Class Meetings: TR 12:30-1:45
Instructor: Donald E. Green
Office: 706 Bolton Hall
Office Hours: 11:00-12:00 TR or by appointment
TA: Amanda Hill
Office: 721 Bolton Hall
Office Hours: TR 2:00-3:30 or by appointment
Reflector Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also see our web site at hhtp://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Sociology
The Course: This class will provide an analysis of crime as an institution, and will focus in varying degrees on the behavior of those who define, engage in, or become the victims of criminal behavior.
Class Attendance: Attendance in this course is strongly encouraged. Attendance affords the student the opportunity to ask questions and introduce ideas in the classroom setting. You also should be aware that some material covered in class may not be included in the required readings for the course.
Examinations: The course will include four multiple choice examinations. These examinations will cover material from the required readings, lectures, and class discussions. Please note the specific dates for these examinations so that you will be prepared to examinations on those days.
Make_up Examinations: Make up examinations will be given only with prior approval by the instructor. Excused absences will require documentation from those parties who are able to account for your failure take the examinations at the regularly scheduled time.
Class Grades: Students' grades will be based on total points accumulated during the semester from four examinations. Distribution of final grades will depend on overall class performance. The breakdown of points in the class are as follows:
Exam 1 50
Exam 2 50
Exam 3 50
Exam 4 50
Total Points 200
Grades will be distributed according to the following ranges:
94-100 % A
90-93 % A-
87-89 % B+
84-86 % B
80-83 % B-
77-79 % C+
74-76 % C
70-73 % C-
67-69 % D+
60-63 % D-
0-59 % F
Please Note: Distribution of final grades will be based on the highest point total for the class. There will be no extra credit opportunities and no deviation from the above breakdowns.
1. Criminology: Theories, Patterns and Typologies. Larry J. Siegel. Wadsworth/Thompson Learning. Belmont, CA (2001).
Section 1: Concepts of Crime, Law and Criminology
Jan. 22,24/Crime and Criminology/Ch 1
Jan. 29,31/Criminal Law and Its Processes/Ch 2
Feb. 5,7/The Nature and Extent of Crime/Ch 3
Feb. 12,14/Victims and Victimization/Ch 4
Feb. 19/First Examination
Section 2: Theories of Crime Causation
Feb. 21,26/Choice Theory/ Ch 5
Feb. 28, Mar. 5/Trait Theory/Ch 6
Mar. 7, 12/Social Structure Theories/ Ch 7
Mar. 14/Second Examination
Mar. 17-22/Spring Break
Mar. 26, 28/ Social Process Theories/Ch 8
Apr. 2/Conflict Theory/Ch 9
Apr. 4,9/Integrated Theories: Latent Trait and Developmental/Ch 10
Apr. 11/Third Examination
Section 3: Crime Typologies
Apr. 16,18/Violent Crime/Ch 11
Apr. 23/Property Crimes/Ch 12
Apr. 25, 30/White Collar Crimes/Ch 13
May 2, 7/Public Order Crimes/Ch 14
May 9/Fourth Examination
May 13, 12:30-2:30/Final Examination
If you require any special accommodations in order to meet the requirements of this course, please contact the Instructor or the Teaching Assistant as soon as possible.