In this week’s discussion you will take a look at the importance of research to criminal justice. Research can provide suggested causes of problems practitioners face as well as potential solutions via informing policies and procedures. For this week’s discussion please:
- Find a recent crime story or problem and post a link or citation to this reference. It might make sense to use the topic of your literature review for this discussion.
- Briefly recap the crime story (250 words or less) and the problem you are looking to address.
- For your reply posts, try to post one hypothesis you have, or one suggested research study you would like to see happen, that would provide a scientific solution to this crime problem. Discuss how criminal justice policy or procedure might be improved by improved theory or research into this particular issue.