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Explain the need to follow established Laws and Protocol when searching a Crime Scene.

Term Paper Instructions: The course Term Paper will be written in APA (7th edition) Format. This format will consist of the following:     Cover Page     Abstract Page     The Body of the Paper (Content of the Page)     The Reference Page. The paper must have a MINIMUM of 3 pages of content. NOT to exceed 5 pages of content. The 3 pages of content DO NOT include the Cover Page, Abstract Page and Reference Page. The paper will be written in 12 point Font with one inch (1) margins, doubled spaced, Times Roman Script with the pages numbered. The last page of the paper MUST be at LEAST three quarters (3/4) filled with content. (One or two sentences at the top of the page WILL NOT meet this requirement.) No design or graphics on the Cover page. No Pictures, Graphs, Charts or Power Points will be included in the body of the paper. The paper will have NO MORE than three (3) quoted or paraphrased passages/sections in the content/body portion of the paper. All specific information mentioned in the paper MUST be referenced using in-text citations (APA 7th edition format). (Graphs, charts, addendum: These items can be attached as addendum’s to the end of the paper)  The paper MUST have 5 scholarly research reference sources. (Wikipedia and are NOT scholarly research sources.The references MUST be titled and cited using APA (7th edition) Grading Criteria:   Spelling   Grammar   Sentence Structure   Punctuation   Quality of Content   Research Paper Rubric You will fully discuss and evaluate the question assigned to you, and you will explain the main points, key concepts, and included personal assumptions based on cited references. 100 points. Paper must include 3 pages of content, not including the Cover Page, Abstract, or Reference Page.   20 points (20 point deduction for each page under minimum page length requirement) Justify or support thoughts and responses by using appropriate references from the SPC Online Library resource databases that include professional journals, trade magazines, newspaper articles, textbooks, and other academic references, interviews. Cited and referenced at least five academic articles. 30 points Use APA 7th edition format consistently and accurately.  Use and apply proper in-text citations when paraphrasing or quoting a source and proper listing of references. Meets spelling and proper English grammar requirements and meets required length. The paper MUST be structurally correct. No Run-On, Incomplete Sentences. 30 points. Submitted on time and in the correct assignment drop box as a single complete, properly formatted submission. 20 points  Total Points: 200    Follow APA (7th edition) format (An APA Tutorial is attached to the syllabus of this course. Additional tutorial information with examples can be found in Library Resources at the St. Petersburg College/M.M.Bennett Library Resources cite.) The APA format required for this assignment is explained in the Supplemental Textbook; College of Public Safety Handbook. Copies of this book are located at SPC Campus Libraries on Reserve. You can also reference Purdue Owl online for information about APA Term Papers. If you have any questions, concerns or issues, Please do not wait until the assignment is due to have your issues addressed. Ask your questions early. Get ahead of the curve. Papers are due Week/Module 6 of your course. Plan accordingly.