CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for S1D 2006

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CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice


S1D 2006 DAZ


Knox, Jeffrey R.


Adjunct Faculty


B.A. Political Science  University of Arizona
M.Ed. Northern Arizona University

Office Location

110 W. Congress  8th floor

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone




Semester Dates


Class Days


Class Time



Permission of the Department Chairperson

Credit Hours


No text required

Additional Resources:
The instructor will provide additional resources as needed to enhance the internship experience.

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Course Description:
This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Pre-requisites: permission of department chairperson. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.

Educational Philosophy:
Students are expected to use the internship opportunity to observe the practical application of concepts covered in the classroom in previous classes. Student internships provide a means to explore potential career paths. Students should keep a journal of their internship experience.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an agency in the criminal justice system by working in it
  2. Reflect on and assess the activities performed as a vocation
  3. Critique the job activities with classmates and/or instructor

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the agency operations and explain the role it serves in the overall criminal justice system
  2. Comply with the requirements of the internship set by the university and the internship site.
  3. Discuss the overall operation of the agency and identify the key role(s) it serves in the community.
  4. Share the internship experience with other students and respond to questions regarding the agency.
  5. Evaluate your personal interest in pursuing a career in the specific field of the internship agency.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
1. Locate a suitable internship agency within the local criminal justice system. 2. Complete a journal detailing the activities observed/performed at the agency site on a daily basis. 3. Maintain regular, weekly contact with the instructor. 4. Complete a reaction paper (APA style) at the conclusion of the internship and submit at the final class session. 5. Complete the required number of hours at the agency in the alloted time frame and provide verification from the agency to the instructor by the last class meeting. 135 hours for 3 units. 270 hours for 6 units.  6. Provide a written report from your supervisor at the agency indicating duties performed or activities observed and any other pertinent information that would aid the instructor in the evaluation of your internship experience.


Complete required hours (verification from agency with supervisor summary of activities) ........60% 

Student Journal detailing internship activities.........10%

Reaction Paper about the internship.....................25%

Contact with instructor and class attendance as required..................................5%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Failure to maintain contact with the instructor will affect the student's grade. Students should inquire regarding mandatory meetings and be present. Late assignments (Journal and Reaction Paper) will result in grade penalty.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should be present in class as required and be prepared to participate. Students should dress and maintain a professional attitude while at internship sites at all times and represent Park University in a professional manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The Journal, Reaction paper, agency verification of hours and supervisor summary are required at the last class meeting. If this class is taken with a group, the final semester meeting day will be used to present a summary of your internship experience to the class.

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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Last Updated:10/23/2006 1:01:35 PM