Click here for information about the Library's Spring 2021 COVID-19 Services

Example one:  

For most youth, delinquency is ephemeral, usually emerging between ages 13 and 15 and generally ceasing between ages 16 and 17.   Involvement in more serious, felonious delinquency is less common.  Annually, youth account for approximately 20 percent of the violent crime and 35 percent of the property crime in the United States.  Person who begin committing delinquency during childhood and preadolescence are at great risk of engaing in the most serious forms of delinquency, at higher levels, and for prolonged periods. Fortunately, only 5 percent of males (serious, habitual criminality is nearly nonexistent among females) demonstrate life-long, pathological criminality; and such offenders have been discovered in most industrialized nations.  With the exception of homicide, which is abnomally high in the United States, violent and property delinquency in the industrialized nations, such as Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Holland, Finland, Isreael, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Sweden, is comparable to America. (The notable exception to this is Japan, a nation with extremely low levels of delinquency.)

McShane, M. D., & Williams, F. P. (2003). Encyclopedia of juvenile justice. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage. Page 121



Exercise 1: Take a fact from this paragraph and quote it verbatim as you would in a paper.

Exercise 2: Take a fact from this paragraph and paraphrase it as you would in a paper.