CJA 345 Week 4 Research Article Analysis

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 CJA 345 Week 4 Research Article Analysis

Locate a recent criminal justice research article from a recognized, peer-reviewed, professional journal or government publication.

Note: Non-peer-reviewed newspaper articles or articles from popular magazines, such as Time or Newsweek, are not acceptable. For assistance on determining what constitutes a professional, peer-reviewed resource, contact your instructor.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following:




Identify the purpose of the research study, problem, and questions.


Describe the design of the study.


Identify an operational definition used by the researchers.


Identify whether the research study is a quantitative or qualitative design. Explain your answer.


Identify the methodology, population, sampling methods, and return rate, if applicable.


What were the findings of the study?


Describe the author’s conclusions and recommendations.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment of the Assignment Files tab.