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AJS 225 - East - Criminology: Welcome

The Five Commandments of Writing Research Papers

  1. Thou shalt do some background reading, think hard, and speak with the professor in order to identify a topic. 
  2. Thou shalt have a clear research question. 
  3. Thou shalt do real research. 
  4. Thou shalt make an argument. 
  5. Thou shalt write well.

When & How to Cite

You must document - cite - the source whenever you directly quote or paraphrase another's idea.

Directly after you quote or write about the idea, identify your source parenthetically; usually with the author's last name, the year of the work, and page number:
(Jones, 2004, p.102) .

Welcome

Welcome to the PCC Library guide for research in criminology. 

This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, articles, and other related information.  This guide is particularly relevant to students in...

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