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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2007

SOC 325K • Criminology (47760-47765)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47760 TTh
TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
UTC 4.112
UTC 4.110
Warr

Course Description

This course is designed to give you a broad understanding of the field of criminology. Most of the course will entail a close examination of forms of criminal behavior, especially forms of violent crime and property crime. The last portion of the course concentrates on the U.S. criminal justice system.

Grading Policy

There will be three exams during the course, each about 4-5 weeks apart. There is no final examination. Each of the three exams is worth 100 possible points. In addition, there will be occasional pop quizzes worth a total of 20 points. There are, then, 320 possible points for the course. Final grades are assigned according to the following scale: 288 (90%) - A; 256 (80%) - B; 224 (70%) - C; 192 (60%) - D; Below 192 - F.

Texts

Mark Warr, Companions in Crime (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
Online readings

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