I am writing a sample academic paper for a class I'm co-teaching on social welfare policies. I am trying to accomplish two things-- 1) to discuss a topic I am passionate about (unfairness towards juvenile offenders living in poverty and stuck in a cycle of fees and court appearances) and 2) Demonstrate the proper formatting for an academic paper and citing of sources.
I have included sources that you may find helpful, but feel free to find more. I also have included a rough intro, just to get you started on the topic. You can use this intro in the paper, but remember to cut out the paragraphs where I insert my opinion (and rather, replace with a quote or citation from an article that says something similar- it is an academic paper, after all).
EDIT: This paper should include a one-page introduction. The overall paper should have at least eight academic sources in APA citation standards. The paper should also include history of the policy [fining juveniles], its current status, challenges to it, and similar policies in other nationals.