CJS 101 
Research Project Rubric
This rubric
is designed to give students guidance about what is expected of them in terms
of how the research paper assignments are evaluated. The numbers will also be used as a
“shorthand” method to make comments on your research papers. In order to
receive a grade in the "A" range, all criteria must be met with at
least a "3" and four of the criteria (including creativity) must
receive a "4". In order to receive a grade in the "B"
range, at least four of the five criteria (including creativity) must be met
with at least a "3" and none can receive less than a "2."
Any paper with one or more of the first four criteria met with a "1"
is likely to receive a failing grade.

Excellent
(4) 
Good (3) 
Poor (2) 
Very Poor
(1) 
Instructions

The paper follows the instructions for the assignment completely in terms of length, number of graphs and tables, sources of data, margins, font and resubmitting all versions of the paper proposal.  The paper largely follows the instructions for the assignment in terms of length, number of graphs and tables, sources of data, margins, font and resubmitting all versions of the paper proposal.  The paper follows the instructions for the assignment only in part in terms of length, number of graphs and tables, sources of data, margins, font and resubmitting all versions of the paper proposal.  The paper ignores many of the instructions for the assignment in terms of length, number of graphs and tables, sources of data, margins, font and resubmitting all versions of the paper proposal. 
Style 
The paper
is well written in clear and grammatically correct English with correct word
usage. Sentences are well written and
flow logically. The paper uses the
specified margins and font. 
The paper
is, for the most part, well written in clear and grammatically correct
English. The paper uses the specified
margins. 
The paper
has a significant number of grammatical errors and/or incorrect word
choice. 
The paper
is poorly written and hard to understand with many grammatical errors and
misused words. 
Comprehension
of Data 
The paper
shows a clear and correct understanding of the data which it presents. 
The paper
shows a largely correct understanding of the data which it presents. 
The paper
shows some misunderstanding of the data which it presents. 
The paper
shows substantial misunderstanding of the data which it presents. 
Application
of stereotype concepts 
The paper
uses a completely appropriate and helpful crime stereotype concept to analyze
the data it presents. 
The paper
uses a somewhat appropriate and helpful crime stereotype concept to analyze
the data it presents. 
The paper
uses a problematic or inappropriate crime stereotype concept to analyze the
data it presents. 
The paper
does not use a crime stereotype concept to analyze the data it presents. 
Creativity 
Your
analysis of the data is original and thoughtful. 
Your
analysis of the data is thoughtful but not original. 
Your
analysis of the data is superficial. 
You perform
little or no analysis of the data or your analysis is illogical. 