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CJE2172 - Juvenile Justice

Resources to help students develop knowledge about the juvenile justice system, including theories surrounding juvenile delinquency.

CJE2172 - Juvenile Justice Course Guide

Writing a Thesis Statement & Introduction

 

Download the handouts below for more tips on writing your thesis statement and introduction:

Watch the short videos below for information on writing an introduction and writing thesis statements:

Weekly Discussion

Your instructor will share additional details regarding discussion expectations.  At minimum, consider each of your weekly discussions a "mini research assignment."  Research the assigned topic area (research in addition to your assigned readings is encouraged) and use your critical thinking skills to formulate your response addressing each of the forum questions.  Be specific in your responses, including examples if possible.  APA citations are not required; however, you must include a copy of the link to the source(s) utilized to formulate the answer.

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

 

Looking for additional help?

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Juvenile Justice Del., Dep. & Diversion for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Research Process: The Basics

  1. Define your topic.
  2. Do some background research.
  3. Use library resources to find relevant books, articles, reliable websites, videos to support your argument.  
  4. Evaluate the quality and reliability of the resources gathered.
  5. Take notes and record bibliographic information.
  6. Organize notes and create an outline.
  7. Write a rough draft.
  8. Insert citations for resources integrated into the paper.
  9. Proofread and polish.
  10. Submit paper to the Writing Lab

Recommended Library Databases

Visit the Research page and Database Help page in this Guide for helpful information about how to find high quality resources for your research assignments.

Below are recommended databases to consider:

 

Persuasive Paper Resources; How to Build an Argument

Weekly Discussion

Your instructor will share additional details regarding discussion expectations.  At minimum, consider each of your weekly discussions a "mini research assignment."  Research the assigned topic area (research in addition to your assigned readings is encouraged) and use your critical thinking skills to formulate your response addressing each of the forum questions.  Be specific in your responses, including examples if possible.  APA citations are not required; however, you must include a copy of the link to the source(s) utilized to formulate the answer.

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Looking for additional help?

Make a research appointment with the School of Justice Studies Librarian

  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to learn where to find high quality resources
  • Perfect your database searching skills through one-on-one instruction

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Juvenile Justice Del., Dep. & Diversion for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Creating an Outline

  • Outline:  An outline is a tool used  to organize written ideas about a topic or thesis into a logical order. Outlines arrange major topics, subtopics, and supporting details.  Writers use outlines when writing their papers in order to know which topic to cover in what order.  
  • Start with the main points
    • You'll build your paragraphs around the main points.
      • Generally there is one main idea per paragraph.
    • Fill in details to support each main idea.
      • These will also be the bulleted elements from the beginning when you set the assignment up.
  • Mind Maps and Graphic Organizers may help you with this process.  

 

Use the following example to organize and plan your presentation.  In each of the headings (2 through 5), be sure to state facts, statistics, or other information specific to your selected topic.

Weekly Discussion

Your instructor will share additional details regarding discussion expectations.  At minimum, consider each of your weekly discussions a "mini research assignment."  Research the assigned topic area (research in addition to your assigned readings is encouraged) and use your critical thinking skills to formulate your response addressing each of the forum questions.  Be specific in your responses, including examples if possible.  APA citations are not required; however, you must include a copy of the link to the source(s) utilized to formulate the answer.

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Looking for additional help?

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Juvenile Justice Del., Dep. & Diversion for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Complete Research & Finalize Paper

Recommended Library Databases

Visit the Research page and Database Help page in this Guide for helpful information about how to find high quality resources for your research assignments.

Below are recommended databases to consider:

Weekly Discussion

Your instructor will share additional details regarding discussion expectations.  At minimum, consider each of your weekly discussions a "mini research assignment."  Research the assigned topic area (research in addition to your assigned readings is encouraged) and use your critical thinking skills to formulate your response addressing each of the forum questions.  Be specific in your responses, including examples if possible.  APA citations are not required; however, you must include a copy of the link to the source(s) utilized to formulate the answer.

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

 

Looking for additional help?

Make a research appointment with the School of Justice Studies Librarian

  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to learn where to find high quality resources
  • Perfect your database searching skills through one-on-one instruction

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Juvenile Justice Del., Dep. & Diversion for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Complete Research & Finalize Paper

Weekly Discussion

Your instructor will share additional details regarding discussion expectations.  At minimum, consider each of your weekly discussions a "mini research assignment."  Research the assigned topic area (research in addition to your assigned readings is encouraged) and use your critical thinking skills to formulate your response addressing each of the forum questions.  Be specific in your responses, including examples if possible.  APA citations are not required; however, you must include a copy of the link to the source(s) utilized to formulate the answer.

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

 

Looking for additional help?

Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match

  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Juvenile Justice Del., Dep. & Diversion for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.

Writing & APA Help

Weekly Discussion

Your instructor will share additional details regarding discussion expectations.  At minimum, consider each of your weekly discussions a "mini research assignment."  Research the assigned topic area (research in addition to your assigned readings is encouraged) and use your critical thinking skills to formulate your response addressing each of the forum questions.  Be specific in your responses, including examples if possible.  APA citations are not required; however, you must include a copy of the link to the source(s) utilized to formulate the answer.

Prepping for your final exam

How can you better prepare for taking tests and quizzes?  Consult the Student Success GuideTest-taking tab for helpful tips that will improve your test-taking skills.

Looking for additional help?

  • Make an appointment with a Criminal Justice Tutor in Tutor Match
  • Our tutors are current Criminal Justice students, so they understand the challenges of the assignments unique to this class.
  • It is never too early to see a tutor.  Tutors can help clarify instructions, share tips specific to writing a thesis statement, walk you through library database search techniques, and coach you through APA formatting.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Criminal Justice/LE from the drop-down menu and then select Juvenile Justice Del., Dep. & Diversion for tutors trained specifically to help with this class.
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