In this unit, we are almost to the end of the course, and you have learned quite a bit about research in criminal justice. In this presentation, which will serve as a summative assessment of your knowledge to date, you will assume the role of a new criminal justice researcher for a city, state, or federal agency (your choice). Since research is not always welcomed by criminal justice agencies for a variety of reasons, you have been tasked with preparing a PowerPoint presentation to explain and validate your researcher role. In your explanation, you will not only want to identify yourself and your position, but you will also want to focus on the benefits of research, the types of research, and how evaluation research can benefit your agency. Consequently, you will want to include the sections below in your presentation.
Include an introduction.
List your name.
Include your title.
Identify the agency in which you work and provide a short explanation of its goals and history.
Include background information about criminal justice research.
What is research?
Why is it important to the field of criminal justice?
Detail research methodologies.
Include quantitative information.
Provide qualitative information.
Include mixed-methods information.
Provide a comparison of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research.
Include evaluation research.
Explain how this type of research could specifically benefit your agency.
Your presentation should be at least 15 slides in length, not counting the title and reference slides. All information should be presented on the slide rather than in the notes section. At least two outside sources should be used. References should be listed on the references slide, and the presentation should include in-text citations where appropriate. Any images used must be cited and referenced. All referencing must adhere to the APA 7 guidelines.