CJ299- Associates Capstone in Criminal Justice. Unit 2 Seminar. Seminar Goals. In this seminar:
CJ299- Associates Capstone in Criminal Justice
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we will review the major project due in your capstone course. We will discuss some potential problems that exist in one of the criminal justice fields, as well as discuss some solutions necessary to solve these issues.
Come to seminar with ideas for your major research project and any questions associated with the assignment.
What is the purpose of the paper?
Professionals are expected to make significant contributions to their field of study
Your paper should:
identify a problem in your scope of interest,
examine the current research to help present a reasonable and accurate description of the problem
And seek to identify reasonable solutions
What steps do we take to complete this project?
Unit 1- identify the ‘umbrella’ issue”
Corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement, etc.
Unit 2-identify three problems under your umbrella
Aging populations in prison
Medical treatment in prison
Juveniles in the adult system
Unit 3- Choose your issue
Things to consider:
Does the issue interest you?
Did your research uncover potential solutions to the problem?
Will you be able to prove the viability of these solutions?
Unit 4- Research your issue
Find what has been addressed previously
Take careful notes on what has been discovered
Consider carefully what solutions have already been proposed
Unit 5- Find at least three potential solutions
Gather as much information as you can on each
Separate the research into that which supports your argument and that which refutes it
Unit 6- Identify the most viable solution
Submit your thesis statement and opening paragraph
Briefly identify your supporting arguments
Unit 7- Create a PowerPoint that clearly outlines your thoughts, argument, and your supporting research
Unit 8- Write your paper
Unit 9- Continue to write and submit your paper
Your final paper should be:
5-7 typed pagesof actual content, not including the cover page or reference page, etc.
It should be formatted under the style guidelines of the APA style manual and
must meet the standards established in the student manual provided with this course.