Citizen Response to Police Use of Force

For the source, you must, if you have to need to use another source, make sure to reference it, please.
Format of Annotated Bibliography: Each of the following items should be addressed in
each annotated bibliography:
You must use the following format to complete each assignment:
Rubric: You must include the following information in your summary in this order. Each
item will be graded based on your following the rubric. MORE is BETTER.

Identify Thesis: This is a summary of the article.
2. Main Argument: What is the main argument of the article? Every article will make an
argument for or against something or some issue. Identify this and make sure you
understand the position the author of the article is coming from.
3. Does this argument appear to be biased? Why or Why not?
4. Major Methods: What is the method the source (author) used to gather and analyze the
material in the article? (Methodology) a survey, review of literature, etc..,
5. Significance of the topic: How and why is this topic relevant to criminal justice?
6. What impact does the material in this article have on the criminal justice system? You must address each of the three components of the CJ system:
· Law Enforcement
· Courts
· Corrections
What are the conclusions stated in the article about the topic? What is your opinion of the conclusions?

The following reading strategies can help you identify the argument of your source:
· Identify the author’s thesis (central claim or purpose) or research question. Both the
introduction and the conclusion can help you with this task.
· Look for repetition of key terms or ideas. Follow them through the text and see what the
author does with them. Note especially the key terms that occur in the thesis or research
question that governs the text.
· Notice how the text is laid out and organized. What are the main divisions or sections? What
is emphasized? Why? Accounting for why will help you to move beyond listing contents and
toward giving an account of the argument.
· Notice whether and how a theory is used to interpret evidence or data. Identify the method
used to investigate the problem/s addressed in the text.
· Pay attention to the opening sentence(s) of each paragraph, where authors often state
concisely their main point in the paragraph.
· Look for paragraphs that summarize the argument. A section may sometimes begin or
conclude with such a paragraph.