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CJ 105 Criminal Law
Larkins, Douglas R.


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 105 Criminal Law

Semester

S1LL 2006 LR

Faculty

Larkins, Douglas R.

Title

Instructor

Daytime Phone

501-940-1474

E-Mail

p244987@pirate.park.edu

dandtlarkins1@alltel.net

Semester Dates

9 January - 5 March 2006

Class Days

------S

Class Time

9:00 - 2:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Law Today, 3rd Edition, by Schmalleger

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
A survey of the history and nature of criminal law in the United States. Substantive criminal law, defenses, and criminal responsibility will be studied within the context of the criminal justice process and rules of evidence.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This instructor's educational philosophy is based on using an interactive approach to learning.  This approach will be supplemented by quizzes, class discussion, section examinations and a course research paper.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. • Delineate a basic understanding of the historical development of criminal law in the United States, while perceiving the nature and purpose of criminal law
  2. • Demonstrate knowledge of the substantive criminal law, both common law and modern statutes including the different categories of crimes and the elements of each
  3. • Employ improved ability to effectively gather evaluate and communicate information in both written and oral forms
Class Assessment:
The student will be expected to read all assignments prior to meeting with the instructor and be prepared to discuss what he has read.  In addition, the student is responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absence

Grading:
:    Students are required to meet the minimal standards set for a formal class of this standing.  I.e. the minimal score of 70% on a 100 point scale.  The following is a breakdown on grading procedures:

Section 1 Examination 20% of your final grade
Section 2 Examination 20 % of your final grade
Section 3 Examination 20% of your final grade
Presentations 40% of your final grade

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
Below 60% = F (or e or more unexcused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
assignments must be submitted on time

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
:   Students are expected to attend class and be on time.  Student – Instructor interaction is key in the process of learning

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

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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