What operational definitions are used to define the variables used in the research?

JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT

PROFESSIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE JOURNAL ARTICLE

Find and read an article from a professional journal dealing with Criminal Justice. Journals are available from online library. The Journal must be from 2008 – 20018. Current issues, only, are acceptable. Select an article, which interests you from a CJ journal. Be careful to select a research report, not a case study, descriptive project or theoretical discussion. If you have a question concerning type or article, talk with your instructor. Complete a synopsis of the article following the outline provided below. Each submitted review is worth 15 points, approximately 1.5 points per item. APA format worth 2 points. You must submit a copy of the article (approximate article length – 10 pages) with your paper.

Source: From what journal is the article taken? Who is the author? Use proper bibliographical form.

Problem: What is the problem or issue being studied in this article?

Hypothesis: What is the hypothesis being tested? What are the independent and dependent variables? State the hypothesis in an “If ……… then………. format. There may be more than one hypothesis.

Research design: What research design is used? Support your answer.

Time frame: What time frame is used? Explain your answer.

Operational definitions: What operational definitions are used to define the variables used in the research?

Sample: What kind of sample is used? Random? Nonrandom? Why? Who or what is the sample?

Findings: What are the findings of the study?

Conclusions: What conclusions did the author draw?

Ethical questions: What ethical questions are or should have been addressed concerning the research?

11. Copy: A copy of the article must be attached to your paper. Your paper WILL NOT be graded unless
12. APA format 2pts