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Revision Date: 29-May-22
 

Summer 2022 | CRJ-2050-VO01 - Criminology


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-24-2022 to 08-15-2022
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-13-2022 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-11-2022 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

David Porter
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Gilberto Diaz Santos

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Social Sciences
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course examines the nature and causation of crime. Students will explore the theories of criminal behavior and the factors which affect crime distribution and displacement. The course introduces students to research methods used in analyzing crime typologies and measuring criminal behavior.


Essential Objectives

1. Define criminology and distinguish between the classical and positive schools of criminological thought.
2. Compare and contrast the major theories of criminal behavior.
3. Evaluate the principal research methodology of statistical sources for measuring criminal behavior.
4. Assess factors which can affect crime distribution and displacement.
5. Distinguish typological patterns and characteristics of crimes in general and compare them in relation to gender, age, socioeconomic status and race.
6. Appraise some of the current issues and trends in criminology and criminal behavior.
7. Examine relationships between victims and offenders including factors contributing to victimization and concepts of shared responsibility.
8. Assess effectiveness of Vermont laws designed to protect, assist, and compensate victims of crime.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Introduction

  

Available on Canvas, Module One

  

Icebreaker Discussion, not graded

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.