- Summarize the article’s key points.
- Since the summary you compose is relatively brief, DO NOT USE DIRECT QUOTES FROM THE ARTICLE. MAKE SURE TO PARAPHRASE/USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
- Explain how the article is related to this week’s assigned readings.
- Discuss a law or criminal justice policy that you think should be enacted to resolve the sentencing-related problem(s) addressed in the article.
Post your initial response by Thursday of the current week at 11:59pm [EST]. Initial responses must be at least 300 words.
Reply to at least two (2) of your classmates’ posts. Replies must be posted by Sunday of the current week at 11:59pm [EST] and must be at least 150 words each.
You must answer the questions thoroughly and cite all relevant assigned readings for that week (using APA format).
You may also refer to outside sources as long as they are scholarly (e.g., peer-reviewed journals) and/or reputable (e.g., article from The New York Times, chapter from another textbook). DO NOT refer to or incorporate information from extremely unreliable sources (e.g., Wikipedia, TMZ, blogs).
Posts must be well written, free of grammatical errors, relevant to the topic, and demonstrate critical thinking and analysis.
Posts must be original and in your own words. Please note that discussion forum posts are subject to review by a plagiarism detection program. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE.
Please note that discussion posts cannot be made up. Late posts will NOT be accepted.