College of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Conference
Research Paper Guidelines
Conference Deadlines and Steps
February 12, 2010. Hard copy delivered and electronic copy e-
mailed by 5pm to Karen Eads (CJ A208), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of acceptance by February 19, 2010.
If accepted you will develop your proposal into your full paper
Final Paper Submission:
March 26 , 2010. Hard copy delivered and electronic copy of
final paper and PowerPoint presentation e-mailed by 5pm to
Karen Eads (CJ A208), email@example.com.
Winners will be notified by April 5.
April 21, 2010.
April 22, 2010 at our Annual Honors Convocation Program.
1st place - $500; 2nd place - $300; 3rd place - $200
Eligibility and Advantages of Participation
Undergraduate, criminal justice and forensic science majors and minors registered in the Spring
2010 semester are eligible to submit research papers.
Besides the monetary opportunity, students who participate will be able to place their
conference participation on their resume/vita. This demonstrates, to potential employers
and/or graduate schools, that you have skills in writing and orally presenting information. These
are highly desired skills that employers and graduate schools seek.
1. Proposals must be submitted by the deadline. Proposals that are submitted late will not
2. Proposals must have the provided cover page
that identifies the author(s) and includes contact information with email and telephone
3. A proposal should introduce the topic of your paper. An ideal proposal will give the
reviewers a brief synopsis of the paper you will submit to the competition. The proposal
should be 300 - 500 words in length (not including cover or reference page) and
address the following:
a. Motivation/problem statement: Why do we care about the p