The Final Paper Theory Application Paper “ this paper must be in APA style and m

The Final Paper Theory Application Paper “ this paper must be in APA style and must have reference page. IT MUST BE PROOFREAD POOR GRAMMAR WILL NOT BE OVERLOOKED. Do NOT use the wordI anywhere in the paper. In order to better comprehend the crime causation theories addressed in this course students will apply theories to film. At the conclusion of the semester each student must submit a final paper (4 to 6 pages) discussing three theories the student feels best explains criminality. Select a crime film or films viewed in class and discuss the explanation for criminal behavior appearing in the movie. Use the concepts discussed in class and in the texts. For example is the film more psychological or sociological in its analysis? Good/better paperswill incorporate material from the assigned readings and/or from other academic literature. If you use a source outside of the class material please provide a citation for that source. Outstanding papers(those worthy of an A grade) typically incorporate outside research (not necessarily library research) where necessary. An example would be including a brief biography of the films director. NOTE: This is an example if the films director is not central to the topic you explore please do not include her/his biography in your paper. Areas you might address include: The social context of the film Ideology Causes of crime Crime/criminal justice myths Race and/or gender myths Stock plots/characters genre Notes on Written Work:All written work except exams must be completed using Microsoft Word. The written assignments must be double-spaced using a 12-point font (Times New Roman preferred). A cover page header reference page and page numbers are required for all written assignments. You must use citations “ you are discussing someone elses work and theories Citations notes and references will conform to the American Psychological Associations (APA) format for written works “ this includes the APA format for citations in text. Avoid reliance on direct quotations but rather utilize paraphrases with appropriate textual citations. All written work will be graded on factual accuracy overall content sophistication grammar and general communication skills. By sophistication it is meant that the language used and depth of thought reflected are appropriate to the course. Textbooks will not count as sources nor will dictionaries or encyclopedias of any sort. Do not use Internet sources that do not have the authors name and affiliation; Wikipedia is an unacceptable source. When in doubt ask the instructor. Grading Criteria for Essays Organization oIs there a clear-cut thesis statement that controls the direction of the paper and limits the scope of the ideas presented in it? oAre the ideas presented in an orderly sequence that makes sense? oDoes the paper have a lively introduction that invites further reading? oDoes the paper have a definite conclusion that draws the ideas together and leaves the reader satisfied?uf0b7Development oAre the ideas explored adequately within the limits established by the thesis statement? oDoes the paper avoid excessive plot summary? oDoesthepaperoffersufficientdetailorenoughexamplesdrawnfromthefilmitself to clarify major points and make them convincing? oIs the papers language accurate and effective in making ideas and evidence clear?oDoes the length of the paper fall within the required range? Mechanics oDoes the paper demonstrate control over the essential elements of grammar? oAre the sentences clear and smooth? oHas the paper avoided major grammatical errors (such as sentence fragments comma splices fused or run-together sentences subject-verb agreement errors verb form errors)? oDoes the format of the paper match the instructions for the assignment (proper heading; double spacing; underlining or italicizing of film titles; inclusion of movies date director and main actors)?

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