ADVANCED CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES

General Guidelines For Writing Essay #4

In this essay, students are expected to discuss: a) their results; b) research and policy implications;

and c) the limitations/weaknesses of their research project and d) future research directions to

overcome limitations/weaknesses. No additional citations are required.

Each of the Following Sections Is A Major Subject Heading in Your Essay:

I. RESULTS. State whether your Results are Statistically Significant.

Explain The Statistical Significance Level and what it means.

Include your SPSS Results Print-out In This Section.

II. RESEARCH AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

(Can Your Results be used to explain a CJ Agency’s policy development?)

III LIMITATIONS AND WEAKNESSES

(What were the problems and obstacles that you encountered with your

research study; such as, problems in collecting data and/or defining your variables)

IV FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION(S)

(Your recommendations for overcoming the obstacles and/or problems that you

experienced while conducting your Research Study

Reference citations are not required, although you can use reference citations to support any of

the above points (I – IV). If you use any references, everything must be in APA format (both in

the text and on the reference list).

NOTE: These Four Subject Areas Will Be Explained in your Oral Presentation.

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