Crm 333 Violent Crime Research Paper
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Instructor: dr. Jeff golden course number: crm 333 (3 credits) prerequisites: crm 123 and crm 220 office hours: call me between 9am and 9pm, et, monday-friday. Leave a message. Office telephone: 850-544-6744 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org i. Required texts
Recommended reading: miethe, t.d., mccorkle, r.c., and listwan, s.j. (2006). Crime profiles: the anatomy of dangerous persons, places, and situations (3rd ed.). Los angeles: roxbury publishing company. Isbn-10: 1931719578; isbn-13: 978-1931719575. Ii. Course description:
This course is a comprehensive overview of the problems and types of violent crime occurring in the united states. Course analysis includes socialization, behavioral genetics, gangs and violent offenders and victims, serial homicide, mass murder, domestic violence, and sexual offenders in contemporary society.
The nature and extent of these deviant acts along with official reports and surveys that provide measurement techniques of violent crime will be detailed. Included will be coverage of law enforcement, prosecution, and correctional efforts aimed at curtailing violent crime. Iii. Saint leo core value: respect.
Animated in the spirit of jesus christ, we value all individuals’ unique talents, respect their dignity, and strive to foster their commitment to excellence in our work. Our community’s strength depends on the unity and diversity of our people, on the free exchange of ideas, and on learning, living, and working harmoniously. Iv. Program objective: understand the causes of violent crime and criminal behavior and how they impact the criminal justice system, practitioners, and society.
Violated in violent crime. 2. Comprehend concepts of violent crime. 3. Recognize the shortcomings of “statistical reporting” of violent crime. 4. Identify the extent of serial homicide and mass murder in contemporary society 5. Differentiate typologies of gangs and the critical variables of youthful offenders 6. Understand theories of murder and parameters of domestic violence in society. Vi. Method of assessment all work is to be completed on an individual basis.
All materials required for submission to the instructor are graded according to the university’s grading scale as indicated. A 94-100% exceptional a- 90-93% superior b+ 87-89% excellent b 84-86% very good b- 80-83% good c+ 77-79% above average c 74-76% average c- 70-73% below average d+ 67-69% marginal d 60-66% poor f < 60% failure discussion guidelines students must answer the questions posed and post their answer on the active learning discussion board. The student will discuss his or her thoughts on the information that has been posted and discuss its relevance and implications to the field of criminal justice. The student’s
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Remarks can be opinion, but it must be based on his or her own experience, research, and/or prior learning. Of particular interest is a dialogue of opinions, thoughts, and comments. The initial post must be no less than 200 words and is due no later than thursday 11:59 pm est/edt.
The day the student posts this will count as one of the required three unique postings. The responsive posts must be no less than 100 words and are due no later than sunday 11:59 pm est/edt. The student will respond with substantive feedback in responsive posts to a minimum of two (2) of his or her classmates’ posts.
Substantive feedback requires a well-reasoned critique of the student’s analysis and thought processes. Comment such as “good job! I really like what you said and agree with you 100%!” Are not substantive feedback. Responsive posts filled with platitudes, compliments and agreements are not substantive and will have points reduced.
Responses to the instructor’s questions are not one of the two required responsive posts. State whether the student provided adequate support for any assertions that he or she may have made. If the student disagrees, he or she must provide facts or a well-reasoned argument to support a dissenting opinion.
Reaction papers a reaction paper is designed to develop and sharpen your critical thinking and writing skills. Your objective in writing this assignment is to define an issue clearly and to formulate and clarify your position on that issue by reacting to a controversial statement.
All of the controversial statements are found in the reaction paper guidelines document.
Do not use the controversial statements found in the online slides!
There are no rewrites. Each of the five papers is worth 4% of the course grade. The paper must be at least 250 words, excluding the title page and reference page, and must adhere to the apa writing format, but no abstract is required. Note: submission of the minimum amount of work demonstrates a minimum amount of research and writing effort and will seldom result in more than a minimum passing grade.
Please reference the apa example given in the resources section. If your paper does not comply with this format you will lose points. Please see the grading rubric in the reaction paper guidelines in the course home menu. You must cite to at least two references. You can not cite to your text book. Using the minimum number of references demonstrates only the minimum amount of research and will not earn all possible points.
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Turnitin.com similarity score the turn it in similarity score must be 15% or lower or five (5) points will be deducted for the first occurrence. You may rewrite the first (and only the first) paper with an excessive tii score if you have a phone conference with the instructor with two business days of the posted grade to learn how to avoid the problem in future papers.
Failure to rewrite the paper or any subsequent excessive tii score will result in a loss of 10 points. A tii score in excess of 30% will result in a grade of zero for that paper. Each reaction paper should be submitted to the dropbox no later than sunday 11:59 pm est/edt of the module in which it is due.
(dropbox baskets for these assignments are linked to turnitin.) Midterm and final exams the 120-minute midterm and final examinations consist of 40 randomized true-or-false questions. Research paper you are required to select a course-related topic to research and then prepare a paper.
Review the “research paper guidelines” found online for acceptable topics. Topics are the “general” concept for your paper. Issue statement no later than the end of module 2, you must email your instructor with a topic and a very specific issue statement. The issue statement is a statement of a concise problem your paper will examine.
Your research paper will not be accepted unless you submit an acceptable topic and issue statement
By the end of mod 2. A ‘chosen research paper topic list’ is found in the ‘start here’ section to help you avoid choosing an already chosen topic.
Examples: topic: mass murder issue statement: school shootings often result in mass murder but we know little
About the motives of most shooters as they often commit suicide.
Topic: domestic violence issue statement: victims of domestic violence often fail to report the crime because they are both dependent upon and threatened by the perpetrator.
Failure to follow this format will result in a significant reduction of points.
The paper shall contain a minimum of 2500 substantive words, not including the cover page, abstract and reference page and must be written in apa style and formatted in a manner consistent with the most recent apa manual. The paper must include a running head, page numbers, cover page, abstract and and reference page, none of which are included in the minimum word count. There are no rewrites.
References must be cited (in-text) using the apa format. A minimum of five (5) references are required. Using the minimum number of references demonstrates only the minimum amount of research and will not earn all possible points. Your text book may not be one of the references.
Of the five, two must be from government publications or professional journal articles. Do not use wikipedia or other such publically-generated sources as references in your paper. Additional grading criteria will include clarity of presentation, quality of content, mastery of content, care and attention to detail, organization, originality of presentation, and the value and interest of the presentation, as well as proper grammar and punctuation.
The assignment must be your original work for this class. If you submit content that was submitted by you in any other class the paper will receive a grade of “f” for the class without further consideration. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that you pay attention to the tii report and revise the paper as necessary to avoid misrepresentation.
You may use no more than 15% of others quoted work when completing any assignments within this course of study. Your research paper must therefore be 85% original. No previously submitted papers, articles, reports, or projects, in whole or in part, to any university or college will be accepted. Turn-it-in (tii) similarity score the tii similarity score must be 15% or lower or 10 points will be deducted. A tii score in excess of 30% will result in a grade of zero for that paper.
Module 1: violent offenders and predatory behaviors outcomes: at the conclusion of this module, students will be able to:
Assignments: post to the discussion board as assigned; submit a reaction paper to the materials.
Action: items to be completed: due no later than:
Review review the syllabus and textbook table of contents
Read chapters 1, 4, and 7 of violent offenders by delisi & conis
View movie how to write a reaction paper (found in start here)
Post introduction to the discussion board
Thursday 11:59 pm est/edt
Post initial response to the discussion board
Thursday 11:59 pm est/edt
Post responses to at least two (2) classmates