Begin research and identify five sources that you can use to build your argument around why the protagonist has become criminal.

Annotated Bibliography

Task Description:

Begin research and identify five sources that you can use to build your argument around why the protagonist has become criminal.

You must analyse each source and ensure at least two are authored by Black, Indigenous, or people of colour. When analysing your sources, you should assess the quality of the source and consider:

Why is this source appropriate for your argument?

Is it reliable, and how can you tell it is reputable?

What are its strengths and weaknesses?

Why is it an effective source?

Who wrote the article?

Look at each source in relation to each other – how do they complement each other? Do your sources form two sides of the argument?

You have 1000 words for this component: approximately 200 words per source. Format with one source per page, use APA 6th to dictate the reference

When complete, the Annotated Bibliography will provide a knowledge base to inform your Theory Application Case Study and Infographic.

Why am I assigning this task?

The annotated bibliography as set out for CRIM1000 has two primary objectives. First, to provide you will critical skills around finding good quality, respectable, and legitimate resources to help build your arguments. Second, to draw attention to the inherent biases in the way in which academic literature is cited.

This exercise is NOT just about using and citing more people of colour. It is about understanding how the de-identification process so heavily relied on in academia amplifies some voices over others. If we/you, as scholars, want to do something about that we need to put in the work. This task is designed to make you aware of how some things that are seen as innocuous can lead to the silencing of particular voices.