CJ 200 Criminology
S2I 2012 EM
Ruwe, Christian S.
B.S. (English)J.D. (Juris Doctorate)LLM (Master of Laws)
USS IWO JIMA
Sept 12 - Dec 12
Siegel, Criminology, The Core, 3rd Edition, 2008. Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore. Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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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:
A. Chapter review (homework submissions), Chapters 1-14. Be prepared to answer “questions for discussion” at the end of each section.
B. An essays as indicated in the core assessment section.
C. Students will make a 15-minute class presentation on one aspect of the law. Topics will be approved by the instructor.
D. Final Exam to be held in class.
- Classroom participation from assigned Chapter and associated discussions are valued up to 10
points per class, for a total of 140 points
- Attendance is worth 70 points (5 points per session)
- Essay Questions worth 120 points
- Final Exam is worth 150 points
- Student presentation is worth 50 points
Total possible points: 530
A = 477-530
B = 424-476
C = 371-424
D = 318-370
F = Below 318
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please be respectful of other student’s opinions and stay attentive throughout the entire class.
Session 1: Chapter 1—Crime and Criminology
Session 2: Chapter 2—The Nature and Extent of Crime
Session 3: Chapter 3—Victims and Victimization
Session 4: Chapter 4—Choice Theory: Because They Want To
Session 5: Chapter 5—Trait Theory: It’s in Their Blood
Session 6: Chapter 6—Social Structure Theory: Because They’re Poor
Session 7: Chapter 7—Social Process Theory: Socialized to Crime
Session 8: Chapter 8— Critical Criminology: It’s a Class Thing
Session 9: Chapter 9— Developmental Theories: Things Change… or Do They?
Mid-Term Exam Review
Session 10: Chapter 10—Violent Crimes
Session 11: Chapter 11—Property Crimes
Session 12: Chapter 12—Enterprise Crime: White-Collar Crime, Cyber Crime, and Organized Crime
Session 13: Chapter 13—Public Order Crimes
Session 14: Chapter 14—The Criminal Justice System
Final Exam Review
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