Critically review the research evidence that suggests that the Criminal Justice System fails to achieve consistency and discuss the implications.
Structure: Present your argument(s) in a structured manner and make effective use of paragraphs. Support your argument(s) through logic and reference to empirical
studies. Every good essays contains an introduction AND a conclusion.
Content: A good essay shows originality in approaching the question and a deep knowledge of the subject. Be critical – even if your essay title does not specifically
invite critical comment. Remember how to critically evaluate research and use these skills to critically approach your essay questions. Remember to always support your
arguments with relevant evidence.
Style: Do not exceed the word limit. Try to present your arguments as clear as possible and avoid repetition. Don’t waffle. Sometimes shorter is better!
Sources: Only cite work that has been reported in scientific journals or books. Do not cite work that appears on non-scientific platforms, for example an interview
reported in a magazine. If you want to refer to the arguments presented there then it is better to go to the original source of this research (usually in a journal
article or a book) and cite that work. For a first class essay use material outside the course readings. Remember how to cite and list your references in the correct
form (APA style).
recomended journals to look at and include in work
-Criminal Justice and Behavior
-Psychology, Crime and Law
-Law and Human Behavior
-Journal of Criminal Psychology