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Topics: Crime, Criminology, Sociology / Pages: 21 (2162 words) / Published: Apr 28th, 2014
Week One: What is Criminology?

Research Methods, Theory Development, and Patterns of Crime

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Due

Points

Objectives

1.1 Differentiate between deviance and criminality.

1.2 Analyze the purpose of criminology and the functions of criminologists.

1.3 Determine how criminological research dictates social policy as it relates to crime control.

1.4 Identify the four primary definitional perspectives of crime according to criminological thought.

1.5 Evaluate the history of data collection methods and crime analyses.

1.6 Assess the major contemporary sources of crime data and their limitations.

Reading

Read the Week One Read Me First.

Reading

Read Ch. 1 of Criminology Today.

Reading

Read Ch. 2 of Criminology Today.

Reading

Read Ch. 9 of Criminology Today.

Reading

Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Discussion Questions

and Participation

Respond to weekly discussion questions and respond to your classmates. A total of 8 posts are required on at least 3 different days.

DQ1: Wed

DQ2: Fri

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Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week One Films on Demand

View Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Nongraded Activities and Preparation

Week One Criminology in the 21st Century

View the following resources in Criminology in the 21st Century, located on the student website:

· Careers in Criminal Justice

· Theories of Criminology

· Roles of Criminologists

Learning Team Instructions

Learning Team Charter

Select Learning Team members who work together throughout the course.

Start Creating the Learning Team Charter which will be due in week 2.

Learning Team Instructions

Weekly Team Review

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