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Due Date: 11:59 pm EST, Sunday of Unit 2
Points: 100

Overview:

In the previous unit, you identified a proposal topic for your research project and developed an
overview of your proposal. Part 2 is the second segment of your research project.

This activity will allow you to explore and develop an understanding of what a literature review is and
its purpose and place in a research project. You will learn how to conduct a literature review. You
will also explore types of literature reviews and approaches for organizing and writing a literature
review.

Instructions:

For this assignment, you will conduct a literature review and present at least four (4) scholarly
resources that inform and add relevance to your research proposal project topic.

• Prepare a literature review of 3 pages presenting scholarly resources about your topic.

Resources should be timely, scholarly, accurate, and inform the research topic.

• Your review should include the following:

o An introduction and a conclusion.

o A brief summary of each of the four (4) resources provided and state the relationship

between the resources and the topic.

o Explain the relevance to your research question for each resource.

Requirements:

• Your paper should be three (3) pages in length, with additional cover and reference pages, and

page numbers included.

• The essay should be double-spaced, written in 12 point Times New Roman font, and use a 1-

inch margin.

• Include all references and in-text citations properly formatted in APA.

• Use complete sentences and appropriate grammar and spelling.

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before you write and
again after you write. This paper will be checked for originality.

CRJ355 Research in Criminal Justice

Unit 2: Part 2 – Creating a Literature Review

Evaluation Rubric for Creating a Literature Review Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient
Needs

Improvement
Proficient Exemplary

(0-5 Points) (6-7 Points) (8-9 Points) (10 Points)

Introduction
and
Conclusion

Paper shares limited
or no information
about purpose,
importance, and
process related to
the research project.

Paper shares
some
information
about any of the
following:
purpose,
importance, or
process for the
research project.

Paper shares
ideas detailing
purpose,
importance,
and process
related to the
research
project.

Paper fully shares
how purpose,
importance, and
process were
identified,
followed, and
relate to the
research project.

(0-8 Points) (9-11 Points) (12-13 Points) (14-15 Points)

Literature
Review
Resource #1

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is
omitted or not
explained.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of
the resource to
the research
topic is
discussed in two
of the areas
and/or
significant
details are
missing.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship,
and
importance of
the resource to
the research
topic is
explained;
however,
expanded
details are
needed.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is
fully explained.

Literature
Review
Resource #2

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is
omitted or not
explained.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of
the resource to
the research
topic is
discussed in two
of the areas
and/or
significant
details are
missing.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship,
and
importance of
the resource to
the research
topic is
explained,
however,
expanded
details are
needed.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is
fully explained.

Literature
Review
Resource #3

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of
the resource to
the research
topic is

Summary,
relevance,
relationship,
and
importance of
the resource to
the research

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is
fully explained.

CRITERIA Deficient
Needs

Improvement
Proficient Exemplary

omitted or not
explained.

discussed in two
of the areas
and/or
significant
details are
missing.

topic is
explained;
however,
expanded
details are
needed.

Literature
Review
Resource #4

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is
omitted or not
explained.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of
the resource to
the research
topic is
discussed in two
of the areas
and/or
significant
details are
missing.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship,
and
importance of
the resource to
the research
topic is
explained;
however,
expanded
details are
needed.

Summary,
relevance,
relationship, and
importance of the
resource to the
research topic is
fully explained.

(0-5 Points) (6-7 Points) (8-9 Points) (10 Points)

Paper
Length

1 page or exceeds
maximum

N/A 2 pages 3 pages

Clear and
Professional
Writing

Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed.

Significant errors
that do not
impede
professional
presentation.

Few errors that
do not impede
professional
presentation

Writing and format
are clear and
professional

APA
Format

Guidelines not
followed.

APA somewhat
compliant, with
many formatting
errors.

APA mostly
compliant
mostly error
free; properly
formatted
including in
text citations.

APA compliant
and error free;
properly formatted
including in text
citations.