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CJ 105 Criminal Law
Turner, Roger D.


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CJ 105 Criminal Law

Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while service a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course: CJ 105 – Criminal Law
Semester: U1Y2005
Faculty: Turner, Roger D.
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: MA – Criminal Justice – Memphis State University
MA – Communication Fine Arts – Memphis State University
BA – Communication Fine Arts – Memphis State University

Location /Office
Hours: None –Instructor will be available for consultation before and after class.

Daytime Phone: 901-568-2065

E-mail Address: Roger.Turner@pirate.park.edu

Semester Date: June 6 – July31

Class Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Class Time: 7:10 – 9:45 p.m.

Credit Hours: 3

Textbook: Criminal Law by Joel Samaha, Thomson-Wadsworth Publishers, 8th edition

Course Description: A survey of the history and nature of criminal law in the United States. Substantive criminal law, defenses, and criminal responsibility will be studied within the context of the criminal justice process and rules of evidence. 3:0:3


Educational
Philosophy: This course is primarily a lecture driven course but includes considerable discussion among students on the current events and issues revolving around criminal law. Students will learn the history and elements of all criminal law and then apply it to modern statutory law in the United States.

Learning Outcomes: …Students will demonstrate through classroom discussion assignment and examinations knowledge of the origins, structure and purposes of criminal law; the constitutional limits of criminal law and the criminal liability of the law.
…Students will demonstrate through classroom discussion, assignment and examinations knowledge of the major crimes against persons, habitation, property, public order and public morals.

Course Assessment: Students will be administered three exams, including the final exam. To help facilitate classroom discussion, students will complete the appropriate chapter study guides for each of the chapters covered, prior to class. Students will be expected to have read all assigned chapters prior to each class.

Grading Policy: Exam #1 25%
Exam#2 25%
Exam #3 25%
Class Part. 10%
Study Guides 15% (Includes timely submission)

Classroom participation grades includes attendance and knowledgeable participation in the discussions presented.

Late Submission of Assignments: Late submission of assignments will result in a letter grade decrease of the grade, except in those situations where military necessity or emergency prevent the student from being able to submit the assignment on time. In each instance, the instructor will be the final judge to the viability of the reason for the late assignment.

Course Assignments
Week Chapter(s) Assignments
1 Introduction / 1 & 2 Guides 1&2(due 2nd class)
2 Chapters 3 & 4 Guides 3-4
3 Review /Exam #1 /Chap 5 Guide 5
4 Chapters 6 & 7 Guides 6
5 Chapters 8 & 9 Guides 8 & 9
6 Rev/Exam #2 /Chap 10 Guide10
7 Chapter 11-13 Guide 11 - 13
8 Review – Exam # 3 Late assign. due

Academic
Honesty: Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2004 – 2005 Undergraduate Catalog – Page 101.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another’s idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2004 – 2005 Undergraduate Catalog – Page 101.


Attendance
Policy: Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
1. The instructors may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester / term of enrollment.
2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester / term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester / term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “WH”.
4. A “Contract for Incomplete” will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three absences in the semester / term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
6. Report of a “F” grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency. Park University 2004 – 2005 Undergraduate Catalog – Page 100.

Disability
Guidelines: Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed t supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. Additional information concerning Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability.

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