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CCJS 105 (101-110)

CCJS 105 (101-110) - CCJS 105 Introduction to Criminology...

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CCJS 105: Introduction to Criminology Discussion Sections 0101 to 0110 Skinner Building, Room 0200 MW: 10:00-10:50 Consult individual schedule for discussion section meeting times & locations. Brendan D. Dooley, Ph.D. 2211 LeFrak Hall (301) 405-0170 (Office Phone) [email protected] Include CCJS 105 & section number in the subject line and sign your name on ALL emails Office Hours: 8:00 to 9:30AM on Monday & Tuesday or by appointment Teaching Assistants: Laura Dykstra (Section #:1,2,6,7,10) Daren Fisher (Section #: 3,4,5,8,9) Taliaferro Hall 0101 Taliaferro Hall 0101 Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Office Hours: 2:00—3:00 MW Office Hours: 12:00—2:00 M Texts: 1. Brown, Stephen E., Esbensen, Finn-Aage & Gilbert Geis. (2010). Criminology: Explaining Crime and its Context (7 th Edition). New Providence, NJ: Lexis-Nexis. ISBN: 978-1-4224-6332-1 2. Bernard, Thomas J., Snipes, Jeffrey B. & Alexander L. Gerould. (2010). Vold’s Theoretical Criminology (6 th Edition). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-538641-7 Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the field of criminology. Its primary mission is to answer the question of why crime occurs. This will be accomplished through familiarizing you with the numerous theories that have been formulated over the years, all attempting to account for criminal behavior. The course will devote the majority of its effort to the elaboration of traditional criminological theory and will begin with an account of crime patterns and the reactions to criminal events. Blackboard technology will be used throughout the course to make announcements, post grades and documents. Please make certain that you have access to this course through ELMS ( http://elms.umd.edu ) and that the email listing you have attached to this account is active and routinely monitored. Course Policies: Attendance: You are expected to attend all lectures and discussion meetings. Exams and quizzes will cover reading and in-class discussions. Therefore, missing multiple classes will likely adversely affect your final grade. Earning top marks in the course will require a mastery of both the content read and lecture material; they are not one and the same. 1
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The TA’s and I will NOT share the notes for lectures and discussions you have missed. I encourage you to appeal to others enrolled in the course for these materials in the event you cannot be present. Classroom Behavior: You are expected to extend professional courtesy to your fellow student, the TAs, and myself. Being disruptive includes, but is not limited to, repeatedly coming late to class or leaving the classroom without authorization, making conversation or distracting noises, sleeping, speaking without being called upon and badgering the lecturer. Laptop use is encouraged, provided that its use does not present a distraction to others. In the event I discover you are using your laptop for any other purpose than taking notes I may revoke your right to use it for the remainder of the term. The use of cell phones is prohibited. If your presence is deemed a distraction to the progression of the lecture I will ask you to leave.
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