Criminal Justice Capstone Research
Prerequisites: Either CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice OR CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice AND CJS 301 Research Methods in Criminal Justice. Co-Requisites: CJS 320 Criminology and Public Policy AND CJS 360 Diversity in Criminal Justice AND CJS 375 Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice. Note: This course should be taken the semester the student graduates.
Using both a theoretical and practical framework, this experience is designed to help students integrate and synthesize their undergraduate experiences. An applied project demonstrates discipline mastery of a subject and serves as a vehicle for future work and study in the criminal justice field. Note: This course should be taken the semester the student graduates.
- Apply the basic concepts of Research Methods to solving criminal justice problems.
- Demonstrate the synthesis of theory with practice.
- Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
- Evaluate the relationship between academic knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge to the field.
- Formulate a solution to a criminal justice problem that demonstrates mastery of the Criminal Justice discipline.