Research Paper Guidelines:
1. This paper is to have a title page, abstract, an introduction, body and conclusion. 2. References and citations are to be in APA format. 3. Paper length is to be 5 to 10 pages, double-spaced. 4. Proper grammar and spelling are required. 5. Paper must contain a reference list of sources used. 6. Students can select a topic of their choice. Besides using your textbooks as a source, you must also use five other additional outside sources for your paper, and two of them must be scholarly in nature. For example, you may use the internet, academic journal databases, books, encyclopedias, videos, newspapers, etc. Topic of the Research Paper Students must choose a criminal case that has been covered by the media. The Research Paper must cover the following: 1. A description of the crime in its historical setting. 2. A theoretical analysis of the crime event. 3. A description of media involvement and coverage of the case from investigation to disposition. 4. A perspective concerning the media effect on case outcomes.