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CJ 312 Criminalistics
DeAngelis, George A.


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.
CourseCJ 312 Criminalistics SM
SemesterU1N2005
FacultyDeAngelis, George A.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Daytime Phone240-7694
E-Mailgeorge.deangelis@pirate.park.edu
geoangel2000@yahoo.com
Semester DatesMay24-July 07,2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time2:00 - 5:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Science, 8th Edition, Saferstein, Richard
Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-111852-8


Course Description:
A discussion of discovery, recognition, observation, identification, collection and comparison of physical evidence, including a review of various current techniques in the testing of physical evidence.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, current issues in criminal justice, quizzes, examinations, writings, and video presentations. Open communication is encouraged between students and instructor in a lively exploration of ideas and course material.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the students should have an understanding of the role science plays in solving crime, increased awareness and knowledge of scientific methods used to process crime scenes and at crime labs, ability to think crticially about scientific material especially in the context of evidence and crime scenes, and the skills to properly preserve, collect evidence recovered at a crime scene and introduce it into a court of law.

Course Assessment:
Course work will include required chapter readings, mid term and final examinations and five quizzes. Attendance and participation will factor into final grade.

Grading:
Mid Term Exam     35%
Final Exam        35%
Five Quizzes      20%
Particp&Attend    10%

90-100             A
80-89              B
70-79              C
60-69              D
59-below           F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late course work will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with instructor. Students who miss a quizz due to unexcussed absence will not be allowed makeup.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Dishonesty will not be tolerated and is non-negotiable. Any and all such rules are in accordance with Park University Policy.
Regarding absences, instructor retains discretion in determining whether an absence is excused or unexcused. Botton line is that attendance is important and each student should make every attempt to be in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
May 24        Intro & Chapter 1
May 26        Chapter 2

May 31        Chapter 3 & 4
June 02       Chapters 5&6 Quiz #1

June 07       Chapter 8
June 09       Chapter 9 Quiz #2 Mid-Term Review

June 14       Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-6,8&9
June 16       Chapter 10

June 21       Chapter 11
June 23       Chapter 12 Quiz #3

June 28       Chapter 13 Quiz #4
June 30       Chapter 14

July 05       Chapter 15&16 Quiz #5 Review Final Exam
July 07       Final Exam Chapters 10-16

Subject to Change With Notice

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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.

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 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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