research paper in APA Style

Each
student is required to complete the term project, which is an 8-10 page
research paper in APA Style. The project should have 8-10 pages not
counting the cover, abstract and reference page.

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AN OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS

All
work should be submitted in APA 6th Edition style, which includes (if
sources are used) in-line citations and a References page. No
exceptions. Review the APA publication manual. APUS APA Style (pdf)

Note
that references used for your research need to be
peer-reviewed/scholarly journals. These journals typically have the
following characteristics:

1. articles are reviewed by a panel of experts before they are accepted for publication;
2. articles are written by a scholar or specialist in the field;
3. articles report on original research or experimentation;
4. are often published by professional associations;
5. utilize terminology associated with the discipline.

Research Paper Instructions:

Choose one of the 5 topics listed below to write an 8-10 page research paper on. (8-10 pages excluding the title page, reference list, appendices) Your paper MUST be in APA Format.

1.
Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that
discusses one of the following six areas in which police departments
have historically been found to be defective or deficient:
constitutional due process, civil rights, use of deadly force and police
brutality, abuse of discretion, corruption and police-community
relations.

2.
Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that
discusses illegal drug use, illegal prostitution and money laundering.

3.
Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that
compares and contrasts the problems associated with defining and
determining the frequency of corporate crime in the United States.

4.
Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that
examines one of the various theories in the text book that explain
crime.

5.
Use at least five articles from scholarly sources in a paper that
critiques middle-class delinquency’s relationship to gangs.

Use the APUS library to find at least five,
peer-reviewed articles that cover your chosen topic from the list
above. Again, you are required to use scholarly, peer-reviewed journals,
in-text citations, and provide a reference page for this paper.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have submitted the assignment it is
automatically run through Turnitin.com (plagiarism checker). You MUST
be below a 20% match to other sources.

In
addition, it is important to note the following critical aspects for
your paper that if not completed correctly could result in a 0% despite
the paper’s content and other evaluation criteria as noted below:

Your paper MUST be in proper APA format

Your paper MUST utilize APPROPRIATE references

You MUST avoid any form of Plagiarism at all costs