Crime and Culture Assignment #4: Research Paper

Paper #4:  Research Paper on a Historical Case Study

Assignment:  Choose a criminal case and develop an argument about its significance in relation to the historical context in which it unfolded.

Reading:

Carlo Ginzburg, “Clues:  Roots of a Scientific Paradigm”

PAPER #4 ASSIGNMENT SEQUENCE

Research Paper on a Historical Case Study

In this project you will face a new set of challenges, such as selecting a feasible and interesting research topic.  You’ll choose a criminal case and develop an argument about its relationship to the historical context in which it unfolded.  Your treatment of the case should bring order to its various representations (narrative forms or media) and make an argument for its broader political, social, or cultural significance.

Goals of the Essay

The goals of this essay are for you to carve from the assignment a topic that interests you, to do research, to use your research to make an argument while evaluating different kinds of sources in an essay.

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