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CRMJ 2311 (previously CRMJ 2110) Syllabus

Course Syllabus

CRMJ 2311 (previously CRMJ 2110) - Juvenile Justice

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course is an overview of the extent, causes, nature, and control of juvenile delinquency from a sociological perspective. Various theories of delinquency causation, the role of social institutions, the major components of the juvenile justice system and traditional juvenile corrections will be presented.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of delinquency.
  • Explain and apply the theories of delinquency.
  • Become aware of the social, community, and environmental influences of delinquency.
  • Be conversant with the overall juvenile system.
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

None

Course Topics:
  • Juvenile Justice Overview
  • The Measurement of Juvenile Justice
  • The Police and Juveniles
  • The Juvenile Court
  • Juveniles in Adult Court
  • Juvenile Probation
  • Community-Based Programs and Aftercare
  • Juvenile Institutionalization
  • Treatment
  • Understanding the Youthful Offender
  • International Juvenile Justice
  • The Future of Juvenile Justice 
Specific Course Requirements:
  • Student must have a basic knowledge of the use of a microcomputer, and internet access.
  • Complete all assignments by deadline on the course syllabus.
  • Complete all quizzes/tests as required. 

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

None.

Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

All course exams are timed and submitted online. Proctoring for the exam is not needed, but Respondus Lockdown browser is required for any assessments.

Grading Procedures:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE ONE:

Study chapter one in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE TWO:

Study chapters two and three in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE THREE:

Study chapter four in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE FOUR:

Study chapters five and six in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE FIVE:

Study chapter seven in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE SIX:

Study chapter eight in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE SEVEN:

Study chapter nine in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE EIGHT:

Study chapter ten and eleven in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE NINE: 

Study chapters twelve in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE TEN: 

Study chapters thirteen and fourteen in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE ELEVEN: 

Study chapter fifteen in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE TWELVE:

Study chapter sixteen in your textbook. Review and complete all the activities using the checklist under each related module. Note especially the Discussions, Quizzes and Writing Assignments which must be completed by 11:59 pm on the due date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODULE THIRTEEN: 

Review chapters one through fifteen in your textbook. Complete the Final Exam. This exam has 40 multiple choice questions, randomly selected from all the chapters covered the throughout this course (chapters one through fifteen). You are allowed two attempts for this exam. Only your best score will be recorded. Your last attempt must be submitted by 11:59 pm.

Grading Scale:
Point RangeAssigned Grade
1000 - 920 PointsA
919 - 820 PointsB
819 - 720 PointsC
719 - 650 PointsD
under 650 PointsF

 

Assignments and Projects:

List of Graded Assessments:

Graded AssessmentsPoints
12 Exercises, @ 25 points each300 Points
12 Discussions, @ 20 points each240 Points
12 Quizzes, @ 30 points each360 Points
1 Exams, @ 100 points each100 Points
Total Points1000

 

Class Participation:

Student must communicate with other students in the discussion board and must actively participate in threaded discussions. Students are expected to communicate with the instructor as a learning resource; students must check the course bulletin board frequently for announcements and events.

Late Policy:

Students are expected to: Check the course calendar for the due dates of assignments. Being punctual and attending classes in an online environment is just as important as being punctual and attending class in person. Online absences will affect grade, just as an absence for a physical class. If an exam is missed, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor so that a make-up exam can be reset. You will have 7 calendar days to make up the exam. If you do not make up the quiz or exam within the 7 calendar days, you will receive a zero (0) for that quiz or exam.

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:

RULES OF THE TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS STATE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF TENNESSEE SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT RULES CHAPTER 0240-02-03 STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS

Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications

Email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members

Discussions:

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Library

The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.


Last Revised on May 22, 2017