Summer 2018 - CRIM 300W J100
Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)
Class Number: 7394
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sa 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5360, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SUR 3090, Surrey
A detailed examination of current theories and perspectives in criminology. The content of the course will change with developments in the area. Students can expect to study biological, psychological and sociological theories and perspectives, as well as those from other relevant disciplines and fields of inquiry (e.g. geography, political science and cultural studies). Students with credit for CRIM 300 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.
This writing intensive course provides a cumulative exploration and critical assessment of contemporary theory in Criminology. Students can expect to explore current developments, among others, in control theory, psychological and biological explanations, and critical criminological perspectives. Emphasis will be on identifying the criminal justice/social policy implications inherent in a given criminological theory or perspective. The evaluative and writing skills necessary for comparing, critiquing and presenting theories will be covered. We will also explore integrationist efforts in criminological theorizing and examine the utility of problem-oriented theorizing.
- Seminar Participation 5%
- Seminar Presentation 15%
- Midterm exam (take home) 25%
- Proposal (term paper) 5%
- Draft 1 (term paper) 10%
- Term Paper 20%
- Final Exam (in-class) 20%
1. Tibbetts, S. G., & Hemmens, C. (2015). Criminological Theory: A text/reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications (second edition).
2. Additional reserve and online readings will be required and made available on Canvas.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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- 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.
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