In this assignment you will select your research topic related to juvenile delinquency that will be used in Weeks 4 and 5 for this course and then you will prepare an annotated bibliography. This topic will be used throughout the remainder of the course to fulfill the requirements of the study. The limit on serial references will be a maximum of 3. See below for further information.
What is an annotated bibliography?
This is a bibliography that includes brief explanations or notes for each reference. An annotated bibliography helps the researcher determine which sources are relevant to a line of inquiry.
Green B. (2011). Criminal justice-whats ahead? Roadblocks and new directions. Criminal justice 25(4) 1-7. Retrieved from ProQuest Database.
This is where you would put a description of the article discuss the author mention the strengths and weaknesses of the topic and mention any reviews if possible. This paragraph will be single-spaced.
Examples on topics to search:
What are serial references?
Serial references are those that are over 10-years-old and that put forth a theory that has been deemed to be a foundation for other theories. Examples: Sutherland and differential association theory Freud and psychoanalytical theory or Pavlov and behavioral theory.
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography is a list of references to books articles and documents. Each reference is followed by a brief description and analysis of the reference. The purpose of such a bibliography is to inform the reader of the importance precision and value of the reference in relation to the study being considered. This description should be between 100150 words.
Annotations Versus Abstracts
Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they expose the author’s point of view clarity and appropriateness of expression and authority. Look for the following when making your evaluation:
Assignment Guidelines 46 pages (1015 annotations)
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