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CJ 200 Criminology
Grove, Cloyd


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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

F2Z 2007 ML

Faculty

Grove, Cloyd

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B. S. Major = Sociology, Minor = Psychology
Masters of Human Services

Office Location

None

Office Hours

None

Daytime Phone

(406) 455-8410

Other Phone

(406) 788-1246

E-Mail

Cloyd.Grove@park.edu

groves20@bresnan.net

Semester Dates

October 15 to December 16, 2007

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
"Criminology Today, 4th Edition", Schmalleger, Frank, Pearson Prentice Hall Publishing, 2006.

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Additional Resources:
None

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Course Description:
This basic course provides an examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as a  societies reaction to criminal behavior will be covered in this class. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
 Instructor Grove's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive.  Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process.

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. Examine and understand the theoretical causes of crime.
  2. Examine the levels of crime and the public's reactions to crime.
  3. Examine various serial killer's lives in order to understand what may have caused the activity
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:

1.Complete all reading assignments. 2. Completion of research requirements. 3. Completion of written assignments Students will prepare a research paper comparing two contrasting theories.  This essay must consist of 6 to 8 pages (1,500 to 2000 words). 4. Present their findings to the other members of the class. 5. Mid-term and final examinations. 6. Quizzes
Students will prepare the Core Assessment assignment as specified above

Grading:

Mid Term 25%
Final 25%
Quizzes 10
Paper 25%
Oral Presentation 15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The instructor will not accept late assignments.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of zero? If students know they are going to miss class it is their responsibility to submit the assignment prior to the due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or providing items from missed classes. 2. Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Class participation is evident in your grades through the oral presentations, chapter discussions, etc.  Assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions. 3. No makeup exams will be given unless the student makes arrangements to take tests prior to the due date, if they are not going to be present. 4. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and a hard drive can crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 October 15 =   Chapter 1  What is Criminology
                         Chapter 2, Patterns of Crime
October    17 = Chapter 3, Research Methods and Theory Development
October    22 = Chapter 4, Classical and Neoclassical Thought
October    24 = Chapter 5, Biological Roots and Criminal Behavior
October    29 = Chapter 6, Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations
October    31 = Chapter 7, Sociological Theories I: Social Structure
November 05 = Chapter 8, Sociological Theories II:  Social Process
November 07 = Midterm
November 12 = Chapter 9, Sociological Theories III: Social Conflict
November 14 = Chapter 10, Crimes Against Persons 
November 19 = Chapter 11, Crimes Against Property 
November 21 = Chapter 12, White-Collar and Organized Crime
November 26 = Chapter 13, Drug Abuse and Crime
November 28 = Chapter 14, Technology and Crime
December 03 = Chapter 15, Criminology and Social Policy
December 05 = Chapter 16, Future Directions
December 10 = Presentations
December 2   = Final, Last class all work must be in.

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

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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 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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