Paul Sutton - San Diego State University

Professor: Paul Sutton
Department: Criminal Justice
College: San Diego State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CJ330CJ431
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I see why many students don't like him. He can be sarcastic at times, but it does not compare to his knowledge. This guy knows prisons inside and out and he can go on and on about each prison, inmates and CO's. Each prison/jail that we went to, everyone knew him and you get to meet lots of people in the field! He brings in cool guest speakers too!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CJ330CJ431
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took him for the CJ 330 and CJ 431 dual classes. Pretty into himself, very sarcastic. Do what you can to stay on his good side. The class was interesting and I really enjoyed going. Barely had any assignments. When we did, they were pretty much reflection of what you did. SUPER EASY. Listen to what he says, follow directions, don't skip class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CJ330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
CJ330/431 Although he was a lot more personable during this class, he was still unorganized and unreasonable. He wouldn't open the assignment for us to submit until an hour before it was due and then got upset if we couldn't submit it because we were in class. Just make sure you do all the assignments and bring hard copies of the paper to class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible! I get sarcasim, but this guy is just egotistical. I earned an A so I'm not just a bitter student who failed. He teaches in a round about manner. If it weren't for previous CJ classes I've taken I would not have understood anything. He does not trust anybody and makes you feel worthless. His method of testing is rediculous. Avoid him!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Sutton is hard, do not get me wrong. My recommendation is read the book. Get a study group with a couple of classmates and power through it. My first test I get a 73.33 with a class average of 65. He drops one test out of three. I only studied for 5 hours for each test. Don't be intimidated. He's a nice guy. Just study your butt off. Good luck!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE HIM IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO! This teacher thinks he is God. No joke. He is so boring and so useless, I don't see why SDSU couln't find a better teacher for this course since it is mandatory for any CJ majors.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I never know what to write down from the slides, he may now how to make a movie but can't teach information to students, still don't know what is going to be on the first exam because I have yet to learn anything and the textbook he uses is horrible, It goes all over the place, no steady flow of info just bs... Sucks that cj majors have to take him, wish another professor could teach this class I think a blind monkey would even be better
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hmmmmm what have I learned so far? Oh ya the Prison Tour.. and whats that he is making a film about the Prison Tour!?! He seems to talk about the Prison Tour ALOT. HE loves the sound of his voice cause he talks ALOT. He keeps saying its this last semester for the tour but, its been offered EVERY semester!!! TRUE STORY!!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you're a sarcastic person and won't get offended when things are explained at a real level then you'll love this class. Sutton's very knowledgable in CJ and has many connections with people in the field. Books extremely important, memorize it cuz thats wat the test is on. Prisontour is awesome and you'll find that hes a very chill person as well
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It's really sad that we are forced to take this professor. He is the WORST professor I have ever had. But words of advice, read his book inside out. His lectures are useless and he will test you on anything in the chapters. Good LUCk!! you will need it :(
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The worst CJ teacher Ive ever taken. This might as well been an online course since his lectures are bs(just about how cool his documentary is) and the exams are 90% of the textbook. Stay away from him...but you cant bc his course is mandatory for CJ majors...muhahaha
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
What you hear about him is true, he is one of the most egotistical, self centered persons I have ever met. Yes, he has a lot of knowledge and experience, and makes good points,but he is NOT a teacher. The book is lousy. His movie is lousy. And he is always "right". Sarcastic, cynical and straight up mean. I'd say avoid him, but most CJ majors can't
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was a good teacher but he is very liberal and will spout out about what he thinks alot. Class is completely mandatory and so is the book. you have to read. His class all comes together during the last lecture, he actually taught me alot but it was hard. I have the book for cheaper then he will give it to you for $90 email me. [email protected]
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I only heard bad things about this professor. I found them all to be true. His class was boring, and his exams were extremely difficult. Loves to talk about himself. AVoid, Avoid, Avoid taking his class. If you do pass, then you are the lucky few who did!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ok so he talks way too much about the movie he "made"! He is a sarcastic person to say the least! His textbook is very cheaply made and he profits off of it. He didn't even write it. All he does is copy crap and put it together in a very expensive but low quality book. On the other hand, I actually learned a lot from him. He isnt that bad you guys.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Seriously Sutton knows A LOT about the CJ subject, but he is an awful teacher, he doesn't know how to pass his knowledge onto others...or maybe he just doesn't care. On top of that he's pompous/egotistical more than anyone I've ever met in my life, and doesn't care to help students AT ALL. Avoid at all costs...seriously.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is by far the worst teacher I have ever had at State. He is always on a power trip and thinks he is funny. He can make very rude comments and only favors his criminal justice group students. He can not teach and I can only listen to him talk about his movie he made in the 80's so many times till I cant take it anymore. NEVER TAKE HIM!!!!!!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of SDSU's hardest teachers. And yes, can be a jerk but I had him twice so got used to his little rants. You need to read...and I never read but had to for a better grade. Got an A- from him first time round and B+ second time. If you can get an A, your a genius. Good luck!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CJCJ
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is the worst teacher in SDSU. Very rude and disrespectful to students. Sometime he thinks he is funny but he is not. He does not teach like other professors so be prepapred to teach urself. ALSO there will be topics that he says that will on the exam which will appear on the following exam.He should either leave or teach good
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CJ300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
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