The paper includes a summary and analysis of at least three professional/scholarly articles, internet sources, and information obtained from an organization.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.
Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erikson, etc.).
Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.
When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
Restorative justice is an alternative to the traditional charging process of a criminal case. In it, the victim is empowered to play a role in the decisions impacting the defendant(s). Read the article title, Restorative Justice vs. Retributive Justice, by J.W. Ellwanger (http://www.elca.org/JLE/Articles/778 (Links to an external site.)) and discuss in 2-3 pages whether this system is an appropriate alternative to our traditional charging process
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).