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CJ 200 Criminology
Maez, Michael F.


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.
CourseCJ 200 Criminology
SemesterF2QQ2004
FacultyMaez, Michael F.
TitleAdjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
Degrees/CertificatesBachelor in Criminal Justice - Corrections
Master in Criminal Justice
Office LocationBuilding 383 Hill Air Force , UT.  (no office must contact at home)
Office Hours6: p. m. to 9: p. m. Tuesdays and Fridays
Daytime Phone801-544-7261
Other PhoneCell 801-628-9223 (emergencies only)
E-Mailmmaez@park.edu
mogi_52 @comcast.net
Web Pagehttp://  N/A
Semester DatesOctober 25, 2004 to December 15, 2004
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:30 - 10:15 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Siegel, Larry J, 2005 CRIMINOLOGY, (2nd ED.) Thompson Learning Inc. Belmont CA.

Course Description:
An examination of the nature and extent of crime and theories of crime causation, as well as the societal reaction of criminal behavior.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This will be an interactive course based on what is learned from the textbook and lecture.  If available, there may also be videos, guest speakers, field trips, and other class activities.  This class is an introductory level course in criminology.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, student shold be able to:

1.  Have a basic understanding of the field of Criminology.

2.  Understand the theories discussed, crime types methods of social control, and analyze their strengths and weaknesses.

Course Assessment:
There will be four quizzes and two non-cumulative examinations, a mid-term and a final.  The mid-term will cover chapters 1-7 and the final will cover 8-14.  In addition, there will be a total of four quizzes required of each student.  Quiz 1 will cover Chapters 1-3, Quiz 2 will cover Chapters 4-7, Quiz 3 will cover Chapters 8-10 and Quiz 4 will cover Chapters 11-14.

Attendance and participation will help the student understand the material and help with exams and quizzes.

Grading:
Total points avaliable:  300 total

Mid-term   100 points (50 questions, 2 points each)

Final      100 points (50 questions, 2 points each)

Quizzes(4) 80 points (80 questions total 1 point each)

Attendance and participation (20 points) must attend all classes to recieve full points.

No extra credit, no exceptions.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Each student must take exams or quizzes at scheduled times and dates to recieve full credit.  Execptions to this rule include prior approval and arrangement for makeup, (at least 24 hours notice), or unexpected emergencies which can be verified.  Makeups will be scheduled at the convenience of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.  It is each students responsibility to save any copies of their own work to disk, hard drive or print out paper copies for backup purposes.

All students should be considerate of others and be on time for class.

All students should come prepared for class having read the material assigned and prepared for a quiz or other assignments.

As a matter of courtesy, children are NOT allowed in the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week One
Oct 25  Introcuction and Orientation

Oct 27  Read Chapter(1) Crime and Criminology

Week Two
Nov 1  
Read Chapter(2) The Nature and Extent of Crime

Nov 3  
Read Chapter(3) Victims and Victimization
QUIZ 1 20 questions 1 point each = 20 points

Week Three
Nov 8  
Read Chapter(4) Choice Theory: Because They Want To

Nov 10  
Read Chapter(5) Trait Theory: It's In Their Blood
Read Chapter(6) Social Structure Theory: Because They're Poor

Week Four
Nov 15  
Read Chapter(7) Social Process Theories: Socialized to Crime
QUIZ 2 20 questions 1 point each = 20 points

Nov 17  
MID-TERM Review

Week Five
Nov 22  
Mid-term Exam Chapters 1-7
50 questions 2 points each = 100 points

Nov 24  
Read Chapter(8) Social Conflict Theory: It's a Class Thing
Read Chapter(9) Developmental Theories: Things Change

Week Six
Nov 29
Read Chapter(10) Violent Crime
QUIZ 3  20 questions 1 point each = 20 points

Dec 1
Read Chapter(11) Property Crimes
Read Chapter(12) Enterprise Crime: White Collar Crime, Cyber Crime, and Organized Crime

Week Seven
Dec 6
Read Chapter(13) Public Order Crimes

Dec 8
Read Chapter(14) The Criminal Justice System
QUIZ 4 20 questions 1 point each = 20 points

Week Eight
Dec 13
Final Exam Review

Dec 15
Final Exam Chapters 8-14
50 questions 2 points each = 100 points

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 learners 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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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