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Course Description: This basic course provides an examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction of criminal behavior will be covered in class. 3:0:3 (From catalog 2005-2006)
Educational Philosophy: The primary means of instruction employed by the facilitator will be the discussion of specific relevant topics addressed in assigned readings. Weekly topics will be supplemented with video-tape presentations and current event magazine and newspaper article class discussion topics.
Learning Outcomes:1. Identify and analyze the causes and theories of crime and criminal activities.
2. Recognize the historical foundations of the study of criminal behavior.
3. Examine ways in which society today deals with criminal behavior and its efforts at preventing and punshing criminal behavior.
Course Assessment: All students will be evaluated on presented course material through a midterm examination, final examination, written research paper, quizes, oral presentation and class participation.
Grading: The value each evaluated requirement is a percentage of the final course grade and listed as follows:
Midterm Examination 25%
Final Examination 25%
Written Research Paper 25%
Oral Presentation 10%
Class Participation 5%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments must submitted on time. No substitute or extra-credit work is allowed.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are requested to read all assigned assignments and be prepared to discuss the assigned material in class. Students are further requested to obtain any assigments missed as a result of being absent from class and be prepared to submit the assignment by the next class meeting.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: August 25, 2005-Class Introduction/Chapter 1
August 30, 2005-Chapter 2 & 3 (Quiz 1)
September 1, 2005-Chapter 4
September 6, 2005-Chapter 5 (Quiz 2)
September 8, 2005-Chapter 6
September 13, 2005-Chapter 7(Quiz 3)
September 15, 2005-Chapter 8
September 20, 2005-Midterm Examination
September 22, 2005-Chapters 9/10
September 27, 2005-Chapter 11 (Quiz 4)
September 29, 2005-Chapter 12
October 4, 2005-Chapter 13 (Quiz 5)
October 6, 2005-Chapter 14 & Oral Presentations
October 11-Chapters 15/16 & Oral Presentations
October 13-Final Examination/Research Papers Due
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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