Toulmin essay: English
Instructions: Please carefully read the following assignment details in its entirety.
This Toulmin Essay should be between 900 and 1000 words, excluding the required annotated bibliography.
Topic: Prison Overcrowding: Short-Term Fixes.
Have clear sides and staked.
This should be a thesis-driven essay, and it should be in the third person
This essay must include a minimum of five sources. Three should be peer-reviewed sources. I have included two peer-review that I would like to be used.
Note: Consider your audience as laymen in the field with only general knowledge of your topic.
Make sure to include the following sections in your essay:
an introduction and claim,
and a conclusion.
Within the body of your essay, make sure to include the following in any order:
support for your claim,
opposing or alternate views,
the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents’ claims,
and your rebuttals of their claims.
The Annotated Bibliography
An annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your Toulmin essay. Using the MLA guide, list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited page of your essay. Summarize each source in two or three grammatically-correct sentences, and indicate how it will be useful to your project. These short discussions are the “annotations.”
Check files for full Peer-reviewed articles
Pitts, James M. A., et al. “Contemporary Prison Overcrowding: Short-Term Fixes to a Perpetual Problem.” Contemporary Justice Review, vol. 17, no. 1, Mar. 2014, pp. 124–139. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/10282580.2014.883844.
Giertz, J.Fred, and Peter F. Nardulli. “Prison Overcrowding.” Public Choice, vol. 46, no. 1, May 1985, pp. 71–78. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/BF00150965.