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Administration of Justice - T. Raber

A guide for ADMJ 1501, 1502, & 1505

Capstone Project

The capstone project requires a written research paper and a class presentation. The capstone project asks: Why do people commit crimes, and what is the best way the criminal justice system can address criminal behaviors?


Select a current issue, concern, practice, or policy associated with the criminal justice system. Suggested topics for consideration:

  • Police corruption
  • Racial profiling
  • Hate crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Cybercrimes
  • Human trafficking
  • Mental illness
  • Gangs
  • Capital punishment
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Wrongful conviction
  • Prisoner's rights
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Terrorism


  • Minimum of three (3) scholarly sources are required: Books, eBooks, and/or journal articles.

APA Formatting

  • 1" margins
  • Size 12 font
  • Cover Page & Reference Page
  • Three to five pages, excluding the cover page and the reference page