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CJ 200 Criminology
Petersen, Jennifer Michelle


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

S1O 2013 IR

Faculty

Petersen, Jennifer Michelle

Title

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

BS in Criminal Justice
MS in Criminal Justice

Office Location

Fort Irwin

Office Hours

By Appointment Only, available daily by email, text and phone

Daytime Phone

678-859-8005

E-Mail

Jennifer.Petersen02@park.edu

Jennym_Petersen@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

First Day of class- January 15, 2013  to Last Day of Class- March 7, 2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:                           Criminology: The Core, 4th Edition

Author:                                Larry J. Seigel- University of Massachusetts, Lowell

ISBN 10:                            0495809837

ISBN 13:                             9780495809838

Publisher:                           Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

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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 educational philosophy is one of interaction based on comprehensive classroom discussions, lectures and activities. I believe that class should be engaging and that materials presented should prepare students for real word situations and future educational endeavors.

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:

There will be 3 tests, each worth 100 points.

There will be a comprehensive final exam worth 200 points.

There will be a research paper worth 100 points.

The total course will be worth 600 points.

**I reserve the right to add homework or pop quizzes to this course. If an extra credit assignment is made available, it will be available to all students at one time. Extra credit will never be given on an individual basis. 

Grading:

540 points or 90% and above is an A

480-539 points or 80%-89% is a B

420-479 points or 70%-79% is a C

360-419 points or 60%-69% is a D

Below 360 or 60% is an F               

Late Submission of Course Materials:

You must attend class regularly to be successful in this course. Repeated absences may result in an Academic Withdrawal from the course. If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to get any missed notes or assignments. As a rule, late assignments are not accepted. If there are extenuating circumstances, I may make an exception based on my own discretion. A missed test must be made up the class immediately following the missed date and bonus points will not apply. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students will treat others with respect. Classroom expectations include turning cellphones to vibrate or off. Texting is not allowed in class. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



Chapter and Topic

 

In Class


Jan 15


Chapt 1: Crime and Criminology

Chapt 2: The Nature and Extent of Crime



Introductions, Begin lecture for Chapters 1 and 2


Jan 17


Chapt 2: The Nature and Extent of Crime

Chapt 3: Victims and Victimization


Complete lecture on Chapters 2 and 3

Review for Test 1



Jan 22


Chapt 4: Choice Theory


Test 1

Review Test 1

Begin Chapter 4



Jan 24


Chapt 4: Choice Theory

Chapt 5: Trait Theory



Complete lecture for Chapters 4 and 5


Jan 29


Chapt 6: Social Structure Theory


Complete lecture for Chapter 6

Review for Test 2



Jan 31


Chapt 7: Social Process Theories


Test 2

Review Test 2

Begin Chapter 7 Lecture



Feb 5


Chapt 7: Social Process Theory

Chapt 8: Social Conflict and Critical Criminology


Complete lectures for Chapter 7 and Chapter 8

Discuss Research Paper



Feb 7


Research Paper


Independent Research and Work on Paper

NO IN CLASS WORK



Feb 12


Chapter 8: Social Conflict and Critical Criminology

Chapter 9: Developmental Theories


Complete lecture over Chapters 8 and 9

Review for Test 3



Feb 14


Chapter 10: Violent Crimes


Test 3

Review Test 3

Begin Lecture over Chapter 10



Feb 19


Chapter 10: Violent Crimes

Chapter 11: Property Crimes


Complete Lecture over Chapters 10 and 11

Discuss progress on research papers



Feb 21


Chapter 11: Property Crimes

Chapter 12: Enterprise Crime



Complete lectures over chapters 11 and 12


Feb 26


Chapter 13: Public Order Crimes

Chapter 14: The Criminal Justice System



Complete lectures over Chapters 13 and 14


Feb 28


Chapter 14: The Criminal Justice System


Complete lecture over Chapter 14

Review for Final Exam

Research Papers Due



Mar 5

 


FINAL EXAM

Review Final Exam



Mar 7


Make-up work


Only those who need to make up a test or an assignment

 


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

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

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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