Victimology help with formulating my ideas. Final Paper instructions
The purpose of the final paper is to discuss in-depth a particular topic in the field of
victimology. This could be a theory (i.e., general strain theory), a type of victimization
(i.e., sexual assault), a particular law related to victims (i.e., VAWA), or something
similar. Your paper will amount to a literature review on this particular topic, but I also
want you to add in your own view on what’s missing in the literature on this topic.
What’s a gap that needs to be filled?
The following are the due dates and various point values for parts of your final paper:
Proposed Topic: This needs to be turned in via the drop box by the end of Week 5,
which ends on Sunday, September 26th. The drop box will open at the beginning of
Week 5. Know that you may not get to do the topic you initially propose. I don’t want to
have anybody doing the same topic, and I might veto a topic if I think it’s going to be
difficult to write enough about. It will be in the feedback I give on the drop box
submission that I let you know if you’re good to go, or if we need to figure something
else out. (25 points)
Annotated Bibliography: This needs to be turned in via the drop box by the end of
Week 10, which ends on Sunday, October 31st (spooky). The drop box will open at the
beginning of Week 10. This annotated bibliography should include a minimum of 10
academic sources. If you’re not familiar with what an annotated bibliography is, or need a
refresher, follow this link:
Following suit from the link above, use APA formatting for your annotated bibliography.
Final Paper: You need to turn in your final paper under the drop box that will be found
under Week 14, and the final paper is due by Sunday, December 5th. The drop box
will open at the beginning of Week 14. (50 points)
If you DON’T do the following things for the final paper, you automatically lose points:
– Write at least 8 pages. That’s exclusive of a title page, abstract, references, etc. I need to
see 8 pages of actual double spaced text.
– Use APA formatting for in-text citations and your references list.
– Cite your references. This refers to plagiarism specifically, but also more generally to a
need to cite things when you refer to a theory, a law, a research article, etc.
– Give me your own, original work. This is not a collaborative project.
The following are things I prefer to see, but I won’t fail you if you don’t do them. I may
look at you funny and assume you don’t take your academic pursuits seriously, and I
don’t know that I’ll be willing to write you a letter of reference, but I won’t fail you:
– Please use 12 point Times New Roman font, standard margins, and double spacing.
– Put your name in the header, and page numbers in the footer.
– Please keep the writing professional and academic. Don’t use the paper as a stump to
espouse your political views, whether left, right, or center.