Fall 2022

CJUS 561


Catalog: Study of a major aspect of, or problem in, the criminal justice area.

Supplemental: The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to

take a CJUS course to augment their regular schedule. Likewise, this course will allow the student to enhance or develop his/her research and writing skills. Furthermore, the student is provided with an opportunity to research a topic of serious interest to them for personal and/or academic reasons.



This course is a TBA course without formal class meetings and lectures, but no student should imagine that less than suitable academic work will somehow be rewarded with a superior final grade for this class.

Students enrolled in this course will select a suitable research topic and clear it with the instructor to assure that the topic is appropriate and acceptable. After getting the topic approved by the professor, the student will spend significant time gathering information, facts, figures and so forth needed to actually write a high quality research paper.

I expect a 25 page research paper of true academic quality as the end product. This length DOES NOT include a reference page/pages that I expect will be attached at the end of the actual research paper. The paper should be done in 12 font, double-spaced, and follow APA referencing guidelines.

Please feel free to contact me should you need additional guidance, instructions, or help.

ALL papers are DUE on 25 November 2022. I will automatically lower your grade if the paper is tardy or late. Since you have an entire semester to work on this research paper, please do not wait until the last minute to begin your research and write your paper.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD A PAPER FROM THE INTERNET and present it to me as original work performed by you!! This has happened in the past…Do not do it!!

Academic Integrity Statement:

Please visit the MSU web page at for McNeese

State’s official policy regarding cheating, plagiarism, and other issues pertaining to

academic honesty and integrity. It is expected that students will abide by these policies.

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