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CJ 200 Criminology
Barnes, John A.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

F1B 2012 BL

Faculty

Barnes, John A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters in Criminal Justice
Bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

15 minutes before and after class. By appointment only.

Daytime Phone

575-443-1229 Between 9 AM and 8 PM MST

E-Mail

john.barnes@park.edu

Semester Dates

8/20/12 to 10/14/12

Class Days

--T-TH--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Criminology: The Core, 4th Edition

Larry J. Siegel - University of Massachusetts, Lowell

ISBN: 978-0-495-80983-8

Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
2011

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/-APA writing source.
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html -- Bureau of Justice Statistics
http://www.ncjrs.gov/ --National Criminal Justice Reference Service
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/archive.html -- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
http://nij.gov/--National Institute of Justice
http://www.loc.gov/index.html -- Library of Congress

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. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

My teaching philosophy will utilize a face to face format. Adult learners learn in a variety of fashions, but in this course I will lecture to students, utilizing power point presentations and short videos enhancing material that is presented in the text. I will also incorporate real world examples to supplement the material presented to students. I believe that students learn best when the material presented is timely, relevant and applicable. Adult students in particular like to see the relevance of what they are studying. One way that I like to do this is by including current events and cases for discussion. I encourage student participation in lectures to provide an open interactive exchange of ideas. This allows students to learn not only from myself, but also from each other. A variety of guest lecturers will be presented to students throughout the semester (as time permits) to provide information pertaining to their specialties in the criminal justice field.

My goal as the instructor for this course is to encourage independent learning and to act as a facilitator of information for students. I keep abreast of trends in the field and I make every effort to keep students apprised of the changes. Keeping the information current helps keep the course fresh. 

 

 

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:

 
 

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. The essay is worth 250 points.

This course will also include six quizzes worth 50 points a piece for a total of 300 points possible. There will also be a midterm exam that will cover the first half of the course and will be worth 200 points. The final exam, which will cover the second half of the course will be worth 250 points. 

Grading:

 

Class Assessment:

Assessment

Week Due

Pts

Total Pts

Quizzes

1,2,3,5,6,7

50

300

Midterm

4

200

200

Final

8

250

250

Core Assessment Paper

6

250

250





Total

1,000

 

Break Down of Grade:

Points

Grade

900 - 1,000

A

800 - 899

B

700 - 799

C

600 - 699

D

below 600

F

Late Submission of Course Materials:


I do not typically accept late work.  Exceptions may be made for circumstances out of the students control (technical difficulties, work obligations), vacations do NOT count as exceptional circumstances!! The student will incur a 10% grade penalty for each week an assignment is late. If there are unforeseen circumstances that arise during the semester (example would be a deployment) it will be the responsibility of the student to notify myself or the university as soon as possible! 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 Course-Specific Policies:
 
Students are expected to to read the course assignments listed below in order to make sure that they know and understand what is expected of them each week. Any questions regarding the syllabus, course topics, assignments or due dates on assignments it is the students responsibility to contact the instructor for clarification. 

Students are expected to engage with one another in a manner that is professional and respectful. Please remember that we all have our own opinions and we are entitled to them. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

WEEK ONE

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 1 Crime and Criminology (Tuesday, August 21)
  • Chapter 2 The Nature and Extent of Crime (Thursday, August 23)

Week 1 Assignment Checklist

  • Quiz one due by Sunday August 26, 2012
  • Read the syllabus
  • Send your instructor an email to ensure that your park email account is working

Now start on Week One work:

  • Read chapters 1 & 2 in the text 
  • The Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 PowerPoints, presented in class. 
  • Complete the Week 1 quiz (Online) 

WEEK TWO

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 3 Victims and Victimization (Tuesday August 28)
  • Chapter 4 Choices and Theories (Thursday August 30)

Week 2 Assignment Checklist

  • Read chapters 3 & 4 in the text
  • The Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 PowerPoints, presented in class
  • Complete the Week 2 quiz by Sunday September 2 (Online)

WEEK THREE

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 5 Trait Theory (Tuesday September 04)
  • Chapter 6 Social Structure Theories (Thursday September 06)

Week 3 Assignment Checklist

  • Read chapters 5 & 6 in the text
  • The Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 PowerPoints, presented in class
  • Complete the Week 3 quiz, by Sunday September 9 (Online)

WEEK FOUR

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 7 Social Process Theories (Tuesday September 11)
  • Reviewing of Chapters 1 through 7 (Thursday September 13)
  • Midterm Exam covering Chapters 1 through 7 (Thursday September 13)

Week 4 Assignment Checklist

  • Read Chapter 7 in the text
  • Chapter 7 Powerpoint, presented in class
  • Review Chapters 1 through 7
  • Midterm exam will be taken in class on (Thursday September 13)
  • Prepare an outline of the Core Assessment Paper (due week 6) and develop the thesis statement

WEEK FIVE

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 8 Social Structure Theories (Tuesday September 18)
  • Chapter 9 Social Process Theories (Thursday September 20) 

Week 5 Assignment Checklist

  • Read chapters 8 & 9 in the text
  • The Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 PowerPoints, presented in class
  • Complete the Week 5 quiz, by Sunday September 23 (Online)
  • Work on your paper assignment  (due in Week 6).

WEEK SIX

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 10 Violent Crime (Tuesday September 25)
  • Chapter 11 Property Crime (Thursday September 27)

Week 6 Assignment Checklist

  • Read chapters 10 & 11 in the text
  • The Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 PowerPoints, presented in class
  • Complete the Week 6 quiz, by Sunday September 30 (Online)
  • Paper assignment is due. Friday September 28 (Online Dropbox)

WEEK SEVEN

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 12 Enterprise Crime: White-Collar and Organized Crime (Tuesday October 02)
  • Chapter 13 Public Order Crime (Thursday October 04)

Week 7 Assignment Checklist

  • Read chapters 12 & 13 in the text
  • The Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 PowerPoints, presented in class
  • Complete the Week 7 quiz, by Sunday October 7

WEEK EIGHT

This week we will be covering:

  • Chapter 14 The Criminal Justice System (Tuesday October 09)
  • Review all materials covered (Tuesday October 09)
  • Final Exam (Thursday October 11)

Week 8 Assignment Checklist

  • The Chapter 14 Powerpoint, presented in class
  • Review Chapters 8 through 14 for Final Exam 
  • Final week 8, Thursday October 11  Final Exam taken in class (Last Class!!!)

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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Rubric



   
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
   

           

Competency


           

           

Exceeds 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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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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