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CJ 200 Criminology
DeAngelis, George A.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseCJ 200 Criminology SM
SemesterF1N2005
FacultyDeAngelis, George A.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Daytime Phone240-7694
E-Mailgeorge.deangelis@pirate.park.edu
geoangel2000@yahoo.com
Semester DatesAugust 23-October 06,2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time2:00 - 5:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
CRIMINOLOGY, 5th Edition, Adler, Mueller, and Laufer; McGraw Hill
ISBN 007255952-7


Course Description:
An examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction of criminal behavior.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philisophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner to explore new ideas in a friendly learning environment.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of course work, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the causation of crime and it's related theories; understand and discuss the criminological approach to the criminal justice system; understand and discuss knowledge of criminal behavior, social control, alternative explanations of crime, as well as punishment.

Course Assessment:
There will be a Mid Term Examination, a Final Examination, 4 quizzes, and a written project. In addition, participation and attendance will figure into final grade.

Grading:
Mid Yerm Exam              30%
Final Exam                 30%
Written Project            20%
4 Quizzes                  10%
Attend & Particip          10%


100-90                     A
89-80                      B
79-70                      C
69-60                      D
59-below                   F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be accepted without penalty only with prior arrangements with instructor; otherwise all latework will result in penalty of one letter grade lowered.
Students will not be allowed to make up quizzes or exams due to unexcused absences

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend classes as scheduled. Attendance is a very important part of final grade. Students are expected to remain for the entire class period. Determination of excused and unexcused absences remains with the discretion of the instructor as per Park University Policy. Excessive absences is grounds for dismissal from the course. Students who are disrespectful, abusive, or unruly towards others, to include any faculty, will be asked to leave the class, and are grounds for dismissal from the course. Plagerism and dishonesty will not be tolerated in any degree or manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
August 23      Course Intro & Chapter 1
August 25      Chapter 2

August 30      Chapter 3 Quiz 1
September 1    Chapter 4

September 6    Chapter 5 Quiz 2 Review Mid Term
September 8    Mid Term Exam Chapters 1-5

September 13   Chapters 6 & 7
September 15   Chapters 8 & 9

September 20   Chapter 10 Quiz 3
September 22   Chapter 11

September 27   Chapter 12 Writing Project Due
September 29   Chapter 13 Quiz 4

October 04     Chapters 14 & 15 Final Exam Review
October 06     Final Exam Chapters 6-15

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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