crmn 3026: Essay Guidelines Students will be required to write an analytical/critical

crmn 3026: Essay Guidelines
Students will be required to write an analytical/critical research paper on an issue of their choosing related to organized crime. Although not required, you may wish to clear the topic with me for approval before beginning.
Technical Requirements:
8 pages
Double spaced
Size 12 font – Times New Roman
Title page (not included in page count)
Page numbers
APA Format
Reference list (not included in page count)
The purpose of this essay is twofold:
1.) Enhance your writing, research and critical thinking skills
2.) Become increasingly comfortable with the organized crime literature
Sample Topics include:
Applying criminological theory
Cross-national comparison
Critical analysis of media depictions
Topic:
Human trafficking/smuggling > linked it to other transnational crimes including drug trafficking and the corruption of government officials. They can move criminals, fugitives, terrorists, and trafficking victims, as well as economic migrants. They undermine the sovereignty of nations and often endanger the lives of those being smuggled.
Marking Guidelines:
Content (out of 25)
The paper is well researched and includes a substantial reference list.
Organization (out of 5)
The paper is clearly written and structured in a way that makes sense and flows seamlessly.
Creativity (out of 5)
The topic is fresh, innovative and brought forth in a novel manner.
Technical Expectations, Spelling and Grammar (out of 5)
The essay adheres to the guidelines mentioned in the “requirements” section above, and is free from spelling and grammar errors.
Total: /40