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Crj 117 - Criminology
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COURSE SYLLABUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE 117 81 CRIMINOLOGY Fall 2006 Monday and Wednesday 9 30 A M 11 00 A M Hillsdale Campus Instructor Undersheriff Jeremiah J Hodshire Hillsdale Campus E Mail jhodshire co hillsdale mi us Office Hours Call office for appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION The study of criminology will provide an understanding of the cultural nature origin and development of criminal behavior with attention given to psychological factors Various reading materials will be assigned to strengthen the understanding of criminal behavior This course will explore the historical origin of crime current state of scientific knowledge about crime and behavioral theories as well as socioeconomic sources of crime Points of agreement and disagreements between policy makers and social scientists will be explored Theories of crime causation and responses of the criminal justice system will be explored In final analysis the student will have a better understanding of criminology through course study research and lecture COURSE OBJECTIVES 1 2 3 4 5 6 To survey the major theories regarding crime in society To provide a framework for studying criminology To define the areas of criminology and discuss basic concepts To examine the nature extent and patterns of crime To examine and analyze the major forms of criminal behavior To examine the criminal justice process legal concepts and justice perspectives OUTCOMES This class will stress the essential skills knowledge and abilities expected of college educated citizens Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and use information including written and oral forms Demonstrate the ability to examine problems and issues related to criminal justice behavior in particular and employ appropriate critical thinking skills REQUIRED TEXT Conklin John E Criminology 9th Edition Pearson METHOD OF INSTRUCTION This course will be based on lecture class discussion group activities special guests and reading material Students should feel free to ask questions at any time during the lecture and any time during discussions It is imperative that you read the required chapters assigned to you each week in order to have a successful dialogue in the classroom We will from time to time have qualified guest speakers as experts in their own field presenting on a specific topic ATTENDANCE Attendance for this class is mandatory Research has revealed that classroom study is imperative to the development of a well rounded college student You cannot simply read the book and survive this class I recognize that circumstances beyond your control can cause a disruption in your schedule and by such will make class attendance impossible In this circumstance I ask that you notify me of your absence either before the class or immediately after missing the class by calling or e mailing my office If you miss the classroom lecture it shall be your responsibility to obtain the notes from another classmate along with any missed announcements WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASS 2 Please reference the official guidelines and the registrar s office for deadline I INCOMPLETE GRADE A student may request an I grade from an instructor The request for the I grade may be granted if in the opinion of the instructor the course work is sufficient in quality and quantity to meet course objectives All allowed make up exams must be taken within the prescribed time unless extended by the instructor A grade of I may be removed by satisfactorily meeting the course objectives during either of the next full length semesters fall winter or at an earlier date specified by the instructor If the I is not removed by the end of the specified time the I grade will remain as a permanent entry on the student s transcript and the student must register and request the course to receive a grade and credit for degree and or transfer purposes STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Students requiring special assistance including those affected by the American with Disabilities Act should contact the Center for Student Success This is the first step in acquiring the appropriate accommodations to facilitate your learning EXAMINATIONS You will be tested on your knowledge from the textbook and lecture after each chapter topic is completed No make up tests will be allowed unless it is associated with an emergency absence and approved by the instructor in advance Each test will cover information from the lectures and class discussions textbook handouts and special guest speakers Generally tests will be multiple choice short answers You will be provided the opportunity to complete an extra credit assignment 20 points which can be traded for two of your lowest test scores A comprehensive final test will be administered and will include blue book essay questions GRADING SCALE 3 Students can accumulate 500 points 300 points from 15 chapter tests 100 points from comprehensive FINAL EXAM 100 points from jail visit and research paper 450 plus 425 449 400 424 350 399 325 349 275 324 250 274 Below 250 4 0 3 5 3 0 2 5 2 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 The instructor can change the schedule format of the class discussion and or format of the exams at any time during the semester in order to accommodate the class needs Course Schedule August 21 23 28 30 Introduction to CRJ 117 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Test Chapter 1 Begin Chapter 2 September 4 6 11 13 18 20 NO CLASS Chapter 2 Test Chapter 2 Begin Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Test Chapter 3 Begin Chapter 4 Chapter 4 4 25 27 Test Chapter 4 Begin Chapter 5 Chapter 5 October 2 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 Test Chapter 5 Begin Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Test Chapter 6 Begin Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Test Chapter 7 Begin Chapter 8 Chapter 8 Test Chapter 8 Begin Chapter 9 Chapter 9 November 1 6 8 13 15 20 27 29 Test Chapter 9 Begin Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Test Chapter 10 Begin Chapter 11 Hillsdale County Jail Visit Chapter 11 Test Chapter 11 Begin Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Test Chapter 12 Begin Chapter 13 December 4 6 Chapter 13 Test Chapter 13 Begin Chapter 15 5 11 13 Chapter 15 Review FINAL EXAM All work due As a reminder the instructor can change the schedule format of the class discussion format of the exams at any time during the semester in order to accommodate the class needs 6 COURSE SYLLABUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE 117 21 CRIMINOLOGY Fall 2006 Monday and Wednesday 9 30 A M 11 00 A M Hillsdale Campus Instructor Undersheriff Jeremiah J Hodshire Hillsdale Campus Telephone 517 437 7317 Ext 226 E Mail jhodshire co hillsdale mi us Fax 517 437 0822 JAIL VISIT PAPER This paper will be


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