Procedures in the Justice System
Textbook: Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society
Sixth Edition, 2011
Pearson Prentice Hall
Written Assignment for Unit One
• Include your name, student number, course number, course title and unit number on each page
of your written assignment (this is for your protection in case your materials become separated).
• Begin each written assignment by identifying the question number you are answering followed by
the actual question itself (in bold type).
• Use a standard essay format for responses to all questions (i.e. an introduction, middle
paragraphs and conclusion).
• Responses must be submitted as a MS Word Document only, typed double-spaced, using a
standard font (i.e. Times New Roman) and 12 point type size.
Word count is NOT one of the criteria that is used in assigning points to written assignments. However,
students who are successful in earning the maximum number of points tend to submit written assignments
that fall in the following ranges:
Undergraduate courses: 350 – 500 words or 1 – 2 pages.
Graduate courses: 500 – 750 words or 2 – 3 pages.
Doctoral courses: 750 – 1000 words or 4 – 5 pages.
The majority of your response should be your own original writing
based on what you have learned from the textbook. However, if you
choose to use outside materials to answer a writing assignment
question, be sure to provide a reference (or citation) for the
material. The following points are designed to help you understand
how to provide proper references for your work:
BCJ 240 Procedures in the Justice System
• References are listed in two places.
• The first reference is briefly listed within your answer. This
includes identifying information that directs the reader to
your list of references at the end of your writing
• The second reference is at the end of your work in the list of
• All references cited should provide enough identifying
information so that the reader can access the original
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