SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:06:03 AMAJ 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 56Title:  CRIM JUSTICE IN SOCIETY  
Full Title:  Crime and Criminal Justice in Society
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course examines the theories of crime causation and the extent of crime in contemporary society, and the social, legal, and political responses to criminal and delinquent behavior.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Elibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course examines the theories of crime causation and the extent of crime in contemporary society, and the social, legal, and political responses to criminal and delinquent behavior.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Elibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1994
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1995
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1994Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: SOCI 160 Introduction to Crime SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AJ56

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Critique the social and political responses to crime.
2. Describe the concepts of criminology and victimology, and their relationship to crime and justice in society.
3. Evaluate selected theories of criminology.
4. Apply the methods of inquiry of the social and behavioral sciences to criminology research.
5. Evaluate critical issues and trends relating to crime and justice in society.
6. Identify crime typologies, including violent crime, property crimes, white-collar crime, cybercrime, organized crime, and public order crime.
7. Evaluate key responses by criminal justice agencies to crime and criminal behavior.

Topics and Scope
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I. Crime and Criminology  
      A. History of criminology
        B. Definition of a crime
        C. Measurement of crime
      D. Criminology research and methods of inquiry
      E. Trends and patterns of criminal behavior
      F. Policies and practices within the justice system
II. Victims and Victimization
      A. Impact of crime
      B. Theories of victimization
      C. Political response to victims
      D. Victim advocacy and rights
III. Theories of Crime Causation
      A. Classical and neoclassic theories
      B. Trait theories
      C. Social structure theories
      D. Social process theories
      E. Social conflict theory
      F. Developmental theory
IV. Crime Typologies
      A. Violent crimes
      B. Property crimes
      C. White-collar crimes
      D. Organized crimes
      E. Cybercrimes
      F. Public order crimes

Assignments:
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1. Read 20-30 pages weekly
2.  Written weekly homework
3.  Written research project
4. Quizzes (5-10), midterm exam, and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 40%
Written homework, research project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Research project, multiple-choice, true-false, short-answer, and essay quizzes, midterm, and final exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1. Criminology: A Brief Introduction. Schmalleger, F. Prentice Hall: 2011
2. Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies (10th ed). Seigel, L. Wadsworth Publishing: 2008
3. California Justice. Kulcsk, D. Word Dancer Press: 2008
4. Instructor prepared materials

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