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CJ 200 Criminology
Rickrich, Carl W.,, II


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

U3DD 2007 DC

Faculty

Rickrich, Carl W., II (Bill).

Title

Adjunct Senior Professor.

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., The Ohio State University, 1976.
J.D., The University of Toledo, 1979.

Office Location

Park University Office, DSCC

Office Hours

Please contact me when and as necessary.

Daytime Phone

1-740-670-5425.

Other Phone

1-740-366-6175; 1-740-334-3001.

E-Mail

Carl.Rickrich@park.edu

rickx2@roadrunner.com

brickrich@lcounty.com

Web Page

Not Applicable.

Semester Dates

July 2, 2007, through July 29, 2007.

Class Days

Class will meet over two weekends: July 7, 8 and 9, 2007, and July 20, 21 and 22, 2007.

Class Time

Fridays, 5 PM until 10:45 PM; Saturdays and Sundays, 8 AM -5:45 PM.

Prerequisites

None.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

    Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, Fourth Edition, Schmalleger, Frank, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0-13-170210-6.

Additional Resources:

Students will make use of periodicals at off-base libraries to locate and read articles on current topics on areas of criminology addressed in this course. Among good sources are Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report as well as national and local newspapers.  Students are encouraged to access the Internet to locate additonal items of interest relevant to this course. 

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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:

The Instructor will employ lecture, case studies and dialogue in exploring and developing issues that are addressed in class. The Instructor will also provide instructor-prepared hand-outs explaining selected issues in additional detail to supplement the text's discussion.  These hand-outs will be posted on the course Ecompanion site. 

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.


Core Assessment:



  • Essays &/or short answer - essay exams


  • Essay exams 


  • Short paper(s) & presentation(s) & class participation

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

The midterm examination and the final examination will each consist of two essay questions worth a total of 25 points and 25 true/false and multiple choice questions worth 2 points each for a total of 50 points. Students will receive up to a total of 75 points for the paper and presentation of the paper.  Students will receive up to a total of 25 points for class participation. Students will prepare their paper on a selected criminology issue approved by the Instructor.  Students will present and defend their papers during the second weekend of class. The Instructor will post study guides for the midterm and the final examination on the course Ecompanion site the weeks prior to the dates the examinations are administered. The midterm examination will be administered on July 9th.  The final examination will be administered on July 22nd.  Students may use handwitten notes only for the examinations.

Grading:

Midterm Examination: essay, 10% or 25 points; true/false and multiple choice, 20% or 50 points; Paper and Presentation, 30% or 75 points; Final Examination: essay, 10% or 25 points; true/false and multiple choice, 20% or 50 points; and  class participation, 10% or 25 points.  
 
CORE ASSESSMENT:  The Final Examination, which consists of an essay and multiple choice/true and false question components worth 30% of the course grade is the Core Assessment instrument.  The Final Examination will be graded using the Core Assessment Rubric found at the latter portion of this Syllabus. 
 
Grading scale: A, 90%-100%; B, 80%-89%; C, 70%-79%; D, 60%-69%; F, below 60%. 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments not submitted on the date due will receive reduced grades unless prior acceptable arrangements are made in writing signed and agreed to by the student and the instructor. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class participation is expected of all students. Students are expected to attend all classes, to be timely and to be prepared. Students are expected to read assigned chapters of the text BEFORE attending classes.  Roll will be checked at each class meeting. Students are expected to make-up all missed work in a timely manner as specified by the Instructor. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weekend of July 6, 7 and 8: Chapter 1, What is Criminology?; Chapter Patterns of Crime; Chapter 3, Research Methods and Theory Development; Chapter 4, Classical and Neoclassical Thought; Chapter 5, Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior; Chapter 6, Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior; Chapter 7, Sociological Theories I: Social Structure; Chapter 8, Sociological Theories II: Social Process and Social Development; and Chapter 9. Sociological Theories III: Social Conflict.
Weekend of July 20, 21 and 22: Chapter 10, Crime in the Modern World; Chapter 11, Crimes against Property; Chapter 12, White-Collar and Organized Crime; Chapter 13, Drug Abuse and Crime; Chapter 14, Technology and Crime; Chapter 15, Criminology and Social Policy; Chapter 16, Future Directions. Presentation and defense of papers by class members.

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

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 "W".
  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

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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 .

Additional Information:

 

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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 or MLA format, is at least 8 pages in length, and displays proper grammar and no spelling errors The artifact is in APA or MLA 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 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact contains the following:


-Title page


-Body


-Bibliography with at least 4 sources


-outline


 
The artifact contains the following:


-Title page


-Body


-Bibliography of at least 2-3 sources


 
The artifact does not contain one or more of the following:


-Title page


-Body


-Bibliography of 1-2 sources


 
The artifact is missing most of the required elements 

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