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CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
Schlicht, James O.


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 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Semester

S1H 2006 BUX

Faculty

Schlicht, James O.

Title

Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., University of Kentucky, 1975
J.D., Duquesne University, 1978

Office Location

43 Planters Circle, Beaufort, SC 29907

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Daytime Phone

843-524-1752

Other Phone

843-524-1752

E-Mail

james.schlicht@park.edu

joschl1@yahoo.com

Note:  This is the preferred address

Semester Dates

9 January - 5 March, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hickey, Thomas J.:  Taking Sides, Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill (2006)

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
INFOTRAC, Library, and web sites as recommended


Course Description:
Current issues and trends in criminal justice with emphasis on group discussion. Each student will be required to prepare, submit and defend a senior thesis. Successful completion of the thesis is mandatory. This course will satisfy the EN306 requirement for Criminal Justice majors. Pre-requisites: EN105, EN106, passing the WCT and senior standing. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This is an individualized-instruction seminar that requires one-on-one interaction between the student and the instructor.

Class Assessment:
Four 10-15 page papers will be required, each dealing with a specific issue area delineated in the text.  Each paper will be presented orally to the seminar.

Grading:
Each paper and presentation will constitute 25% of the course grade.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission absent a reasonable excuse will result in a reduction of one letter grade for each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should be on time, be properly attired, and must turn off or set to vibrate all cell phones and pagers.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1  Definitions and Explanations of Crime Issues 1-4

Week 2  Justice Issues and Contemporary       Issues 5-7
       Public Policy

Week 3  First Paper Due; Issues and Policy    Issues 8-9
       Continued

Week 4  Prison Programs and Alternatives      Issues 10-12

Week 5  2nd Paper Due; CJ Research,           Issues 13-15
       Evaluation, and Policy Analysis

Week 6  3rd Paper Due

Week 7  Future Trends                         Issues 16-19

Week 8  4th Paper Due
     

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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