Whenever you use someone’s words or ideas to support your own writing assignment, you need to give credit back to the original source. In composition courses we do this with citations. The sources below will outline how to properly cite sources to give credit where credit is due. Remember, anytime you directly quote or paraphrase someone else's words or ideas you need to cite them.
American Sociological Association (ASA) style citations is preferred for Criminology and Criminal Justice Courses. Below are some helpful resources: