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UT Dallas Syllabus for crim3302.001.10s taught by (pdd071000)

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Course Syllabus
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Advanced Criminology Spring 2010 Course Syllabus
Course Information
Crim 3302-001 Advanced CriminologyWednesday 1:30 -4:15 CN 1.304
Professor Contact Information

Mr. Paul Donnelly Cell # 817 915.9164 - Campus Emailp d d 0 7 100 0 @u td .ed u
Office-Green Hall 2.510 - Office Hours-By Appointment
Students are strongly encouraged to use email as the primary form of outside class
communication. I check my email several times a day and will respond as promptly as possible.

Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
Prerequisite: CRIM 1307
Course Description

CRIM 3302 Advanced Criminology (3 semester hours). This course provides students with an
in-depth study of crime, criminals, and the reaction of the criminal justice system to both. It
explores the interrelationships among law, policy, and societal conditions. The major focus of the
course is theoretical explanations for crime and criminality.
This class requires significant participation and will involve working in a variety of small groups
thus attendance and keeping current with readings and assignments is critical to successfully
complete the course.

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes

1. Provide students with an advanced, theory based vocabulary to enable informed analyses of the
criminology literature.
2. Provide the student with an understanding of theory construction and correlation.
3. Provide the student with an understanding of what constitutes crime, delinquency and
deviance and how and by whom this is determined.
4. Examine the history and on-going evolution of criminological thought.
5. Encourage students to look beyond their own experiences and world view.

Required Textbooks and Materials
Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies. Siegel, 10th Edition, Wadsworth Cengage
Learning. ISBN 978-0-495-60013-8
Monster, The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member, Kody Scott. Penguin Publishing.
ISBN-10: 0140232257
Other readings and video/audio material as assigned.
Suggested Course Materials

As we will be working on improving your scholarly writing throughout the semester, each student
is strongly encouraged to purchase an APA writers manual. This manual is available in any
bookstore and on line.

Course Syllabus
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Assignments & Academic Calendar
1/13 Introduction to the course and professor resume-Syllabus review, Discuss writing
assignments, Read preface and Chapter 1, \u201cCrime and Criminology\u201d in Criminology.
1/20Quiz on Chapter 1 and related discussion. Intro to Chapter 2, \u201cThe Nature and Extent of
1/27Quiz on Chapter 2 and related discussion. Intro to Chapter 3, \u201cVictims and Victimization\u201d.
Discussion of Semester Group Projects and Group Assignment

2/3Quiz, Chapter 3, Intro to Chapter 4 Rational Choice Theory. Begin reading \u201cMonster\u201d
2/10Quiz Chapter 4, Intro to Chapter 5 Trait Theories, Continue reading \u201cMonster\u201d
2/17Quiz Chapter 5, Intro to Chapter 6, Social Structure Theories.
2/24Quiz Chapter 6, Intro to Chapter 7, Social Process Theories

3/3Quiz Chapter 7, Intro to Chapter 8 Social Conflict, Critical Crim. and Restorative Justice
3/10 Quiz Chapter 8, Intro to Chapter 9 Developmental Theories, Complete reading \u201cMonster\u201d
3/17 Spring Break-No Class
3/24Quiz Chapter 9, Two Page Reaction Paper Due on \u201cMonster\u201d
3/31Video/Guest Speaker-Meet with Group on Class Project-Two Page Reaction Paper due
4/7First Group Presentation-Chapter 10, Interpersonal Violence
Second Group Presentation-Chapter 11, Political Crime and Terrorism
Two Page Reaction Paper due 4/14
4/14Third and Fourth Group Presentations-Chapters 12, (Property Crime), 13, (Enterprise Crime).
Two Page Reaction Paper Due 4/21
4/21Fifth and Sixth Group Presentations- Chapters 14, (Public Order Crime), 15, (
Cyber Crime). Two Page Reaction Paper Due 5/5
5/5Last class- Turn in all work-Final Exam, non comprehensive.
Grading Policy
9 Quizzes @
40 pts. each
280 Total * (Drop two)
5 Writing Assignments @
Group Assignment @
Final Exam @
Attendance/Participation @
Below 600
Course & Instructor Policies

Be advised that to do well in class you must have excellent attendance and participation, I cannot
stress this enough.
Make up and extra credit may be offered at the sole discretion of the instruction.
Late work will be considered on a case by case basis however if accepted points will be deducted.
Scholarly writing will be a focus of this class and will play an important part in your final grade.
Group Projects will be assigned for each student. Peer grading within the group will be a part of
each person\u2019s grade on the group projects.

Course Syllabus
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Technical Support
If you experience any problems with your UTD account you may send an email to:
assist@utdallas.edu or call the UTD Computer Helpdesk at 972-883-2911.
Field Trip Policies
Off-campus Instruction and Course Activities

Off-campus, out-of-state, and foreign instruction and activities are subject to state law and University policies and procedures regarding travel and risk-related activities. Information regarding these rules and regulations may be found at the website address

http://www.utdallas.edu/BusinessAffairs/Travel_Risk_Activities.htm. Additional information is
available from the office of the school dean. Below is a description of any travel and/or risk-
related activity associated with this course.
Student Conduct & Discipline

The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and regulations
for the orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of each student and
each student organization to be knowledgeable about the rules and regulations which govern
student conduct and activities. General information on student conduct and discipline is contained
in the UTD printed publication, A to Z Guide, which is provided to all registered students each
academic year.

The University of Texas at Dallas administers student discipline within the procedures of
recognized and established due process. Procedures are defined and described in the Rules and
Regulations, Series 50000, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, and in Title V,

Rules on Student Services and Activities of the university\u2019s Handbook of Operating Procedures.
Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of
Students, where staff members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules and
regulations (SU 1.602, 972/883-6391) and online at


A student at the university neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of citizenship.
He or she is expected to obey federal, state, and local laws as well as the Regents\u2019 Rules,
university regulations, and administrative rules. Students are subject to discipline for violating the
standards of conduct whether such conduct takes place on or off campus, or whether civil or
criminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct.

Academic Integrity

The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic honesty. Because
the value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the
student for that degree, it is imperative that a student demonstrate a high standard of individual
honor in his or her scholastic work.

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