Title Page (where you put the exact Title Question, student ID, degree course and date).
Abstract (on the next page, put up a single paragraph of a maximum of 200 words, 100-150 is fine, where you summarize the whole report) (This IS NOT part of the 1500 word count limit).
Contents (on the next page, list chapters of the report in numerical sequence and the sub-sections for each chapter, with Page numbering on the right side). (This is NOT part of the 1500 word limit).
Introduction (on the next page, explain the aims of your report – what you are going to do; then explain the topics of the report – what you are going to cover; and then signal the findings of the report – how far you are going to agree or disagree with the statement that “we are all equal before the law” in practice as well as in theory? This can be done in bullet points and text OR as a couple of paragraphs; you have 200-300 words for this as a guide).
Topic (on the next page, explain your social group and then the issue they face; for example……women and unequal pay despite doing the same job as men; or…..young black men and excessive stop-and-search despite criminal intent supposed to be the focus, and so on. Explain the discrimination arising in practice and a little bit of background history about it; you have 300- 400 words for this as a guide and there are four underlined possible sub-sections shown).
Law (on the next page, explain first the relevant law that is meant to deal with the issue you have covered in the Topic section and then second, what it says should happen…..for example, for women and unequal pay, the 1970 Equal Pay Act, the 2010 Equality Act, the Policy Guidance and Practice Guidance for how the law is to be applied in practice; for young black men and stop-and-search, the 1984 Police and Criminal Evidence Act, the 2005 Serious Organized Crime and Police Act, the Codes of Practice A to H for how the law is to be applied in practice; show third, how the law changes overtime to try and keep up to date with the issues in society; you have 300- 400 words for this as a guide and there are three underlined possible sub-sections shown).
Practice (on the next page, using case law, explain first, how well the law is working in practice when tested in the courts – is it alleviating the situation and tackling the discrimination? OR, second, is it compounding the situation and actually making things worse? OR, third, is it a bit of both and maybe, fourth, look at whether other factors are involved as well? Here, you focus on how the law is tested and is enforced in real life; you have 300- 400 words for this as a guide.
Conclusion– (on the next page, first, summarize the overall findings of the report and link these to a
final statement, second, where you answer the Assignment Title Question directly; you have 100-200 words for this as a guide and there are two possible underlined sub-sections shown). Word Count (at the end of Conclusion, put down your word count. You have 1500 words available and you can go 10% over this, so the maximum is 1650 words).
References (on a separate page, list in alphabetical order the sources used inside the report, with 6 needed as the minimum to pass, including 1 lecture handout and 1 workshop handout. Websites can be used but make sure they are of a decent academic quality; this is NOT part of the word count).
Appendices (on a separate page, list in numerical order any additional material cited in the report. This is optional however and you will not be marked down for leaving this out, but this is NOT part of
the word count).