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CJ 200 Criminology
Tremblay, Sean


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S1I 2010 EM

Faculty

Tremblay, Sean

Title

Marine Officer Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Criminal Justice, St. John's University 2004

Office Location

TACLOG, U.S.S. Mesa Verde

Office Hours

1300-1400 M, Tu, Th, F, Sat

Daytime Phone

x2359

Other Phone

x2356

E-Mail

stremblay@park.edu

sean.tremblay@mesa-verde.usmc.mil

Semester Dates

15 February-18 August 2010

Class Days

M, Tu, Th, F, Sat

Class Time

1200-1300

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Criminology: The Core, 3rd Edition

Larry J. Siegel - University of Massachusetts, Lowell

0495094773

9780495094777

Wadsworth, 2008

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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.

Educational Philosophy:

My philosophy of teaching emphasizes highly involved discussions among the students.  I firmly believe that students will learn just as much from relevant discussions in our classroom as from any lecture.  In my experience, students learn best when the material presented is timely and relevant and applicable to current world events.  One way that I like to do this is by including current events and cases for discussions.  My goal as an instructor is to encourage independent learning and to act as a facilitator for students. 

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:
Quizzes will be administered weekly.  One mid-term examination and one final examination will be administered.  The essay will be due no later than two weeks prior to the end of the course.  Classroom participation will also be graded according to the grading plan.

Grading:

Grading:

Assessment

Week Due

Total Pts

Discussion

1-10

10

Quizzes

1-9

20

Midterm

5

20

Final

10

20

Core Assessment Paper

8

30

100 Total Points

Break Down of Grade:

Points

Grade

90 - 100

A

80 - 89

B

70 - 79

C

65 - 69

D

below 65

F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Core assessment paper may be submitted any time prior to the close of week eight. Therefore, there should be no excuse for late submission.  Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis and the student will incur a 10% grade penalty. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to engage with the instructor and one another in a manner that is professional and respectful. Immaturity, disrespect and unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

WEEK ONE

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 1 Crime and Criminology

Week 1 Assignment Checklist

  • Read through the syllabus
  • Week 1 Quiz

WEEK TWO

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 2 The Nature and Extent of Crime
  • Chapter 3 Victims and Victimization

Week 2 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 2 Quiz

WEEK THREE

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 4 Choices and Theories
  • Chapter 5 Trait Theory: It’s in Their Blood

Week 3 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 3 Quiz

WEEK FOUR

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 6 Social Structure Theory: Because They’re Poor
  • Chapter 7 Social Process Theories: Socialized to Crime

Week 4 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 4 Quiz


WEEK FIVE

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 8 Critical Criminology: It’s a Class Thing
  • Chapter 9 Development Theories: Things Change…or Do They?

Week 5 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 5 Quiz

WEEK SIX

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 10 Violent Crime

Week 6 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 6 Quiz

WEEK SEVEN

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 11 Property Crimes
  • Chapter 12 Enterprise Crime: White-Collar Crime, Cyber Crime, and Organized Crime

Week 7 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 7 Quiz

WEEK EIGHT

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 13 Public Order Crimes

Week 8 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 8 Quiz
  • Core Assessment Essay Due


WEEK NINE

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 14 The Criminal Justice System

Week 9 Assignment Checklist

  • Week 9 Quiz

WEEK TEN

This week we will be covering:

  • Course Review

Week 10 Assignment Checklist

  • Final Exam

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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