Purdue University Eyewitness Identification & Testimony Research Paper


Research Paper: Eyewitness Identification and Testimony Assignment Instructions


You will develop a well-reasoned discussion of the issues associated with that topic and your suggestions and recommendations for appropriate interventions, policy changes, etc. as well as biblical support for your suggestions and recommendations. Include an introduction that describes the purpose of the paper, the context of the discussion, and the central issues; also, address the central issues and use headings to clearly delineate your points. Your paper needs to include the integration of sources to support your points and demonstrate your thinking through the complexities of the issues in discussion of the central issues and your recommendations. Your paper should have a substantive conclusion that summarizes your key points. 



  • Include an introduction that describes the background or problem; a sentence for each of the main topics that will discussed in your paper, and finally thesis statement or purpose. Also, use subheadings to help your reader know what topics will be discussed

Main Topic (level-two heading)

  • Find a topic that you may believe needs reform or has short comings (e.g., Eyewitness Identification & Testimony)

Subtopics (Level-three heading). The next section(s) should discuss your main topics subtopics, which will help build your case for why your problem needs reform.

Subtopics (Level-three heading. There may be multiple subtopics that may help delineate the issues in your main topic.

Subtopics. If your level-four heading has subtopics, this is how you format them.

Recommendations (Level-two heading)

  • The next section should provide suggestion or recommendations for interventions, initiatives, and or policy changes, to help improve the current problem.

Main Topic Discussed from a Biblical Perspective (Level-two heading)

  • The final discussion should provide a biblical perspective base on your main topic. Please provide a minimum of one biblical citation and provide a Bible reference

Conclusion (Level-two heading)

  • Then, finally, your papers should have a substantive conclusion that summarizes your key points and/or outcomes.

References (Level-one heading)

This assignment is to write a research paper on Eyewitnesses Identification and Testimony.

  • The research paper shall be a minimum of 8 to 10 pages and must follow current APA guidelines. 
  • The page count does not include the title page, abstract, or reference section. 
  • It must include 10–15 sources with at least 1 source being the Holy Bible and no more than two (2) books.
  • The student should have a specific section in the paper dedicated to a synthesis of Christian Worldview and their topic.