CRJS 690. Criminal Justice Policy Analysis. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: CRJS 501, CRJS 617, CRJS/SOCY 620 and CRJS/GVPA/PADM/URSP 623, each with a minimum grade of B. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Integration of knowledge of criminological theory and justice policy with the research skills acquired while working toward completion of the graduate degree. Successful completion of this course requires the formulation of a research question that addresses a problem of criminal justice policy, the conceptualization of the scope of the answer to the research question and the submission of an in-depth analysis of the question with reference to theory, methodology and policy.