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CJ 312 Criminalistics
DeAngelis, George A.


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 312 Criminalistics SM
SemesterS1N2006
FacultyDeAngelis, George A.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Daytime Phone240-7694
E-Mailgeorge.deangelis@pirate.park.edu
geoangel2000@yahoo.com
Semester Dates  5 January-21 February 2006
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time2:00 - 5:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Science
8th Edition, Saferstein, Richard
Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-111852-8


Course Description:
A discussion of discovery, recognition, observation, identification, collection and comparison of physical evidence, including a review of various current techniques in the testing of physical evidence. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialgues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in lively exploration of course material in a friendly learning environment.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, the student will have an understanding of the role science plays in solving crime, increased awareness and knowledge of specific methods used to process crime scenes and at crime labs, the ability to think critically about scientific material especially in the context of evidence and crime scenes, and the skills to properly preserve and collect evidence recovered at a crime scene and introduce it into a court of law.

Course Assessment:
Chapter readings, four quizzes, and mid term and final examinations
attendance/particip is a grading factor

Grading:
Mid Term Exam       35%
Final Exam          35%
Four Quizzes        20%
Attend & Particip   10%

90-100              A
80-89               B
70-79               C
60-69               D
59-below            F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students who miss a quizz as a result of an unexcused absence will not be allowed a makeup...
Extra credit work will not be accepted...
Examinations missed due to unexcused absence will not be rescheduled.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Dishonesty will not be tolerated and is non-negotiable. Students are responsible for familiarization of all related policies and rules established by Park University.
Regarding absences, instructor retains discretion in determining what is or is not an excused absence. Students are advised that attendance is important and should make every attempt to attend class.
Disrputive or disrespectful conduct towards any student or instructor wil be cause for removal from class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jan. 05         Intro & Chapter 1

Jan. 10         Chapter 2
Jan. 12         Chapter 3 & 4

Jan. 17         Chapter 5 Quiz #1
Jan. 19         Chapter 6

Jan. 24         Chapter 8
Jan. 26         Chapter 9 Quiz #2 Review for Mid Term Exam

Jan. 31         Mid Term Exam Chapters 1-6&8
Feb. 02         Chapter 9

Feb. 07         Chapter 10
Feb. 09         Chapter 11 Quiz #3

Feb. 14         Chapter 12 & 13
Feb. 16         Chapter 14 & 15 Quiz #4 Final Exam Review

Feb. 21         Final Exam Chapters 9-15

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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