Assignment Instructions describe the psychological and behavioral factors of individual terrorists (i.e. recruits and suicide bombers; not terrorist leaders such as Bin Laden). Note: you
describe the psychological and behavioral factors of individual terrorists (i.e. recruits and suicide bombers; not terrorist leaders such as Bin Laden).
Note: you will address different radicalization processes/models in the final paper such as Moghaddam’s “Staircase, so you only need to research and discuss individual psychological and behavioral factors in this paper. Also remember that “psychological” does not mean “psychotic” and we are only addressing those of sound mind who deliberately choose violence for a political purpose, or retribution or to instill fear.
The body of your report is to be at least three FULL pages in length (not counting title page and references) and is to contain the following:
A brief introduction, with the topic and your thesis
A main body, containing the “meat” of the paper, where you provide the requested information supported by class readings and with your analysis
A conclusion, summarizing your information clearly and concisely
Save your work as a Microsoft Word document and titled in the following manner, “LastnameHLSS154Midterm.doc” and attach as your assignment. All papers are automatically submitted to turnitin and you (and the professor) will receive an originality report within about fifteen minutes after submission.
Make sure you read the instructions carefully and that you focus your paper on answering the assigned questions. This assignment is a research paper, not an opinion paper, so you need to use scholarly sources to support your thesis. Use formal academic writing and do not use the first person such as I or my; see the OWL site on academic writing style. Make sure you use APA style in-text parenthetical citations at the end of every sentence where you are quoting another’s ideas (or any information) that is not your own thoughts and words, like this (Bergen, 2015, para 14). Citations are required for paraphrases as well, but not the page or paragraph number in that case. I highly recommend you use the APUS writing guide which can be found in the university library or at this link: APUS Research Writing and Style Guide. You are welcome to use supplementary sources to compliment the assigned readings based upon your research, but make sure you use scholarly and credible sources (do not use open websites and you never want to use wikipedia for a college level paper). Also, dictionaries and encyclopedias as well as general news sites (like CNN) are not appropriate for college level research papers. Do not cite the weekly lessons as those are only basic information to start off the topic with. You need to use mainly scholarly and reputable academic books and journal articles. Refer to the guide provided to you as an attachment here titled “How to find scholarly research sources for HLSS Courses.” Also, see the APUS Library Homeland Security Program Guide for good sources, as well as the APUS Research Primer and the APUS Library Research FAQs. For formatting, the best option is to use the attached example paper as a template (for formatting purposes only).
Three to five (3 -5) FULL pages of text, not including the Title or Reference pages;
Written according to the APA style and format;
Use Times New Roman 12 point all black font;
1 inch margins on all sides
Double space all text (no extra lines or spaces after a paragraph or section heading)
A respectable number of credible resources used, cited in the paper as in-text citations, and included on the reference page at the end. The expectation is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content (at least 6 scholarly references for this 3 page paper). Use those sources provided to you throughout the course (listed in the announcements), as well as other material obtained from conducting your own research. However, such outside information is to supplement your work, not as a substitute for the primary references provided to you. Freely utilize appropriate and reputable academic sources, summarize in your own words and cite accordingly, but be mindful of excessive direct quotes, as they should not make up more than 10% of your paper. In other words, the paper should not contain just a string of various quotations — paraphrase where you can and provide your own analysis and synthesis of your research.
Refer to grading rubric for additional details concerning grading criteria. Link to 100-200 Assignment Rubric
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