CRCJ 2210 Assignment 1
Survey of Corrections CRCJ 2210
Writing Assignment #3
I. Assignment Goals:
• Increase your familiarity with the State of Nebraska Correctional System.
• Identify and distinguish information sources that supports the historical research for this
• Gain additional experience performing basic online searches, newspapers and general criminal
justice databases to locate pertinent information.
• Identify and synthesize important ideas from information sources. Give proper credit when
using information from other sources in your paper.
II. The Research Topic:
Conduct your own research on the State of Nebraska Correctional System using information
sources such as online searchers, newspaper articles or practitioner related journals and website.
Your focus is to identify the Nebraska correctional institutions and related information about the
facilities, a key issue the Nebraska Correctional System is facing, and an interesting program
offered to inmates.
***Be very careful that you do not plagiarize (copy directly) from any of these sources. You
must use your own words to summarize information that you find. Plagiarized assignments
will result in a grade of zero and may result in you failing the course!
III. Synthesis and Writing
After conducting your research, write a summary of the information that you find to inform the
three areas noted above. The point of the written portion of this assignment is to reiterate the
important ideas on the topics. Your summary should result in a 1-page paper (single spaced, full
pages from top to bottom of the page, 12-point Times New Roman font). Make certain that your
name and student number are included as a header in the paper. Be certain that you cite your
sources and base your summary on the research that you conduct not your own opinion.
IV. Citation and Attribution
Use citations for the authors when you are writing about facts that they present in their articles. Ifyou are using ideas from the author including their words or similar words be sure to quote themdirectly using quotations and page number references. Reference the articles in American
Psychological Association (APA) style at the end of the paper on an additional page. You should
use APA format for the paper including a title page.