Annotated Bibliography – Juvenile Crime

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Thia assignment should be 1600 words please. thank you so much. Find an article in the mass media describing a crime that has been committed. The article should contain considerable details regarding the crime, not just that a crime was committed. In finding your article describing the crime here are some examples of mass media sources: CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC, Local newspaper websites, Local television station websites, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, etc. Select from the issues, procedures, actions, activities, etc. the subject is likely to encounter as they experience the criminal justice system (e.g. police arrest discretion, right to bail, plea bargaining, underage adult offenders, risk assessment, good conduct sentence reduction, etc.) select one as the topic of your Annotated Bibliography. NOTE: this Annotated Bibliography focuses on the issue, procedure, action or activity, NOT the criminal event. Using the following information, prepare an annotated bibliography using no fewer than four (4) sources. 1. Locate books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the items. Then, choose those works (minimum of 4 for this assignment) that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic. At least two (2) of these sources must be from the UMUC library. (If you need assistance in searching the library databases, go to and take the tutorial. The Guide to Criminal Justice Resources—UMUC is available for your research for this course.) 2. Type the reference information for the book, article, or document in a list using American Psychological Association (APA) formatting. 3. Write a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph for each source that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book, article, or document. Include one or more sentences that: a. evaluate the authority or background of the author; b. comment on the intended audience; c. compare or contrast the work with another you have cited; and d. explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic. NOTE: Elements 3a-d are unique and essential to the annotation for each source for full credit for this project. These assessments are usually not available in pre-composed commentaries about the source material. Students are cautioned against copying pre-composed information (See UMUC policy on Plagiarism) or otherwise shortcutting their original work for this assignment. Annotations vs. Abstracts Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they expose the author’s point of view, clarity and appropriateness of expression, and authority. Abstracts will not be accepted for this project.
Sample Annotated Bibliography Entry for a Journal Article, Using the APA Format (Content is not relevant to this assignment).
Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51(4), 541–554.
The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. The authors find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects seem lesser in young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marriage seems to increase individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams, cited below, suggests no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living. This work will be cited to support the aspect of my final project that focuses on the increasing popularity of “college-away” for young adults and the role such separation plays in the deterioration of the family unit. The disproportional findings for men and women does not negate the central premise that college-away hurts rather than enhances family values.
Format Requirements · Your annotated bibliography should have no less than four sources · Each annotation should contain approximately 150 words. · Double space · 12 pt. font · 1” margins · Use APA citations for all sources
Essay Sample
Annotated Bibliography – Juvenile Crime
1. Clark, S., & MacCreaigh, E. (2006). Library services to the incarcerated: : applying the public library model in correctional facility libraries. Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited
In this analysis, Clark et al. (2006) look at how juvenile offenders are treated. Moreover, it states the institutions where these offenders are usually held. Juvenile offenders are informed of how they are treated in the state prisons………..ORDER NOW….
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