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CJ 200 Criminology
Whiteley, John E.


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

S1BB 2006 HL

Faculty

Whiteley, John E.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelors of Science
Master's Degree/ Criminal Justice

Office Hours

By Appointment

Other Phone

505 585-2325

E-Mail

jwhiteley@park.edu

jwhiteley@zianet.com

Semester Dates

Oct 23,2006-Dec 17,2006

Class Days

Tuesday and Thursday

Class Time

6:00-8:50 pm

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
VI. TEXTBOOK LIST Frank Schmalleger,  Criminology Today An Integrative Introduction, 4th ed., Prentice Hall

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Additional Resources:
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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:
The course is designed to present information describing the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction to criminal behavior. The course is designed to develop in students a working knowledge of crime and the extent 0 crime and many of the theories surrounding crime causation and its effects. An overview basis of the law as it relates to social norms and folkways and the empirical relationships of criminal behavior to socio-demographic variables will be explored. The instructor will serve as your facilitator and will encourage you to take responsibility for your learning processes.

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:



  • Essays &/or short answer - essay exams


  • Essay exams 


  • Short paper(s) & presentation(s) & class participation

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
The course will be primarily student presentation and lecture driven and contain spirited class discussion, handouts, student-oral presentation of chapter topics, mid-term and final examinations and two quizzes.

Grading:
X. GRADING POLICY 90-100 A 80-89 B 70-79 C 60-69 D Mid-Term Exam 30% Final Exam 30% Class Participation/attendance 10% Quizzes (15pts X 2 each) 30% 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Make-up work may include detailed written summaries of chapters or completion of review questions or definitions at the end of chapters, or any other class-related assigned task.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
See Academic Honesty

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Day 1 Class administration, Chapter 1, Overview of Criminology, lecture and class discussion. Group (or individual) arrangement and assignment of topics for student presentation in class. Defining crime and Criminal Behavior Day 2 Class administration, Chapter 2,3 Patterns of Crime and Research Methods and Theory Development, Theories of study behind criminal patterns. Resources and data used to calculate deviant behavior. Student presentation, lecture and class discussion. Review for Quiz 1. Day 3 Class administration, Quiz 1, Chapter 4,5,6, Crime Causation, Biological and Psychological Environment theories on crime, Lecture and class discussion. Day 4 Class administration, Chapter 7,8,9 Sociological Theories on Crime Causation, lecture and class discussion. Review for Mid Term Day 5, Chapter 1O,11,12 Crime in the Modern World, Student presentation, lecture and class discussion. Mid-Term. Day 6 Class administration, Chapter 13,14, Violent crimes, Student presentation, lecture and class discussion. Review for Quiz 2. Day 7 Class administration, Chapter 15, 16, Responding to Criminal behavior, Student presentation, Lecture and class discussion. Quiz 2 Review for Final Exam. Day 8 Class administration, Final Exam. Park University

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
Students are expected to read the assigned textbook chapters and to be fam iliar with their chapter content before each class session.  Absences should be kept to a minimum" If an absence is necessary then students will receive a point deduction for the missed class, unless make up work, to be determined by the instructor, is completed. Tardiness over thirty minutes, or failure to attend the entire class will be considered an absence" Two unexcused absences will be reported immediately to the Park University administrative office for appropriate action

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration on class work, or cheating is considered a serious violation by Park University and is not tolerated. Students may be dismissed or given a failing grade if found cheating or plagiarizing.

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 "W".
  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

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 .

Additional Information:



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 or MLA format, is at least 8 pages in length, and displays proper grammar and no spelling errors The artifact is in APA or MLA 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 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact contains the following:


-Title page


-Body


-Bibliography with at least 4 sources


-outline


 
The artifact contains the following:


-Title page


-Body


-Bibliography of at least 2-3 sources


 
The artifact does not contain one or more of the following:


-Title page


-Body


-Bibliography of 1-2 sources


 
The artifact is missing most of the required elements 

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