Students will write a scholarly paper critically evaluating the limitations of instruments used to detect detection and discuss whether you feel the forensic
discipline meets the Daubert Standard of Admissibility.
The paper is to be a minimum of six pages not including the title and the reference page. A minimum of five sources should be used but most scholarly papers include in
excess of five. The paper is to be in APA 6th edition format using citations within the paper and references on the last page of the paper. Incorrectly cited material
will affect your grade.
References from various sources (i.e., text, academic journals [peer reviewed], professional journals, and web based materials) must be cited, and all must be of
appropriate academic quality. Use of newspapers, news magazines, and similar periodicals must be kept to a minimum, and will be acceptable only as sources for
supplementary information. References like “Wikipedia,” “Psychology Today,” and “Court TV” are not primary sources, are not peer reviewed (reviewed for empirical
integrity, accuracy, and authenticity), and are not appropriate references for scholarly writing (with the possible exception of use for anecdotal background
The paper should be of high quality, free of spelling and grammatical errors, and of original work. Plagiarism will not be permitted and occurrences of it will result
in the procedures outlined in the “Student Handbook.”