Describe your area of interest in criminal justice and the specific topic within it that you wish to examine.
Explain why this specific topic interests you and what insight you hope to gain by studying it.
Describe the research question you formulated.
Explain which type of research design would be most appropriate for your study and why.
Reference: Bachman, R., & Schutt, R. K. (2014). The practice of research in criminology and criminal justice (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
To prepare for this Application Assignment, select a topic in an area of interest in criminal justice and formulate a research question related to this topic. Your Instructor can assist you in topic selection. The research question you develop will be used for your Final Project that you submit in Week 11.