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This capstone course is designed to synthesize the information and insights from the other courses in the criminology curriculum.

Course Description

This capstone course is designed to synthesize the information and insights from the other courses in the criminology curriculum. It includes computer-based research in crime trends and causes, a research project that evaluates criminal justice policy-making, an assessment of each senior Criminal Justice major’s knowledge level through the administration of a nationally based criminology achievement examination, and exposure to components of the criminal justice system through volunteer experience at local agencies.

Major Assignment

Students will be creating a police department during this project.

  • Grading will be measured on skills of applying the  knowledge you have acquired across your educational program.
  • The principles that are being researched and implemented are the same principles you would use when developing a new correctional facility, court system, parole or probation system or other related criminal justice agency.
  • You are expected to work in groups.  Detailed information on the project is included at the end
    of the syllabus.
  • No more than 20% of the written assignment in this course may be attributed to referenced sources. You can gather information, interview key people, use key resources and data sets, but in the end it is your plan.