Your paper should be 10 – 15 pages. Here are some general guidelines.
1. Write an introduction, which clearly identifies the topic of your
report and the issues, which you seek to illuminate. The introduction
should include the thesis or basis of your report, and a very
preliminary overview of the evidence you will use to support it.
Finally, the introduction should include a statement that identifies
what your paper contributes to our understanding of Criminal Law (in
other words, why is the topic of your report important?).
2. The body of your report should be dedicated to support your thesis
with claims gleaned from your research (into what others have written on
the topic; data that you have gathered), readings from the course text,
discussion boards, and/or case law, interviews, law review articles.
Please cite your references at the end of your report. Please include at
least 5 references to support the thesis of your paper.
3. Conclude your report by recapitulating your thesis and explaining in
greater detail the significance of your findings. If you would like,
include in your conclusion some questions or claims about the topic
and/or specific which you’ve written. If you believe more research needs
to be done on your topic, be specific about what kind of research and
how you think it ought to be done.
I strongly recommend that you proof read your paper several times to
ensure that you have no spelling, grammar or punctuation errors and to
ensure that your paper flows well and is organized.
You must use footnotes! I will attach my research paper proposal down below.