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%
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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