May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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JS 0503 - Criminal Justice Research Methods


3 Credit Hours
Examines the basic concepts of criminal justice. Students will learn both quantitative and qualitative research techniques necessary for systematic analysis of the criminal justice system, offender behavior, crime trends, and program effectiveness. Additionally, students will become familiar with existing sources of criminal justice data and will learn to assess the quality of that data, and learn to critically evaluate existing research. Lastly, students will be required to synthesize advanced scholarly, knowledge, critique theoretical concepts, and master disciplinary and inter- disciplinary skills in knowledge in the creation of research proposals. Cross-listed with CJ 305.Prerequisites: Junior level standing, 3.2 GPA, and permission of the instructor. This graduate-level course may meet concurrently with an undergraduate course, but students may not enroll in both the undergraduate and graduate courses simultaneously. Undergraduate students who enroll in the graduate course must have instructor permission, submit all required documentation, and are required to complete all the graduate coursework. Undergraduate students may be able to count hours toward a graduate degree (but this is not guaranteed). Prerequisites: Junior level standing, 3.2 GPA, and permission of the instructor.



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