48-260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: University Of Notre Dame Residence Halls, Chrysler Hall, The Instructor


Department
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
Course Code
SACR 2600
Professor
Mr.George Mason
Lecture
1

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Cover Sheet for FAHSS Undergraduate Course Outlines revised: July 8, 2016
(The first 5 pages are required to appear as the front pages of all FAHSS Course Syllabi. A full course syllabus may be attached
following these pages or distributed as a separate document.)
Course Number/Course Title:
02-48-260-01 Introduction to Criminology
Department/AAU:
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
Semester:
Fall 2016
Course Instructor:
George P. Mason
Classroom & Time:
G133 Chrysler Hall North, Monday and Wednesday 8:30-10:00
Contact Information:
Phone & Email
address:
gmason@uwindsor.ca, 519-253-3000 x.3499
Office Location:
151-1 Chrysler Hall South
Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 (or by appointment)
Teaching/Graduate Assistant(s):
Jeffrey Giancarlo
Kelley Kirwan
Phone & Email:
giancarj@uwindsor.ca
andersok@uwindsor.ca
Office Location:
52-2 CHS
52-2 CHS
Office Hours:
M/Th 1:00-2:00
M 2:45-3:45/T 2:45-3:45
Course Description: (from the University Calendar)
“Theories and research in crime causation, the nature and extent of crime, and policy responses.
(Prerequisites: 48-100 or 48-110/101)”
Learning Outcomes:(as approved by Program Development Committee)
By the end of this course the successful student will be able to:
1. identify, describe, integrate and apply key concepts of criminology;
2. explain and differentiate between theoretical perspectives on crime;
3. explain and apply various qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques;
4. compare measures of crime between people, groups and societies;
5. determine the effectiveness of different crime prevention strategies and policies; and,
6. identify and delineate the extent of crime in contemporary Canadian society.
Course Materials & Resources: You will need the following materials for this course:
-online access to Blackboard.
Required Text(s):
Criminology A Canadian Perspective. 8th Ed. By Rick Linden. Nelson, 2016.
Secondary/Recommended Text(s):
Type & Format of all Evaluations:
COURSE GRADE BREAKDOWN/DUE DATES:
Item
Date
Percentage of Final Grade
First Test
October 5
30%
Second Test
November 14
30%
Final Examination
December 16
40%
Note: Grades in this course may be curved to comply with the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (FAHSS)
grading Policy.

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Undergraduate*Grading*Policy*
Faculty*of*Arts,*Humanities*and*Social*Sciences*
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The!Faculty!of!Arts,!Humanities!and!Social!Sciences!Grading!Policy!is!in!keeping!with!the!regulations!in!Bylaw!51!and!the!adoption!of!
Outcome!Based!Education!in!the!Province!of!Ontario.!The!purpose!of!the!FAHSS!Grading!Policy!is!to:!
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1. Make!grading!practices!transparent!to!students;!
2. Ensure!that!grading!practices!in!the!Faculty!are!consistent!across!the!Faculty;!
3. Ensure!that!students!are!graded!fairly!and!in!keeping!with!the!academic!standards!of!the!University.!
The!academic!achievement!of!each!student!shall!be!measured!according!to!what!the!student!knows!and!is!able!to!do!in!relation!to!the!
Learning!Outcomes!stated!on!the!Course!Outline.!!The!level!of!the!student’s!achievement!of!the!Learning!Outcomes!shall!be!tested!in!
the!assessment!tools!of!the!course!(tests,!essays,!exams,!seminars,!etc.)!and!assigned!a!grade!according!to!the!Grading!Scale!below.!!
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Percentile!(%)!Letter!!University!
Grade!!Grade!Grade!Descriptors!!!!!!!!!
Faculty!of!Arts,!Humanities,!and!Social!Sciences!Grade!
Descriptor!(consistent!with!the!University!Grade!Descriptors)!
90!–!100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!A+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
85!–!89.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Excellent!
80!–!84.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!A-!
Consistent*evidence*that*the*student*exceeds!all*of!the!
performance!expectations!associated!with!each!learning!
outcome!in!the!course!
77!–!79.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!B+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
73!–!76.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good!
70!–!72.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!B-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Consistent*evidence*that*the*student*meets,*and*in*some*
cases*exceeds!the!performance!expectations!associated!with!
the!learning!outcomes!in!course!
67!–!69.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!C+!
63!–!66.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fair!
60!–!62.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!C-!
Consistent*evidence*that*the*student*meets**the!
performance!expectations!associated!with!the!learning!
outcomes!in!the!course!at!a!basic*level!
57!–!59.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!D+!
53!–!56.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pass!
50!–!52.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!D-!
Some*evidence*that*the*student*meets!the!performance!
expectations!associated!with!the!learning!outcomes!in!the!
course!at!a!minimally*acceptable*level!
0!–!49.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No!Credit!
There*is*clear*evidence*that*the*student*does*not!meet!the!
performance!expectations!associated!with!the!learning!
outcomes!in!the!course.!
IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Incomplete*!
NR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No!Report**!
IP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!In!Progress***!
P!or!NP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pass!or!No!Pass!
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*IN!(incomplete)!is!given!when!students!have!not!completed!all!class!assignments!due!to!illness,!bereavement!or!extenuating!
circumstances!as!defined!in!Bylaw!51-!1.18.1!and!the!student!will!complete!the!work!at!a!later!date!(See!also!Aegrotat!Standing).!!An!
“Incomplete”!is!also!given!when!a!student!is!alleged!to!have!committed!an!act!of!academic!misconduct.!The!grade!of!Incomplete”!will!
remain!on!the!student’s!transcript!until!the!matter!is!adjudicated.!
-!!!IN!(incomplete)!grades!will!convert!to!0%!if!no!grade!is!submitted!six!weeks!after!the!last!date!of!the!examination!period.!
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**NR!is!assigned!to!a!registered!student!that!has!no!record!of!submitted!work!or!completed!tests!and!exams.!!!
- A!grade!of!NR!will!be!calculated!as!0%!in!the!student’s!average.!
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***IP!is!given!in!senior!classes!when!a!major!assignment!or!thesis!is!still!in!process!when!the!grades!are!due.!
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27!July!2015!
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