CMRJ501 - Criminology
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.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|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|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
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
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
Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.
Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.
Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.
Instructions and grading expectations for the Peregrine Assessment will appear in the Assignments section of the classroom.
|Introduction to the Class||1.00 %|
|Introduction to the class||1.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||7.33 %|
|Week 2 Forum||7.33 %|
|Week 3 Forum||7.33 %|
|Week 4 Forum||7.33 %|
|Week 6 Forum||7.33 %|
|Week 7 Forum||7.33 %|
|Wk 5 Essay||25.00 %|
|Week 5 Essay||25.00 %|
|Final Exam||25.00 %|
|Final Exam||25.00 %|
|Peregrine Assessment||5.00 %|
|Peregrine Testing||5.00 %|
Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.
|Book Title:||Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (This title is recommended, but not required for the course)|
|Author:||American Psychological Association|
|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.*|
Not current for future courses.