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CJ 200 Criminology
Infinito, Vincent


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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S1M 2007 CH

Faculty

Infinito, Vincent

Title

Senior Professor

Daytime Phone

252-638-4980

E-Mail

Vincent.Infinito@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 15, 2006 - March 11, 2007

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:15 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY, Hagan; 5th Ed. Wadsworth, 2002.

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Additional Resources:
SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIALS LIST: 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.

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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

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. The course will require the students to understand the history and theories of criminology, the assessment of crime over time and place, the measurement of crime and the measurement of the characteristics of criminals, and, finally, an understanding of the making of laws and the breaking of laws, with all their consequences.
Core Assessment:



  • Essays &/or short answer - essay exams


  • Essay exams 


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

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
The final course grade for the student will be determined  by  class participation, two examinations (midterm and final) and assigned projects or term papers.

Grading:
GRADING POLICY:             The final course grade will be determined using the following measurement: Class Participation:                10% Mid- Term Examination:             35% Term Paper:                                     20% Final Examination:                         35% 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. Disabilities: Students with disabilities should contact the instructor as soon as possible, preferably before the term begins.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
15 JAN Introduction/Research Methods in Criminology, Chap. 1 & 2 17 JAN General Characteristics of Crime & Criminals, Chap. 3 CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY I: 22 JAN Early, Classical & Positivistic Theories, Chap. 4 CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY II: 24 JAN Sociological Mainstream Theories, Chap. 5 CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY III: 29 JAN Sociological Critical Theories, Chap. 6 31 JAN Violent Crime, Chap. 7 05 FEB REVIEW 07 FEB Mid term Examination 12 FEB Property Crime: Occasional and Conventional Professional Crime, Chap. 8 & 9 14 FEB Occupational Crime, Chap. 10 19 FEB Organizational/Corporate Crime/Political Crime, Chap. 11 & 12 21 FEB Organized Crime, Chap. 13 26 FEB Public Order Crime and The Future of Crime, Chap. 14 28 FEB Term Papers and Projects 05 MAR REVIEW 07 MAR 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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

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 .



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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