Students enrolled in this course are required to submit a research paper worth 25% of the overall grade. The purpose of this paper is to analyze an issue arising out of an actual case using one of the criminological theories studied in this course. This is an individual project.
Prepare an effective briefing note
Critically analyze a Canadian court case to identify salient points and issues
Succinctly summarize factual information regarding a specific issue
Apply a criminological theory to an issue
A minimum of 5 peer-reviewed research sources must be used. Any source listed in the References MUST be cited within the BN. A paper using less than 5 peer-reviewed research sources will receive a grade of zero.
In order to qualify as a ‘source’ the piece must satisfy the following criteria:
1) peer reviewed research; or
2) valid and reliable government research (ie StatsCanada, Juristat).
You may use other sources i.e., books (including Text), government information sites or brochures, magazines, newspapers, Internet blogs or websites etc. but these will NOT be included in determining the minimum number peer-reviewed research sources.