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Prof. Zwick - Introduction to Criminal Justice SPRING 2021: Home / Your Assignment

What's in this Guide?

Welcome! This guide has been created for students in Dr. Zwick's Criminal Justice class.

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Find background information on your topic
  • Develop a search strategy for locating sources
  • Find scholarly research articles using the library databases
  • Differentiate popular periodicals from scholarly journals
  • Evaluate sources
  • Cite your sources using APA format
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help from the Academic Support Center and the Writing Tutorial
  • Work from home

Your Assignment

Your assignment requires you to demonstrate an ability to apply a scientific criminological theory to a specific criminological event.

The focus of your research should be on explaining the behavior of the perpetrator using criminological theory.

  • Consider a specific criminal event with a specific perpetrator.
  • Provide a brief description of the event/s and perpetrator.
  • Your work should demonstrate
    • (1) an understanding of the personal and social variables that contribute to criminality, and
    • (2) your ability to apply a specific theory to the individual.

You are required to use at least 4 academic sources, including websites that end in .edu, .gov, or .org.

Citations should be formatted using APA (American Psychological Association) style format.

Your Librarian

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Rebecca Steere
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Conducting Library Research

Gay, Jerry. “Ted Bundy Peers Beyond the Page of the Book he is Reading at the Garfield County Jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.” True Crime Magazine, Accessed 4 Feb. 2020.

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