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1 AJS 225 CRIMINOLOGY PRESENTED AND APPROVED: DECEMBER 7, 2012 EFFECTIVE: FALL

2 Prefix & Number AJS 225 Purpose of this submission: To update format, add Writing Across the Curriculum component, and to add to Section D of the AGEC If this is a change, what is being changed? (Check all that apply) Course : Criminology New Change/Updated Retire Update Prefix Course Description Course Number Format Change Credits Prerequisite Competencies Textbook/Reviewed Competencies-no changes needed Does this course require additional fees? No Yes If so, please explain. Is there a similar course in the course bank? No Yes (Please identify) Articulation: Is this course or an equivalent offered at other two and four-year universities in Arizona? No Yes (Identify the college, subject, prefix, number and title: NAU: CCJ 250 and also satisfies Social and Political Worlds, ASU: CRJ DEC, UA: PPOL DEC, Central Arizona College: AJS 225 Is this course identified as a Writing Across the Curriculum course? No Yes Course Assessments Description of Possible Course Assessments (Essays, multiple choice, etc.) Exams standardized for this course? Midterm Final Other (Please specify): Where can faculty members locate or access the required standardized exams for this course? Class participation (15% minimum) and a Writing Across the Curriculum research paper of a minimum of 1500 words (10% minimum). Additionally, periodic quizzes, mid-term or final exams may be used. Are exams required by the department? No Yes If Yes, please specify: Student Outcomes: Identify the general education goals for student learning that is a component of this course. Check all that apply: 1. Communicate effectively. a. Read and comprehend at a college level. b. Write effectively in a college setting. 2. Demonstrate effective quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills. Method of Assessment Each week portions of the text must be read with the ability to understand and astutely discuss the material in class. Additionally, students will research and prepare written report(s) regarding a related topic(s) approved by the instructor. Students will utilize quantitative reasoning and problem solving while examining Criminology. Such examples may include students given a set

3 of circumstances where the student must use problem solving skills to address the scenario. 3. Demonstrate effective qualitative reasoning skills. Each week students will build on prior week s, instruction, research and readings. Students must demonstrate comprehension of the material s importance to society and the overall study of Criminology. This will be measured by the student s interaction with the instructor and reflected in their written assignments. Additionally, students may demonstrate comprehension of material by class discussions and periodic quizzes. 4. Apply effective methods of inquiry. a. Generate research paper by gathering information from varied sources, analyzing data and organizing information into a coherent structure. b. Employ the scientific method. 5. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity a. Experience the creative products of humanity. b. Describe alternate historical, cultural, global perspectives. This course contains a Writing Across the Curriculum component. Students will research and prepare written reports regarding related topics assigned or approved by the instructor. The scientific method will be utilized in identifying the problem, establishing the question, developing a hypothesis, and deciphering the data of the material. This course devotes a substantial portion to the cause and effects of crime on society, specifically the deviant behaviors of criminals. Furthermore, this course includes an in-depth examination primary and alternate historical, cultural, global perspectives of crime. Office of Instruction Use only: CIP Code: ONET Code: Minimum Qualifications:

4 COURSE INFORMATION Initiator: Bill Burrows Date of proposal to Curriculum Committee: Effective Semester/Year Fall 2013 Spring Summer Prefix & Number: AJS 225 Full : (100 character limit) Criminology Short : (30 character limit) Criminology Catalog Course Description: Study of deviance, society s role in defining behavior; theories of criminality and the economic, social and psychological impact of crime and victimization; and relationships between statistics and crime trends. SUN Course Number: N/A Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Prerequisite(s) ENG 101 Co-requisite(s) None Intended Course Goals By the end of the semester, students will be able to: 1. Explain the concepts of crime, law and criminology 2. Cite the six theories for the causation of crime 3. Identify the basic four categories of crime 4. Identify the agencies and components of the criminal justice system 5. Describe why the process of justice is designed to exert social control over criminal offenders 6. Discuss future challenges for law enforcement and the court system

5 Course Competencies and Objectives By the end of the semester, students will be able to: Competency 1 Describe the field of criminology Objective 1.1 Outline the historical context of criminology Objective 1.2 Differentiate between the various schools of criminological thought Objective 1.3 Discuss how criminologists define crime Objective 1.4 Describe the various defenses to crime Competency 2 Discuss how crime data is collected and how it is interpreted to yield crime patterns and trends Objective 2.1 Cite the various forms of crime data Objective 2.2 Discuss the problems associated with collecting data Objective 2.3 Explain the recent trends in the crime rate and the factors that influence it Objective 2.4 Relate the association between social class and crime Objective 2.5 Examine the chronic offender and the effect it has had on criminology Competency 3 Examine victims and their relationship to the criminal process Objective 3.1 Describe the concept of victimization Objective 3.2 Assess the cost of victimization Objective 3.3 Identify age, gender and racial patterns in victimization data Objective 3.4 Connect the association between lifestyle and victimization Objective 3.5 List activities that are associated with victimization Competency 4 Discuss the development of the Rational Choice Theory Objective 4.1 Contrast the concept of offense-specific and offender-specific crimes Objective 4.2 Employ techniques to prevent situational crimes Objective 4.3 Associate crime and punishment Objective 4.4 Define specific deterrence Objective 4.5 Describe the concept of just desert Competency 5 Explain the foundations of trait theories Objective 5.1 Define the concept of sociobiology Objective 5.2 Discuss the relationships between crime and diet and between hormones and crime Objective 5.3 Discuss the role genetics plays in violent behavior Objective 5.4 Explain the association between media and crime Competency 6 Discuss the association between social conditions and crime Objective 6.1 Discuss the concept of social disorganization Objective 6.2 Cite the elements of the ecological theory Objective 6.3 Describe the concept of cultural deviance Competency 7 Describe socialization and its influence on crime and deviance Objective 7.1 Discuss the effect of schools, family and friends on crime Objective 7.2 Describe the concept of differential association Objective 7.3 Explain the concept of neutralization Objective 7.4 Describe the labeling process and how it leads to criminal careers Objective 7.5 Compare the concepts of primary and secondary deviance Competency 8 Explain critical criminology Objective 8.1 Discuss the concept of social conflict Objective 8.2 Differentiate between structural and instrumental Marxism Objective 8.3 Define left realism Objective 8.4 Explain the concept of restorative justice Competency 9 Discuss the foundations of the Developmental Theory

6 Objective 9.1 Define problem behavior syndrome Objective 9.2 Differentiate between adolescent limited and life course persistent offenders Objective 9.3 Discuss the concepts of impulsivity and self-control Competency 10 Describe crimes of violence Objective 10.1 Identify the various causes of violent crime Objective 10.2 Discuss the history and legal issues of rape prosecution Objective 10.3 Explain the different types of murders, assaults and robberies Objective 10.4 Discuss newly emerging forms of violence such as stalking, hate crimes and workplace violence. Competency 11 Discuss violent and non-violent political crime Objective 11.1 Define political crime Objective 11.2 Distinguish between treason and espionage Objective 11.3 Identify the factors that may result in a person becoming a terrorist Objective 11.4 Discuss federal, state and local anti-terror initiatives Competency 12 Identify common theft-related offenses Objective 12.1 Differentiate between professional and amateur thieves Objective 12.2 Characterize the differences and similarities between the various types of larceny Objective 12.3 Discuss the concept of fraud Objective 12.4 Explain the crime of burglary Objective 12.5 Define arson Competency 13 Discuss white-collar crimes and other crimes devoted to criminal enterprises. Objective 13.1 Identify the various types of white-collar and corporate crimes Objective 13.2 Cite the causes of white-collar crime Objective 13.3 Describe the evolution of organized crime Competency 14 Identify public order crimes Objective 14.1 Explain the association between law and morality Objective 14.2 Discuss various types of prostitution Objective 14.3 Define obscenity and pornography Objective 14.4 Discuss the causes of substance abuse Competency 15 Describe the various forms of cyber crime Objective 15.1 Define identity theft and phishing Objective 15.2 Discuss how the internet can be used for spying Objective 15.3 Describe the various methods used to control cybercrime Competency 16 Give an overview of the justice system and describe its major institutions and processes Objective 16.1 Trace the history of the criminal justice system Objective 16.2 Discuss the elements of the crime control model and the justice model Objective 16.3 Explain due process Objective 16.4 Discuss the elements of the rehabilitation model and the restorative justice model Competency 17 Explain the investigation, arrest and trial process Objective 17.1 Discuss the role of police in society and how it is changing Objective 17.2 Diagram the state and federal court structure Objective 17.3 Discuss the duties of the judge, defense counsel and prosecutor Objective 17.5 Explain the plea bargain process Objective 17.6 Review legal rights during trial Competency 18 Discuss the nature and purpose of sentencing criminals

7 Objective 18.1 Trace the history of punishment Objective 18.2 Describe probation and its effectiveness Objective 18.3 Identify the various forms of alternative sanctions Current Course Textbook, Materials and Equipment Current Textbook(s) Current edition Software/ Equipment Criminology 10th Edition Siegel, Larry J Thomson / Wadsworth ISBN# ISBN# PROPOSED New Course Textbook, Materials and Equipment Effective Semester/Year Fall Spring Summer Textbook(s) Current edition Software/ Equipment ISBN # ISBN #

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