Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CJBA                                     Course Number: 340                                    
Course Title: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course applies statistical and theoretical knowledge acquired in previous courses to the design and implementation of original empirical research in criminal justice. Special attention is paid to data collection, levels of measurement, sampling, threats to validity and reliability, and ethical issues and challenges faced by researchers in the field of criminal justice. Students in this course will select a research question in criminal justice and subsequently proceed through the various steps required to design empirical research to answer that question.

Prerequisite: ENG 201, CJBA 111, CJBA 241
Start Date:    02/02/2015                         End Date: