The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice
- Steven Hougland - Florida Sheriffs Association
- Jennifer M. Allen - Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
—Christina Mancini, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice equips students with transferable writing skills that can be applied across the field of criminal justice—both academically and professionally. Authors Steven Hougland and Jennifer M. Allen interweave professional and applied writing, academic writing, and information literacy, with the result being a stronger, more confident report writer and student in criminal justice. Students are also exposed to a number of best practices for academic and professional writing, such as research papers, resumes and cover letters, and report writing. The perfect companion for any introductory criminal justice course, this brief text focuses on key topics that will benefit students in their classes and in the field.
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“The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice provides students studying crime with a “how-to” manual for effective writing in institutions of higher learning, professional settings, public and private agencies, and beyond. It is an easy, accessible resource for anyone hoping to learn the nuts and bolts of writing for criminal justice audiences.”
“This is my new textbook for my ‘Professional Writing in Criminal Justice’ course!...This is the book that I have been looking for, and I am SO glad to see if come to fruition! Kudos to the authors!”
“It’s a good guide for students who want to improve their writing and refresh some of the lessons learned in writing classes.”
“This is an applied text to build skills in writing. Period. And that is great!”
“Inexpensive. A valuable tool for students and a time saving addition to every course. A resource students can use throughout their academic tenure.”
“A nice point of reference for students who wish/need to improve their writing abilities, and who want to be better prepared for the after-University.”
“This brief writing guide provides criminal justice students straightforward descriptions of basic report writing as well as college paper writing. The text provides helpful examples and puts into context the importance of writing well.”
Proper Writing skills are essential to all academics. I reviewed the book. The section I found most relative is the APA format chapters at the end which I have listed in my syllabi for essential reading and Chapters 1 and 3 will be utilized for the Fall semester as mandatory Chapters. I will require this for my history courses too. Do you have one develop for writing in History?
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: What is Information Literacy
Chapter 3: Writing in Criminal Justice