CJ 200 Criminology
S2C 2013 BC
Petersen, Jennifer Michelle
Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
BS in Criminal JusticeMS in Criminal Justice
By Appointment Only, available daily by email, text and phone
First Day of class- March 20, 2013 to Last Day of Class- May 8, 2013
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Criminology: The Core, 4th
Author: Larry J. Seigel-
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
ISBN 10: 0495809837
ISBN 13: 9780495809838
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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:
There will be 3 tests, each worth 100 points for a total of 300 points.
There will be class discussions, assignments or homework worth 100 points
There will be a
comprehensive final exam worth 300 points.
There will be a core assessment paper worth 300 points.
The total course
will be worth 1000 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.
900 points or
90% and above is an A
800-899 points or
80%-89% is a B
or 70%-79% is a C
or 60%-69% is a D
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:
Chapt 1: Crime
Chapt 2: The
Nature and Extent of Crime
Chapt 3: Victims and Victimization
Lecture for Chapters 1, 2 and 3
Review for Test 1
Chapt 5: Trait Theory
Review Test 1
4 and 5
Social Structure Theory
lecture for Chapter 6
Social Process Theories
Chapt 8: Social Conflict and Critical Criminology
Review Test 2
7 and 8 Lecture
Discuss Research Paper
Social Conflict and Critical Criminology
lecture over Chapters 8 and 9
Chapter 11: Property Crimes
Chapter 12: Enterprise Crime
Review Test 3
Chapters 10, 11, and 12
Public Order Crimes
The Criminal Justice System
lectures over Chapters 13 and 14
Review for Final Exam
Research Papers Due
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