CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
U1E 2006 PE
Khatibloo, Mohamad A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Adjunct Faculty
Onsite and Virtual (EMAIL)
Immediately Before and After Class and by appt.
6/5 - 7/30/ 2006
4:45 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Stevens / Schebb, American Constitutional Law, Third Edition
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Law Dictionary: Black's Law Dictionary or any similar legal dictionary.
United States Constitution: A pocket-sized copy for quick review.
United States Reporter, Supreme Court Reports, or Lawyer's Edition reports of the full text of Supreme Court Decisions. Landmark cases may also be found at FindLaw.com
General circulation newspapers that report the latest court decisions.
http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp - Park University Library>Course Description: This advanced course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Constitution as it applies to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, including an examination of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes in the Socratic method, whereby the teacher and students produce the learning together. Therefore, discussion, disagreement, analysis and argument about the issues presented in the text, lectures, videos and other materials presented in class is encouraged and required, while maintaining respect for the opinions of others and the Constitutional principles and traditions upon which our criminal justice system was founded. Students should be prepared to apply critical thinking skills to all the issues and opinions presented, especially their own
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Examinations, class participation and project.
Grading: Exams: 50%
Class Participation: 25%
93-100% - A
83-92% - B
73-82% - C
63-72% - D
62% and below or more than 15 course-hours missed - F.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Course materials submiteed late will receive an immediate deduction of 10%, with an additional 10% deduction for each additional class meeting until submitted. No assignments will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be on time.
Be respectful of others.
Be prepared to ask questions and to be questioned.
It is the student's reponsibility to obtain and make-up missed assignements.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: In-class and homework assignments will be included as part of the class participation grade. The class project will involve a current Constitutional Law issue to be distributed during the first class.
Chapters Activities Tests
Meeting - 1 1-Individual Rights Discussion; Class Project Assigned; "Balancing Liberty and Security" article.
Meeting - 2 2-Criminal Courts and Criminal Trials
3-Basic Underlying Concepts: The Exclusionary Rule, Privacy, Probable Cause, and Reasonableness. Discussion; Video
Meeting - 3 3-(continued.
Meeting - 4 5-Search Warrants Discussion
Meeting - 5 6-Stop and Frisk Discussion Midterm
Meeting - 6 7-Search Incident to Arrest
9-The Plain View Doctrine Discussion; Interactive video.
Meeting - 7 9-(continued)
10-Search and Seizure of Vehicles and Containers
11-Open Field and Abandoned Property Discussion
Meeting - 8 12-Admissions and Confessions Discussion, Class Project Due
Meeting - 9 13 - Pretrial Identification Procedures Discussion Final Exam
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.
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. 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 .
Last Updated:5/8/2006 10:06:36 AM