2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJC 640 - Qualitative Methods in Criminal Justice

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

This course provides an introduction to qualitative research methods and how they are often applied in the study of crime and justice. Qualitative methods includes a wide variety of challenging techniques such as participant observation, ethnography, interviewing, field interviews, historical analysis, case studies, and textual analysis. The course will explore these various techniques as well as the uses, strengths and limitations of qualitative research. In addition, the course content will include designing, conducting, and writing up qualitative research. Finally, the process of grounded theory construction is explored.
Prerequisite: CRJC 501  and CRJC 521  and CRJC 540  and CRJC 550  or permission of instructor

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