Patterns of Criminal and Delinquent Behavior

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Course Number: CRIMLJUS 3430
Course Name: Patterns of Criminal and Delinquent Behavior (Online)
Course Description:    The legal and behavioral classification of crimes and criminals based on analysis of the criminal career of the offender, group support of the behavior, society's reaction and the response of the legal system; analysis of crimes as systems of behavior: property, violent, professional organized, victimless, white-collar, conventional and political crime.
Prerequisites:    CRIMLJUS 2130 and 2230 with a "C" or better in each and junior standing.
Level: Undergraduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online

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Unit Descriptions
Chapter 1: What is Criminology
Chapter 2: Patterns of Crime
Chapter 3: Research Methods &Theory Development
Chapter 4: Classical & Neoclassical Thought
Chapter 5: Biological Roots of Behavior
Chapter 6: Physiological & Psychiatric Foundations
Chapter 7: Sociological Theories- Structures
Chapter 8: Sociological Theories-Social Process & Development
Chapter 9: Sociological Theories- Soc Conflict
Chapter 10: Crimes Against Persons
Chapter 11: Crimes Against Property
Chapter 12: White Collar & Organized Crime
Chapter 13: Drug Abuse & Crime
Chapter 14: Technology & Crime

Number of Exams:  There are 4 quizzes for this course.

Number of Assignments:  There are 15 discussions, 8 mini-assignments, a power point presentation and a research paper for this course.

Number of Projects:  There are no group projects for this course.

Grading Information
Grades will be based on total accumulated points. The breakdown is as follows:   
4 Quizzes (50 points each) 200 Points   
1 Research Paper 100 Points   
8 Mini Assignments 80 Points   
Discussion Questions/Responses 150 Points   
Presentation   20 Points   
Total 550 Points

A= 523-550 points
A-= 495- 522 points
B+= 473-494 points
B= 456-472 points
B-= 440-455 points
C+= 418- 439 points
C= 402-417 points
C-= 385- 401 points
D+= 363-384 points
D= 330- 362 points
F= 329 points and below

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