This essay is NOT research papers. Rather, it should summarize your perspectives on a specific topic within each component. This essay is a reflection of knowledge acquired while completing criminal justice coursework. Essay should be written from a first-person perspective (i.e., use “I” statements) while maintaining a formal tone. 4. Do not include an introduction or conclusion; do not rely on external sources; do not repeat yourself. Focus on writing in a clear and concise manner.