CJ200 Criminology

for S1UU 2005

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Course: CJ 200 - Criminology (3 Credits)
Instructor: Patricia A. Henley, JD
Telephone: 843-818-3028 (No calls after 9:00pm)
Office Hours: By Appointment
Email: properpah@hotmail.com
Term: Spring 1, 2005 – January 10 – March 13, 2005
Meets: Monday & Wednesday 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, Charleston Air Force Base

VISION STATEMENT: “Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.”

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.”

Course Description: An examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction to criminal behavior.

Course Goals: To provide students with a comprehensive introduction to information describing the nature and extent of crime and causation theories. Students will develop a working knowledge of the basis of law as it relates to social norms. Additionally, students will be provided with a practical view of criminology and as well as a conceptual basis for understanding the relationship between criminology, criminal justice administration and the political system and how it effects society and governmental services and programs.

Learning Objectives: To know how to define crime, understand what crime trends are and how to determine patterns in the crime rate, to examine how social influences affect crime, to understand how people fall victim to crime and who is likely to become a victim; To provide students with a framework to gain a perspective of the causation theories of crime.

Course Requirements: Students are required to read all assigned material PRIOR to each class session and to be prepared for class discussion. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the review questions and selected material at the conclusion of each assigned chapter. Demonstrated knowledge, command of the terms of art and concepts form the basis for class discussion. Park University policy governing class attendance will be strictly enforced.

Textbook: Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, Frank Schmalleger – 3rd Edition Update, Pearson Education –Prentice Hall, 2004.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park University will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park University.”

DISABILITY STATEMENT: “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 and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of
the law will apply.”

Class Assignments

Week One Chapters 1 -3 What Is Criminology? Patterns of
Crime, Research Methods and Theory Development Homework: Questions & Problems at the end of chapter.

Week Two Chapter 4 Classical and Neoclassical Thought Chapter 5 Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior
Homework: Questions & Problems at the end of chapter.

Week Three Chapter 6 Psychological & Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal
Chapter 9 Sociological Theories III: Social Contract
Homework: Questions & Problems at the end of each chapter.
Week Four Chapters 10 Crimes Against Persons
Homework: Questions & Problems at the end of chapter.

Week Five Mid-term Examination

Week Six Chapter 12 White Collar Crimes and Organized Crime
Chapter 13 Drug Abuse and Crime
Homework: Questions & Problems at the end of each chapter.

Week Seven Chapters 15 Criminology & Social Policy Homework: Questions & Problems at the end of chapter.

Week Eight Chapter 16 Future Directions

Week Nine Final Examination

the letter-grade scale follows to indicate how assignment percentages apply to the final grade. A = 90 = 100%; B = 80 - 89%; C = 70 - 79%; D = 60 - 69%; Below 60% = F. Failure to complete the final examination will result in a grade of F regardless of any other completed course assignments. • Mid-term Examination 35%
• Final Examination 40 %
• Weekly Discussions 15%

NOTE: Syllabus is subject to change without notice.

Criminology syllabus 2005