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CJ 200 Criminology
Turner, Roger D.


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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

F1Y 2005 MN

Faculty

Turner, Roger D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA - Criminal Justice - Memphis State University

Office Hours

Available before and after class and upon request

Daytime Phone

901-568-2065

E-Mail

Roger.Turner@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 21, 2006 thru October 15, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:10 - 9:45 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction - Frank Schmalleger - Fourth Edition

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Course Description:
( <A href="http://www.park.edu/COURSE/INDEX.ASPX?CLASS=SO 200">SO 200</A>) 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 this class. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's education philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, qizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core 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 punishing criminal behavior.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Because this course requires an expression of opinions and comments, debate of the issues will be expected.  IN this way the instructor can better grasp student understanding of vital concepts pertaining to the subject.  Written opinions are vital to the course and will be facilitated by completion of chapter questions at the end of each chapter and through quiz questions provided by the instructor.

Grading:

Examination 1      - 25%

Examination 2       - 25%

Examination 3       - 25%

Chapter Assgn.     - 15%

Class participation - 15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material without a valid excuse will suffer a letter grade reduction.  The instructor will be the final source for the determination of whether the reason for the late submission is a valid one.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Timely attendance is a prerequisite for success in this course.  Students will be expected to express personal opinions concerning crime causation in our society.  All students should respect the viewpoints of others as part of the overall effort to arrive at an integrated understanding of crime causation in our society.8/22

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date                                                      Assignment

8/22 - 8/23                                            Chapters 1 & 2

8/29 - 8/31                                            Chapter 3 / Review

9/5 - 9/7                                                Exam #1 / Chapter 4

9/12 - 9/ 14                                           Chapters 5 & 6

9/19 - 9/ 21                                           Chapters 7 & 8

9/26 - 9/ 28                                           Review / Exam #2

10/ 03 - 10/ 05                                      Chapters 15 & 16

10/ 10 - 10/ 12                                     Comprehensive Review / Exam #3

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate

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 87
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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
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".
A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
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.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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 .
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. 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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