CJ 200 Criminology
F1J 2007 IN
Bachelor of Science Psychology & SociologyMasters Education, K-State University 2002
Independence Campus/assigned classroom
08/20/07 to 10/12/07
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Schmalleger, Frank. Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 4th ., Pearson-Prentice Hall Publications. ISBN 0-13-170210-0
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Educational Philosophy: This adjunct's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on
lectures, readings, quizzes, class discussions, examinations, internet, videos,
web sites, individual projects, and term papers. There
will be 1
individual project (CJA Essays), plus 1 term paper due. Knowledge &
basic term, phrases, ability to apply and analyze the nature and extent
of crime and theories causation, as well as the societal reaction to
criminal behavior will a course goal. Students will need to read chapters
before each class. There will group readings and presentations on
chapters along with group discussions, videos, web sites visits, discussions of
current news and media updates, mid term and final will round out
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ200, all students will complete an essay, 6-8 pages (1,500 to 2,000 words) in length (excluding the cover sheet and bibliography pages) which compares and contrasts two of the theories of crime and criminal activity discussed in the course. You are free to select the theories you wish to examine. It is also acceptable to compare or contrast theories from different disciplines. In other words, you may choose to compare one of the sociological theories with a similar perspective in the psychological theories. Your essay should consider the historical foundations of the study of criminal behavior; and examine ways in which society responds to criminal behavior in terms of prevention and punishment. The paper should be written in APA format and have at least four sources, three of which should be sources not covered in the course. The essay should contain a title page, an outline, and a bibliography.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: 6 weekly quizzes 25 pts each = 150 total pts.
One Mid term Examination = 125 pts
Paper based on 10 questions = 100pts.
One Essay Paper/ 6-8 pages (1500 words to 2000 words) =200 pts
One Final Examination =125 pts
Grading: 100% to 90% = A
89% to 79% = B
78% to 68% = C
67% to 57% = D
56% or below = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of required course material/papers/essays/projects will result in a reduction of grade by 20 pts per day material is late. Call or email Adjunct asap if required course work is going to be late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: We will be open minded and respectful of each other. All students
will participate in class discussions and in group activities. We are
here to learn from each other, from other cultures, and social
influences, as well criminal theories, methodology, sociology,
psychology and criminal justice system. Any concerns and/or problems
should be addressed with Adjunct Instructor before or after class. All
students are encouraged to freely express themselves, however we will be
respectful of each others feelings at all times.
Introductions, Syllabus Review/lecture on
Chapters 1 thru 2
Assign Topics for CJA Project/Essays and go over 10 Questions paper due the following week.
Homework read chapters 3 thru 5 for following week. 1st quiz = 25pts.
Paper 10 Questions Due
Review/Lecture chapters 3 thru 5. Turn 10 Questions Paper & give class presentations.
Assign topics for CJA Essay/Term Papers.
2nd Quiz = 25pts. Homework read chapters 6 thru 8. Take home 3rd quiz = 25 pts. Turn in 3rd Quiz on the 4th week.
Students will start working on CJA Eassy. Read chapters 6 thru 8. Review for Mid-term on 4th week.
Do research on CJA Essay paper. Refer to Core Assessment for Essay requirements.
Homework read chapters 6 thru 8 for following week. Study for midterm test. Chapters covered on Midterm 1 thru 8.
Midterm/CJA Essays Due
Quick review. Mid-term
Chapters 1 thru 8.
Turn in 3rd Quiz(take home) from second the 2nd week.
Review topics for CJA Essay/Term paper.
Homework read chapters 9 thru 11 for following week.
Review/Lecture on chapters 9 thru 11.
Bring in raft draft on CJA Essay paper review with Adjunct. Remember use spell check.
Homework read chapters 12 thru 14 for the following week. 4th quiz = 25 pts over chapters 9 thru 11.
Review/lecture on chapters 12 thru 14.
Last chance to ask questions about CJA Essay paper. Paper due next week.
Homework read chapters
15 thru 16 for the following week. 5th quiz = 25pts over chapters 12 thru 14.
Term Paper Due
Review chapters 15 thru 16. Turn in CJA Essay Paper with 5 minute class presentation. Review for Final.
Review chapters 9 thru 16 for Final.
6th and final quiz = 25pts on chapters 15 thru 16. Study chapters 09 thru 16
for final. Students will be allowed to use all 6 quizzes to help study for final.
Review for Final
Give back Term Papers/CJA Essays and 10 Questions Paper will be graded and returned to students.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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 .
Last Updated:7/29/2007 8:12:12 PM