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CJ 200 Criminology
Peters, Anthony


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.

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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S2F 2007 HE

Faculty

Peters, Anthony, CPP, Network+, MCP, MCSE, CISSP, CISSP

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA, Criminal Justice, George Washington University
BS, University of West Florida
AS. Pensacola Junior College

Office Location

Fort Myer, VA

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

703-550-4044

E-Mail

anthony.peters@park.edu

ajpeters@egix.net

Semester Dates

March 19 - May 21, 2006

Class Days

Thursdays at TJMS

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminology Today, An Integrated Introduction, Schmalleger, Frank; 4th Ed.Pearson Prentice Hall,2006.

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville 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.
-  Police Chief Magazine, International Association of Chief of Police, Monthly – Available at Ft. Myer Library.
-  FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, Monthly – Available at Ft. Myer Library.
-  Law and Order Magazine,  Published Monthly – Available at Ft. Myer.

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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:
It is this faculty's educational philosophy to create and foster a fun and active learning environment where students can explore learning concepts, theories, and applied concepts. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively through the learning process and to respect each student's contributions to the learning environment.  Additionally, lectures, demonstrations, videos, field trips, student presentations, research assignments and class discussions will be used to stimulate learning.  I encourage students to bring their work experiences into the classroom.

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:
Student final grades will be assessed as follows: 1. The mid-term examination will count 35%.   2. The final examination will count 40%. 3. Class participation will count 5%   4. Research Paper and Presentations will count 20%       A topic is to be chosen, research material gathered, and a paper formulated. Research material should be information gathered from, but not limited to, professional criminal justice journals.  A minimum of 3 references must be used and cited. Select a topic that is related to Criminal Justice. You may use your book as a reference to choose an appropriate topic. Your topic must be approved by the instructor. The body of the paper should be a 6-8 pages in length.  You must use APA 5th edition or the current version of MLA for your formatting. Margins should be 1" and the entire paper should be double-spaced. You should use the first paragraph to introduce the topic to the reader and to introduce the main points of the paper. The main points of the paper will include the main topics of the research articles you have chosen. Then you will move through to analyze and summarize each of the 3 references.  A final concluding paragraph should be included at the end. You should avoid personal pronouns in writing. Also, you should not site someone that the author of the article you are reading cited, unless you read that source personally. The paper is due by the eighth class. The paper will be graded to include: grammar, flow of thought, transitions, content, and format. Other factors may be considered in the grading of this paper. If you have any questions while completing this assignment, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor to have the question answered. Students will present their paper to the class.

Grading:
The final course grade will be determined by the following measurements: 1. Mid-Term Examination 35% of total grade 2. Research Paper 20% of total grade 3. Final Examination 40% of total grade 4. Class participation and attendance 5% of total grade Final course grading scale: 93-100% = A 83-92%   = B 73-82%  = C 63-72%  = D 62% and below or more than 15 hours of course time missed  = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three dates of the due date without prior approval from the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
• Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. • Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. • Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises. • The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence. • Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.

Meetings

Class Activities

Assignments

Tests and items due

1

Introduction To Criminology, Patterns of Crime and Research Methods.

Chapters 1-3

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2

Classical and Neoclassical Thought, Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior and Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations.

Chapters 4 -6

Term paper topic due

3

Social Structure, Process and Conflict.

Chapters 7 -9

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4

Crimes Against Persons.

Chapter 10

Mid term examination review

5

Crimes Against Property.

Chapter 11

Mid term examination

6

White-Colar Crime and Organized Crime.

Chapter 12

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7

Drug Abuse and Crime.

Chapter 13

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8

Technology and Crime, and Criminology and Social Policy.

Chapters 14 - 15

Term Papers and Presentations due.
Final Examination Review

9

Future Directions in Criminology

Chapter 16

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
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101

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

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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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