[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 527 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice II

3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CRJ 526 .
Because the bulk of what is done in the criminal justice area depends heavily on things that have been tried in the past (the "data"), it is important to know how to treat data. This course will expose the graduate student to the more common statistical techniques and concepts used in criminal justice research and evaluation to treat the data generated by that system. The concentration will be on psychological and sociological statistics, for that is what is common in the field. Such an understanding is critical for both the producer and consumer of data in the criminal justice system in order to critically evaluate new knowledge as it is generated and presented by others as well as themselves.