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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).


 


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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.


 


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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.


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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.
 
 
 


 


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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.


 


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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.


 


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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.


 


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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.


 


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