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CRM-101-90, Introduction to Criminology (FA13)

INSTRUCTOR: Jeffrey E. Tuer, M.C.J., M.S., Phone: (410) 532-5746, Email: jtuer@ndm.edu

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: On-Line, 08/28/2013-12/13/2013

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Provides an examination of the nature, causes and social significance of crime. Emphasizes the major explanations of criminal behavior and typologies of crime and examines crime and crime prevention strategies as they relate to theory, policy and practice. Serves as a gateway course for students interested in the field of criminology. Fulfills General Education Requirement.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this course, you should be able to…

-Discuss the concept of crime.

-Describe the science of criminology.

-Identify the basic research methods and data resources used by criminologists.

-Identify the nature and extent of various types of crime.

-Identify a variety of crime patterns and trends and describe their relationship to such variables as culture, gender, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

-Identify the basic biological, psychological, and sociological explanations for criminal behavior and apply them to a variety of fact patterns.

-Identify and describe effective strategies for preventing and controlling crime.

-Exercise critical thinking skills essential to the development of informed positions with respect to controversial criminal justice issues.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Online Key from NDMU Bookstore

COURSE FORMAT, PROCEDURES, AND POLICIES:

Format: Online reading and discussion.

No late work accepted!

EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE:

Assignment Discussion - 100 points

Assignment Criminological Perspectives - 100 points

Assignment Multiple-Choice Quiz - 100 points

Final Exam - 100 points

Total Possible Semester Points: 400 points

GRADES:

A=90-100; B+=89-87; B=80-86; C+=79-77; C=70-76; D= 65-69; F=64 and Below

*Since there are 400 possible points to earn in this course, divide the points you have earned by 400 to calculate your grade.  Example: Student earned 362 points out of a possible 400 points. 362/400 = 90.5 (A).

Exams: Consist of multiple-choice questions, short answers, essays and/or any combination.