The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual (5th Edition)

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9780136093572: The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual (5th Edition)
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The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, Fifth Edition is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice and improve their writing skills. Taking a comprehensive approach, it discusses the writing process, the mechanics of writing, the importance of research and how to cite sources. Now expanded to six parts, this edition includes a new chapter on writing probation and parole reports. Combining both guidelines and samples, it prepares students to write a variety of criminal justice papers, from condensed presentations to complex reports. Some new features include:

  • A new section on paragraph development
  • Updated information on the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide
  • Updated information on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
  • Expanded section on avoiding plagiarism
  • Expanded section on Criminal Justice information on the World Wide Web
  • New! PART V, REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

MARKET: Students or professionals needing a resource on writing reaction papers, article critiques, police reports, agency case studies, and policy analysis papers.

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Fully updated in this edition to include:

  • A new section on paragraph development—see Chapter 1.
  • Updated information on the American Sociological Association’s Style Guidesee Chapter 4 .
  • Updated information on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associationsee Chapter 5.
  • Expanded section on avoiding plagiarism—see Chapter 6.
  • Expanded section on Criminal Justice information on the World Wide Web—see Chapter 7. 

New! PART V, REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE—appears in this edition.

  • Offers a more applied focus that emphasizes the importance of clear and accurate report writing for police officers, probation officers and parole officers. 

New! Chapter 12: Writing Probation and Parole Reports—makes this book unique.

  • Includes a new writing assignment and covers record keeping, violation reports and presentence investigation reports.

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