Influence of Media on views of Women as Offenders. Firstly, for your last Applied Activity, we will have a closer look at the influence of the media on our own views of women as offenders. Specifically, after watching one of the stories below, you will analyze major themes and explain how they relate to/differ from topics we have covered in the course. Also choose one of the stories from the list below. However, after viewing the content, you will summarize the story and discuss how the story relates to at least two topics discussed over the duration of this course. Choose one of the following:
Any episode of Orange is the New Black on Netflix
Casey Anthony trial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnqTrYEWoM4 Andrea Yates’ case: http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/yates-confesses-killing-children-10199291
Amanda Knox Documentary on Netflix Justice For All: Women in Criminal Justice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmKXAXwilVw
Lorena Bobbitt Docuseries on Amazon Prime
The written paper you produce must provide a thorough analysis of the media content and how it relates to/differs from themes covered in the course. The use of the reading articles, as well as the incorporation of outside sources is necessary. You must include a minimum of 5 scholarly sources, which should be obtaine-d from the library or library website, or from official reports found online; the use of poste-d readings do not count toward your minimum reference count. Hence the use of .com websites is highly discouraged and will only be allowe-d with prior permission by the instructor; the use of Wikipedia will result in an automatic zero for the paper. This is a formal paper and will be grade-d base-d on the quality of your arguments, as well as the incorporation of academic research in APA format.
The paper must be well organize-d, professional, and follow specific guidelines. The paper will be no less than 5 pages of writing and include a reference page (6 pages minimum total). The format of the paper must be 12-point Times New Roman font, double-space-d, one-inch margins, and must have very minimal grammatical flaws. Direct quotations (i.e., citing an author word-for-word) should be limite-d to one per page. Students should focus on paraphrasing authors’ words; when this is done, remember to cite your sources. First-person (I, me, in my opinion, etc.) is NOT an acceptable writing style for formal papers. Late assignments will not be accepted.
Your paper will be comprised of a 1-2 page summary of the content you chose and a well-developed explanation of how it relates to/differs from at least two themes covered in the course. At a minimum, you will discuss: A summary of the content: How are women “reflected” in the story (e.g., as victims, offenders, survivors, professionals, etc.)? How does the story support topics/themes covered in this course? How does the story differ from topics/themes covered in this course? Remember to not use first-person or mention statements like “in this course we talked about…” This is a formal paper and should focus on the story and research.
All of your sources should be cited throughout your paper and in a reference page at the end of your paper in APA citation style.