Fall 2018 - CRIM 319 D100
Special Topics in Criminology (3)
Class Number: 7856
Delivery Method: In Person
A critical analysis of specific areas of criminology or criminal justice. The subjects covered will change from term to term depending on the specific interests of faculty, or students and current issues in criminology.
This course provides an exploration and critical assessment of contemporary criminological, psychological/psychiatric and social theories of homicide. Using a criminological approach, the course examines the homicide offender and his victim, the homicidal criminal event, and the different responses to this type of crime. Students should be able to discuss the various types of homicide and trends in homicide rates as well as demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to the different types of homicide and profile of murderers. Also, students should be able to describe as well as demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the various factors which contribute to the commission of homicide (e.g., poverty, economic opportunity). Finally, students will also demonstrate and apply their knowledge of the types and correlates of homicide as a part of a real case study.
- Paper 30%
- Exam 30%
- Participation 25%
- Oral Presentation 15%
1. Book: Malmquist, C. P. (2006). Homicide: A Psychiatric Perspective, 2nd Edition. American Psychiatric Association.
2. Online Readings. (Available through the Simon Fraser University Online Library)
Department Undergraduate Notes:
ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.
- N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
- ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (ASSC 10125), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop-off box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only and the contents are date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will apply (e.g. Library/Campus Security) and the School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted any other way (e.g. slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax.
- A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N.
- E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
- The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
- Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution. Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS