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CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Graves, Scott W.,, Sr.


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CJ100 Instroduction to Criminal Justice
Scott W. Graves

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 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Semester

Spring I 2006

Faculty

Scott W. Graves

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

564-5803 Ext. 645

E-Mail

desertfox_84@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

Class Days

M/W

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3

Textbook:  Senna, Joseph & Siegal, Larry, Introduction to Criminal Justice, 10th Edition

Course Description:  This course is an introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparison 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.

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, current events, videos, and class discussions. The emhpasis is on the exploration of ideas and issues confronting the modern criminal justice system in society.

Learning Outcomes:At the conclusion of the course each student will be able to:
· Recite and explain the different components of the criminal justice system.
· Demonstrate in writing the concepts of criminal and constitutional law to the operation of the system.
· Relate the theoretical performance of the criminal justice system to real world experience.
· Define and delineate the strengths and weaknesses associated to the administration of justice in the United States.
Course Assessment:  The course will consist of lecture, class discussion, handouts, an oral presentation regarding a topic approved by the instructor, five quizzes, mid-term and final examinations.
Grading:

Mid-Term Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%
Oral Presentation 5%
Quizzes (five @ 5 pts each) 25%
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
Course Topics and Assignments:

Week 1 Class administration, discussion of syllabus and class expectations. Chapter 1,
Crime and criminal justice, READ PRIOR TO CLASS. Discuss presentation topics.

Class administration, discussion and selection of presentation topics. Chapter 2 & 3, The nature of crime and victimization: Understanding crime and victimization.

Week 2 Class administration, Chapter 4, Criminal law: Substance and procedure. Selection
of dates for presentations.

Class administration, Chapter 5, Police in society: History and organization.

Week 3 Class administration, Chapter 6 &7, The police: Organization, role, and function:
Issues in policing.

Class administration, Chapter 8, Police and the rule of law.

Week 4 Class administration, Chapter 9, Courts and the judiciary. Presentations.

Class administration, Chapter 10, Review for mid-term examination.

Week 5 Class administration, Mid-term examination. Presentations.

Class administration, Chapter 11 & 12, Pre-trial procedures and The criminal trial.
Presentations.

Week 6 Class administration, Chapter 13, Punishment and sentencing. Presentations.

Class administration, Chapter 14, Probation and Intermediate sanctions. Presentations.

Week 7 Class administration. Chapter 15, Corrections: History, institutions, and
populations. Presentations.

Chapter 16, The prison experience: Living in and leaving prison. Review for Final Examination.

Week 8 Class administration, review chapter 16. Final examination.

Class administration, Chapter 17, Juvenile Justice. Presentations.

 

schedule subject to change
videos will be added as time allows

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 Undergradute 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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
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, however, any absences in excess of two will result in a letter grade deduction from the student's final grade, whether excused or unexcused.  Work missed through any absence must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Absences resulting from military duty must be made known in advance and leveling work may be assigned as needed by the instructor.
  3. A student may be administratively withdrawn for excessive absences.
  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 Undergradute 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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