research paper about a deadly police shooting that created racial controversy only 5 citations apa easy 5 pages

For your first research paper, choose a recent (((deadly police shooting))) that created racial controversy. Explain the facts of the case, the outcome and the issues that surrounded the case that contributed to the controversy. Rely on all readings, websites and lecture notes to apply theoretical contributing factors as to why such incidents take place.

  • Select ONE theory that could be used to explain the behavior. Do not try applying more than one theory for a short paper.
  • Briefly summarize the theory – show me that you understand the theory you are attempting to apply.
  • Provide at least 2 examples of how the theory applies to the case you selected. This should be presented as a separate paragraph for each distinct element of the theory you are applying.
  • Keep in mind that this is not an opinion based assignment, however, a researched based essay.
  • The essay must be APA format, at least 5 pages in length in actual content, double-spaced, using 12-point font with 1-inch margins and include at least 5 legitimate sources. Keep in mind that this is not an opinion based assignment, however, a researched based essay. You can use the ASU Library Database system to search articles/newspaper articles. Wikipedia, blogs, websites, and other nefarious sources of dubious credibility are not acceptable sources.

Rubric

Research Papers

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent (20%)

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Proficient

All required elements, stemming from the thesis, are addressed in sufficient detail; paper does not go into unrelated discussion; meets the minimum length requirements.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Competent

Required elements are addressed, some not as in depth as the topic requires; essay may stray into irrelevant discussion; meets or comes close to meeting minimum length requirements.

0.0 pts

Novice

Required elements are addressed or not addressed in sufficient depth; essay wanders off-topic; does not meet minimum length requirements.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting (20%)

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Proficient

Clear, concise writing; required elements are clearly identified and well-supported; minimal grammatical errors. Clearly organized paper that is arranged in a logical order; clear introduction, body, and conclusion; proper use of paragraphs.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Competent

Overall good writing but may have some inconsistencies; minimal unclear passages; some grammatical or spelling errors. Well-organized paper overall; missing a solid introduction or conclusion; some use of huge mega-paragraphs.

0.0 pts

Novice

Poor writing; unclear passages; numerous spelling or grammatical errors. Disorganized paper; no logical order to the structure; missing introduction or conclusion; extensive use of huge mega-paragraphs.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat (20%)

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Proficient

Consistent, proper citation of outside sources within the paper and in the bibliography following the paper; essay has a cover page and separate page for bibliography.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Competent

Proper citation of outside sources within the paper and in the bibliography; no cover page or bibliography is listed on the same page as the essay.

0.0 pts

Novice

Sources cited improperly or not at all; missing bibliography; no cover page; most of the first page of content is used for non-content material.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSources (20%)

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Proficient

Student uses 5 sources; published within last 10 years; fact-based/ academic in nature.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Competent

Student uses less than 3 outside sources if required; may use course text as a source; may have used old sources (over 10 years old); some unacceptable sources (Wiki, blogs, etc.)

0.0 pts

Novice

Student does not meet minimum source requirements; extensive use of course text; has used old sources; extensive use of unacceptable sources.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuotations (20%)

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Proficient

Used sparingly if at all; paper is well paraphrased, excellent summary of source material.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Competent

Some over-use or overly-long quotations that do not add to the overall quality of the paper.

0.0 pts

Novice

Used extensively; does not demonstrate that the student understands the material.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 50.0

 

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