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CJ 200 Criminology
DeAngelis, George A.


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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

F1N 2006 SM

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

240-7694

E-Mail

george.deangelis@pirate.park.edu

geoangel2000@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

22 August-October 5, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Criminology and Criminal Justice System  5th edition

Adler,Freda/Mueller, Gerhard/Laufer, William

McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

ISBN: 0-07-287882-7

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
( SO 200) This basic course provides an examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction of criminal behavior will be covered in this class. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, course readings, quizzes, examinations, research and class discussions with an emphasis on student attendance. The facilitator strives to encourage each student to explore new ideas in a friendly, relaxed environment conducive to communication and participation.

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:

Class Assessment:
Lectures supplemented with additional readings, video presentations, class discussions, class project, and quizzes. There will be a mid-term and final examination. Additional course work may be assigned in order to evaluate student knowledge and comprehension of course material. Attendance will also factor when assessing final course grade.

Grading:

Mid-Term exam              30%

Final exam                     30%

Quizzes                         20%

Group Project                10%

Attend & Particip           10%

100-90                           A

89-90                             B

79-70                             C

69-60                             D

59 & below                    F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Quizzes and examinations missed as a result of an unexcused absence cannot be made up.

Late work will be penalized and will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with facilitator.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class and remain for the entire period. This is not an on-line course. Students who cannot commit to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Leaving class early must be approved by the facilitator in order to recieve attendance credit. Determination of excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policy. Excessive absences (excused and unexcused) are grounds for dismissal from the course. Students who are disrespectful, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student and or faculty member will be removed from the class. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the course. Plagerism and dishonesty ( in any manner or degree) will not be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Aug.22 Intro & Chapter 1

Aug.24 Discuss class project & Chapter 2

Aug.29 Chapters 3 & 4 Class Project

Aug.31 Chapter 5 & Quiz#1 & Class Project

Sept.05 Chapter 6 & Class Project

Sept.07 Chapter 7, Quiz #2, Class Project & Review Mid-Term Exam

Sept.12 Mid-term exam Chapters 1-7

Sept.14 Chapter 8 & Class Project

Sept.19 Chapter 9 & Quiz#3 & Class Project

Sept.21 Chapter 10 & Class Project

Sept.26 Chapter 11 & Class Project

Sept.28 Chapter 12 &13 Quiz #4 & Class Project

Oct.03 Chapter 14, Summation of Class Project, Review Final Exam

Oct.05 Final Exam Chapters 7-14

Note: Group Project requires students to be researching and collecting information on a daily basis and prepared to present findings to class

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 2005-2006 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 "WH".
  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 .

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Last Updated:7/10/2006 12:47:42 PM