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CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
Pauley, Andrea D.


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Course

CJ 400 Constitutional Law In Criminal Justice

Semester

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Pauley, Andrea D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Criminal Justicce
M.S. Criminal Justice

Daytime Phone

912-655-8269

E-Mail

andrea.pauley@park.edu

Semester Dates

3/13/06 - 5/7/06

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional 9th Edition by John N. Ferdico
ISBN 0-534-62919-9

HOW TO STUDY THE TEXTBOOK:

To help you accomplish the course objectives effectively and efficiently, make full use of the many distinctive features of the textbook.  Note that each chapter has review and discussion questions at the end of the chapter.  Review these before reading the chapter.  The information contained in the questions will assist you in studying the material in the chapter.  Also, at the end of each chapter is a section titled "Internet References."  This is useful in finding the material learned in the text, online.  In addition, just after the review and discussion questions, several chapters have a section called "Legal Scenarios".  This feature provides an opportunity to apply the text material to fact patterns.  The author of the text is an attorney, with practical experience in the application of the Constitution to real-life cases.

The text has four parts.  Part I contains three chapters and serves as a review of the United States Constitution and the court system, and an introduction to basic constitutional concepts.  Part II has three chapters which examine the three areas of constitutional application:  arrest, searche warrants and stops.  Part III has five chapters which discuss specific exceptions to the search warrant requirement:  search incident to arrest, consent searches, the plain view doctrine, search and seizure of vehicles and containers, and open fields.  Part IV has two chapters which focus on admissions and confessions and on pretrial identification procedures.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
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.  Pre-requisite: Junior standing. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the American criminal justice system, law enforcement, and criminal law, using the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Analyze recent constitutional issues, based on the right to privacy and the Exclusionary Rule, including electronic surveillance.
  3. Demonstrate high quality written and oral communication skills, gathering, evaluating, and communicating information effectively.


Class Assessment:
Class Assessment is based on Weekly discussion, Weekly homework assignments, one research paper and a Proctored Final Examination.

Grading:
The grading scale is based on 1000 possible points.
Weekly discussion will be worth 50 points each week for a total of 400 points (or 40% of the final grade), Written homework assignments are worth 30 points each and a paper worth 160 points for a total of 400 points (or 40% of the final grade) and the Proctored Final is worth 200 points (or 20% of the final grade).

A= 900-1000 points (90%-100%)
B= 800-899 points  (80%-89%)
C= 700-799 points  (70%-79%)  
D= 600-699 points  (60%-69%)
F= 599 or fewer points (59% or less)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Weekly assignments and work are expected to be submitted by the close of each week.  Work submitted after midnight on Sunday of each week will not be accepted, unless the work is approved to be late prior to the due date.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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