CRJC 450 Research Paper Requirements

CRJC 450
Research Paper Requirements
Each student in this class will write a senior level research paper that examines juvenile waiver/transfer to the adult court. Your paper MUST include the following:

Discussion of the purpose of juvenile waiver/transfer.
Discussion of the consequences of juvenile waiver/transfer.
Discussion of the various forms of juvenile waiver/transfer to include a detailed discussion of at least 1 jurisdiction’s juvenile waiver/transfer policy/law.
Disparity issues in juvenile waiver/transfer.
Discussion of whether juvenile waiver/transfer policy/law has met the intended purpose.
Recommendation for the future of juvenile waiver/transfer (based on evidence discussed in items #4 and #5 above).

You MUST use a minimum of five (5) scholarly sources. Scholarly sources are peer reviewed, academic journal articles – NOT web sites, magazine articles, or newspaper articles.
Your paper MUST have 6 clear headings/sections – Purpose, Consequences, Forms, Disparity Issues, Intended Purpose, and Recommendation.
Your paper should inform a reader who has never heard about juvenile waiver/transfer. The key element in your paper will be the discussion of the effectiveness of juvenile waiver/transfer and your recommendation for the future of juvenile waiver/transfer based on the evidence you cite in your research paper.
Your final paper MUST be a minimum of 8 pages – 12 points Times New Roman font with 1 inch top and bottom margins and 1.25 inch left and right margins. Papers will be graded using the Final Paper Grading Rubric. Finally, your paper MUST be original work for this class. You cannot submit a paper that you wrote for another class.