CMRJ696 Capstone – Theory to Practice (3 semester hours)

This course enables the student to demonstrate the understanding of current criminal justice theory by applying theories to practice in the criminal justice system. Students are to address two criminal justice theories from two of the three pillars of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, courts, and corrections. During Week 4, the student will submit a paper with a 20-30 page body on one current criminal justice theory impacting one of the three criminal justice pillar. During Week 8, the student will submit a paper with a 20-30 page body on one current criminal justice theory impacting one of the other two criminal justice pillars. Thus the student will complete two papers. For example the Week 4 paper will have a law enforcement focus while the Week 8 paper will have a corrections focus. The intent of the course is to demonstrate understanding of how criminal justice theories apply in two components of the criminal justice system.