CJ 200 Criminology
S1BB 2006 HL
Whiteley, John E.
Bachelors of ScienceMaster's Degree/ Criminal Justice
Oct 23,2006-Dec 17,2006
Tuesday and Thursday
Textbook: VI. TEXTBOOK LIST Frank Schmalleger, Criminology Today An Integrative Introduction, 4th ed., Prentice Hall
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Additional Resources: VII. SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIALS Any articles or reference material that is relevant to the subject of study.
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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
Link to Class RubricClass 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 87-89Students 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 87Plagiarism 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.
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