Part 1: Overview and Annotated Bibliography
Part 1 of the Research Paper includes both an overviewof the research project and an Annotated Bibliography. In the overview section, identify the criminological theory that will serve as the basisfor your research project and briefly describe how that theory explains whyindividuals decide to commit crimes. The overview section should be no morethan two pages in length.
The Annotated Bibliography must include a minimum ofsix scholarly resources that you plans to utilize in the ResearchPaper. Each resource must be formatted per APA (6th ed.) guidelines, include abrief description of the information included in the resource, and why it isrelevant to the research paper. You will be allowed to utilize morescholarly resources in the Final Research Paper as appropriate. The intent ofthe Annotated Bibliography is to demonstrate that you are headed in theright direction with your research for the paper.
Part 1 of the Research Paper should be approximatelyfour-five pages in length (a two page overview and two-three page AnnotatedBibliography), not counting the cover and reference pages.