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David Fabianic
Professor in the Criminal Justice department
at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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Overall Quality
3.3
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Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.3
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05/03/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJE4630 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was my second class of his. He is VERY clear in his syllabus about what he expects from you. If you do the work, it's a great class. If you think this is a bird class, think again.

03/31/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CJE4012 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Grade is based off the exam scores and some extra credit. The exams are incredibly detailed and you have multiple texts, you have to be good at using the book's index. He assigns the score for an A on a test by taking the top 10% of grades acquired - you therefore do not need a 90% for an A. The format works for me, taken 3 classes and got 3 A's.

03/28/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CJE4012 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Will never take another one of his classes after this one. I haven't learned anything because the amount of material we are required to read and retain is ridiculous. Only grades in the class are 3 tests and possible extra credit. Maybe a good class if you have lots of free time on your hands but BAD idea if you are a full time student and working

12/07/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CCJ3024 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took him online for Criminal Justice System. Tests are VERY detailed. Only 3 tests and optional discussions. Will bump you up if you're on the edge IF you have participated in all the discussions. IF YOU DO NOT READ AND ACTUALLY STUDY FOR THE TESTS YOU WILL NOT DO WELL. Kind of a no-brainer, but this is not a blow-off online class.

07/05/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJE4012 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Yes, there is a lot of reading in textbooks and online. As long as you read, participate in the discussions, and print out the study guides, and do the practice quizzes you can definitely get an A. Answers from the tests come directly from the guides. I loved this class and I'm excited to take him for Serial Murders. You have to work for an A.

04/29/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJE4630 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Fabianic is hard but an A is achievable. If you actually take the time to read the books and the material online, there is no reason why you should not get an A or a B in his class.

04/26/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CCJ3024 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

READ THE BOOK! every one who is giving a bad comment was too lazy to read the material and then got mad when they didn't ace the test. I read, AND participated in the online disscusions. If you take this online you have to stay on top of yourself. An A+ is possible. I got one.

03/26/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJE4012 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Here's the deal - you already know that the reading load of this guy is insane; I had to buy 3 books for 1 class. 400-500 of material covered on 1 exam. The thing is, the exams are pretty easy, mostly verbatim from the text. If you read the text, review the study guide, and review the online units it's actually an easy A. I always got 100% on exam

12/17/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CCJ3024 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great class if you are prepared! Hard exams - very hard, small details from the text. However, you have extra credit ops with every exam and the A grades are determined by the performance on each test (you don't need 90% on an exam for an A). If you do all of the discussions you will be bumped up a grade if you are borderline.

12/06/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CCJ3024 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Believe the comments you see about this professor, this class is insane. You read 12 chap and take the exam. You must know the material verbatim.I never had such an awful experience with any of my classes. Never again will I take this professor. In fact I am disappointed with the way the class was taught because the material is very interesting.

10/30/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJE4630 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Fabianic is a tough professor but he is fair as well. If this is your major you'll actually get pretty engulfed in the reading as a lot of it is very interesting. Read, do the study guides, write down notes, review everything again and you should be fine on the tests :)

10/18/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CJ3014 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I found that if I read the chapter and then do the chapter questions that I learn so much that way and the tests make much more sense. I am taking an online class with him now and just signed up to take 2 more with this instructor. REALLY like him.

08/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CCJ3014 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Fabianic is very nice and answers emails quickly. I took an online course this spring. The reading is intensive and tests are very detailed but I learned so much and the information was great. This was one of the hardest A's I've ever gotten and I thought my 4.0 was gone. He is very fair, understood my test anxiety and gave encouragement.

06/25/2010
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ccj3024 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy is hard!!! You have to read sooooooo much and he test everything so know the material verbatim. I got away with getting an A through skimming the book and doing the study guides online. Take him online because its easier to BS and come out with an A. Still a tough class. Three test and thats it

06/25/2010
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ccj3024 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy is hard!!! You have to read sooooooo much and he test everything so know the material verbatim. I got away with getting an A through skimming the book and doing the study guides online. Take him online because its easier to BS and come out with an A. Still a tough class.

06/08/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CLP3143 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nowhere near as hard as everyone makes it out to be. Read the text. If this is your major its really interesting stuff. If you read and use his unit study guides you can easily get the answers to the test. He tells you its a lot of material and it is. Just don't slack off and it's really no sweat.

05/28/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CJE4012 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

SERIOUSLY DON'T!! I know he is sometimes the only 1 that teaches it BUT take it somewhere else! HES F'N CRAZY Reading load is unbelievable! His test questions are ridiculous, they are based on MINOR details that you will not remember, I took him knowing what i was getting into n thought i could suck it up,its just NOT worth the outcome grade wise!!

05/01/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CJE4630 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Like I said, I knew what to expect with Dr. Fabianic, so I wasn't overwhelmed. The serial murder course was extremely interesting, lots of info. on many cases. As stated by myself and others, it's all about reading reading and reading. Do that, use the study guides provided and all will be fine.

05/01/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CCJ3014 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Already had a class of his last semester, so I knew what to expect. If you do not like to read and read often, find a different professor. If you read the assigned readings and USE the study guides he provides, you will have no problem at all. Based on grading scale he provided, I will be getting an 'A' in this course this semester.

04/27/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CCJ3014 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Pretty much to sum it up, 4 tests (including final). ALL book reading, prepare to have tests on 200 pages or more of material. This guy is horri-bad, take someone else.

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