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Kenneth Crook
Professor in the Criminal Justice department
at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
are you Kenneth Crook?
Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
2.5
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
42 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ 1340 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-
"Participation matters" "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

Mr. Crook has great stories from his 1st-hand experience while in the FBI. You need to read the chapters because his lectures don't cover everything in his end-of-chapter tests. He doesn't use canvas at all. Besides the final there is a 5-page paper due 34 through semester. The final is open book but not open note.

12/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJ 1330 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+
"Tests are tough" "Participation matters" "Get ready to read"

Mr. Crook has great stories from his past experience in the FBI. You need to read the chapters because his lectures don't cover everything that's in the end-of-chapter test. He doesn't use canvas at all & besides the end-of-chapter tests there's a final & a 5-page paper. We ran out of time at end of semester & had to take 4 chapter tests in 1 class

10/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ 1010 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Would take again"

He is super helpful, all you have to do is go up to him after class and ask for any help and he will take all the time he can for you. These kids that have said he is offensive and rude every class are those kids who are looking to be offended. He talks very black and white (not race, style) due to 20+ years in the FBI. he says it how it is.

11/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Crook is a good teacher but his style didn't really fit me, so I had a hard time in his class. He makes you read every chapter and then lectures on it. make sure you know the judges and courts. he didn't go over those a lot and they were on the test. If you study & read the text book you will do well. but over all he is a good teacher.

10/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed his class. He has cool stories to tell, he is very knowledgeable. he makes jokes. Make sure you read and study the chapters in the text book. You have a quiz after he finishes covering the material in each class. Also take good notes. sometimes he covers things that will be on the quiz but only briefly. Good luck!

06/25/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJ3270 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Crook made this Criminology class fun. There are quizzes after each chapter and the final reflects the quizzes. Pay attention to the theorists he discusses because more than likely they WILL be on the quiz. He is a no nonsense kind of guy and is somewhat strict, but you'll find he does have a fun side to him. I really respect him.

06/25/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJ470G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I went into this class liking it, then not liking my grades throughout the weeks and quizzes. There is a quiz after each chapter and the final reflects the exact questions from the quizzes. The textbook will be attached to your hip because his quizzes can be difficult even when you've read the material. Overall, he is a very informative person.

04/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
IT 1350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher who has a passion for learning. Class was based almost completely on quizzes and tests, which sometimes made it hard. Worked for the F.B.I. so he knows a lot on some related subjects. Does a good job of tying class material to real world examples and stories.

04/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ1340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took his class one day a week and overall it was a decent class. Expect a quiz on each chapter roughly 19 questions or so. The quizzes can reference specific cases but overall if you just skim over the material you should be alright. He's interesting and has good stories. Also has a really easy 5 page paper. I was third in the class.

12/22/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ1350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, if you don't come to class or do the reading you are not going to do well. But the readings aren't long (probably takes 30 min to an hour), one reading every other day. His classes are fun to be in.

12/16/2012
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJCrim Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Crooks lectures are easy to understand and follow and are very informative. However, they do not prepare you for his weekly tests at all. I was ranked #12 out of 50 students and received a B-. Only two students received an A- and no one student received an A. Sounds like a teaching problem when not one student receives an A.

12/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJ1340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He gives lots of quizzes so if you are not a good test taker than perhaps you shouldn't take this class. He gives like 10 mins to take a 19 question quiz.Reading the book is highly necessary. There is a 5 page paper due at the end of the semester which isn't too bad. He is a tough grader especially on the paper. But he does know his stuff.

09/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CJ1350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher I really learned a lot from him. He has a lot of knowledge about what he teaches. Take lots of notes and read the book and you will do fine he even tells you most of the quizzes and test questions come from the book. Very helpful I will take another class from him again.

04/24/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJ1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mr Crook is very smart and has alot of experience. His views are characteristic of many LDS people. He is pushy in his view points. He tests you on things he did not cover in his lecture. You basically need to read every chapter in the text book and several times.

04/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJ1340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Crook's teaching style leads to very comprehensive note taking. His quizzes help you highlight what needs work. There is a quiz or 2 every class. 20 questions, but he waves your lowest ones at the end of term and offers EC. I have had better retention from his class than any other professor I've taken.

12/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It's funny the students below are so angry because they had to do some work. If you are interested in a career within the Criminal Justice field then suck it up and do some work. This class has actually helped me in other courses as well such as pols and future CJ classes. Prof. Crook is an awesome, helpful teacher. Just do the work, don't cry.

12/18/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJ3270 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Instructor usually says something offensive every class period. Doesn't like anyone's opinion except his own. I will NEVER take anoter class from him again if I can help it.

12/06/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CJ3270 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Quiz every class period. 20-25 questions and no more than 10 mins per quiz. No study guide for midterm or final. Brags about himself way too much. Participation is very important but yet, when you answer a question he ignores you. Doestn' stop talking about his "perfect" family.

11/29/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CJ490G Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you want to be frustrated, stressed, and offended. Take Crook's classes. Everyone who has given Crook a good rating is lying. His classes are terrible. Avoid Crook if at all possible. He tests every week and you are never given enough time, even if you are prepared.

11/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CJ1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Port. Crook is there to teach you, plain and simple. You cannot slide by and get a good grade, effort is required. However, he has the knowledge and experience to make the class interesting. He's great, but he'll tell you how it is!

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