Criminal Justice Paper
Within INTL502 you are required to develop a literature review. In this case, it should relate to the issue you identified in your white paper assignments. A literature review sets the context for a subject by explaining what others have found in researching the same or similar issues. It is written in a narrative format. NOTE: Literature reviews can be a bit tricky to write. Check out this video to help you further prepare to write this section of your proposal. This will not be the last time that you are asked to write a literature review in your academic career so its important to master this skill.
Title Page. Ensure you include your title, student name, date of submission.
Introductory Paragraph. A literature review begins with an introductory paragraph in which the writer frames the research topic and its significance, and the puzzle that the researcher is addressing. To do that, the writer will summarize the major relevant arguments on the research subject, highlighting the main issues and how schools of thought might differ. If there are key terms to be defined, the writer should do that here. (1-2 pages).
Body. The body of the literature review tells readers what others have found in their studies about your specific research question (the extent of the current existing knowledge on your specific research question), critiques what is right or wrong (or doesn’t go far enough) with these other studies, and discusses how the work is distinguishable from the research study you are proposing. Your review should organize the material by theme or method as it makes sense for your project. This literature review should include a critical review of 10-15 or more appropriate articles, to include scholarly, peer-reviewed articles, material from government publications and reputable websites, or other topic-appropriate sources. (4-5 pages)
Conclusion. The conclusions should summarize the primary “sense of the literature,” encapsulating for the reader where the existing literature ends and your research will state as you seek to answer the question that still remains and add to the body of knowledge. (1 page)
References. Provide a “References” list on a separate page at the end of your literature review. The only sources that appear on this list should be the ones you actually make reference to within your paper. Your references should be in Turabian author-date style format.