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CJ 200 Criminology
Rivera, Enrique,, Jr.


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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S2I 2009 EMH

Faculty

Rivera, Enrique,, Jr.

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Criminal Justice
Minor Sociolgy

Office Location

Afghanisthan

Office Hours

1700 - 1730

E-Mail

Enrique.Rivera@park.edu

rvrivera1@gmail.com

Semester Dates

June 1 2009 - Nov 1 2009

Class Days

Tues and Thurs

Class Time

1800-1930

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Introduction to Criminology Theories, Methods and Criminal Behavior
Frank E. Hagan
6th Edition
ISBN 978-1-4129-5365-8
Copy right 2008 Sage Publications

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National Institute of Justice    -    www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/
Bureau of Justice Statistics      -    www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
Library of Congress                -   www.loc.gov/
National Criminal Justice Reference Service   -   www.ncjrs.org
U.S. Dept. of Justice      -    www. usdoj.gov/
Wadsworth Crim. Justice Resource Center- http://cj.wadsworth.com

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
CJ200 Criminology: This basic course provides an examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction to criminal behavior will be covered in this class. 3:0:3

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:

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:
 

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurement:

 Class Participation:               

 Mid- Term Examination:            

 Term Paper:                                     (CoreAssessment)

 Final Examination:    

Grading:
 

 Class Participation:                10%

 Mid- Term Examination:              30%

 Term Paper: (Core Assessment)                                    30%

 Final Examination:                          30%

Students will be prepared to discuss all scheduled assignments in class.

The grade scale is as follows:

A -93% or above

B -85% to 92.99%

C -77% to 84.99%            

D -70% to 76.99%

F -below 70% 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
    The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of
   “zero.” All tests must be taken on the dates the class is given the test. Extreme situations may be handled by the
    instructor on a case-by-case basis. A determination of an “extreme situation” is solely the instructor’s.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones, beepers and other communication devices are not to be used, or on, during class. Disruptive behavior
(as determined by the instructor) is unfair to the other students and will not be tolerated. Loud talking, snoring, sleeping,
coming late to class or leaving early, except in emergencies, will not be tolerated. Multiple disruptions over a term will
 lead to the withdrawal of the student from the class by the instructor. The instructor may announce other rules from
time to time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1    
June 15th  -  June 21
Read Chapter 1 Introduction
         Chapter 2 Research Methods in Criminolgy  
 
Introduction to Final Paper
Review APA style format, cover page, size of paper, and references    
Review Syllabus
 
Week 2
June 22rd -   June 28 
Read Chapt 3 General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
         Chapt 4 Early and Classical Criminolgical Theories
 
Week 3
June 29 - July 6
Read Chapt 5 Positivist Theories: Biological and Psychological
         Chapt 6 Sociological Mainstream Theories
 
Present Final Paper topic approved by the instructor
 
Week 4           
July 7 - July 13
Read Chapter 7 Sociolgical Mainstream Theories
Review for Midterm examination. Have all questions ready conserning chapter 1-7 ready.
 
Week 5           
July 14 - July 20
Midterm Exam
 
Review and Midterm  (1 - 7)
 
Read Chapt 8 Violent Crime
         Chapt 9 Property Crime: Occasinal, Conventional and Professional
 
Week 6  
July 21  - July 27         
 
Read Chapt 10 White Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
Read Chap  11 Political Crime
Note **** Bring a rough draft of your final paper for review. The professor will collect and return this back to you the following week. Include your reference page.
 
Week 7          
July 28 - August 4th
 
Read Chapt 12 Organized Crime
Note**** Rough Drafts will be returned
 
Week 8
August 5 - August 11th
 
Read Chapter 13 Public Order Crime
          Chapter 14 The American Criminal Justice System: An overview 
 
Review for the final. The final will include questions from all 14 chapters of the book. Ensure that you bring any questions that you have to the review.
 
Week 9          
August 12th - Aug 18
 
Final Exam   - Thurs 14th
Final Paper Due - Tues the 18th
 
Note***** Please read late submission policy

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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