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This guide will assist undergraduate students in developing and writing their senior thesis in criminal justice, CJ1950.

Subject Guide

Kelly Safin
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Criminal Justice Capstone - Greensburg Campus

According to the UPG program sheet for criminal justice, this major "couples a strong liberal arts education with professional classes in criminology, law enforcement, criminal law, and corrections."

The Research Process in a Nutshell

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject. For example:
    • school violence
    • three strikes
    • public defenders
    • death row/penalty
    • terrorism
    • cyber crime
  • Search Pittcat Plus and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

These sample worksheets will help you refine your research topic and understand how to evaluate a scholarly journal article.

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