Criminal Justice Literature Theory
In most research studies, Literature Reviews are the second main section after the Introduction and before the Methods. A literature review is a summary of prior research that helps a researcher frame the theory, hypotheses, and methods of their current study. You will conduct a brief literature review of two (2) peer-reviewed articles (from two different scholarly, peer-reviewed journals) related to social disorganization theory and communities. The studies should be related to one another so you can contrast/compare or show consistency in research findings.
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Your submission will be between 4-6 total pages including:
- separate Title page in APA format for student papers,
- separate page with an abstract of no more than 100 words.
- Introduction describing the research topic and what you will do in the review,
- Literature Review describing the methods (such as data, sampling and sample size, research design) and findings (what are the statistical or thematic results) of two studies, and the knowledge they provide,
- Conclusion about the main findings overall, and
- A separate References List in APA format
- You must cite nearly everything you write, because you yourself are not a source.
- The literature review is a document to present existing research by describing studies and their findings. You are not necessarily advocating for anything.
- The goal of the literature is to do this very thing. So be sure you tell me the study details: what were the researchers trying to learn? What was their sample? How did they measure stuff? How did they analyze the data? Tell me some statistics (if they are in there) . What might be a limitation of the study (every study acknowledges it’s own limitations)?
- Remember, you are referring to another’s research so you have to cite in text properly as well as include a complete references in the References section. Check out the APA formatting resources.
- Quoting. In general, you should paraphrase everything. You should only quote information, like a definition or specific wording, that is hard to paraphrase. Actually, you can almost always paraphrase! Especially with statistics. Never quote stats–you don’t need to! Check out this paraphrasing video (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.).
Requirements: 4-6 pages | .doc file