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CJ 200 Criminology
Grove, Cloyd


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 ML
SemesterF1Z2005
FacultyGrove, Cloyd
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMasters of Human Services
Bachelor of Science, Sociology
Daytime Phone(406) 455-8412
Other Phone(4060 452-5425
E-Mailcgrove@park.edu
groves20@bresnan.net
Semester Dates8-8 to 10-9-2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:45 - 10:15 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
"Introduction to Criminology" Hagan, 5th edition,
ISBN 0-534-53444-9

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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:
Instructor Grove's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive.  Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:
Identify and analyze the causes and theories of crime and criminal activities.
Recognize the historical foundations of the study of criminal behavior.
Examine ways in which society today deals with criminal behavior and its efforts at preventing and punishing criminal behavior.

Course Assessment:
Reading assignments. 2. Completion of research requirements. 3. Completion of written assignments Students will prepare a research paper on a known serial killer or mass murderer and explain the possible causes of the individuals behavior. 4. Present their findings to the other members of the class. 5. Mid-term and final examination. 6. Quizzes

Grading:
Mid Term 25%
Final 25%
Quizzes 10
Paper 25%
Oral Presentation 15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. If students know they are going to miss it is their responsibility to submit the assignment prior to the due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or providing items from missed classes. 2. Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Your in-class participation is evident in your grades through the oral presentations, chapter discussions, etc.  Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions. 3. No makeup exams will be given unless the student makes arrangements to take tests prior to the due date if they are not going to be present. 4. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
8/8/05 Chapter 1,  Introduction to Criminology
8/10   Chapter 2,  Research Methods in Criminology
8/15   Chapter 3,  General Characteristics Crime &
      Criminals
8/17   Chapter 4,  Theory, Classical, Positivistic
8/22   Chapter 5,  Theory, Sociological Mainstream
8/24   Chapter 6,  theory, Sociological Critical
8/29   Chapter 7,  Violent Crime
8/31   Midterm
9/5    Chapter 8,  Property Crime
9/7    Chapter 9,  Professional Crime
9/12   Chapter 10, Occupational Crime
9/14   Review of Serial Killers
9/19   Review of Gangs
9/21   Review of Terrorism
9/26   Chapter 13,Organized Crime
9/28   Start Presentations
10/3   Start Presentations
10/5   Final and paper
10/9   End of semester

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

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.
NOTE: An attendance report of “P” (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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