Intro Res Methods for Policing

POLC 3014

Course description

Students are introduced to social research including quantitative and qualitative patterns associated with crime, violence and deviance. Students identify the major types of research methods most commonly utilized for explaining these patterns in policing research and criminal justice studies, and more globally within the social sciences. Students learn what is involved in doing applied research in policing, e.g. how research is designed, how information is collected by means of interviews, questionnaires, observation, experiments, or case studies, and how information is processed, analyzed and interpreted. In addition, students examine the advantages and shortcomings of each method and the appropriateness of each process for research in policing, with an emphasis being placed upon critical and ethical considerations relevant to applied research.



Course Hours



Undergraduate - degree level level INTS 1002 Multidisciplinary Research Minimum Grade of 50
and Undergraduate - degree level level INTS 1007 Modes of Communication Minimum Grade of 50

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