48-260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Microsoft Powerpoint, Victimology, Social Control Theory

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
Course Code
SACR 2600
Mr.George Mason

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Fall 2016
Monday and Wednesday 8:30-10:00
G133 Chrysler Hall North
University of Windsor
Instructor: George P. Mason
Office: 151-1 Chrysler Hall South
E-mail: gmason@uwindsor.ca
Phone: 519-253-3000 x.3499
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 (or by appointment)
Graduate Assistant: Jeffrey Giancarlo
E-mail: giancarj@uwindsor.ca
Office Hours: Monday and Thursday 1:00-2:00, 52-2 CHS
Graduate Assistant: Kelley Kirwan
E-mail: andersok@uwindsor.ca
Office Hours: Monday 2:45-3:45 and Tuesday 2:45-3:45, 52-2 CHS
Graduate Assistant: Kristine Nightingale
E-mail: nightink@uwindsor.ca
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-1:00 and 2:00-3:00, 52-2 CHS
Course Description:
“Theories and research in crime causation, the nature and extent of crime, and policy
responses. (Prerequisites: 48-100 or 48-110/101)
In order that students are introduced to a scholarly understanding of criminology, this
course will introduce various aspects of the sociological study of crime. The course will
cover areas of criminology pertaining to the measurement of crime, early and more
recent theoretical perspectives of crime, the social construction of crime and criminal
laws and empirical research related to each of these areas. Students will be introduced
to criminological theory in an attempt to guide a critical explanation and analysis of
contemporary crime and criminal law in Canada and North America.
NOTE: Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to all the procedures, rules, and regulations of
the University of Windsor. Students are responsible for obtaining and reading all required readings
regardless of whether it is covered in class.
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Course Objectives:
This course is an introduction to the study of criminology. We will cover the major
theoretical perspectives on criminology and link these to contemporary empirical
criminology studies so that each of you will be able to conduct research in criminology in
the future. The main objectives that all students will work towards are 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.
Grading Scheme:
Final Grades are based upon the total points earned. The University of Windsor uses a
percentage marking and grading scale. In this class, final percentage grades will be
assigned according to the total points earned and then rounding up to the nearest
percentage in the following table:
A+ = 90/95/100 A = 85/87/89 A- = 80/82/84
B+ = 77/78/79 B = 73/75/76 B- = 70/71/72
C+ = 67/68/69 C = 63/65/66 C- = 60/61/62
D+ = 57/58/59 D = 53/55/56 D- = 50/51/52
F = 22/40/45
Examples of how the grading will work:
If a student earns a final grade of 92%, their final grade will be rounded up to 95%.
If a student earns a final grade of 73.1%, their final grade will be rounded up to 75%.
If a student earns a final grade of 45.3%, their final grade will be rounded up to 50%.
Required Text (available at the UW Bookstore):
Criminology A Canadian Perspective. 8th Ed. By Rick Linden. Nelson, 2016.
(students should be aware that the 7th edition is out of date and many laws, data, trends, problems and
even solutions are very different today: using the 7th or earlier edition will put you at a disadvantage).
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