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Academic Paper Formats: What is APA Formatting

Chapter 6 Academic paper formats: What is APA formatting?

College students are regularly asked to complete research papers in classes. The course instructor’s directives for the paper probably require that students use academic formatting, most specifically American Psychological Association (APA) format. APA format is the accepted academic format for criminal justice writing. Students who become proficient in APA formatting while in college often find that they continue to use this approach when writing grants, reports, program evaluations, and other documents in their professional careers in criminal justice.

This chapter reviews the necessity for APA formatting in academic projects and discusses the types of manuscripts one is likely to see utilizing APA format, ethics and legal issues in writing and ...

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