Aug 14, 2018  
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CRJU 427 - Alternative Crime Analysis

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: CRJU 410, which may be taken concurrently; and CRJU 320 (previously CRJU 420); or consent of instructor
This course introduces students to structured real-time observations of the world of crime and criminal interdiction. Students will learn about the theories, practices and potential pitfalls of field research, from design to application and interpretation. Students will be introduced to the six most commonly employed approaches in qualitative research: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case studies and content analysis. As a final project, students will choose one approach and will design a mock study intended to enhance potential future study of crime and the criminal justice system.