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CJ 200 Criminology
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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S1UU 2006 CN

Faculty

Henley, Patricia A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

E-Mail

Patricia.Henley@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 9, 2006 - March 12, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Prerequisites

CJ100

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminology Today, 4e, Frank Schmalleger

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS 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

Class Assessment:
Examinations, discussions

Grading:
Two at 50 points each = 100 points

Grading
• Mid-term Examination 30%
• Final Examination 30%
• Weekly  Discussions 25%
       Class Participation             15%

Students who do not take the final examination will receive a grade of "F" for the course.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Is acceptable with permission of the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class Assignments

Week One
Chapters 1 -3 What Is Criminology? Patterns of Crime,
Research Methods and Theory Development
Homework:   Questions & Problems at end of each chapter.

Week Two
Chapter 4 Classical and Neoclassical Thought
Chapters 5 Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior
Homework: Questions & Problems at end of each chapter.

Week Three
Chapter 6 Psychological & Psychiatric Foundations      of Criminal Behavior        
Chapter 9 Sociological Theories III: Social Contract
Homework:   Questions & Problems at end of each chapter.

Week Four
Chapters 10 Crimes Against Persons
Homework:   Questions & Problems at end of chapter.

Week Five
               Mid-term Examination

Week Six
Chapter 12 White Collar Crimes and Organized Crime
Chapter 13 Drug Abuse and Crime
Homework:   Questions & Problems at the end of each chapter.

Week Seven
Chapters 15 Criminology & Social Policy
Homework:   Questions & Problems at the end of chapter.

Week Eight
Chapter 16 Future Directions

Week Nine
               Final Examination



NOTE:  Syllabus is subject to change without notice.


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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.

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