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CJ 322 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Lowrey, Kimberly


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 322 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

Semester

SP 2006 HO

Faculty

Lowrey, Kimberly

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.S.

Daytime Phone

816-792-0793

Other Phone

225-8818

E-Mail

Kim.Lowrey@park.edu

PsychBelle@kc.rr.com

Class Days

-M---F-

Class Time

11:00 - 12:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Paul Cromwell, Leanne F. Alarid, and ROlando V. del Carmen:  Community-Based Corrections, Sixth Edition,
Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 2005

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Exploration of the use of probation and parole as alternatives or as adjuncts to confinement.  The rules and functions of the parole and probation system and their supervision are discussed.  Various techniques and methods for achieving the goals are considered, including community related programs.  Pre-requisite: CJ232. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, and writings.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate the principals of probation and parole.
  2. Analyze procedural methods within the probation/parole system.
Class Assessment:
Reading:  The entire textbook will be read for this class.  Assignments are indicated on the schedule below.  Students are responsible for reading the assignment prior to the class in which the topic will be discussed.  Additionally, students are expected to report to the class on additional assigned supplemental reading or internet investigations.
Lecture/Discussion:  Students are expected to participate in all lectures and discussions.  Questions and comments are always in order.
Tests:  There will be four essay tests, including the final exam, each covering section of this course.  Test questions will be answered in ink.  Tests will cover all material presented in each section:  readings, lecture, discussions, guest speakers, etc.  The tests will be in two sections. The first section students will write on 3 of 4 questions.  In the second section there will be a single question on which everyone will write.  Answers are expected to be made in detail and to logically and accurately support the position taken.
Papers & Activities:  
1.  Pre-sentence Investigation Report.  Students will conduct a pre-sentence investigation report on a simulated case.  The resulting report will be no longer than 10 pages.  It will be typed as if being presented to Court. The report is due in final form on the date given.
2.  Students will prepare two violation reports on simulated cases.  The reports will be typed as if being presented to Court.
3.  Students will write a review of a newspaper article, internet search, television program, movie, etc. that has relevance to the field of corrections.  The write-up is not to be a review of a crime and/or arrest only.  The expectation is that a review of the article, etc. will be made in brief.  Then the student will discuss the impact on the field of corrections.  These weekly reviews on due on Mondays.  If Monday is a holiday, the review will be due on the following Friday, with the next one due on the next Monday as usual.  These reviews are worth a maximum of 10 points.  One point will be deducted from the earned grade for every class day that the review is late.

Grading:
Unless otherwise announced,grades will be based on the following:
Tests:  300 points
Final Examination: 100 points
Pre-sentence Investigation:  100 points
Weekly review papers:   150 points
Violation reports: 50 points
Total  700 points
Grades will be awarded as follows:  
A = 700 - 630 90%   B = 629 - 560  80%  C = 559 - 490 70%  D = 389 - 320  60%  <320

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Certain work may be made up in case of legitimate absence.  Legitimate absences include student illness, death in the immediate family, approved activities where the student represents the college.  The instructor has the final decision on what absences are excused and when make-ups will be allowed.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation in class discussions are mandatory. Respect for other's opinions is expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jan  9    Introduction to course
   13    Chapter 1
   16    Martin Luther King Birthday - No classes
   20    Chapter 2
   23    Chapter 3
   27    PSI project begins
   30    Cont. PSI project
Feb  3    Cont. PSI project
    6    Cont. PSI project
   10    Cont. PSI project
   13    Chapter 4
   17    Test Chapters 1-4
   20    Chapter 5
   24    Chapter 6
   27    Sex Offenders
Mar  3    Sex Offenders & other specializations
    6    Spring Recess
   10    Spring Recess
   13    Chapter 7
   17    VR project
   20    Chapter 8
   24    Chapter 9
   27    Test Chapters 5 - 9  VR  due
   31    Chapter 10
Apr  3    Chapter 11
    7    Chapter 12   PSI  due
   10    Chapter 13   VR  project
   14    Good Friday - No classes
   17    Test Chapter 10 - 13
   21    Chapter 14
   24    Chapter 15  VR  due
   28    Chapter 16
May 1-5   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.

  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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
In order to do well in this course, students should attend class.  Material presented in class through lecture and discussion can be gained in no other way. Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable only by prior approval of the instructor. Students are responsible for making up anything missed in class.

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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