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Camus, Albert, The Stranger, New York, Random House, 1988.

Summarize a description of the book and articulate the way you would describe the material. This section should comprise an abridged paragraph that encapsulates the general topic points of the material. (½ paragraph)
Author’s Main Argument:
Here you should discuss the author thesis as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the author’s argument. Evaluate the argument’s relevance, the logic, and what questions needed further investigation. ( ½ page)
Assessment:
You should then move into another full paragraph in which you assess your material. In essence, you should decide whether or not the material is biased, objective, reliable, comparable to other sources in your library, etc. the prior terms (should all be reviewed and then answered separately within your paragraph. The length should be the second half of the first page. (1 page)
Critical Essay:
Finally, your critical essay should be two full pages in length comprised of three paragraphs. Introduction includes the thesis statement” (identify with BOLD TYPE), followed by the body that provides evidence for your argument and a conclusion that answers the question posed in your thesis. The reflection should critically analyze the information from the author’s claims. How has it helped or hindered your own argument? What were your thoughts on the subject before reading and how have they changed? What conclusions can be drawn from the study? How do these issues advance your understanding of culture and crime? (2 full pages)
CHOOSE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS
Arendt, Hannah, On Violence. New York & London: Harcourt Brace & Company. 1969, 1970
Browning, Christopher, Ordinary Men. The Reserve Police Battalion and the Final Solution in Poland, New York, Harper & Perennial, 1998.
Camus, Albert, The Stranger, New York, Random House, 1988.
Conrad, Joseph, The Heart of Darkness, New York, Norton, 1988.
Fanon, Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth, New York, Groove Press, 1963.
Galeano, Eduardo, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, New York, Monthly Review Press, 1997.
Glover, Jonathan, Humanity. A Moral History of the 20th Century. New Haven and London, Yale University Press.
Gourevitch, Philip. We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families. New York, Picador, 1998.
Gross, Jan T. Neighbors. The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland. New York, Penguin Books, 2001.
Jaspers, Karl. The Question of German Guilt. 2nd ed. New York, Fordham.
Levi, Primo, The Drowned and the Saved. New York, Vintage Book, 1989.
Menchu, Rigoberta. I, Rigoberta Menchu. London, New York. Verso, 1984.
Naimark, Norman M. Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth Century Europe. Boston, Harvard University Press, 2001.
Buss, David M. (2005), The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill, New York, Penguin.
Babiak, Paul, and Hare, Robert D. (2006). Snakes in Suit: When Psychopaths go to Work, New York, Harper Collins.
A) In the assessment part you should try to answer the following questions (from your viewpoint, of course):
1. Is the author trying to be objective, or is he expressing an highly personal viewpoint? What does it make you think that?
2. Is it reliable? which means: is the book based on some objective sources, does it quote any kind of source (researches, studies, personal communication). Can you believe or take seriously what you find in it? What does it make you think so?
3. does the material look like anything else you read before (a book, an article) or you watch before (a movies etc.)? What are the similarities?

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