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CJ 200 Criminology
Infinito, Vincent


COURSE NUMBER: CJ200
COURSE DESCRIPTOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
COURSE TITLE: CRIMINOLOGY
PROFESSOR: VINCENT J. INFINITO, ESQ.
OFFICE HOURS: MON & WED 1615-1645
TERM & DATES: SPRING 1, 2005; 10 JAN – 06 March, 2005
MEETING: MON/WED 1645 – 1915
PHONE: 252-638-4980
PARK EMAIL: Vincent.Infinito@park.edu
CREDIT HOURS: 3 CREDIT HOURS
PREREQUISITE: NONE
SITE: MCAS CHERRY POINT


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

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.


SYLLABUS FOR CRIMINOLOGY

I COURSE DESCRIPTION: An examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction to criminal behavior.


II LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The course will require the students to understand the history and theories of criminology, the assessment of crime over time and place, the measurement of crime and the measurement of the characteristics of criminals, and, finally, an understanding of the making of laws and the breaking of laws, with all their consequences.


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

IV SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIALS LIST: 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.




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V. ACADEMIC HONESTY: Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park

VI. PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism – the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work – sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

VII. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absences for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.


VIII. 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.


IX. COURSE ASSESSMENT: The final course grade for the student will be determined by class participation, two examinations (midterm and final) and assigned projects or term papers.



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XI. CLASSROOM RULES: 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.
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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent 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: www.park.edu/disability. Students with disabilities should contact the instructor as soon as possible, preferably before the term begins.

XII. GRADING POLICY: The final course grade will be determined using the following measurement:
Class Participation: 10%
Mid- Term Examination: 40%
Term Paper: 10%
Final Examination: 40%
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%


XIII IMPORTANT DATES

Beginning of Term: January 10, 2005
Last Day of Add/Drop: January 14, 2005
Last Day of Partial Refund
for Withdrawal: February 4, 2005
Last Day of Withdrawal: February 11, 2005
End of Term: March 6, 2005


CLASS SCHEDULE:
DATE : TOPIC

10 JAN Introduction Research Methods in Criminology Chap. 1 & 2
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12 JAN General Characteristics of Crime & Criminals Chap. 3
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CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY I:
17 JAN Early, Classical&Positivistic
Theories Chap. 4
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CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY II:
19 JAN Sociological Mainstream
Theories Chap. 5
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CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY III:
24 JAN Sociological Critical Theories Chap. 6
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26 JAN Violent Crime Chap. 7
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31 JAN REVIEW
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02 FEB Mid term Examination
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07 FEB Property Crime: Occasional
and Conventional
Professional Crime Chap. 8 & 9
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09 FEB Occupational Crime Chap. 10
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14 FEB Organizational/Corporate Crime
Political Crime
Chap. 11 & 12
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16 FEB Organized Crime Chap. 13
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21 FEB Public Order Crime and
The Future of Crime Chap. 14
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23 FEB Term Papers and Projects
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28 FEB REVIEW
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02 MAR FINAL EXAMINATION