Project #154477 - critical analysis CJ topic

Law Tutors

Subject Law
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/19/2016 06:00 pm

***Topics that must be used: Social Learning theories related to crime, this includes Differential association, Differential reinforcement, Social structure and social learning, Empirical Validity of Social Learning theory, key theorists involved.

 

Instructions: THIS IS A PAPER 5-8 pages NOT an OUTLINE (OUTLINE IS JUST A SUGGESTION TO HELP WRITE THE PAPER)

 

The purpose for writing a critical analysis is to evaluate somebody's work in order to increase understanding of it. A critical analysis is considered subjective writing because it expresses your evaluation of someone else’s work. Analysis means to break down and study the parts.  Writing a critical paper requires two steps: critical reading and critical writing.

Background information to help audience understand the nature of the work

  A. Information about the work

     1. Title

     2. Author

     3. Publication information

     4. Statement of topic and purpose

  B. Thesis statement indicating writer's main understanding, synthesis and reaction to the work

II. Summary or description of the work

III. Interpretation and/or evaluation

  A. Discussion of the work's organization

  B. Discussion of the work's style

  C. Effectiveness

  D. Discussion of the topic's treatment

  E. Discussion of appeal to a particular audience

DO NOT introduce your ideas by stating "I think" or "in my opinion." Keep the focus on the subject of your analysis, not on yourself. Identifying your opinions weakens them.

Always introduce the work. Do not assume that because your reader knows what you are writing about, you do not need to mention the work's title.

Other questions to consider:

  • Is there a controversy surrounding either the passage or the subject which it concerns?
  • What about the subject matter is of current interest?
  • What is the overall value of the passage?
  • What are its strengths and weaknesses?

Support your analysis with detailed evidence you have examined. Do not forget to cite paraphrases DO NOT PUT QUOTES IN. Remember that the purpose of a critical analysis is not merely to inform, but also to evaluate the worth, utility, excellence, distinction, truth, validity, beauty, or goodness of something. Your review should provide information, interpretation, and evaluation. Avoid just writing an opinion piece. The information will help your reader understand the nature of the work under analysis. The interpretation will explain the meaning of the work, therefore requiring your correct understanding of it. The evaluation will discuss your opinions of the work and present valid justification for them.

 

****Use no less than five (5) primary (scholarly-within 5 years) sources to support your analysis.  Use standard APA format, 12 point font, Times New Roman, double spaced, 1 inch margins and you do not need to include an abstract. ****

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