The final project will consist of a final paper and a discussion question & answer forum about a critical issue in the criminal justice system. You may choose a topic covered in this course, or choose a topic that we did not cover. To help you stay on track and ensure that you write the best paper you can, this assignment will be broken into manageable pieces throughout the semester. In addition, while your assignments will be graded individually and the major portions of the assignment (the proposal, plan, bibliography and final paper) will be done individually, this is intended to be in part a collaborative assignment. It’s expected that you will actively participate in the research journal discussion forum to benefit from the feedback of your classmates and help them with their work in turn.