CRIM 517: Research Practicum in Justice Policy & Practice
This research practicum is the capstone course for students pursuing the Criminology Department’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice and MA concentration in Policy and Practice. In the course, students will work with a justice organization (a government agency or a non-profit) to plan, initiate and undertake a research project, focusing on a problem or issue relevant and useful to that organization. This work will culminate in students preparing a policy-oriented report (a “white paper”) as well as a PowerPoint summarizing findings and recommendations for presentation at the final class.
Students will also hear from – and interact with – leading policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice field and have an opportunity to discuss with them current and future challenges in the field as well as career opportunities. Students will prepare a short paper synthesizing insights and information gained from our speakers.
(R 4:30-7:10 pm)