Question: What is the impact of Restorative Justice Conferencing to Victims and Offenders as a Criminal Justice Intervention?
Criteria & Marking:
The assignment will be marked against some of the following criteria:
• Did I approve the topic? Does the essay keep to the word limit of 2,500 words?
• Has the student framed the topic as a contentious question? How well are the implications of the contentious question for the justice system presented?
• Has a convincing answer been provided to the contentious question?
• Have the arguments for both sides of the question been presented? Are these arguments logically structured? Does the answer to the question flow logically from the arguments?
• Are key words and concepts explained?
• Are there significant factual errors?
• Does the Introduction provide direction and a summary answer to the question?
• Was the Discussion logically structured?
• Does the Conclusion reiterate the main points and provide an answer to the question?
• Are sufficient key references used? Is a consistent in-text and citation-list referencing system employed?
• Is the essay well written in the student’s own words – paragraph use, quotes, etc?