To prepare for your Final Paper (due in Week Five) complete the following assignment and submit it to your instructor for feedback. Your paper should include a problem statement outline and annotated bibliography.
Problem Statement:Describe the social problem selected for your paper.
Outline:Using the sample below as a guide provide an outline for your Final Paper. Remember that papers are expected to define a significant problem faced by the justice system describe the scope and consequences of the problem and discuss societys responses to the problem (including public policies and other less formal responses). Your paper should also present a clearly reasoned alternative supported by scholarly research.
In short define a problem discuss the response and provide alternative responses to the problem. For example your problem could be drug use/abuse with a focus on prescription drug abuse among teenagers. Your description of the problems should be fact based relying on expert opinion. Your alternative can be an adjustment of current policy or a new direction. For example you may propose longer prison sentences or legalization of all drugs. Be creative although suggestions must be supported by scholarly research.
Annotated Bibliography:The purpose of creating a list of sources is to assist you in organizing and evaluating your research. The list should include the following information for each source (minimum of five):
The paper must be three to five pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources