Prerequisites: SOC 250 or CJS 102 or CJS 302. Preparatory: SBS 320. Note: CJS 430 and 430L are corequisite classes. CJS 430/L is designed to give the student a working knowledge of basic research methods and data used in the study of criminology and criminal justice. The seminar portion of the course is designed to highlight the research process, ethical issues, different types of quantitative and qualitative research designs, data analysis, and the reporting of research results in the context of criminal justice research and practice. The laboratory portion of the course will provide hands-on instruction for students to become proficient with basic data analysis techniques and technologies. The process of conducting research and writing research results will be directly experienced firsthand through a combination of seminar and laboratory activities and assignments.