JJS690 Capstone Project

Lead Faculty: Dr. Cynthia E. Sytsma

Course Description

A two-month course required for all JJS candidates. Culminates the research and writing of a substantial original work on a juvenile justice pre-approved project of personal interest involving critical examination and evaluation of primary and secondary sources with faculty supervision and guidance. All projects must include a lens towards exceptional populations. Grading is by H, S, or U only. Course is eligible for In Progress grade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct research utilizing primary and secondary sources on a pre-approved topic.
  • Utilize research procedures in developing a proposal that can be applied to the juvenile justice environment.
  • Develop a data-gathering tool to assess a pre-approved question on an area within the juvenile justice field.