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Week 1 DQ 1 Week 1 DQ #1: Using legal, political, sociological, and psychological perspectives from your text, how would each view the link between crime and deviance?   Week 1 DQ 2 Week 1 DQ #2: What is the difference between using scientific knowledge versus personal experience to understand crime patterns?   Week 2 DQ 1 Week 2 DQ #1: Compare and contrast determinate sentencing and truth-in-sentencing practices. How would social problem and responsibility perspectives argue for one or the other?   Week 2 DQ 2 Week 2 DQ #2: How would you respond to David Abrahamsen’s statement, “The American dream is, in part, responsible for a great deal of crime and violence because people feel that the country owes them not only a living but a good living”?   Week 3 DQ 1 Week 3 DQ #1: How do illegitimate opportunity structures assist in explaining delinquency and criminal behavior? How is this associated with different types of subcultures?   Week 3 DQ 2 Week 3 DQ #2: What is a self-fulfilling prophecy? What role does this play in continued deviance?   Week 4 DQ 1 Week 4 DQ #1: What reasons might people provide for not reporting crimes to the police?   Week 4 DQ 2 Week 4 DQ #2: Would the association between drugs and crime disappear if drugs were legalized or decriminalized?  Should certain drugs be decriminalized? If yes, which ones? Why?   Week 5 DQ 1 Week 5 DQ #1: Should regulating practices on the Internet be the responsibility of parents or the government?   Week 5 DQ 2 Week 5 DQ #2: Of all current and possible strategies aimed at crime, which do you find most persuasive? Why?         Week One: What is Criminology? Research Methods, Theory Development, and Patterns of Crime   Details Due Points Objectives 1.1  Differentiate between deviance and criminality. 1.2  Analyze the purpose of criminology and the functions of criminologists. 1.3  Determine how criminological research dictates social policy as it relates to crime control. 1.4  Identify the four primary definitional perspectives of crime according to criminological thought. 1.5  Evaluate the history of data collection methods and crime analyses. 1.6  Assess the major contemporary sources of crime data and their limitations.     Reading Read the Week One Read Me First.     Reading Read Ch. 1 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 2 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Participation Participate in class discussion (you must post two substantive notes in the Main forum for 4 out of 7 days each week).   2 Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.   Week 1 DQ #1: Using legal, political, sociological, and psychological perspectives from your text, how would each view the link between crime and deviance?

Week 1 DQ #2: What is the difference between using scientific knowledge versus personal experience to understand crime patterns?

  1, each DQ Learning Team Instructions Learning Team Charter Select Learning Team members who work together throughout the course.   Create the Learning Team Charter.     Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week One Films on Demand View Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week One Criminology in the 21st Century View the following resources in Criminology in the 21st Century, located on the student website:   ·         Careers in Criminal Justice ·         Theories of Criminology ·         Roles of Criminologists     Learning Team Instructions Weekly Team Review Review the Week One objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.               Learning Team Instructions Biological Criminal Behavior  (Preparation) Begin working on the Biological Criminal Behavior assignment due in Week Two.     Individual Crime Data Comparison Paper Resource:  Films on Demand   ·         “Crime and Punishment” ·         “Experiment Research and Design” ·         “Selecting a Sample”   Resource:  Types of Crime videos in CJ Criminology   ·         “Introduction to Crimes Kiosk” ·         “Defining and Measuring Crime”   Resource:  Criminology in the 21st Century   ·         How Crimes are Measured     Utilize FBI Uniform Crime Report data and select one offense, such as burglary, in two metropolitan areas.      Choose metropolitan areas with different data.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the occurrence of the offense in the selected areas. Identify the number of occurrences reported to the police for each area, and address the following questions:   ·         Which area had more reported incidents? ·         What were the rates of the crime for each area? ·         Did the rates change over time in either area? ·         What factors might explain the differences in the rates?   Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.   10                                                                                                                                 Week Two: Classical and Neoclassical Thought Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior   Details Due Points Objectives   2.1  Identify the major principles of the Classical School of criminological thought. 2.2  Compare the major theoretical principles of classical versus neoclassical criminology.  2.3  Evaluate policy implications inherent with the Classical School. 2.4  Identify causal factors of criminality according to biological theorists. 2.5  Discuss the policy implications of biological theories. 2.6  Identify the central principles of the psychological and psychiatric perspectives of crime.  2.7  Evaluate the influence of psychological and psychiatric theories on the law and social policy.     Reading Read the Week Two Read Me First.     Reading Read Ch. 3 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 4 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 5 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Participation Participate in class discussion (you must post two substantive notes in the Main forum for 4 out of 7 days each week).   2 Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.   Week 2 DQ #2: Compare and contrast determinate sentencing and truth-in-sentencing practices. How would social problem and responsibility perspectives argue for one or the other?
Week 2 DQ #2: How would you respond to David Abrahamsen’s statement, “The American dream is, in part, responsible for a great deal of crime and violence because people feel that the country owes them not only a living but a good living”?   1, each DQ Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Two Films on Demand View Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Two CJ Criminology View the following Theories of Crime videos in CJ Criminology, located on the student website.   ·         The Classical School   o    “Theory Explained”   ·         Biological Theories   o    “Theory Explained”   ·         Psychological Theories   o    “Theory Explained”     Individual Prison Term Policy Recommend-ation Proposal Resource: Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.   ·         “Truth of Abu Ghraib” ·         “Who is Psychopathic” ·         “Murder Defense: Insanity”   Resource: Classical School of Thought in Criminology located on the student website in Criminology in the 21st Century.   Imagine the following scenario:   You are the criminologist advisor to a member of the state legislature. The legislature will soon vote on a bill that, if it passes, would double the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. Your boss knows the bill is popular, but wonders if it will do much good.   Consider policy making as it relates to criminal offenses. What recommendations would you make? What are the reasons for your recommendations? Is this a good bill or a bad bill? Is this bill effective?   Prepare a 750- to 1,050-word proposal addressing the following:   ·         Objectives of the bill ·         Goals of the bill ·         Possible solutions for the bill ·         Justification for why the bill should be approved or not   Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. ) 10 Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Two Criminology in the 21st Century View the following interviews in Criminology in the 21st Century located on the student website:   ·         “Criminology Interviews: Research Assistant and Director of Graduate Studies”     Learning Team Instructions Learning Team Charter Submit the Learning Team Charter.         3 Learning Team Instructions Weekly Team Review Review the Week Two objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.     Learning Team Biological Criminal Behavior Choose a criminal offender who committed crimes due to a biological reason.   Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper discussing the genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology played a key role in explaining the offender’s criminality.   Research the behaviors that constitute psychopathy. Discuss in detail the specific behaviors demonstrated by the offender that align with behaviors indicative of a psychopathic individual. Case examples include the following:   ·         Andrea Yates and the documented evidence of psychiatric issues, including post-partum depression, prior to the murders of her five children   ·         Charles Whitman, known as the Texas Tower Sniper, and the presence of a tumor discovered post-mortem alleged to have played a role in his overt acts of aggression   ·         John Hinckley, Jr. and the documented evidence of psychiatric issues leading to his controversial insanity defense in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan   Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.   12       Week Three: Social Structure Theories and Social Process Theories Conflict Theories   Details Due Points Objectives   3.1  Identify major theoretical principles associated with a sociological perspective of crime. 3.2  Describe the primary theoretical underpinnings of social structure, social process, social development, and social conflict theories. 3.3  Assess policy implications according to social structure, social process, social development theories, and social conflict theories. 3.4  Identify common critiques of social structure, social process, social development, and social conflict theories in criminological thought.     Reading Read the Week Three Read Me First.     Reading Read Ch. 6 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 7 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 8 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Participation Participate in class discussion (you must post two substantive notes in the Main forum for 4 out of 7 days each week).       2 Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.   Week 3 DQ #1: How do illegitimate opportunity structures assist in explaining delinquency and criminal behavior? How is this associated with different types of subcultures?   Week 3 DQ #2: What is a self-fulfilling prophecy? What role does this play in continued deviance?   1, each DQ Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Three Films on Demand View Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.               Learning Team Instructions Weekly Team Review Review the Week Three objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.     Individual Examining Theory Paper   Resource:  Theories of Crime videos in CJ Criminology, located on the student website.   ·         Social Structure Theories   o    “Theory Explained”   ·         Social Process Theories   o    “Theory Explained”   ·         Social Conflict Theories   o    “Theory Explained”   For this assignment, you will choose from the following options.   Write a 2,100- to 2,450-word paper that addresses the following:   ·         Option 1: Social Structure Theory Paper ·         Option 2: Social Process and Social Development Theory Paper   Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Examining Theory located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.   Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.   15           Week Four: Types of Crime   Details Due Points Objectives   4.1  Distinguish between personal and property crimes, including motivational factors of the offender. 4.2  Evaluate causal factors associated with white-collar, corporate, and organized crime. 4.3  Describe contemporary policy issues associated with the attempted control of organized crime. 4.4  Analyze social policy and political implications associated with the regulation of public order crimes. 4.5  Evaluate the implications of drug abuse and drug-related crimes in contemporary American society. 4.6  Evaluate the effectiveness of the law enforcement response to the war on drugs.     Reading Read the Week Four Read Me First.     Reading Read Ch. 9 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 10 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 11 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 12 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Participation Participate in class discussion (you must post two substantive notes in the Main forum for 4 out of 7 days each week).   2 Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.   Week 4 DQ #1: What reasons might people provide for not reporting property crimes to the police?     Week 4 DQ #2: Would the association between drugs and crime disappear if drugs were legalized or decriminalized?  Should certain drugs be decriminalized? If yes, which ones? Why?   1, each DQ Learning Team Instructions Weekly Team Review Review the Week Four objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.               Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Four Films on Demand View Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Four CJ Criminology View the following Types of Crime videos in CJ Criminology, located on the student website.   ·         Introduction to Crimes Kiosk   o    “Defining and Measuring Crime”   ·         Property Crimes   o    “Crime Explained”   ·         Violent Crimes   o    “Identifying Crime”   ·         White-Collar and Organized Crime   o    “Crime Explained”     Learning Team Instructions Criminology in the Future Paper and Presentation (Preparation) Preview Week Five in preparation for next week’s Learning Team assignment.   Begin working on the Criminology in the Future Paper and Power Point Presentation assignment due in Week Five.     Individual Policy Issues Resource Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings:                          ·         “Drug Control in Central Asia” ·         “Crackdown on Corruption” ·         “Child Exposure to Domestic Violence”   Resource: Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings: Policy Issues   For this assignment, you will choose from the following options.   ·         Option 1: Develop a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. ·         Option 2: Develop a 5- to 7-minute audio podcast using AudioAce. ·         Option 3: Write a 700- to 1050-word paper addressing the selected topic of your choice.   Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Policy Issues located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.   Format your work consistent with APA guidelines.   15         Week Five: The High-Tech Offender Criminology, Social Policy, and Future Directions   Details Due Points Objectives   5.1  Evaluate the correlation between evolving technologies and evolving criminal behaviors. 5.2  Describe contemporary cybercrimes and policy implications for combating these crimes. 5.3  Analyze potential civil liberty violations inherent with the attempted control of cybercrimes. 5.4  Identify specific, historical crime-fighting measures adopted by the federal government, including relevant legislation. 5.5  Evaluate the role of globalization as it relates to international policy making. 5.6  Analyze the primary typologies of terrorism, including specific categories associated with each typology. 5.7  Critique the projected crime control policies of the future, including potential implications as they relate to transnational crimes.     Reading Read the Week Five Read Me First.     Reading Read Ch. 13 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read Ch. 14 of Criminology Today.     Reading Read the “Epilogue” section of Criminology Today.     Reading Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Participation Participate in class discussion (you must post two substantive notes in the Main forum for 4 out of 7 days each week).   2 Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions.   Week 5 DQ #1: Should regulating practices on the Internet be the responsibility of parents or the government?     Week 5 DQ #2: Of all current and possible strategies aimed at crime, which do you find most persuasive? Why?   1, each DQ Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Five Films on Demand View Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.     Learning Team Instructions Weekly Team Review Review the Week Five objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.     Learning Team Criminology in the Future Paper and Presentation   Resource: Victims’ compensation websites in your state and the National Center for Victims of Crime website (http://www.ncvc.org)   Resource:  Criminology in the 21st Century located on the student website:   ·         Criminology Interviews: Director and Chief of Victimization Stats ·         Terrorism: A Study in Public Safety   Resource: Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings:   ·         “Sleeper Cell Networks” ·         “Advantages and Disadvantages of Surveillance” ·         “What is Biometrics?”    Resource:  research the following   ·         U.S. Patriot Act ·         The Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 ·         Homeland Security Act of 2002   Write a 2,100- to 2,400-word paper addressing the following:   ·         Future directions of crime fighting and it’s role in social policy implication   ·         The potential for specific crime-fighting methodologies, such as using biometrics, implementing cybercrime spyware, or mandating DNA collection programs   ·         Evolving law enforcement and forensic technologies used to detect criminal activities   ·         Possible civil liberty or ethical violations as they relate to the evolving technologies you included in the paper   Discuss how the evolution of crime fighting may affect social policy from national and international perspectives.   Consider how the evolving technologies relate to national and international policymaking.   Develop a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes major points from the paper. Include detailed explanations in the speaker notes section that correlate with each point.   Include videos, audio, photos, diagrams, or graphs as appropriate.   Format the paper and presentation consistent with APA guidelines.   15  
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