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CJ 200 Criminology
Granger-Fenger, Gina


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.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

F1J 2007 IN

Faculty

Granger-Fenger, Gina

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science Psychology & Sociology
Masters Education, K-State University 2002

Office Location

Independence Campus/assigned classroom

Office Hours

5:15 pm-10mp

Daytime Phone

816/896-5617 cell

Other Phone

816/587-5091

E-Mail

Gina.Granger-Fenger@park.edu

gdfenger3@juno.com

Semester Dates

08/20/07 to 10/12/07

Class Days

-Monday

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Schmalleger, Frank. Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 4th ., Pearson-Prentice Hall Publications. ISBN 0-13-170210-0

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http://www.supremecourtus.gov
http://www.innocenceproject.org
http://www.foiadvocates.com/links
http://www.dea.gov
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs
http://www.lawsearch.com/vz/cusdoj.htm

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:
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 & comprehension of 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 class.

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. Know how to define Crime, know causation theories, and how societial influences affect  how we approach Crime today.
  2. Learn how our system of criminal law  developed, how  and why it continues to change.
  3. Understand what roles other social theories play and infuence Criminology today.
  4. Understand trends, patterns of crimes, victims rights and how all these effect Criminal Law and Justice in America.
Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class 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.

Week One

Introductions, Syllabus Review/lecture on
Chapters 1 thru 2

Group discussions
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.

Week Two
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.

Week Three
No Class

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.

Week Four
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.

Week Five

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.

Week Six

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.

Week Seven
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.

Week Eight
Final

Review for Final

Give back Term Papers/CJA Essays and 10 Questions Paper will be graded and returned to students.

Class Over!

 

 

 

 


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.

  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact assembles at least 4 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources The artifact assembles at least 2-3 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources The artifact assembles 2 or fewer sources from only one resource The artifact does not utilize proper resources 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact will display the use of at least 4 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the two perspectives. The artifact will display the use of at least 2-3 outside sources and the ability to compare and contrast the two perspectives. The artifact will display the use of fewer than 2 outside sources and show little ability to compare and contrast the two perspectives. The artifact does not display an ability to compare and contrast the two perspectives 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 3 or more evaluation perspectives in support of the perspective they cite as most valid The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 2 evaluation perspectives in support of the perspective they cite as most valid The artifact contains 1 evaluation perspective in support of the perspective they cite as most valid Evaluation is not present in the artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact contains no errors in terminology The artifact contains 1-2 errors in terminology The artifact contains 3-4 errors in terminology The artifact contains 5 or more errors in terminology 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact discusses more than 5 key elements and displays an exceptional understanding of the elements chosen The artifact discusses 4 key elements and displays an understanding of the elements chosen The artifact discusses fewer than 4 key elements and displays little understanding of the elements chosen The artifact does not discuss key elements 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact is in APA format, is at least 8 pages in length, and displays proper grammar and no spelling errors The artifact is in APA format, is at least 5-7 pages in length, displays proper grammar and no more than 2 spelling errors The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and 2 or more spelling errors The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and multiple spelling errors 

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