CJ 200 Criminology
F1Y 2009 MN
Turner, Roger D.
MA - Criminal Justice - Memphis State University
Before or after class by appointment
August 17, 2009 through October 11, 2009
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Textbook: Criminology: The Core - by Larry J. Seigel - Wadsworth Publishers - 2008 -Third Edition
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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 RubricClass Assessment: Examinations, quizzes and classroom discussions will play a role in determining student knowledge and understanding of the concepts presented in this course. Completion of the Core Assessment writing assignment is a major factor in determining the final grade and vital to success in this course. Students should follow the requirements provided in the assessment, keeping in mind the guidelines provided in Learning Rubric as key to obtaining high marks. All writing assignments should follow the APA format.
Examination #1 25%
Examination #2 25%
Examination #3 25%
Core Assessment Writing Assgn. 20%
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 view points of others as part of the overall effort to arrive at an integrated understanding of crime causation.
Date Assignments Synopsis
8/20 - Introduction / Chapters 1 & 2 Crime, Criminology & the Nature and Extent of Crime
8/27 - Chapter 3 / Review Victims and Victimization
9/3 - Exam #1 / Chapter 4 Choice Theory
9/10 - Chapters 5 & 6 Trait Theory / Social Structure
9/17 - Chapters 7 & Review Social Process
9/24 - Exam #2 / Chapter 8 Critical Criminology
10/1 - Chapters 9 / Core Writing Assessment Due Developmental Theories / Presentations
10/8 - Comprehensive Review / Exam #3
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