CJ 200 Criminology
S2F 2007 HE
Peters, Anthony, CPP, Network+, MCP, MCSE, CISSP, CISSP
MA, Criminal Justice, George Washington UniversityBS, University of West FloridaAS. Pensacola Junior College
Fort Myer, VA
March 19 - May 21, 2006
Thursdays at TJMS
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Criminology Today, An Integrated Introduction, Schmalleger, Frank; 4th Ed.Pearson Prentice Hall,2006.
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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
Link to Class RubricClass 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.
Tests and items due
Introduction To Criminology, Patterns of Crime and Research Methods.
Classical and Neoclassical Thought, Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior and Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations.
Chapters 4 -6
Term paper topic due
Social Structure, Process and Conflict.
Chapters 7 -9
Crimes Against Persons.
Mid term examination review
Crimes Against Property.
Mid term examination
White-Colar Crime and Organized Crime.
Drug Abuse and Crime.
Technology and Crime, and Criminology and Social Policy.
Chapters 14 - 15
Term Papers and Presentations due.
Final Examination Review
Future Directions in Criminology
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 87-89Academic 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.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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