CJ200 Criminology

for F1HH 2006

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CJ 200 Criminology


F1HH 2006 PA


Bailey, Jack Lee


Senior Instructor, Adjunct Faculty


MS, Corrections-Xavier University
Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist-National Association of Forensic Counselors/American College of Certified Forensic Counselors
Certified Professional in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice-National Association of Chiefs of Police

Office Location

Home-2137 Kittyhawk Ave, Springfield, OH  45503

Office Hours

May contact by mail, e-mail, or phone anytime (leave message).

Daytime Phone

(937) 399-2877

Other Phone

Park Office-WPAFB   (937)904-4806 or 904-4868




Semester Dates

August 7, 2006 to October 8, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM



Credit Hours


To be determined.

Additional Resources:
Students are encouraged to research other sources dealing with sociology/criminology, and the instructor will introduce other information of relevance.

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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:
Students will gain information through class lecture, and be expected to read the text.  Students are encouraged to study various other resources available dealing with crime issues and causal factors.  The instructor will discuss not only the various theories in the text, but will introduce various bio-psycho-social factors which contribute to crime.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss issues.  Students will take 4 exams during the term to demonstrate knowledge of the materials. 

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. Students will also better understand how criminality affects those who are criminally oriented, their significant others and families, and society as whole, both socioligally and psychologically.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
There will be 4 exams given.  The exams will be not comprehensive; they will each cover only those materials covered after the beginning of the term, or the last exam given. 


Each exam is worth 25% of the total grade.  The grade scale is:

92-100                     A

83-91                       B

74-82                       C

65-73                       D

Below 65, or 3 unexcused absences in a term, or 2 consecutive unexcused absences = F

The exams use assorted style questions and the instructor has the discretion of granting full, partial, or no credit for any answer.  The instructor has the discretion of determining what is good or subpar work on the exams.  Students must also understand that although there is not a participation grade, because there is mandatory attendance requirements by the university, any student failing to take exams on the assigned dates without proper documentation and approval by the instructor, points may be deducted by the instructor and the value is at the discretion of the instructor.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are expected to do assignments on assigned dates.  Allowances can be made for documented illnesses, emergencies, or work related issues.  Anyone unable to complete a term due to some unforseen circumstance would have to file for an incomplete with the university, subject to approval of the instructor based on proper documentation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A classroom is designed to be non-threatening.  Open discussion of the material is encouraged.  However students are expected to respect the rights and feelings of others.  Faculty members are expected to dismiss from class anyone whose behavior is detrimental to good order.    Behvaior includes but is not limited to abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc.  Anyone dismissed may be given a failing grade, suspension, or expulsion.  Behavior, whether written or verbal, is subject to disciplinary action.  Behvavior towards administrative or support personnel is subject to the same sanctions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

August 10                                      Orientation

                                                      Cover Chapters

August 17                                      Cover Chapters

August 24                                      Exam

                                                      Cover Chapters

August 31                                      Cover Chapters

September 7                                 Exam

                                                     Cover Chapters

September  14                             Cover Chapters

September  21                             Exam

                                                    Cover Chapters

September 28                              Cover Chapters

October  5                                    Exam

Throughout the course of the term, besides covering the text,  other information will be provided by the instructor that is relevant to the course.

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
Cheating is serious, and the instructor feels if any student does so purposely, the student should receive no less than a failing grade for the course.

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
Plagiarism can occur even accidently or through carelessness.  Any student who is unsure should consult the instructor.

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
As noted in the Late Submission of Course Materials, allowances can be made with proper documentation.

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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