Students are to select a topic of personal interest directly related to the course from any of the chapter topics in Crime Scene Investigation Criminalistics and the Law by Thomas Buckles. Students are to complete the research paper using the format in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Sixth Edition. Students are encouraged to use peer reviewed articles in journals contained in the Universitys Online Library. Please note that Wikipedia and similar dot coms dictionaries encyclopedias etc. are not scholarly resources.