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Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ295 Course ID: 4245 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is the final course needed for the completion of the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree. The course is designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Criminal Justice. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates their grasp of the criminal justice field. This is a culminating course to be taken after all other Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice courses have been satisfactorily completed. Students must have completed at least 49 semester hours in their program. This course is to be taken as the LAST course in the AA in Criminal Justice program.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Examine the philosophies and operations of the three principal branches of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.

CO2: Analyze current issues facing the criminal justice system.

CO3: Identify the elements that make a source of information an acceptable scholarly reference.

CO4: Demonstrate the ability to conduct criminal justice literature reviews by using the online library academic databases to find and evaluate scholarly references.

CO5: Produce an APA 6th edition style final research project.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Thesis Statement 5.00 %
Thesis Statement 5.00 %
Forums 24.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.00 %
Week 2 Forum 3.00 %
Week 3 Forum 3.00 %
Week 4 Forum 3.00 %
Week 5 Forum 3.00 %
Week 6 Forum 3.00 %
Week 7 Forum 3.00 %
Week 8 Forum 3.00 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Annotated Bibliography 15.00 %
Rough Draft 15.00 %
Final Paper 40.00 %
Final Paper 40.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.