Course Description –
The student will examine the major methods of gathering, analyzing and reporting social data. The student will focus on the purpose and logic of scientific inquiry and research techniques in criminal justice. The student will understand the emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including data collection, experimental and non-experimental designs, measurements procedures, sampling methods and interpretations of research results.
- Completion of all required CRJU 2000 and 3000 Level Courses
Required Course Resources –
- Course Textbook:
- Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, Michael G. Maxfield and Earl R. Babbie 7th ed.
Course Learning Outcomes –
- Identify who is involved as offender, victim and professional in the criminal justice system.
- Describe the nature and frequency of different kinds of crime and disorder problems.
- Discuss why offender are involved in a particular patterns of behavior?
- Discuss how different kinds of offenses are committed and how should the justice system agencies prevent and respond to problems of crime and safety.