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A guide to resources for criminal justice students

About APA Style: Fast Facts

Current edition: 7th

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  • APA 7th ed. book coverAPA = American Psychological Association, a professional society for psychology and the governing body of APA Style.
  • There are 2 versions of an APA document: one for students, and one for professionals.
    • A student APA paper contains at least 3 pages: title page, paper, references.
    • A professional APA paper contains at least 4 pages: title page, abstract, paper, and references.
  • There is no font requirement as long as the same font is used throughout the text of the paper. We still recommend Times New Roman size 12, however!

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