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Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ501 Course ID: 2577 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will examine the various theories and their application to criminal justice. Additionally this course will examine the implications of criminal acts in relation to behavior, discipline and causation. Analysis of criminal and non-criminal behavior is also addressed regarding certain causes, controls, and legal aspects of criminal behavior. Crime is analyzed from an interdisciplinary study of social problems and social responsibility perspectives.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

CO1: Analyze the main assumptions of prominent theories within criminology

to current topics within the criminal justice arena;

CO2: Compare and contrast the philosophical basis of classical and positivist criminological

thought;

CO3: Judge the impact of criminological theory and research on social policy;

CO4: Explain the history of statistical crime data collection and analysis and the

various methods used to collect and disseminate that data;

CO5: Summarize the differences between the UCR and NIBRS crime data reporting tools;

CO6: Evaluate the use of capital punishment as a deterrent to criminal behavior;

CO7: Critique the effects of sex offender registration on pedophile recidivism rates;

CO8: Explain ones view as it regards legalized prostitution and the insanity defense;

CO9: Examine the controversies associated with the insanity defense

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.

Peregrine Assessment.

Instructions and grading expectations for the Peregrine Assessment will appear in the Assignments section of the classroom.

NameGrade %
Introduction to the Class 1.00 %
Introduction to the class 1.00 %
Discussions 44.00 %
Week 1: Criminological Research and Social Policy 7.33 %
Week 2: Capital Punishment and Theory 7.33 %
Week 3: Insanity Defense and Ecological Approaches 7.33 %
Week 4: Labeling and Sex Registration 7.33 %
Week 6: Marijuana and Prostitution Legalization 7.33 %
Week 7: The Write Question 7.33 %
Final Exam 25.00 %
Final Exam 25.00 %
Wk 5 Essay 25.00 %
Week 5 Essay 25.00 %
Peregrine Assessment 5.00 %
Peregrine Testing 5.00 %

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

CO1: Analyze the main assumptions of prominent theories within criminology

to current topics within the criminal justice arena;

CO2: Compare and contrast the philosophical basis of classical and positivist criminological

thought;

CO3: Judge the impact of criminological theory and research on social policy;

CO4: Explain the history of statistical crime data collection and analysis and the

various methods used to collect and disseminate that data;

CO5: Summarize the differences between the UCR and NIBRS crime data reporting tools;

CO6: Evaluate the use of capital punishment as a deterrent to criminal behavior;

CO7: Critique the effects of sex offender registration on pedophile recidivism rates;

CO8: Explain ones view as it regards legalized prostitution and the insanity defense;

CO9: Examine the controversies associated with the insanity defense

Book Title:Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (This title is recommended, but not required for the course)
ISBN:9781433832161
Publication Info:APA
Author:American Psychological Association
Unit Cost:$29.04
 
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.