CJ 200 Criminology
S2J 2006 IN
Senior Adjunct Professor
A.A. (Liberal Arts) L.P.N. Metropolitan Community CollegeB.A. (Political Science) UMKCJ.D. (Law) UMKC
Park University - Independence
05:15 pm to 10:00pm at the Campus or by appointment
March 13, 2006 to May 7, 2006
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Criminology (with CD-ROM and Info Trac)
Larry J. Siegel
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: This Professor's educational philosphy is of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web-sites and writings. The Professor will engage each student in what is referred to as the Aristole Method of teaching to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Mid Term Examination 30 Percent
Final Examination 30 Percent
Class Presentation/Research Paper 30 Percent
Class Participation 10 Percent
90 to 100 percent A
80 to 89 percent B
70 to 79 percent C
60 to 69 percent D
below 60 percent F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course material will result in a reduction of grade by 10 points per class period.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are required to participate in class discussions in an orderly and respectful manner. Students are not to disrupt the class under any circumstances. Any problems or concerns should be addressed individually to the professor.
May 13, 2006
Chapter One-Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Law
May 20, 2006
Chapter Two-The Nature and Extent of Crime
Chapter Three-Victims and Victimization
Chapter Four-Choice Theory
Chapter Five-Trait Theories
Chapter Six-Social Structure Theories
April 3, 2006
Chapter Seven-Process Theories
Chapter Eight-Social Conflict Theory
Chapter Nine-Developmental Theories: Life Course and Latent Trait
Chapter 10-Violent Crimes
Chapter Eleven-Property Crimes
April 17, 2006
Chapter Twelve-Enterprise crime: White-collar, cyber crime and organized crime.
Chapter Thirteen-Public Order Crimes
April 24, 2006
Chapter Fourteen-Overview of the Criminal Justice System
Chapter Fifteen-Police and Law Enforcement
May 1, 2006
Chapter 16-The Judicatory Process
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 897. Any student who is absent for any reason for two or more classes will receive a one letter grade reduction. This policy is necessary as the semester is only eight weeks in length.
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 .