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Instructor: Brent Maguire


Physical Office: G-209 (G Building, 2
nd
Floor)
Email: Course email in ANGEL (preferred method of communication) or brent.maguire@sic.edu
Office Phone: (618) 252-5400 Ext. 2329
Office Hours: Monday Thursday, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (CST) and 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (CST); by appointment
Virtual Office Hours: As announced or by appointment
Class Meeting Times: Online Asynchronous, All Activities/Assignments Due Central Standard Time (CST)

COURSE METHOD
This course is taught entirely online using ANGEL Learning Management System software. Thus, students must
know how to use ANGEL. If you need support for the ANGEL system or other technical support, visit this link:
http://www.sic.edu/student-services/student-technology-services.

For the best online experience, please use the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers with ANGEL. ANGEL is
not compatible with Internet Explorer.

The primary methods of instruction will include recorded lectures, discussion forums, assignments, projects and
assessments. This course is not self-paced, independent study or easier/less time than face-to-face courses.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Participation includes:
1. Logging into ANGEL at least three times every seven days
2. Participating in the discussion forums
3. Viewing lecture videos and/or PowerPoints
4. Completing assignments and projects
5. Taking quizzes and exams
All students are expected to do the work assigned, notify the instructor when emergencies arise, and make up
missing assignments no later than seven days after they are due.
COURSE ASSIGNMENTS AND ACTIVITIES EVALUATION
You will be required to complete the following assignments. More information and assessment rubrics will be
given for each activity and assignment on the ANGEL course website:

Student Assignment or Activity Points Assignment Specifics
Small Projects (Paper, Speech, or PowerPoint) 100 2 individual assignments, 50 points each
Final Project (Paper) 100 1 final project, 100 points
Asynchronous discussions 300 15 discussion posts, 20 points each
Quizzes 20 1 course outline quiz, 20 points
165 13 chapter quizzes (15 points each, 2 lowest
scores get dropped)
Midterm Exam 50 1 midterm exam, 50 points
Final Exam 100 1 final exam, 100 points
Total 835

GRADING AND EVALUATION
Your grade will be dependent upon how many points you have earned throughout the semester. The following is
the point/grade breakdown:
CRJ 112 0: Introduction to Criminology
Fall 2014 Supplemental Course Outline


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Letter Grade

Percentage Points
A 90% - 100% 752 - 835
B 80% - 89% 668 - 751
C 70% - 79% 585 - 667
D 60% - 69% 501 - 584
E 0% - 59% 0 - 500

COURSE SCHEDULE
This Course Schedule is designed to reflect the fundamental requirements of the course. However, unanticipated
circumstances may require some modification (e.g., dropping topics). The right to make changes is reserved by the
instructor.

Classes at SIC start August 18
th
. Our online class will start on Wednesday, August 20
th
at 12:00 AM. Each week
starts on Wednesday at 12:00 AM (CST) and ends the following Tuesday at 11:55 PM (CST). The course schedule
below provides dates for each week of the semester.

Date Topics Activities/Due Dates
Week 1

Week of August 20 - 26
Welcome Due by August 26
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Course Outline
Take Course Outline Quiz
View APA Style tutorial
Post self-introduction
Send me an email through ANGEL
coursemail
Week 2

Week of August 27 September 2
Chapter 1
(Crime and Criminology)
Due by September 2
nd
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 1
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 2 Original Post
Chapter 1 Quiz
Week 3

Week of September 3 - 9
Chapter 2
(The Nature and Extent of Crime)
Due by September 9
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 2
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 3 Original Post
Week 2 Replies
Chapter 2 Quiz
Week 4

Week of September 10 - 16

Chapter 3
(Victims and Victimization)
Due by September 16
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 3
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 4 Original Post
Week 3 Replies
Chapter 3 Quiz
Week 5

Week of September 17 - 23
Chapter 4
(Choice Theory)
Due by September 23
rd
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 4
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 5 Original Post
Week 4 Replies
Chapter 4 Quiz
Project #1
Week 6

Week of September 24 - 30
Chapter 5
(Trait Theory)
Due by September 30
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 5
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 6 Original Post
Week 5 Replies
Chapter 5 Quiz
Week 7

Chapter 6
(Social Structure Theory)
Due by October 7
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 6

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Week of October 1 - 7 Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 7 Original Post
Week 6 Replies
Chapter 6 Quiz
Week 8

Week of October 8 - 14
Chapter 7
(Social Process Theories)

Midterm Exam
Due by October 14
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 7
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 8 Original Post
Week 7 Replies
Midterm Exam (Chapters 1 - 7)
Week 9

Week of October 15 - 21
Chapter 8
(Social Conflict Theory and Critical
Criminology)
Due by October 21
st
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 8
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 9 Original Post
Week 8 Replies
Chapter 8 Quiz
Week 10

Week of October 22 - 28
Chapter 9
(Developmental Theories)
Due by October 28
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 9
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 10 Original Post
Week 9 Replies
Chapter 9 Quiz
Week 11

Week of October 29 November 4
Chapter 10
(Violent Crimes)
Due by November 4
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 10
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 11 Original Post
Week 10 Replies
Chapter 10 Quiz
Project #2
Week 12

Week of November 5 - 11
Chapter 11
(Property Crimes)
Due by November 11
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 11
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 12 Original Post
Week 11 Replies
Chapter 11 Quiz
Week 13

Week of November 12 - 18
Chapter 12
(Enterprise Crime)


Due by November 18
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 12
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 13 Original Post
Week 12 Replies
Chapter 12 Quiz
Week 14

Week of November 19 - 25
Chapter 13
(Public Order Crimes)
Due by November 25
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 13
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 14 Original Post
Week 13 Replies
Chapter 13 Quiz
Thanksgiving Break


November 26 - 28 Enjoy your break!
Week 15

Week of December 3 - 9
Chapter 14
(Overview of the Criminal Justice
System)
Due by December 9
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Read Chapter 14
Watch/listen to lecture(s) & view PPT
Week 15 Original Post
Week 14 Replies
Chapter 14 Quiz
Final Project
Week 16

Week of December 10 - 16
Final Due by December 16
th
at 11:55 PM (CST)
Week 15 Replies
Final Exam (Chapters 8 14)



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CLASS POLICIES

ATTENDANCE & WITHDRAWAL
I expect you to actively participate in the class it will be difficult for you to succeed in this class without checking
the course on ANGEL at least 3 4 times per week. You are responsible for all materials, readings, lecture videos,
assignments, projects, discussion activities, quizzes and exams. This is an internet-based course not having
routine access to a functioning computer with high speed internet access and appropriate software will
significantly compromise your ability to succeed in this course.

It is your responsibility to note the various drop dates set by the college and take any actions you deem necessary.
If you are concerned about your course progress, do not wait until the end of the term to correct the situation;
contact me.

There will be at least one assignment in this course that is due every week of the semester, unless SIC is officially
closed. These may include discussion forum posts, exams and quizzes, homework, projects, or a combination of
these. I will take attendance each week based on your submission of the assignments due that week, so it is
important that you submit every assignment on time. If you submit all of the weeks assignments late, you will be
marked as absent from class for that week. If at least one assignment is submitted on time each week, you will be
marked as present.

Simply logging into ANGEL without submitting any of the assignments due is not sufficient to count for attendance
purposes. Online students may be dropped from their course for not participating in the course for the equivalent
of one week of the class in a full sixteen-week semester, as indicated by course activity reports.

COMMUNICATIONS: All class communications should be conducted via ANGEL. The online format of this class puts
a premium on communications. The prime responsibility for timely communications rests with you, the student.
We will use the following methods:
1. Announcements
There will often be important information published to the class via Class Announcements, such as
changes in due dates, exam information, instructions, etc. You will find the Announcements on the
ANGEL course homepage. You are responsible for all information published here. I will publish
news/announcements and email the same information weekly so as to remind everyone of what is due
that week. Remember, this information is also available under the Course Schedule above.

2. Discussion Forums
Each weekly folder contains a discussion forum (e.g. Week One Discussion). In this discussion forum you
will find a question or set of questions (labeled DQ1 or DQ2) to which you are to post one response
during each week. Your original post should be a minimum of 5 7 sentences in length. You are also to
respond a minimum of 2 times to your classmates and/or instructor. These responses should be a
minimum of 3 5 sentences in length and should be thought revealing they are more than I agree or
I disagree. Cutting and pasting from online resources or providing a response with limited substance
will receive a significantly reduced grade.

Your original response should be posted NO LATER than 11:55 PM (CST) by the end of the week (Tuesday).
Your two replies should be posted NO LATER than 11:55 PM (CST) by the end of the following week
(Tuesday). Post titles should include DQ1 or DQ2 in the name.


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Read the Online Discussion Recommendations and Grading Rubric under the IMPORTANT Read
This First! section, which can be found under the Course Content tab on the ANGEL course website.

3. ANGEL Email
The email utility within ANGEL should be used for personal items that are not appropriate to share with
the entire class.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM ME
I normally log into ANGEL and check for messages at least once per day. I also check my voicemail daily (Monday
Thursday). If I have not responded to your email or voicemail message by the end of the day after you left your
message, you should assume that I did not receive it and leave another message.

DROPBOX ASSIGNMENTS
There are 2 small projects and 1 final project that are part of this course. For the 2 small projects, you have the
option of completing them by doing one of the following:
1. Writing a 750 - 1000 word essay following APA guidelines
2. Preparing a PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of 12 slides
3. Recording a 7 - 10 minute video or audio speech

The final project will consist of a 5 7 page paper (not including title or works cited pages) that will be due one
week before the end of the course.

There will be a Project folder for each project which contains the directions for the assignment as well as the drop
box. This folder will provide all the details necessary to complete the project, including topic, guidelines, grading
rubric, and due date.

Read the Project Guidelines and Grading Rubrics under the IMPORTANT Read This First! section, which can
be found under the Course Content tab on the ANGEL course website.

Please make sure you save the project in the proper file format:
Papers/essays .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt, .pdf
Presentations .ppt, .pptx, .odp
Speech (video) .wmv, .avi, .mp4
Speech (audio) .mp3, .wma, .wav

If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can sign up for a free Google account and use Google Docs
(docs.google.com). Google Docs allows you to create a document, presentation, etc. After you sign in, click on
Create and you will see the various items you can create. I have created a video tutorial on using GoogleDocs to
create documents and presentations. You will find this tutorial under the Course Content tab.
You can also use OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org) which is a free productivity suite for word processing,
spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It works on all common computers and stores your
data in an international open standard format. It can also read and write files from other common officer software
packages (Microsoft Office, etc.). It can be downloaded completely free of charge for any purpose.
EXAMS AND QUIZZES
There will be 14 Quizzes and 2 Exams: Course Outline Quiz, Thirteen (13) Chapter Quizzes, Midterm Exam and a
Final Exam. Your two lowest quiz scores will not count in computing your final grade. This provides you some
forgiveness for having a bad week, as well as missing a quiz due to technology problems, illness, family
emergencies, etc. Because of this, make-up opportunities will not be granted for quizzes missed for any reason.


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Exams/quizzes may be taken any time during the period listed in ANGEL. All exams/quizzes are given online via
ANGEL. You are not required to take tests on campus.

All exams/quizzes will have a time limit and are to be taken in one sitting. My goal is to test what you have
learned, no what you can look up. Exams and quizzes not submitted by the end of the scheduled time will be
penalized. Question types include, but are not limited to: multiple choice, matching, true/false, fill in the blank,
short essay.

LATE WORK

Any assignment not submitted by the date and time specified in ANGEL is considered late, unless you have
contacted me and I have approved an extension in advance. Assignments will be accepted up to 7 days late unless
you have contacted me and we have mutually agreed on an alternative submission date before the day that the
assignment is due. Late assignments will be assessed a late penalty equal to 10% for each day late. A zero (0)
grade will be entered into the grade book for any assignment not submitted within a week of the due date.

The above policy does not apply to any assignment that may be due during the last week of classes. No
assignments will be accepted late during the last week of classes to allow me to submit the course grades to the
college on time.

Internet connection problems are not an acceptable excuse for late work - have a plan in place for internet access
in case your primary method is unavailable. I strongly recommend submitting assignments at least one full day
early to allow time to recover from technical problems.

CHALLENGING ASSIGNED GRADES
If you wish to dispute a grade on any assignment, project, quiz, exam, or discussion, you must provide me with a
written description of the dispute within 7 calendar days of the date the grade is posted in ANGEL.

COURSE BEHAVIOR
Show respect for your fellow students and their ideas, beliefs, and contributions. Part of the learning experience is
interacting with people from different and diverse backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and experiences. Some of our
class discussion will involve controversial topics. While I do not expect you to always agree with your peers or
instructors, it is imperative that we treat each other with respect and dignity.

HOW MUCH STUDY TIME YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO DEVOTE TO THIS COURSE

You should expect to spend 6 9 hours each week studying and completing assignments for each course you take
online. This is a guideline some courses require more time and effort and some require less, and the time any
individual student will need to spend will vary.

Few students do well in this course if they are spending fewer than 5 or 6 hours studying every week. If you do not
have a strong background in this subject, your study time will almost certainly need to be on the higher end of the
scale if you want to earn a good grade.

EXTRA CREDIT WORK
Extra credit opportunities will be given at my discretion, if at all. These opportunities will be presented to the class
as a whole; please do not ask for extra credit as an individual.

PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism is not acceptable. The first instance will result in a grade of zero (0) for the assignment while a second
instance will result in failing the course.


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STUDENT DISABILITY INFORMATION
Students who require reasonable accommodation for a physical or learning disability should contact the disability
coordinator at 618-252-5400 Ext. 2430.


Supplemental Information

OUR MISSION
Southeastern Illinois College enhances lifelong learning by providing quality accessible educational programs, cultural
enrichment opportunities, and support for economic development.

ACCREDITATION
Southeastern Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association in
Chicago, Illinois. The association is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence in higher
education. This is the same regional accrediting agency used by University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University,
Northwestern, Purdue, and other fine institutions. For more information,
visit: www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org/.

ASSESSMENT
Assessment activities are not associated with actual grades. Rather, assessment focuses on what students learn before
they are assigned a grade. Assessment requires everyone to ask honest questions about performance and learning
outcomes. Sample means of assessment include: pre-post tests, journaling activities, portfolios, surveys,
competencies self-reporting, poster presentations, etc. Assessment is a way to insure that students are mastering
critical core content. Assessment information provides students opportunities for students to give and receive
feedback on their learning experiences. This information also allows Southeastern Illinois College to serve students
even better than it already does. FACT: Our transfer students outperform native and other transfer students at senior
institutions.

FALCON-MAIL
What is Falcon Mail? Falcon Mail is an SIC provided email account for students. Falcon Mail is the primary email
contact between the college and students.

The setup instructions for students to follow to activate the Falcon Mail account are located on the Falcon Net
Student Technology Service page at: www.sic.edu/falconnet.

If a student has trouble setting up their accounts, they should submit a support request at www.sic.edu/support.
Every attempt is made to respond no later than the end of the next business day.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
To provide a safe environment, Southeastern Illinois College Standards of Conduct make explicit those activities which
are contrary to the general interest of the college community or which threaten to disrupt the teaching and learning in
which members of the college community are engaged. Students enrolling in the college are expected to conduct
themselves in a manner compatible to the colleges function as an educational institution. Consult The Talon, the
student handbook, for more information on academic honesty, plagiarism, false information, forging, threats, respect
for property, unauthorized materials, academic grievances, disciplinary grievances, and more. You can find more
information at: http://www.sic.edu/audience/current-students/policies.