A research on in custody deaths investigation techniques
STRUCTURE OF THE RESEARCH PAPER
The headings for a good research
paper should include:
Abstracts are a brief summary of a larger project. Abstracts are written in the future tense and
summarize the work that will be done.
• The overall theme of your research.
• The research question or questions you seek to answer.
• The literature you will use to inform your research. You should be able to identify several
scholarly journals that you may use to develop your literature review.
• The theory or theories that help frame and guide your research.
• The research methods that you will use as well as methods you would use if you were to
fully complete the research project.
• Techniques of data analysis to be used in your current project as well as if you were to carry
out the study.
The abstract should be 1-2 pages in length (400-700 words).
This should contain the the background information of the paper and the research goals. It should
not contain any opinion, method, finding, or conclusion. A good introduction should be divided into
four paragraphs explained below:
Paragraph 1 – general explanation/identification of the topic, which foreshadows the first keyword
Paragraph 2 – more detail about issues raised in paragraph 1, possibly foreshadowing other
Paragraph 3 – explanation of the background information for third keyword
Paragraph 4 – summary of what is to come in the paper (for example, “In this report, we
Students will establish statistics as to research done. All technique whether qualitative, quantitative,
secondary or primary data must be identified and referenced. These statistics could involve using
graphical representation, tables, and referenced sources to support arguments of literature written.
Information on this can be located in various forensic magazines, forensic related web searches etc.
Details of the study findings and citations of the analyzed document must be indicated here.
Students should analyze the interpretation of the findings, the rationale for it and the circumstances
to support the findings.
The literature will identify whether the data is testable. It will also explore any restrictions the study
may have encountered. This will justify whether given varied circumstance, the result of the
research would have been different.
g. Policy/Research Conclusion:
The underlying strategy of the literature will be discussed in terms of its application to future usage.
Possible recommendations as to policy or research needed to improve the study could be proposed. .
This will serve as the closing of the paper.
Try not to exceed 40 and be from recent scientific Journals. Wikipedia is not a reference.
Your project may not be about a case report. If it is, then it must contain at least 3 paragraphs,
describing the method of analysis and findings for each KP. It should also contain the history, method,
findings, discussion (determined by the number of key points) and conclusion. The KPS should be
allocated as follows:
Paragraph 1 – summarize case and issues
Paragraph 2 – discuss first keyword
Paragraphe 3- discuss second keyword
Paragraphe 4 – discuss third keyword
Paragraph 5- KP5 if applicable