This proposal must
be professionally written, address all sections identified below, and be
consistent with APA formatting guidelines. When writing, use section headings
to indicate where the information may be found. Subheadings need not be used,
though in long sections, they may facilitate organization.
Explain the issue you are examining and why it is significant.
a. Describe the general area being studied.
b. Explain why this area is important to the
general area under study.
c. State your research problem first
d. Explain the background to the research
e. State your research questions
f. Justify the proposed study
g. List the issues that emerge from the
how these questions are related to the larger issues raised in the
specific claim, hypothesis, or model of criminal justice you will evaluate with
Explain what the
hypothesis will suggest about criminal justice theory if confirmed.
Explain what the
hypothesis will suggest about criminal justice theory if not confirmed.
Background or literature
review: description of what is known about this area and short discussion of
why background studies are not sufficient
is known about the field. Include a summary of background information on the
topic from your literature review. You may include information from the book
and class, but the bulk of the information must be outside sources.
critical studies done in this area, citing consistent with APA guidelines. Use
current references, studies, and material that is fewer than 5 years old,
unless it is the only literature that addresses the topic.
Point out why
these studies are insufficient. In other words, what questions do they leave
unresolved that you would like to study?
Make sure you
list these readings in the References section at the end of the proposal.
Only the bold part is needed to be completed and the topic will be on Capital Punishment. 400 words in APA format and do not use in-text citations to fill word count.