Reaction Paper Guidelines
A Reaction Paper is designed to develop and sharpen your critical thinking and writing skills. Your objective in writing this assignment is to define an issue clearly and to formulate and clarify your position on that issue by reacting to a controversial statement. Each of the five papers is worth 4% of the course grade.
The paper must be at least 250-300 words, excluding the title page and reference page, and must adhere to the APA sixth edition writing format. Please reference the APA example given in the Resources section. If your paper does not comply with this format you will lose points. Please see the grading rubric that follows the list of Controversial Statements.
Please cite at least one reference from a website provided in the Webliography and one from your text book. Please make sure to submit your paper to Turnitin.com. The instructions for Turnitin.com are located under the “Resources” section of your course navigation menu.
Controversial Statement: There is no legal definition of sexual homicide and therefore sexual homicide cannot truly be characterized as criminal behavior.