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CJ 200 Criminology
Teeter, Bethany Kalani


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 200 Criminology

Semester

S1T 2008 DLA

Faculty

Teeter, Bethany K.

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Masters in Criminal Justice Administration
B.A. in Criminology
B.A. in Psychology

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

10pm-1am CST or later

Daytime Phone

816-786-2164 (for fastest response please use e-mail below)

E-Mail

Bethany.Teeter@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 14, 2008 - March 9, 2008

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Criminology Today, An Integrative Introduction, Update, 4th ed., by Frank Schmalleger, (Prentice Hall 2004)  ISBN: 0131702106.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
See "Webliography" within the course.

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Course Description:

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.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the effects of terrorism on our country.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between the Biological School and the Psychological School of thought.
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:

  • Introductions
  • Weekly online question
  • Weekly online feedback
  • Weekly written homework 
  • Research Paper (Essay listed above under "Core Assessment")
  • Final exam

Grading:

Introductions 20 points for 20 points total

Weekly online question entries 30 points each week for 240 points total

Weekly online feedback entries 20 points each week for 160 points total

Weekly written homework 40 points each assignment for 280 points total

Research paper for 200 points (20% of overall grade - core assessment)
 
Final exam  for 100 points

 
TOTAL = 1000 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Course weeks begin on Mondays and end on Sundays at midnight CST.  You are required to enter the course discussion each week several times.  You should enter your initial responses to discussion questions posted by the instructor by Thursday morning, then enter your responses to classmates' responses by Sunday morning or earlier if possible.  The instructor will enter responses periodically during the week. ANY work submitted after the midnight deadline will NOT be graded.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should use proper netiquette procedures and be respectful of one another.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

  Week 1: January 14 - 20, 2008

  • Discussion topics: Public Health Model and Adolescent Motherhood
  • Assignment: Introductions, Discussion Posts & Homework
  • Read Chapters 1, 2 & 3 of text
Week 2: January 21- 27, 2008
 
Discussion topic: The Classical School
  • Assignment: Discussion Posts & Homework
  • Read Chapters 4 of text

Week 3: January 28 - February 3, 2008

  • Discussion topics: The Biological & Psychological School
  • Assignment: Discussion Posts & Homework
  • Read Chapters 5 & 6 of text

Week 4: February 4 - 10, 2008

  • Discussion topics: The Sociological School & Crime Mapping
  • Assignment: Discussion Posts & Homework
  • Read Chapters 7, 8 & 9 of text

Week 5: February 11 - 17, 2008

  • Discussion topics: Crimes Against Persons & Property
  • Assignment: Discussion Posts & Homework & Research Paper
  • Read Chapters 10 & 11 of text
  • Core Assessment paper due

Week 6: February 18 - 24, 2008

  • Discussion topics: White Collar Crime & Harvard Alcohol Study
  • Assignment: Discussion Posts & Homework
  • Read Chapters 12 & 13 of text
  • Proctor Request Forms are due by Friday February 22nd

Week 7: February 25 - March 2, 2008

  • Discussion topics: Computer Crime & Gun Control
  • Assignment: Discussion Posts & Homework
  • Read Chapters 14 & 15 of text

Week 8: March 3 - 9, 2008

  • Discussion topics: Policy Challenges of the Future
  • Assignment: Discussion Posts, Homework & Proctored Final Exam
  • Read Chapters 16 of text
  • Final Proctored Exam

 

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 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. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .



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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