minimum of 4 pages (double spaced) and will include at least 6 different academic sources. In this section you will summarize all that you have learned about this variable. You should include information about any theory here. Why is this considered an explanation of what you are studying? What is the supporting data and what are any critiques of this explanation or perspective?
This section will cover what you have learned from the literature on your dependent variable. It will be a minimum of 4 pages (double spaced) and will include at least 6 different sources (must be academic sources like articles published in peer reviewed journals). You will want to summarize all that you have learned about this variable, too. Include information about the concept and associated terms, why it is a problem, who is impacted, what is the prevalence of the problem, etc.
Please do not use more than one quote in the entirety of this paper. You need to paraphrase and summarize the material in your own words.
This is where you sum it all up and re-tell the reader what they just read. You will need to relate the theories you explored to real world application in the criminal justice system. This can be 1-2 paragraphs, too.
Your reference list should start on a separate page and follow APA standards. Please see the Research Resources in Learning Modules for more information about APA formatting.