CJ 200 Criminology
U1B 2011 BL
Emerick, Nicholas A.
B.A. Criminal JusticeM.A. Sociology
Contact: (915) 449-4293
May 30th - July 24, 2011
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor will use lectures, class
discussions, videos, exams, quizzes and writing for class periods and evaluations. The assigned readings are critical for a
student’s success in this class.
Students are expected to complete the reading prior to the assigned
class period. This will allow the
student to reflect and relate to the material and come to class ready to engage
in a high-quality class discussion.
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:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only students with excused absences will be
allowed to make-up missed course work.
Absences will only be excused if there is a sanctioned conflict of
schedule or notified their instructor of an absence in advance.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to act in a professional manner. A student who acts unprofessionally will be
asked to leave the class for the day and be considered absent and
unexcused. Students who arrive late or
need to leave early are asked to sit near the door to minimize disruption. Cell phones and other electronics are to be
silenced prior to class.
Class discussions will often revolve around politically,
morally, or emotionally charged topics.
It is important to remember that the class is not here to judge or
determine what, if anything, is right or wrong.
It is most useful for class to address these topics from a desire to
understand and be able to see strengths and weaknesses. Critiques should be handled with the utmost
respect for all people involved.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 .
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