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CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Hutchinson, Sandra


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 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration MO
SemesterF1EE2005
FacultyHutchinson, Sandra
TitleAdjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
Degrees/CertificatesB.S.Ed./J.D.
E-MailSandra.Hutchinson@pirate.park.edu
sandyhutch@cableone.net
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:50 - 10:35 PM
PerquisitesNONE
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
TBA


Course Description:
An introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparisons to systems in other nations.  An examination of the various aspects of the administration of justice systems, including law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies (including probation and parole), including the increasing role of private entities in the system.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This course will be a lecture/discussion/debate format.  Students will be expected to participate in class discussions pertaining to the lectures and reading material.  Random questions may be directed to any student to assess knowledge and opinion. Appropriate, friendly debate will be encouraged.

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to identify and discuss the duties and fundamental aspects of the American Criminal Justice System.  The student will also be able to articulate comparisons and contrasts of the American justice system with justice systems of other nations.

Course Assessment:
There will be three examinations.  Exams will be comprised from lecture and class reading assignments.

Grading:
Each exam will be weighted equally.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All exams must be taken on the dates the class is given the test.  Exams missed due to extreme, emergency situations may be handled by the instructor on a case-by-case basis. A determination of "extreme" or "emergency" is solely the instructors.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Roll shall be taken at the beginning of each class. Each student shall be allowed two Tardies.  Thereafter, a student not present at the time roll is called will be counted absent.  You are expected to be on time and prepared for each class.  The instructor will not provide notes and/or reviews for students who choose not to attend class.  Cell phones, beepers and other communication devices are not to be used, or on, during class.  Disruptive or rude behavior (as determined by the instructor) will not be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Students are expected to read at least three (3) chapters ahead before each class and be prepared to discuss the important aspects and substance of each topic.  Additional assignments will be announced at the end of each class period.

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 ā€œPā€ (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
*It is the instructor's sole discretion as to whether an absence is "excused" or "unexcused." Absences supported by documentation (i.e. orders or doctor's excuse) are deemed "excused."

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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