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CJ 200 Criminology
Scoville, Vernon


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.

Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S2J 2006 IN

Faculty

Scoville, Vernon

Title

Senior Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

A.A. (Liberal Arts)  L.P.N.   Metropolitan Community College
B.A. (Political Science) UMKC
J.D. (Law) UMKC

Office Location

Park University - Independence

Office Hours

05:15 pm to 10:00pm at the Campus or by appointment

Daytime Phone

816.881.4606

Other Phone

816.516.4633

E-Mail

vernon.scoville@pirate.park.edu

scoville@courts.mo.gov

Web Page

http://16thcircuit.org/Division 28

Semester Dates

March 13, 2006 to May 7, 2006

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminology (with CD-ROM and Info Trac)
9th Edition
Larry J. Siegel
0534645771

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

  1. Students will evaluate the role of the crimnologist in the criminal justice system.
  2. Students will identify the different types of crimes.
  3. Students will identify the methodology used in the criminal justice system.
  4. Students will discuss the theories of criminology.
  5. After completing this course, you should:
  6. Know how to define crime
  7. Understand how much crime "there is".
  8. Understand what crime trends are and how to determine pratterns in the crime rate.
  9. Understand how people fall victim to crime and who is likely to become a victim
  10. Learn how our system of criminal law developed, and the basic elements of crimes.
  11. Understand what criminology is
  12. Understnad a scientific approach to criminology
  13. Understand how social influences affect crime
  14. Understand the causation theories of crime
Class Assessment:
Examinations, presentations, papers and current events articles relating to criminal justice

Grading:
Mid Term Examination             30 Percent
Final Examination                30 Percent
Class Presentation/Research Paper   30 Percent
Class Participation              10 Percent

Grading Scale
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.

WEEK

Date

Assignments

One

May 13, 2006

Chapter One-Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Law

Two

May 20, 2006

Chapter Two-The Nature and Extent of Crime
Chapter Three-Victims and Victimization
Chapter Four-Choice Theory
Presentations

Three

May 27,2006

Chapter Five-Trait Theories
Chapter Six-Social Structure Theories
Presentation

Four

April 3, 2006

Chapter Seven-Process Theories
Chapter Eight-Social Conflict Theory
Chapter Nine-Developmental Theories:  Life Course and Latent Trait

Five

April 10,2006

Mid-term Examination
Chapter 10-Violent Crimes
Chapter Eleven-Property Crimes
Presentations

Six

April 17, 2006

Chapter Twelve-Enterprise crime: White-collar, cyber crime and organized crime.
Chapter Thirteen-Public Order Crimes
Presentations

Seven

April 24, 2006

Chapter Fourteen-Overview of the Criminal Justice System
Chapter Fifteen-Police and Law Enforcement
Presentations

Eight

May 1, 2006

Chapter 16-The Judicatory Process
Chapter Seventeen-Corrections
Final Exam
Presentations


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.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
7.  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 .

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