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CJ 200 Criminology
Bailey, Jack Lee


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
SemesterF2HH2004
FacultyBailey, Jack Lee
TitleInstructor/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Science, Corrections, Xavier University
Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist, National Association of Forensic Counselors/American College of Forensic Counselors
Certified Professional in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, National Association of Chiefes of Police
Office LocationHome - 2137 Kittyhawk Ave, Springfield, OH  45503
Office HoursAnytime -students may email, call, or send mail
Daytime Phone(937) 399-2877
Other PhoneWright Patt office - (937) 904-4806 or 904-4868
E-MailWRPT@mail.park.edu
vicjack67@aol.com
Semester DatesOctober 11, 2004 to December 12, 2004
Class Days---W---
Class Time5:30 - 10:30 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Criminology, 6th Edition.  Larry J. Siegel. Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA.  1998

ISBN: 0-534-53523-2

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Students are encouraged to read other materials dealing with criminology, and the instructor will introduce other information of relevance.

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:
Students will gain information through class lecture, and be expected to read the text.  Students are also encouraged to read any other materials available.  The instructor will introduce other information and students are encouraged to participate in discussion.  Each student shall take 4 exams to determine knowledge gained.

Learning Outcomes:
The goal of the course is to introduce students to understanding the various crime theories, in essence what is known as causal theories.  The students will explore such theories including bio-psycho-social theories to have a better understanding of how crime and criminality affects not only those involved in criminality, but their significant others; extended families and associates; and society as a whole including economically.  Students should understand how crime impacts on all of society, both sociologically and psychologically.

Course Assessment:
There will 4 four (4) exams.  Exam #1 will cover chapters 1-4; exam #2 will cover chapters 5-9; exam #3 will cover chapters 10-13; and exam #4 will cover chapters 14-18.

Grading:
Each exam is worh 25% of the overall grade.  The grade scale is as follows:

92-100 = A
83-91  = B
74-82  = C
65-73  = D

Below grade 65, or three (3) unecused absences in a term, or two (2) consecutive unexcused absences = F

Late:
All exams are expected to be taken on the assigned dates.  Allowances can be made for documented illnesses/emergencies/work related issues.  If a student cannot complete the course due to some unforseen situation, an incomplete may be applied for with the university.  However it must be approved by the instructor.

Conduct:
A college classroom is designed to be non-threatening.  Open discussion of subject matter is encouraged.  However, each student is expected to respect the rights and feelings of others so proper decorum is expected at all times.  Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom.  Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under the influence of alcohol or drugs, etc.  Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University.  Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior towards administrative or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
October 13     Orientation
              Chapter 1 - Crime and Criminology
                      2 - The Criminal Law and It's
                          Processes

October 20     Chapter 3 - Nature and the Extent of
                          Crime
                      4 - Victims and VIctimization

October 27     Exam
              Chapter 5 - Choice Theory
                      6 - Trait Theories

November 3     Chapter 7 - Social Structure Theories
                      8 - Social Process Theories
                      9 - Social Conflict Theory

November 10    Exam
              Chapter 10- Integrated Theories
                      11- Violent Crime

November 17    Chapter 12- Property Crimes
                      13- White Collar & Organized
                          Crime
               
November 24    Exam    
              CHapter 14- Public Order Crimes: Sex &
                          Substance Abuse
                      15- Overview of the Criminal
                          Justice SAystem

December 1     Chapter 16- Police and Law Enforcement
                      17- The Judicatory Process
                      18- Corrections

December 8     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.  
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THe instructor views cheating as very serious and would recommend that any student found to be cheating be given at least a failing grade for the term.

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.
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Students sometimes make mistakes through ignorance, negligence, or carelessness.  Any student who has any doubts about information should always consult with their instructors.

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.

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THe instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term, and if the absence is unexcused there may be an additional penalty.  In the even of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences, the student will be administratively terminated and given the grade of "F".  An incomplete will not be issued to a student wh has unexcused absences or excessive absences recorded for the term.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term or 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.

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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