All papers are to have one inch margins (top, bottom, sides).  New Times Roman point 12 is the required font for the entire paper (with permission of professor, exceptions may be accepted for figures and tables).  The text or body of the paper must be double spaced* (not triple or single).  The default in MS Word is NOT double-spacing.  To see how to reset the default (so you won't be dropped a letter grade), go to . This includes when separating topical headings from text.  




[Student's Name],  BA Candidate


[Title of Paper]


submitted to the Department of


Sociology and Criminal Justice


The University of North Carolina at Pembroke


in partial fulfillment for the Degree of


Bachelors of Arts




On the last line of cover page include and sign the statement: "I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in the preparation or completion of this manuscript. ________________________________ "







 Write an abstract between 100 and 200 words. The rules for writing your abstract for this course can be found at:





After the abstract page, your paper must include the topical heading entitled: INTRODUCTION.   The INTRODUCTION must comply with the standards addressed the videos.  After the introduction, your paper must include topical headings as addressed in the videos.  Example of how topical headings are used and appear, can be found at:


The body of the paper must include:

     For examples of how graphics are used to help explain a point in the body of a paper see:  Here go to page 60 and page 65.

     Another example of how graphics are used to help explain a point in the body of a paper look at:   Here go to page 4 and page 5.