The MCJ capstone course provides a process and
structure for SPA faculty to ensure that all MCJ graduates can
demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and principles conveyed in the
core curriculum, and can apply that knowledge to an analysis of
contemporary issues in criminal justice. The written products of this
seminar will be tangible evidence of a degree candidate’s qualifications
and expertise—the centerpiece of a professional portfolio that
candidates may use to secure or to be advanced in employment.
The Capstone Course will explore aspects of criminology and the
criminal justice system that have been taught in various course in the
Criminology and Criminal Justice program. Students will use the final
capstone project to display their understanding and awareness of a
specific justice system issue. Students will choose an area of interest
that was emphasized in any of the courses in the Criminology and
Criminal Justice program and partner with a local government agency or
non-profit program to conduct a final project. In the Advanced Seminar Course in Criminal Justice,
students will demonstrate their mastery of the knowledge and skills
acquired in core courses, as applied to either their chosen program
concentration or individualized program.
Link to more capstone information here.