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Criminal Justice (Penn State Berks)

Welcome to the library guide for criminal justice students at Penn State Berks!

APA Reference List Examples

Scholarly Journal Article

Russell, B., Ragatz, L., & Kraus, S. W. (2012). Expert testimony of the battered person syndrome, defendant gender, and sexual orientation in a case of duress: Evaluating legal decisions. Journal of Family Violence, 27(7), 659-670.  doi: 10.1007/s10896-012-9459-8

Book

Russell, B.  (2010). Battered woman syndrome as a legal defense: History, effectiveness and implications. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Conference Paper

Murphy, J. (2014).  “Students as educational mentors in a local prison.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, OR.

Law

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974, 42 USC §§5101-5106.

Court Case

Blystone v. Pennsylvania, 494 U.S. (1990).

Web Site

To cite an entire web site, you can give the web address in only the text:

NDCI offers reports, statistics, and books about the nation's drug courts (http://www.ndci.org/).

To cite a specific page:

Meyer, W.G. (2015).  Constitutional and other legal issues in drug court.  In National Drug Court Institute. Retrieved July 23, 2015, from http://www.ndci.org/law

Examples of APA Formatted Papers

APA has guidelines for creating title pages, headings, page numbers, figures, and other elements of your paper.

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APA Manual

cover of the APA Publication Manual

 

 

You can find the complete APA Publication Manual at the Circulation Desk in Thun Library.