The class project will provide students the opportunity to share their research

The class project will provide students the opportunity to share their research interests and demonstrate their accumulated knowledge of research methods in criminal justice. Specifically, students will submit a project (e.g., Power Point presentation, report, podcast, video, or paper) related to any current concern, issue, policy area, law, or practice of the American criminal justice system. Specifically, students must select an issue in criminal justice and propose at least one research design or methodological approach to examine the topic. Students must be sure to justify their selection and explain why it is the best approach to examine their topic. For example, a student may select a topic such as illegal drug use among college seniors and propose a survey as the methodological approach to investigate illegal drug use among college seniors. Students are encouraged to obtain feedback from the instructor for topic selection or inquiries. Presentations will be graded on originality, thoroughness, critical thinking, and organization. The class project is worth 50 pts.
See additional examples of acceptable topics for the class projects below:
A quasi-experimental design to determine the impact of an after school program on expulsions among Latinx youth
A case study to understand the predictors of gun violence among youth on probation
Interviews to understand barriers to successfully implementing body worn cameras among law enforcement officers

The class project will provide students the opportunity to share their research
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