CJ 200 Criminology
F1Y 2007 MN
Turner, Roger D.
MA - Criminal Justice - Memphis State University
Available before and after class and upon request
August 20, 2007 thru October 14, 2007
7:10 - 9:45 PM
Textbook: Criminology Today, An Integrated Introduction, Schmalleger, Frank; 4th Ed.Pearson Prentice Hall,2006.
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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 RubricGrading:
Mid-Term Examination - 35%
Comprehensive Final - 35%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material without a valid excuse will suffer a letter grade reduction. The instructor will be the final source for the determination of whether the reason for the late submission is a valid one.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Timely attendance is a prerequisite for success in this course. Students will be expected to express personal opinions concerning crime causation in our society. All students should respect the viewpoints of others as part of the overall effort to arrive at an integrated understanding of crime causation in our society.
8/21 - 8/23 Chapters 1 & 2
8/28 - 8/30 Chapter 3 & Chapter 4
9/4 - 9/6 Chapters 5 & 6
9/11 - 9/13 Review / Midterm Exam
9/18 - 9/20 Chapters 7 & 8 (Research Presentations begin)
10/9 - 10/11 Comp Review / Final Exam
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