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The study is designed to test the effectiveness of specific experiential e-learning strategies for criminal justice students, this study seeks to determine how a comprehensive series of videos that includes a criminal trial and interviews of the judge, defense counsel, prosecution, investigators and court director discussing their roles enhanced course and learning outcomes. The second study purpose is to test the effectiveness of a comprehensive and interactive criminal justice computer model that allows the students to work within the multifaceted and complex system and explore descriptions, concepts, theories, relationships, and sequences in order to enhance learning outcomes regarding the system(s) of justice, its challenges, and opportunities. The study will be a mixed methods study concentrating on both focus groups and a survey instrument for evaluation of effectiveness variables. The analysis will help to discern the quality and effectiveness of the digital learning tools both from the student perspective and the field expert perspective.

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Office of Research, Scholarship and Writing

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College of Health and Public Administration


Criminology and Criminal Justice | Educational Technology | Online and Distance Education

Interactive, Holistic, and Experiential Criminal Justice Online Learning Environment