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CJ 200 Criminology
Brown, Dwyne


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

S8EE 2012 MO

Faculty

Brown, Dwyne

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

PhD Business Philosophy, Leadership, Homeland Security--Northcentral University
Master of Science; Security Management--Bellevue University
Bachelor of Arts; Criminal Justice--American Military University/Certified Protection Professional--ASIS International

Office Location

NONE

Office Hours

1700-2000

Daytime Phone

770-710-9499

E-Mail

dwyne.brown@park.edu

dwyne.brownbb@gmail.com

Semester Dates

April 16 - May 10

Class Days

-MTWR--

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

0495809708

9780495809708

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/.


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 will be covered in this class. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 
 My philosophy of teaching emphasizes student learning whether that learning occurs in a face to face format or in the online environment. Adult online learners differ in some important ways from traditional ground based college students. I believe that students learn best when the material presented is timely and 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 discussions. Discussion threads are the heart and soul of online learning. This is the one way that students get to know one another and it gives them an opportunity to learn from one another. Discussion threads give the shy student a chance to be heard and everyone gets a chance to practice their writing skills. In addition, there is a great deal of information on the web that students can use to enhance their learning. They are encouraged to use web resources for this purpose. This also addresses the issue of learning styles. 

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.

Grading:

 

Class Assessment:

Assessment

Week Due

Pts

Total Pts

Class Participation

all 4

25

100

Quizzes

1,3

100

200

Midterm

2

200

200

Final

4

300

300

Core Assessment Paper

4

200

200

Total

1,000

 

Break Down of Grade:

Points

Grade

990 - 1,100

A

880 - 989

B

770 - 879

C

660 - 769

D

below 659

F

Late Submission of Course Materials:


I do not typically accept late work.  Exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances (technical difficulties, work obligations and vacations do NOT count as exceptional circumstances), and the student will incur a 10% grade penalty. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 Students are expected to engage with one another in a manner that is professional and respectful.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
   

WEEK

CHAPTER/ASSIGNMENT

DATES

1

Chapter 1: Crime and Criminology

Chapter 2: The Nature and Extent of Crime

Chapter 3: Victims and Victimization /Quiz Review   

Quiz 1

Apr 16

Apr 17

Apr 18

Apr 19

2

Chapter 4: Choice Theory: Because They Want To Chapter 5: Trait Theory                     

Chapter 6: Social Structure Theory                       

Chapter 7: Social Process Theory

MID TERM REVIEW                                                 Essay assignment due

Apr 23

                                            Apr 24                                                                                        

Apr 25

Apr 26

3

Midterm Examination                                               Chapter 8: Social Conflict and Critical Criminology                              

Chapter 9: Developmental Theories: Life-Course and Latent Trait                                                              Chapter 10: Violent Crime: Personal and Political                                          

Chapter 11: Property Crimes/Quiz Review  

Chapter 12: Enterprise Crime: White Collar Crime, Cyber Crime, Organized Crime/Quiz 2

Apr 30

                                                      May 1

                                           May 2


May 3

4

Chapter 13: Public Order Crimes

Chapter 14: The Criminal Justice System

REVIEW                                                                       Essay assignments due:

Last Class: Final Exam                           

May 7   

                                                     May 8

May 9

May 10

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 93
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 93

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 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 .

Additional Information:
 

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 


           



Rubric

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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