CJS 490

Criminal Justice Capstone Research

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 17, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Special information

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.

Learning outcomes

General

  • 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.