The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, 5th Edition / Edition 5

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Overview

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, Fifth Edition is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice and improve their writing skills. Taking a comprehensive approach, it discusses the writing process, the mechanics of writing, the importance of research and how to cite sources. Now expanded to six parts, this edition includes a new chapter on writing probation and parole reports. Combining both guidelines and samples, it prepares students to write a variety of criminal justice papers, from condensed presentations to complex reports. Some new features include:

  • A new section on paragraph development
  • Updated information on the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide
  • Updated information on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association–
  • Expanded section on avoiding plagiarism
  • Expanded section on Criminal Justice information on the World Wide Web
  • New! PART V, REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

MARKET: Students or professionals needing a resource on writing reaction papers, article critiques, police reports, agency case studies, and policy analysis papers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136093572
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/12/2010
  • Series: Pearson Criminal Justice Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 370,806
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William A. Johnson, Jr.

Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D from Oklahoma State University. He has authored two definitive works on writing in the discipline, The Sociology Student Writer's Manual and The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual. Dr. Johnson's area of interests are statistics, social psychology, social stratification, majority-minority relations, and sports and leisure. He is currently teaching Sociological Statistics and Social stratification at the Univ. of Central Oklahoma.

Dr. Stephen M. Garrison

Dr.Stephen M. Garrison graduated from the University of South Carolina Ph.D. in 1982, and from Baylor University, M. A. 1977. He has taught at the University of Central Oklahoma since the fall of 1981 and was the chair of the English department for eight years and is a full professor.

He was director of the Basic Writing Program at UCO, supervisor of Master's Emphasis in Composition, and director of the Graduate Program in English.

Some of Dr. Garrison's academic honors include: Outstanding Young Man of America (1982), Fulbright Senior Lectureship at Jageillonian, Krakow, Poland (1989-1990) and A.A.U.P. Distinguished Scholar of the Year 1990-1991.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE

1. Writing as Communication

2. Writing Competently

PART TWO: PAPER FORMATS AND CITATIONS

3. Student Paper Formats

4. Citing Sources in ASA Style

5. Citing sources in APA Style

PART THREE: HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

6. Organizing the Research Process

7. Information Sources and Distance Learning

PART FOUR: BRIEF WRITING ASSIGNMENTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

8. Reaction Papers

9. Article Critiques and Book Reviews

10. Annotated Bibliographies

PART FIVE: REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

11. Writing a Police Report

12. Writing Probation and Parole Reports

PART SIX: CASE STUDIES AND POLICY ANALYSES

13. Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies

14. Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers

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Introduction

THE DISCIPLINE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

I. A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

1. Writing as Communication.
2. Writing Competently.
3. Formats.
4. Citing Sources.

II. HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

5. Organizing the Research Process.
6. The Library and Other Sources of Information.
7. Criminal Justice on the World Wide Web.
8. Conducting Quantitative Research.

III. HOW TO WRITE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PAPERS.

9. Two Brief Writing Assignments for Introductory Students.
10. Book Reviews.
11. Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies.
12. Policy Analysis Papers.
13. Legal Case Briefs.
Glossary.
References.
Index.
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