A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that discusses related issues and makes recommendations for addressing them or making decisions about them. Your white paper will draw on academic research, but it should be written for a lay audience.
Part 1. Introduction/Executive Summary
Summarizes what you will write and puts it into context. Should consist of 3 parts:
Part 2. Background/Literature Review
You will synthesize your sources to provide a comprehensive review of the nature of your criminal-justice related problem and provide relevant background on it. Your literature review should provide a compelling narrative about the importance of your problem and build your evidence-based arguments that you will then use to build your recommendations in Part 3. Your literature review will bring together a variety of sources:
Part 3. Policy Argument/Solution and Conclusion
Part 4: References List: