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CJ 200 Criminology
Infinito, Vincent


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

S2M 2008 CH

Faculty

Infinito, Vincent

Title

Senior Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., St.Francis College
J.D., Georgetown University

Office Location

Training Bldg., MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, NC

Office Hours

3:30 - 4:30, Mon.& Wed.

Daytime Phone

252-638-4980

E-Mail

Vincent.Infinito@park.edu

infinetics@earthlink.net

Semester Dates

March 17 - May 12, 2008

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY, Hagan;  5th Ed. Wadsworth, 2002.
            ISBN 0-534-53444-9

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:


Deviant Behavior, 
McCaghy ,(MacMillan) 1978; A Heuristic Model of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Zalman (Univ. of Illinois) 1981; The  Criminal and His Victim, Hans vonHertig (Yale Univ Press) 1948; Criminology, Sutherland & Cressey (1.B.Lippencott) 1960; Sense and Nonsense About Crime, 2nd Ed.,Monterey, California:Brooks/Cole, 1989; Crime and Criminals; Contemporary and Classic Readings in Criminology, Los Angeles:Roxbury, 1998, Frank R.Scarpitti and Amie Nielson, editors; Crime and Justice: Issues and Ideas, Jenkins, Philip, 1984, Monterey, California:Brooks/Cole;

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National Institute of Justice    -    www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/
Bureau of Justice Statistics      -    www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
Library of Congress                -   www.loc.gov/
National Criminal Justice Reference Service   -   www.ncjrs.org
U.S. Dept. of Justice      -    www. usdoj.gov/
Wadsworth Crim. Justice Resource Center- http://cj.wadsworth.com

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 to criminal behavior will be covered in this class. 3:0:3

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:

For CJ200, all students will complete an essay, 6-8 pages (1,500 to 2,000 words) in length (excluding the cover sheet and bibliography pages) which compares and contrasts two of the theories of crime and criminal activity discussed in the course. You are free to select the theories you wish to examine. It is also acceptable to compare or contrast theories from different disciplines. In other words, you may choose to compare one of the sociological theories with a similar perspective in the psychological theories. Your essay should consider the historical foundations of the study of criminal behavior; and examine ways in which society responds to criminal behavior in terms of prevention and punishment. The paper should be written in APA format and have at least four sources, three of which should be sources not covered in the course. The essay should contain a title page, an outline, and a bibliography.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurement:

 Class Participation:                   

 Mid- Term Examination:           

 Term Paper:  (Core Assessment)                          

 Final Examination:                    

Grading:

 Class Participation:                         10%

 Mid- Term Examination:                 30%

 Term Paper: (Core Assessment)     30%

 Final Examination:                          30%

Students will be prepared to discuss all scheduled assignments in class.

The grade scale is as follows:

A -93% or above

B -85% to 92.99%

C -77% to 84.99%        

D -70% to 76.99%

F -below 70% 

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.” All tests must be taken on the dates the class is given the test. Extreme situations may be handled by the
    instructor on a case-by-case basis. A determination of an “extreme situation” is solely the instructor’s.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Cell phones, beepers and other communication devices are not to be used, or on, during class. Disruptive behavior
(as determined by the instructor) is unfair to the other students and will not be tolerated. Loud talking, snoring, sleeping,
coming late to class or leaving early, except in emergencies, will not be tolerated. Multiple disruptions over a term will
 lead to the withdrawal of the student from the class by the instructor. The instructor may announce other rules from
time to time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

CLASS SCHEDULE:           

DATE :                                                           TOPIC

 

17 MAR                                               Introduction

                                                Research Methods in Criminology                      Chap. 1 & 2

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19 MAR                                               General Characteristics of Crime & Criminals     Chap. 3

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CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY I:

24 MAR                                               Early, Classical & Positivistic Theories               Chap. 4

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CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY II:

26 MAR                                               Sociological Mainstream Theories                       Chap. 5

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CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY III:

31 MAR                                               Sociological Critical Theories                              Chap. 6

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02 APR                                                Violent Crime                                                    Chap. 7

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07 APR                                    REVIEW

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09 APR                                    Mid term Examination

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14 APR                                                Property Crime: Occasional and Conventional

                                                Professional Crime                                            Chap. 8 & 9

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16 APR                                    Occupational Crime                                           Chap. 10

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21 APR                                                Organizational/Corporate Crime

Political Crime                                                      Chap. 11 & 12

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23 APR                                    Organized Crime                                               Chap. 13

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28 APR                                                Public Order Crime and

The Future of Crime                                          Chap. 14

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30 APR                                                Term Papers and Projects

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05 MAY                                    REVIEW

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07 MAY                                   FINAL EXAMINATION

 

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact assembles at least 4 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources The artifact assembles at least 2-3 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources The artifact assembles 2 or fewer sources from only one resource The artifact does not utilize proper resources 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact will display the use of at least 4 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the two perspectives. The artifact will display the use of at least 2-3 outside sources and the ability to compare and contrast the two perspectives. The artifact will display the use of fewer than 2 outside sources and show little ability to compare and contrast the two perspectives. The artifact does not display an ability to compare and contrast the two perspectives 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 3 or more evaluation perspectives in support of the perspective they cite as most valid The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 2 evaluation perspectives in support of the perspective they cite as most valid The artifact contains 1 evaluation perspective in support of the perspective they cite as most valid Evaluation is not present in the artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact contains no errors in terminology The artifact contains 1-2 errors in terminology The artifact contains 3-4 errors in terminology The artifact contains 5 or more errors in terminology 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact discusses more than 5 key elements and displays an exceptional understanding of the elements chosen The artifact discusses 4 key elements and displays an understanding of the elements chosen The artifact discusses fewer than 4 key elements and displays little understanding of the elements chosen The artifact does not discuss key elements 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact is in APA format, is at least 8 pages in length, and displays proper grammar and no spelling errors The artifact is in APA format, is at least 5-7 pages in length, displays proper grammar and no more than 2 spelling errors The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and 2 or more spelling errors The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and multiple spelling errors 

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