The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual (6e) : 9780133514384

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual (6e)

Johnson & Rettig
 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780133514384
ISBN 10
 
0133514382
Published
 
07/02/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
264
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$113.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Description

For all courses in criminal justice.

 

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice, and improve their writing ability in general. While helping students with every aspect of the writing process—formatting, source citations, grammar, sentence structure, research, and utilising available sources—it relieves instructors from the time consuming job of teaching these skills, and allows them to concentrate on the subject matter of the course they are teaching. This book is the most comprehensive book that deals specifically with writing criminal justice papers. It gives specific directions for writing a variety of papers in criminal justice, from introductory to advanced, while also providing instructions on “how to write,” and how to format the paper and cite sources following the American Sociological Association’s and the American Psychological Association’s guidelines.  

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This comprehensive manual can be used throughout the reader's college and professional careers to help improve research and writing skills.  It provides:

  • A writing manual designed for the criminal justice field: Includes common types of criminal justice papers
  • Coverage of the writing process, grammar, writing mechanics and page formatting:
    • Helps students improve their writing
  • Coverage of the research process: Focuses on strategies and effective research methods
Table of contents
  • PART I  A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
  • Chapter 1 Writing as Communication 
  • Chapter 2 Writing Competently 
  • PART II  PAPER FORMATS AND CITATIONS 
  • Chapter 3 Student Paper Formats 
  • Chapter 4 Citing Sources in ASA Style  (revised for this edition)
  • Chapter 5 Citing Sources in APA Style  (revised for this edition)
  • PART III  HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
  • Chapter 6 Organizing the Research Process 
  • Chapter 7 Information Sources  (revised for this edition)
  • PART IV  BRIEF AND APPLIED WRITING ASSIGNMENTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
  • Chapter 8 Reaction Papers 
  • Chapter 9 Article Critiques and Book Reviews 
  • Chapter 10 Annotated Bibliographies 
  • PART V  REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
  • Chapter 11 Writing a Police Report  
  • Chapter 12 Writing Probation and Parole Reports 
  • PART VI  CASE STUDIES AND POLICY ANALYSES 
  • Chapter 13 Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies 
  • Chapter 14 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers  (revised for this edition)
  • Glossary 
  • References 
  • Index 
New to this edition

A writing manual designed for the criminal justice field:

  • NEW! Examples of police reporting and writing probation and parole reports—included in Chapter 12
  • UPDATED!  Material on criminal justice on the world wide web—provided in Chapter 7
  • REVISED! Chapter 14, Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers—extensively revised

Coverage of the writing process, grammar, writing mechanics and page formatting:

  • UPDATED! Material onCiting Sources in ASA Style in Chapter 4 and updated material on Citing Sources in APA Style in Chapter 5—keeps students current
Features & benefits

A writing manual designed for the criminal justice field:

  • Teaches students how to research and write in criminal justice—relieves professor from having to teach these skills while still allowing writing to be an important part of the course
  • Gives students a discipline-specific guide—shows students how to become competent writers in their field
  • Fulfills the need for clear, direct communication in an increasingly complex criminal justice system—makes students more valuable in whatever line of work they pursue
  • Introduces students to common criminal justice papers—includes reaction papers, article critiques, police reports, agency case studies, and policy analysis papers
  • NEW! Examples of police reporting and writing probation and parole reports—Included in Chapter 12
  • UPDATED!  Material on criminal justice on the world wide web—provided in Chapter 7
  • REVISED! Chapter 14, Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers—extensively revised

Coverage of the writing process, grammar, writing mechanics and page formatting:

  • Offers solid coverage of basic writing techniques—provides a quick and useful reference students will use throughout college and their careers
  • A valuable aid for criminal justice teachers who believe their students should be competent writers—makes assigning papers easier than ever
  • Demonstrates proper paper formats and citations—explains the importance of   formatting the research paper properly (the title page, table of contents, etc.), along with citing and referencing sources using the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
  • UPDATED! Material on Citing Sources in ASA Style in Chapter 4 and updated material on Citing Sources in APA Style in Chapter 5—keeps students current 

Coverage of the research process:

  • Discusses the steps of the research process—includes organisational techniques, Internet research strategies and more 
Student supplements