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.
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.
1. Provide students with an advanced, theory based vocabulary to enable informed analyses of the
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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