The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual

Paperback | February 7, 2014

byWm A. Johnson, Richard P. Rettig, Gregory M. Scott

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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.

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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 stude...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.6 inPublished:February 7, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133514382

ISBN - 13:9780133514384

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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)

 

Glossary 
References 
Index