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Police Foundations
Criminology (PFP-150)
Major Assignment

Major Assignment:An examination of a Criminals upbringing to facilitate the application of criminological theory.

Overview:During this course, we discussed thecauses of crime andresponses to crime.In this assignment, you will bring together the knowledge from class-based work and academic sources, utilizing research skills to analyze what may have led the case of R. V. Jacobs.

1.Case citation: R vs MNJ, 2002.
2.Bibliographical entry:R V M.N.J., 2002, YKYC-15, 2002

Details:This assignment will be comprised of:

A standard academic essay that will critically examine the upbringing of Mr. Jacobs and apply theory to help explain what may have led to him becoming a violent offender

You will be required to use:
oAcademic quality sources (government statistics and publications, journal articles, books, and appropriate credible newspapers and websites) to examine the case and offer insight into what may have led to this crime occurring.
oYou must apply 3 criminological theories reviewed in this course to identify the probable causes of the crime committed:
oWarning: This paper is about your ability to analyze past experiences and behaviors and apply criminological theory to help explain what may have led to the offences being committed.DO NOT FOCUS ON THE CRIME ITSELF.
oYour submission must be 1,500 words (+ or – 50 words) in length minimum not including the title page and references section.

All submissions MUST INCLUDE:

References:
You will be expected to demonstrate and apply critical analysis capabilities.This involves
oReading the case
oResearching appropriate applicable criminological theories
oCiting articles, publications, journals, and/or books television, radio etc. using APA referencing style
oIncluding a proper APA bibliography supporting your citations

You must use APA in-text citations AND bibliography.All sources of information that you use MUST be cited in text citations.
All citationsMUSThave appropriate supporting bibliographical entries in a reference list (bibliography).

Use of WIKIPEDIA, Murderpedia,or any other publicly edited database is not allowed. Any individual reference using this type of sites will count as a missing citation. After 3 missing citations you will receive 0/20 % for the APA portion of your grade.

About Copy and Paste.

The direct and unedited import of information from other sources must be avoided unless it is clearly referenced and cited as a quotation.Failure to do will be regarded as plagiarism.Plagiarism will be treated as a matter of Academic Misconduct, and you will receive a mark of ZERO and face disciplinary action at a program level. YouMUSTinclude a complete and accurate reference page at the end of the document. If you are using cut and paste, you are likely committing plagiarism. Pasting content from another source into your document and changing a few words around is still plagiarism.

Deadline:Assignments not approved for late submission will result in a loss of 5 % per day (total 35%) for up to seven days after which a mark of ZERO is assigned.

Request for extensions: If you are unable to submit your assignment on time, for any reason, youmustnotify the instructor at least 48 hours prior to the due date to discuss the situation. Note. Few requests for extensions are granted. Please review theHumber’s Academic Regulationsfor acceptable reasons to request an extension.

All papers will be submitted online to the designated BB drop box and will be examined by Safe Assign.

Format for submission:All submissions must be submitted in .docx format only. Any other format will not be graded late penalties will apply until a .docx file is submitted.

No other submission method will be accepted. All papers will be examined by global plagiarism detection software known asSafe Assign.Students will be allowed unlimited submissions up to the submission deadline.Students that submit before the deadline should review the Safe Assign report and modify any issues prior to the deadline.The professor will only open and grade your last submission.

Checklist for success

oYour title page must include
oYour name,
ostudent number,
ophone number
odue date,
osubmission date,
otitle of the paper
othe professor’s name spelled properly
ocourse name and course code
osection number?
oword count (excluding title page and bibliography.In-text citations are included in the word count.

oDoes your introduction meet the standard as discussed in class
oAre paragraphs clear, direct, and on point?
oDoes your paper flow well and is it logical?
oHave you cited all non-original content, using credible sources, APA citations and bibliography?
oHave you quoted material that needs quotations?
oIf your quotations take up more the 3- 5% of your total word count you will lose grades. Use minimal quotations.
oHave you incorporated appropriate theories into your work?
oDo you have a strong conclusion that mirrors your introduction?
oHave you hit the word count?
oDo you avoid overstating your findings?
oPapers are to be written in the 3rd person only. DO not use the word ‘ I ‘.

oDid you review your Safe assign report and consider its findings?
oTo benefit from the safe assign report, you must submit the assignment BEFORE the deadline. Review the report when available and modify your assignment as required.
oTeh safe assign report can take up to 24 hours to be returned to you.Plan accordingly.
oYou may submit your assignment as often as you want. The professorwill only open and grade the last submission.
oIf submitting after the deadline late penalties will apply. Only the last submission will be graded.
oNote: A low score on the SafeAssign report does NOT mean your paper does not have plagiarism in it. SafeAssign cannot detect all plagiarism. It is simply a tool to assist you. You are responsible for the content of your paper. The key to avoiding plagiarism is to understand and apply completely in-text APA citation and bibliography. ‘When in doubt, cite it ‘