• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

'This Course Companion in Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is to be applauded. It is an essential handbook for all students and practitioners who are studying the criminal justice system. The user-friendly framework provides students with practical support in how they can organise their approach to studying to maximise their knowledge and revision skills. I have no hesitation in commending this Companion as a valuable complementary text' - Professor Allyson MacVean, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College"Congratulations to Ursula Smartt and Sage on a most welcome 'skills' text for Criminal Justice students... The book is concise, clear, well-organised and accessible - highly recommended." Stephen Parrott, Birkbeck, University of LondonCriminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is part of an exciting new ...

Essay Writing Tips
Essay writing tips
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you should be able to:

  • Quickly engage with the main arguments
  • Channel your passions constructively
  • Note your main arguments in an outline
  • Find and focus on your central topic questions
  • Weave quotations into your essay
Getting into the Flow

In essay writing one of your first aims should be to get your mind active and engaged with the subject of Criminal Justice. You can ‘warm up’ for your essay by tossing the ideas to and fro within your head before you begin to write (‘brainstorming’). This will allow you to think within the framework of your topic, and this will be especially important if you are coming to the subject for the first time. You may wish to ‘dictate’ your ...

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