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CMRJ303 - Criminology

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ303 Course ID: 2535 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines criminal behavior in relationship to various criminological theories and analyses these theories through a historical context. These theories include classical theories and current theories of crime as they relate to criminal involvement. Additionally this course will analyze society's response to criminal behavior through the assessment of legal approaches and the various aspects of the criminal justice system. Additionally types of criminal behavior and the systems reaction to these crimes will be distinguished. Research affecting social policy and public crime concerns are examined including social problems and social responsibility perspectives as well.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, you will be able to

CO1: Describe the early history of criminal theory and its application to crime control.

CO2: Compare and contrast biological and psychological theories of crime.

CO3: Summarize how social control theory applies to delinquent behavior.

CO4: Examine the application of various theories of crime to the justice process.

CO5: Analyze society’s response to criminal behavior through its use of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections departments.

CO6: Differentiate types of criminal behavior and the justice system's and society's reactions.

CO7: Identify social policy and public crime concerns.

Forums

Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.

Assignment(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.

Exam(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Forums 44.00 %
Week 1 Forum 7.33 %
Week 2 Forum 7.33 %
Week 3 Forum 7.33 %
Week 5 Forum 7.33 %
Week 6 Forum 7.33 %
Week 7 Forum 7.33 %
Research Paper 15.00 %
Research Paper 15.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Exams 40.00 %
midterm exam CMRJ306 20.00 %
Final exam CMRJ306 20.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.