U3DB: Criminology and Public Policy– From Theory to Research

The deliverable length for this discussion is 400-600 words

The annotated bibliography is a cornerstone of academic research and allows students and policy analysts to understand the current state of knowledge about an issue before proposing policy alternatives.

  • How would you use the annotated bibliography to prepare you to create an effective literature review?
  • If a policy analyst simply did an Internet search and gave policymakers some results about a policy issue, what would happen? What would be missing? How do you determine credibility?
  • Using credible academic reference sources to build a literature review is crucial, but it can be challenging to write. How will you approach transitioning from the annotated bibliography to the literature review?
    • What are some common errors to avoid in writing a literature review?
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