Midterm Essay Paper
Write a 4 – 5 page essay paper on the following:
Essay #1 In our criminal justice system, law enforcement, courts and corrections operate together both under the rule of law and as a principle means of maintaining the rule of law within a society. Discuss the principles and procedures of each. Focus should be on design and purpose and how these systems are intertwined.
Essay #2 Briefly describe the functions of police, courts and corrections. Focus should include peer reviewed sources and a discussion of the recent initiatives, for improving the function of each.
Your essays MUST be submitted on ONE word document separated by sub-headings, in proper APA format and in Times 12 New Roman Font. I will send an example paper to the class via email. If you do not receive the example paper, be sure to email me as it is imperative that your paper be in the correct format. Also, the following website will help you with the basics of APA formatting:
OWL PURDUE WRITING LAB (Links to an external site.)
Be sure to use peer-reviewed articles from the online library databases found at
LIBRARY DATABASES (Links to an external site.)
I suggest EBSCO Host and the Student Research Center, but be sure to check out the others as well. You are required to use scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, in-text citations, and provide a reference page for this paper.
PURPOSE: Note that references used for your essay need to be peer-reviewed/scholarly journals. These journals typically have the following characteristics:
Articles are reviewed by a panel of experts before they are accepted for publication
Articles are written by a scholar or specialist in the field
Articles report on original research or experimentation
Are often published by professional associations
Utilize terminology associated with the discipline
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 cost
Below is a link to an example APA style paper
Example APA Paper