CRJU 4800 - Senior Capstone


This course serves as a comprehensive experience in criminal justice utilizing the student's knowledge and academic skills, including pursuing archival research, journal keeping, note-taking, and report writing to address a topic or issue of contemporary interest in criminal justice or one of its sub-fields. The course will be taught at the senior level and will focus on criminal justice issues at the national and international levels. In addition to the course requirements, students will complete a major research paper to be submitted at the end of the course. Criminal Justice majors must pass with a "C" or better. This course serves as a capstone course for criminal justice majors.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the essential content of the criminology core curriculum
  2. Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze major concepts and theoretical perspectives in criminal justice
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of essential elements of academic and professional writing
  • Module 1: Police
  • Module 2: Courts
  • Module 3: Corrections

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1101
  • CRJU 3700
  • 45 hours of upper-level criminal justice courses
  • Senior standing

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