For this Performance Task Assessment, you will write a short expository paper (3–5 pages) on a criminal justice topic of interest. The purpose of an expository paper is to inform an audience by presenting a balanced analysis of a topic. In this paper, you are required to use APA Style and 3- to 5-current, scholarly resources. You will be provided with guides for APA formatting and instructions on how to select scholarly resources. You must use resources that you found in the Walden University Library.

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