verdicts and sentencing

Criminal Justice

  • Interpreters in court do/do not influence verdicts and sentencing
  • Mandatory sentencing is/is not a deterrent for certain crimes
  • Privatizing prisons will/will not make the system more efficient
  • Single parents homes do/do not cause higher crime rates
  • Race helps/does not help in community policing

It probably feels like we just started our learning in this class, but this week we’re going to begin planning for our final paper. To begin, start thinking about a topic for our final persuasive essay. You learned about persuasive writing during this week’s lecture – and we’ll get into more details about the essay in the coming weeks – but for now, let’s focus on two areas:

  1. Select a topic for this essay about which you are passionate. Click on the link for a list of approved topics.
  1. Locate five sources that will be helpful in the research of your final paper. You’re going to submit these sources in the form of an annotated bibliography. “Annotation” is another word for “notes.” Using APA formatting, write the name of the source. Directly below the source, write an annotation of approximately 100-125 words. In the following links you will find some examples of annotated bibliographies.