The paper will examine extremist groups. Students will choose an extremist group in the extremist movement and conduct a full analysis. This analysis will include a full historical, ideological, operational, and outcome-based evaluation. The analysis will further include a reality-based perspective of the impact of the extremist group on the fabric of contemporary society and the potential for this menace to grow as well as succeed in their stated (and unstated) goals.
he paper must include at least seven full pages of content with normal margins (this does not include a cover, abstract, references or any pictures/charts). Scores for papers that do not meet the minimum length requirement will be marked down by five points for each half page or portion of a half page short, and ten points for three-quarters of a page short. Tables, graphs, or charts should be presented in an appendix, but is not counted toward the minimum paper length.
The paper must have a title page and must follow APA style. Pages must be numbered. An abstract is not necessary but may be included. It does not count towards the required pages.
A minimum of ten sources must be researched and cited in the paper. Only sources referenced throughout the paper will be counted towards the ten. The paper will be partially evaluated on the quality and appropriateness of your sources. Generally, academic sources, e.g., books, journals, government-sponsored studies and reports, are of better quality than newspapers and magazines. Web sources, other than government web sites, may not be used, unless it is a NJCU database article. The course texts may be cited.
The paper must be typed, double-spaced. Times Roman font style should be consistent throughout the paper (Italics and boldface are permissible). A twelve-point font size should be used. Exceptions to the font requirements may be made for tables and exhibits, or in cases in which the nature of the paper warrants such deviation.
The paper should be written in a style appropriate to college-level work, that is, proper grammar, syntax, spelling, and appropriate vocabulary are expected. The paper will be evaluated based on these criteria as well as on content. Papers that are judged to have not been proofread and grammatically sound will not be graded. Papers are due for submission on the last day of class and MUST be sent via E-MAIL. Late papers will not be accepted.