Student Research Writing
Criminal Justice Department

The Criminal Justice Student Research Writing

This site has a single purpose: to help student compose research documents. Writing a research paper is much like writing any other paper: you select and organize your information, analyze it, possibly evaluate it and then record the results on paper.

When you write a research paper, it is important that you credit the scholars and critics who have contributed to your ideas. Using citations and references is the scholarly method to discharge this important responsibility. The following are some general samples of APA style citations and references taken or created using the publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (4th ed.)

Useful Links for Student Writing

General College Writing
Advanced Research Writing
Writing in College Proposal Writing Resources
Nuts and Bolts of College Writing Research Method Knowledge Base
The Elements of Style Qualitative Research Resources
Better Writing Writing Research Paper Guide
11 Rules of Writing Internet Public Library: Research & Writing


William Virkler, M.B.A.
Associate Dean of Justice Studies

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