In this assignment, you will select only one (1) topic : a serial murderer or a policy.
- If you select a serial murderer, you will write a 3-4 page biography of the individual followed by a 11-14 page analysis of at least 3 theories that might be used to explain why the individual committed the crimes they committed. Each theory must be explained in reference to the individual’s biography and in great detail.
- If you select a current criminal justice policy (i.e., three-strikes laws), you will write a 3-4 page description of the policy followed by a 11-14 page analysis of at least 3 theories that might have been used as a foundation for that policy. Each theory must be explained in reference to the policy and in great detail.
In other words, as noted in the constraints above, you will have some limited flexibility in choosing your topic. The research paper should be between 16 and 18 pages, making sure that you fit in that range. The project must use current APA style and appropriate headings are expected. The page count does not include the title page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material. You must incorporate a Christian Worldview throughout your paper or have a specific section of your paper dedicated to Christian Worldview. You must use a minimum of 15-20 recent, relevant, and academic (peer review journals preferred and professional journal allowed if used judiciously) sources with at least 1 source being the Holy Bible and no more than 2 books. This paper must reflect doctoral level research and writing style. Please reference the Research Paper Rubric when creating your research paper.