Bi weekly assignment 1 – capstone topic selection paper on criminal

For your Capstone Project you will need to select a Research Study or Staff Study topic on CRIMINAL JUSTICE that you are interested in but also one that is feasible given the time constraints to explore (10 weeks).

What are the research question(s) that you would like to answer? Find something that is specific and that has concepts that can be measured and start to develop a strategy as to how you would study this topic.

Complete a  2-3 page summary and proposal of your research topic. This assignment will form the basis for the introduction to your Capstone Project Paper. Introduce the topic, discuss why you think research or study is needed and develop some research questions you would like answered as part of your study. This is essentially the WHAT and WHY part of your paper. WHAT do you want to study or explore and WHY does it need to be studied?

You can also consult the following guide for help formulating your ideas. http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/introduction