CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
S2B 2006 BL
DeAngelis, George A.
March 13-May 03, 2006
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Criminal Investigation by Bennett, Wayne W., and Hess, Karen M., 7th Edition Wadsworth/Thomas Learning
Course Description: A discussion of the nature and purpose of criminal investigation, historical background, tools employed, skills development, and techniques useful in the reconstruction of criminal activity. Pre-requisites: CJ100, CJ105, and CJ200. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, course readings, quizzes, examinations, internet research, and class discussions. The facilitator will encourage each student to explore new ideas in a friedly, relaxed environment conducive to communication and participation.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Mid Term Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%
Prosecution Report W/Sketch 20%
Participat & Attendance 10%
59 & below F ( F can equal 3 or more unexcused
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will result in penalty ( one letter grade lowered). Students must keep facilitator updated.
late work will not be accepted after final exam
Exams will not be re-tested and students who miss an exam due to an unexcused absence will not be allowed to test at a later time.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend class and remain for the entire class period. Early excuses must be approved by facilitator in order to recieve credit. Determination of excused or unexcused absences remains the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policy. Excessive absences can be grounds for dismissal from the course. Students who are disrespectful, disruptive, abusive, rude, or unruly towards another student or any faculty, will be removed from the class and are grounds for dismissal. Plagerism and dishonesty will not be tolerated in any degree or manner.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: March 13 Intro & Chapter 1
March 15 Chapter 2 & 3
March 20 Chapter 4,5,&6
March 22 Chapter 20
March 27 Chapter 7&8
March 29 Chapter 9 Review for M.T. Exam
April 03 M.T. Exam Chapters 1-9&20
April 05 Chpater 11
April 10 Chapter 12
April 12 Chapter 13
April 17 Chapter 14&15
April 19 Chapter 15 PROJECTS DUE
April 24 Chapter 18
April 26 Chapter 18 Review Final Exam
May 01 Final Exam Chapters 11-15,&18
May 03 Course Feedback
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.
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 .