Poster Session

Bridging Research to CJ Practices — An Applied Approach to Teaching a Capstone

Fri, 12:45pm–2:00pm

Becoming law enforcement officers or other CJ practitioners is one of the main career goals of most students who major in Criminal Justice. With such a practical mentality, it is difficult for them to understand the needs and importance of learning research as a mandatory requirement for their CJ degree. By bridging research to CJ practice in a capstone, the instructor was able to open a unique opportunity for the students to practice their research skills and effectively learn the benefits of research to their careers. The selected students’ final research projects will be used to demonstrate their successful learning outcomes.

Situ-Liu, Amy

I have taught the capstone for five years and experienced many different teaching approaches. The proposed topic is the one that best connects students learning to the service of community.