CJ 200 Criminology
F1EE 2006 MO
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Valdosta State University - May 2001)Bachelor of Science (St. Johns University - Staten Island, NY - January 1997)Major in Criminal Justice; Minor in Security Administration
To Be Determined
August 7, 2006 - October 1, 2006
7:50 - 10:35 PM
Textbook: Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction (4th Edition)Frank SchmallegerPrentice Hall PublishingISBN: 0-13-170217-3
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Educational Philosophy: The instructors philosophy is to create an environment which is bothenjoyable and conducive to learning. I believe that crime and criminaljustice are topics which affect each of us; thus we all bring valuableopinions and experiences to the classroom. Differences in opinion are avaluable tool, so long as they are presented constructively. Theinstructor will utilize current events and appropriate videos toreinforce the material presented in the text book and to tie thetheories and facts presented into real life.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Four quizzes will be given on the dates included in this syllabus.These four quizzes will account for 90% of the final grade. Each quizwill correspond with a different section of the text. The quizzes willall be short answer questions (multiple choice; fill-in;matching).Class participation (contributing to discussion; knowledge ofassigned reading) will also be graded. Included in the classparticipation grade is the student being prepared to bring and discussone recent newspaper/magazine relating to crime or the criminal justicesystem. Current events will be discussed regularly during our class. Wewill discuss the details of this on the first night of class.
Grading: Quiz #1: 60 points(15 questions)/20% of final gradeQuiz #2: 60 points(15 questions)/20% of final gradeQuiz #3: 60 points(15 questions)/20% of final gradeQuiz #4: 100 points(25 questions)/30% of final gradeClass Participation: 20 points/10% of final grade
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are expected to be turned in by the deadline. An extensionmay be granted at the instructors discretion and only if the studentcan prove extraordinary circumstances caused the deadline to be missed.All other assignments submitted late will lose one grade level from itsactual grade for each class session it is late (ex: A paper that wouldnormally have been an "A" but was submitted one class late will becomea "B"; two classes late will be a "C", etc.)
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participation and presentation of opinions is essential to a successfulclass; just maintain respect for all others and their opinions at alltimes. Be prepared and be on time. Bring your textbook with you to allclasses. Turn all cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: August 8 – Chapter 1: What is Criminology?August 10 – Chapter 2: Patterns of CrimeAugust 15 – Chapter 3: Research Methods and Theory DevelopmentAugust 15 – Quiz #1 Chapters 1,2,3August 17 - Chapter 4: Classical and Neoclassical Thought August 22 – Chapter 5: Biological Roots of Criminal BehaviorAugust 24 – Chapter 6: Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations ofCriminal BehaviorAugust 29 – Quiz #2: Chapters 4,5,6August 31 – Chapter 7: Sociological Theories I: Social StructureSeptember 5 – Chapter 8: Sociological Theories II: Social Process and Social DevelopmentSeptember 7 – Chapter 9: Sociological Theories III: Social ConflictSeptember 12 – Quiz #3: Chapters 7,8,9September 12 – Chapter 10: Crimes against PersonsSeptember 14 – Chapter 11: Crimes against PropertySeptember 19 – Chapter 12: White-Collar and Organized CrimeSeptember 21 – Chapter 13: Drug Abuse and CrimeSeptember 26 – Chapter 14: Technology and CrimeSeptember 28 – Quiz #4: Chapters 10,11,12,13,14September 28 – Chapter 15: Criminology and Social Policy Chapter 16: Future Directions
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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