The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of some aspect of victimology. Please pick TWO specific groups of crime victims from our texts (chapter 6 through chapter 18). Compare several similarities and differences among these two groups in terms of; (1) scope of the problem, (2) theories of victimization, and (3) Policy implications, victim rights, treatment, services or intervention programs
Contents (80 points): The paper should cover the following components. Please organize your paper using the following five subtitles:
- •A concise and clear introduction
- •Scope of the problem: Similarities & Differences
- •Theories of victimization: Similarities & Differences
- •Policy implications, victim rights, treatment, services or intervention programs: Similarities & Differences
•Although a lot of information that you will need for your paper is available from our text, it is necessary to conduct library research to produce a good quality paper. You must include at least 5 (FIVE) peer-reviewed (PR) scholarly journal articles. You can use as many sources as you want (e.g., textbooks, government official research reports, conference papers, doctoral dissertations, master thesis, etc.). However, at least five articles must be “peer-reviewed journal” articles. Note: Government reports, online newspaper/magazine articles are not PR articles. The PR articles must be “published” in PR journals. The articles found online do not necessarily mean that they are published in PR journals. After all, anyone can put anything online!
•[For 626 level only] You can include as many as sources in your paper. However, please be advised that you must include at least 15 (Fifteen) peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.
•Useful tip: Please keep in mind that the purpose of the paper is to COMPARE two groups of victims of crime in several aspects. Please do NOT waste your time explaining each group. One of the common mistakes that I have found from student papers is that some students take up 2/3 of their papers discussing each group of crime victim and use only the last 2 or 3 pages comparing the two groups. That is NOT what you are supposed to do! Please see an example below:
E.g.) Apples vs. OrangesBAD! Apples are red, yellow, or green. Apples are vitamin C rich fruit. Apples are yummy. You can make apple pies by baking them in the oven. On the other hand, oranges are usually orange color. Oranges are a vitamin C rich fruit. Oranges are yummy. You do not usually bake oranges in the oven.GOOD! Both apples and oranges have many similarities and differences.
Both fruits are similar in that they are vitamin C rich foods. They are also similar in terms of their yummy taste. However, apples and oranges are different in terms of color. Apples can have many different colors such as red, yellow or green, but oranges have typically only one color. Both apples and oranges are also different in terms of food preparation. Apples can be baked in the oven to make apple pies, but oranges can be placed in blender to make fresh squeezed orange juice.
•Format & References (10 pts): •The length of the paper should be 6-8 pages long. Please note that the cover page and reference page(s) are NOT included as part of the 6-8 pages. An abstract is NOT required. However, if you would like to include an abstract in the paper, you may do so. Please be advised that the abstract page is not included as part of the 6-8 pages.
•Please organize your paper using the subtitles as above. Your paper must be computer-generated and double spaced. Use size 12 fonts and 1” margins. Please use Times New Roman or Calibri.
•For CRIM majors, APA text citations/references are required. If you are non-CRIM majors, you may use any format you are familiar with. The sources that you include in the paper must be listed in the reference section. Otherwise, you will not receive proper credit. For example, you properly include 20 sources in the paper using APA. However, if you have listed only 3 sources in the references, you will receive credit for 3 sources. Or, if you include only 5 sources in the paper and list 20 sources in the reference section, you will receive credit for 5 sources.
•[For 626 level only]The length of the paper should be 16-20 pages long. Please note that the cover page and reference page(s) are NOT included as part of the 16-20 pages. An abstract is NOT required. However, if you would like to include an abstract in the paper, you may do so. Please be advised that the abstract page is not included as part of the 16-20 pages. Your paper must be computer-generated and double spaced. Use size 12 fonts and 1” margins. Please use Times New Roman or Calibri.Writing in an Academic Tone (10 points)
•Please keep in mind that you’re writing a research/academic paper. You should write the paper in an academic tone. Please refer to the resources as follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INg_0ygzaGYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUSJHEp4kAMhttps://semo.edu/pdf/Writing_HowToHaveAnAcademicTone.pdfhttps://www.strose.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Writing-in -an-Academic-Tone-pdf.pdf
•Due: April 26, 2021, 11:59 pm, EST. Please note that late submissions will NOT be accepted.•You are required to submit your research paper through D2L drop box. Your research paper will be examined by turnitin.com to check for plagiarism. Interested in working as a group?
•As stated in the course syllabus, this assignment can be done as a group (NO more than FOUR people in a group, please) or individually. If you’d like to do this assignment as a group, you can simply post your group in discussions who you’d like to work with BEFORE you submit your assignment. Please note that if you work as a group, each individual is equally responsible for the whole assignment. For example, if one of your group members plagiarizes a portion of your paper, all of you will “equally” deal with the consequence. In other words, all students in the group will receive an “F,” not just the one who plagiarized.
Simply saying “I didn’t know that he (or she) plagiarized!” CANNOT be a proper excuse. So, please choose your group members very carefully and wisely!•Please save your file as your last name.first name (e.g., Schanz.youngyol). If you work your paper in a group, please submit only ONE copy. In other words, ONE of you can submit your group paper. If you work your paper in a group, please submit only ONE copy. In other words, ONE of you can submit your group paper. Please save your file including all the last names of your members (e.g., smith.zimmerman.allen.potter)•Once again, each group CANNOT have more than FOUR people. Please note that unauthorized group works result in plagiarism.
•[For 626 level only] YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK AS A GROUP. Plagiarism & Originality Score•You are required to submit your research paper through the D2L drop box. PLEASE SAVE YOUR FILE AS A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT (.doc). If you have submitted your file as other than .doc, I might not be able to open your file and you will not receive any points. •Your research paper will be examined by turnitin.com to check for plagiarism. Please read the article “How to view Dropbox Feedback for Students” (under the “Content” in the course D2L Homepage).
Please note that plagiarism is a very serious issue and I will take it very seriously. If your originality score for EACH source is above 5%, your paper is considered plagiarized and you will automatically receive an “F.” Once you submit your paper through the D2L drop box, please wait for your originality score. Once your originality score is released, please click your score to see how your originality score is comprised from each source. For example, your originality report may show that your source 1 is 2% from an internet site, your source 2 is 3% from another internet site, and your source 3 is 4% from a student paper previously submitted in a previous class, etc.
•YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR PAPER MULTIPLE TIMES until you are happy with your originality score. If you do not know how to check the originality score, please feel free to let me know. I can check the score for you. •One of the common mistakes found in student papers is that some students’ papers are, in order to avoid plagiarism, full of quotations. However, please be aware that using unnecessary quotations to avoid plagiarism is an indication of poor writing skills. Your paper should not have pages that are all quotations.
This is a factor that will negatively affect your originality score. So, please be careful with using quotations. Please paraphrase them in YOUR OWN WORDS. Otherwise, you will receive an automatic “D” grade. Helpful Sources•SRU’s WRITING CENTER: http://www.sru.edu/academics/bailey-library/services•The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/•Having any specific question? Please contact me or Ms. Heather Getsay at firstname.lastname@example.org