Criminal Justice 8 assignment

Parole and Truth-in-Sentencing Paper

Purpose of Assignment

Students describe the goals and conditions of parole. Students also include the following components:


  • The concepts on which parole is based
  • Typical conditions that affect parole
  • Goals of truth-in-sentencing laws


Written Assignment Grading Form for Parole and Truth-in-Sentencing Paper, Due in Week Eight on day 7.


Content and Development

70 Points

Points Earned



Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.


·         The paper is 350to 700 words in length.

·         The student describes the goals and conditions of parole.

·         The student includes the following components:


o   The concepts on which parole is based

o   Typical conditions that affect parole

o   Goals of truth-in-sentencing laws


The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.

The paper develops a central theme or idea directed toward the appropriate audience.

The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.



Readability and Style

16 Points

Points Earned



Additional Comments:

Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.


The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

Sentences are well constructed, strong, and varied.

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.




14 Points

Points Earned



Additional Comments:

The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.


Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Spelling is correct.

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