Modern art statue in front of the Supreme Federal Tribunal building, Brazil. Titled: Goddess of Justice.
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Paper 4: Pursuing Justice, Past and Present
You will be researching how a contemporary topic has been handled in the court system and, where relevant, in the broader sociocultural arena. How does that handling engage with and/or reject the definition of justice you worked to establish in Paper 3? Take care to distinguish among concepts of what justice is; what people believe it to be; and how people seek to implement it.
Source Requirements: AT LEAST SIX sources: TWO course texts (one of which much be Plato's Republic), TWO scholarly sources, and at least TWO additional secondary sources of your choice.
Given that you are engaging with a modern topic, non-scholarly sources like news articles, magazine articles, and blog posts will likely be useful. You may, of course use more than two of these types of sources!
Length: 7-8 pages
Citation Style: MLA
Due Date: 11/29/2022, Midnight
To begin, let's work through the research process.
Here are a few great places to find background information:
Need help? Ask a Librarian!
The library subscribes to several sources of current news including:
You can also find news articles online by visiting local and national news sites (although not all articles will be free. Don't pay for subscriptions - contact a librarian for help!).
Here are a few examples:
When viewing online news sources, remember to read critically and apply the CRAAP test.
Librarians are here to help you get started with your research, find resources while you are researching, and help you identify the information you need to complete your citations. We can also provide some guidance on how to structure your paper or format your citations, but the tutors at the Academic Success Center are the best people to help you with your writing.
Writing tutors are able to read your paper and help you edit it, both at the word/sentence level and to improve flow and structure. They can also help you proofread your citations and ensure they are properly formated.
No matter the size, topic, or scope of your paper you should consider having a writing tutor read it and provide feedback before you turn it in (allow time for editing!). Every paper benefits from a second opinion!