For this assignment you will first need to decide on your topic of investigation. Next, locate at least three journal articles, which are related to your topic of investigation. Then summarize the scientific research contained in them (about 3-5 pages). Agian, you need to summarize the research that you found, do not simply list the journal articles. Note too, that the research in the required books for this class and the lectures can, and should, be used in your policy report. o What I am looking for in this assignment is that you are researching the evidence in favor of and against a specific criminal justice policy or practice in a thoughtful way. It should be the 4 scaffolding of the main body of your policy report (namely, the section called Pre-Existing Policies, Policy Options, and Research). o The purpose of this assignment is to help you with constructing a research-based policy brief incrementally, a skill that will serve you now and in your future careers. The least successful way to write a research paper is to start at or very near the deadline. The best way to write it is to start your project early, and construct it over time, because it gives you the time to: (a) think clearly about the topic; (b) fill gaps in your summary of research; and (c) make revisions.