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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
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 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 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Forums 19.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.17 %
Week 2 Forum 3.17 %
Week 3 Forum 3.17 %
Week 5 Forum 3.17 %
Week 6 Forum 3.17 %
Week 7 Forum 3.17 %
Midterm 25.00 %
Mid-term Exam 25.00 %
Final Exam 25.00 %
Final-Exam 25.00 %
Research Paper 25.00 %
Research Paper 25.00 %
Peregrine Testing 5.00 %
Peregrine Testing 5.00 %

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

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.