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CJ 200 Criminology
Paes, Christopher M


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Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S2I 2009 EMC

Faculty

Paes, Christopher M

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

BA The Citadel
MJA Norwich University

Office Location

BLT S-2 02-95-3-Q

Office Hours

Flexible

Daytime Phone

x-7266

E-Mail

christopher.paes@park.edu

christopher.paes@bataan.usmc.mil

Semester Dates

Spring 2009

Class Days

TBD

Class Time

TBD

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY, Hagan;  5th Ed. Wadsworth, 2002.

            ISBN 0-534-53444-9

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
 

Deviant Behavior,  McCaghy ,(MacMillan) 1978; A Heuristic Model of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Zalman (Univ. of Illinois) 1981; The  Criminal and His Victim, Hans vonHertig (Yale Univ Press) 1948; Criminology, Sutherland & Cressey (1.B.Lippencott) 1960; Sense and Nonsense About Crime, 2nd Ed.,Monterey, California:Brooks/Cole, 1989; Crime and Criminals; Contemporary and Classic Readings in Criminology, Los Angeles:Roxbury, 1998, Frank R.Scarpitti and Amie Nielson, editors; Crime and Justice: Issues and Ideas, Jenkins, Philip, 1984, Monterey, California:Brooks/Cole;

 

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

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

Educational Philosophy:

Students will be able to express themselves freely and challenge each other in a non-retributional environment.

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%

 

Grading:

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:
 

1.      Professional conduct at all times. Enough said on that.

2.      Students are encouraged to express opinions freely without fear of retribution of other.

3.      Rank will be respected and never abused.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

CLASS SCHEDULE:         

DATE :                                                           TOPIC

Class 1                                     Introduction, APA Style Writing

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Class 2                                     Research Methods in Criminology                   Chap. 1 & 2

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Class 3                         General Characteristics of Crime & Criminals                         Chap. 3

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Class 4                                 CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY I:

                                    Early, Classical & Positivistic Theories                                      Chap. 4

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CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY II:

Class 5                                   Sociological Mainstream Theories                                 Chap. 5

Class 6                                CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY III:

                                                Sociological Critical Theories                          Chap. 6

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Class 7                                     Violent Crime                                                  Chap. 7

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Class 8                                    REVIEW

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Class 9                                 Mid term Examination

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Class 10                                   Property Crime: Occasional and Conventional

                                                Professional Crime                                          Chap. 8 & 9

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Class 11                                   Occupational Crime                                         Chap. 10

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Class 12                                   Organizational/Corporate Crime

Political Crime                                                      Chap. 11 & 12

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Class 13                                   Organized Crime                                              Chap. 13

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Class 14                                   Public Order Crime and

The Future of Crime                                        Chap. 14

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Class 15                                   Term Papers and Projects

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Class 16                                   REVIEW

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Class 17                                   FINAL EXAMINATION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TBD     Law Enforcement Panel, Guest Speakers (Marine/Navy MP’s, Part-time Police Officers)

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

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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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