Assignment 2: How Research Benefits the Criminal Justice System
Criminal justice research benefits society, the practitioner, and you as a student in many ways. The research provides a base of learning competencies regarding various criminal justice research methods related to criminology and crime, crime control, justice, and policy-making decisions.
As a student of criminal justice, you will be exposed to various practical research endeavors and designs in all areas of the criminal justice system. You will learn a variety of research methods and designs related to criminal justice data. Understanding criminal justice research will help you develop practical, critical, analytical, and thinking skills, both as an interpreter and user of criminal justice research and policy decision making.
By Saturday, April 15, 2017, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
By Wednesday, April 19, 2017, read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Consider commenting on the analyses your fellow students provided. Pose questions for your fellow students on any point you would like to explore further.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.