CJAD6303 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Course Description

Foundations of research design, methodology, and analytic techniques as used in the criminal justice system to include a review and critique of research on crime causation, policing, corrections, and the courts.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Undergraduate coursework in research methods.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a graduate-level understanding of the research methods available to social scientists, including their strengths and limitations.
  • Develop a study of a research question, including literature review methodology, schedule to complete the project, and budget surrounding the topic of human trafficking.
  • Demonstrate the ability to examine a summary of a research study and identify strengths and weakness of the methodology as it pertains to the topic of human trafficking.