Term Paper Outline Format – Option 3 Sociology 353 Due : In class on Thursday April 15; no papers accepted after April 22. All papers must be turned in on Blackboard as well as a hard copy (see reverse) Late penalty : 10% per day; 5% if turned in after 11am on the 15 th . Place late papers in Dawn’s box, time stamped in KAP 352 Guidelines : 10-12 pages, typed, double-spaced. Please seek assistance from the writing center if necessary (213-740-3691). I. Introduction and background (1-2 pages) • Provide a brief overview of what your paper will discuss. • Why is this issue important? What is the public’s image of this issue? • Introduce the incarcerated yet innocent people will you be discussing. • What is your paper’s thesis, or main point? In other words, what are the main ideas that your paper will demonstrate? II. Statistics on punishment (3-4 pages) • Discuss the overall trends in incarceration in the United States: who is in prison and for what charges? • Discuss the racial/ethnic, gender, and age composition of those incarcerated, as well as the
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