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JUST4001 Research in Criminal Justice

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: JUST4001

Credits: 3

Term: Fall, Spring

About the Course:

This course provides an introduction to the practice of research in criminal justice and criminology. Students learn the logic of scientific inquiry and social research methods as they design a research project. Students learn about research ethics; research design issues such as sampling and measurement; and explore methods of data collection, including survey, experimental, and evaluation research. Students write five short research papers, along with short factual problem assignments. Students also work on a formal research proposal throughout the semester and defend that proposal at the end of the semester.  Prerequisites: JUST3200.

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