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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community
Herbeck, Dennis


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 serving 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 220 Criminal Justice and Community

Semester

S1T 2006 DL

Faculty

Herbeck, Dennis

Title

Adjunct Facult

Degrees/Certificates

BA Social Work
MA Administration

Office Location

Grand Forks

Daytime Phone

701 7872772

Other Phone

701 7759681

E-Mail

dennis.herbeck@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 9 to March 5, 2006

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Police and the Community, by Louis A. Radelet and David L. Carter, 7th Edition (Prentice-Hall Inc. 1999)

ISBN 0-13-041063-2

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Programming techniques for benefiting the agency-citizen relationship.  Emphasis is placed on utilizing the resources of the criminal justice agencies to engage in effective conflict resolution with citizens, develop citizen and agency awareness, community crime prevention and community relations.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This instructors philosophy is to convey the learning objectives of the course through written and communicative process. To study, discuss and debate effectiveness and real world realties of theory and current literature on the subject. To teach students to look at several sides to issues and then and only then to confirm their beliefs on the subject.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish what evidence is and how it affects the processing of a criminal case, the different types of evidence as introduced at trial, and the issues surrounding the use of witnesses as evidence in a criminal case.
  2. Critique hearsay evidence and privileged communications.
  3. Compare the types of searches utilized in the criminal justice system and the evidentiary issues that surround them, while understanding the process of preparing a case for trial.
  4. Explain the difference and apply the principles of Circumstantial and Direct Evidence.
Grading:
Eight 25 points discussion = 200
Eight 25 point activity papers = 200
Two 10 points quizzes = 20 points
One final proctored exam = 100 points
Total points = 520 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Points will be docked for late submissions.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
To follow the rules and ettiquete of the online class as prescribed by Park University in its student handbook.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Grading Scale - by Assignments



Activity-paper 50 points.....Due Week 1

Activity-paper 50 points.....Due Week 2

Activity-paper 50 points.....Due Week 4

Activity-paper 50 points.....Due Week 5

Activity-paper 50 points.....Due Week 6

Activity-paper 50 points.....Due Week 8

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 1

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 2

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 3

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 4

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 5

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 6

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 7

Discussion Questions 50 points.....Due Week 8

Self Quiz 10 extra points each........Due Week 3 & 7

Exam 100  points..............Due Week 8

Grade Scale


A = 90- 100% (or 730 points or higher)
B = 80-89%    (or 648 to 729 points)
C = 70-79%    (or 567 to 647 points)
D = 60-69%    (or 486 to 566 points)
F = < 60%       (485 or fewer points)

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor 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 unexcused 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to 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. 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. 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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CATEGORY


4


3


2


1


Quality of Work in Discussion


Provides work of the highest quality.


Provides high quality work.


Provides work that occasionally needs to be checked/redone by other group members to ensure quality.


Provides work that usually needs to be checked/redone by others to ensure quality.


Contributions to Discussion


Routinely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A definite leader who contributes a lot of effort.


Usually provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A strong group member who tries hard!


Sometimes provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A satisfactory group member who does what is required.


Rarely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. May refuse to participate.


Participation with Group


Routinely monitors the effectiveness of the group, and makes suggestions to make it more effective.


Routinely monitors the effectiveness of the group and works to make the group more effective.


Occasionally monitors the effectiveness of the group and works to make the group more effective.


Rarely monitors the effectiveness of the group and does not work to make it more effective.



 














 


 Activity Assignment - Grading Criteria


“Activities” means 1) two page paper, 2) Support paper with text, research and web site material, 3) To strengthen paper furnish personal ideas and experiences. 








 




CATEGORY


4


3


2


1


Amount of Information for Activity Assignment


All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.


All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.


All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 sentence about each.


One or more topics were not addressed.


Quality of Information for Activity Assignment


Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.


Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.


Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.


Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.


Sources Use for Activity Assignment


All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format.


All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.


All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.


Some sources are not accurately documented.


Internet Use for Activity Assignment


Successfully uses suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.


Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.


Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance

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