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HS 37 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY

Methods of Evaluation

Evaluation of the student will be based upon the following items:

 


Writing Assignments
term or other paper(s)
other (specify)
A term paper which is evaluated for the following intellectual standards:
A. Clarity-is understandable, the meaning can be grasped. Accuracy-free from errors, distortions or mistruths
Precision-exact to the necessary level of detail
Relevance-relating to criminal justice and society.
Depth-containing complexities and inter-relationships.
Breadth-encompassing more than one viewpoint.
Logic-the parts make sense together without obvious contradictions.
Significance-focusing on the important, not trivial.
Fairness-justifiable, not self-serving or one-sided.

B. The term paper requires the student to:
Narrow the subject to a topic approved by the instructor, develop a plan, timeline, outline or draft, select research methods and resources, use both print and online sources, evaluate differences among various resources or articles, navigate software programs, assess resources for accuracy and bias, cite sources correctly, correctly attribute information to its author preserving the integrity of information; comply with laws and rules pertaining to acceptable use of technology, effectively present the information both in the term paper format and verbally to the class.
Problem Solving Demonstrations
other (specify)
An evaluation of the student's mastery of course objectives on objective tests which compare social structure of law and society, history of law, forces affecting criminal behavior, roles of the criminal justice system in developing social policy and preventing crime.
Skill Demonstrations
other (specify)
Reading assignments which reflect the student's ability to identify the following areas of reasoning: the purpose of the article or essay, the essential question the reading attempts to answer; the point of view of the writer; the data, information and evidence provided; the concepts or ideas expressed, the
inferences, interpretations and conclusions drawn from the
reading; and the implications and consequences of those
consequences of those conclusions to crime prevention and society.
Examinations
multiple choice, true/false
essay
matching items
other (specify)
An evaluation of the student's mastery of course objectives on objective tests which compare social structure of law and society, history of law, forces affecting criminal behavior, roles of the criminal justice system in developing social policy and preventing crime.
Other
other (specify)
Participation in class discussions and evaluations of site visits which demonstrates clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance,depth, breadth, logic, significance or fairness.

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