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COURSE NUMBER: CRIM204
COURSE TITLE:Criminology
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): CRJ 912
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:147/163
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Criminology traces the theoretical development of how criminologists study crime and criminal behavior. Criminologists research the relationship between the development of criminal legislation and the relationship between the criminal justice system, the perpetrators, the victims, and the community.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Students will learn the basic concepts of crime, law and criminology as it applies to criminal theory. The student will produce written evidence of this examination and will be tested for its understanding and knowledge.
  2. Students will develop critical thinking skills in regards to different theories, concepts, and applications of law. The student will demonstrate their understanding of theory knowledge in class participation, answering direct questions and follow-up questions during lectures and/or discussions and completing exams.
  3. The student will examine criminal typology and the effects it has on race, gender, and social economic standards. The student will demonstrate their knowledge in written assignments, exams and class discussions
  4. Students will gain knowledge on how criminologists analyze and evaluate the Criminal Justice Systems (police, courts, and corrections) processes and perspectives on investigations, arrests, adjudication, punishment and correction. Students will produce written evidence of this examination and will be tested for knowledge an understanding.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Week 1: Crime and Criminology
  • Week 2: The Nature and Extent of Crime
  • Week 3: Victims and Victimization
  • Week 4: Rational Choice Theory
  • Week 5: Trait Theories
  • Week 6: Social Structure Theories
  • Week 7: Social Process Theories
  • Week 8: Critical Criminology and Restorative Justice
  • Week 9: Developmental Theories
  • Week 10: Interpersonal Violence
  • Week 11: Political Crime and Terrorism
  • Week 12: Property Crime
  • Week 13: Enterprise Crime
  • Week 14: Public Order Crime
  • Week 15: Crimes of the New Millennium
  • Week 16: Review

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Larry J. Siegel Criminology 12th Edition
(loose leaf binder/access code-necessary)

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A= 1300-1445
B= 1156-1299
C= 1011-1155
D= 867-1010
F= 866

Test, Quizzes and Final: Multiple Choice, True/False, Short Answer and Essay.
Essays: Essays will be assigned on specific chapter topics. They may also be a part of our quizzes and exams.
Projects: Team and individual projects will be assigned on the topics of my choosing throughout the semester.


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2018

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