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CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
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.

Course

CJ 311 Criminal Investigation

Semester

S2B 2006 BL

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

240-7694

E-Mail

george.deangelis@pirate.park.edu

geoangel2000@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

March 13-May 03, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Investigation by Bennett, Wayne W., and Hess, Karen M., 7th Edition  Wadsworth/Thomas Learning
ISBN 0534615244


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

  1. understanding the duties of a criminal investigator
  2. understanding of the forminable challenges from crime scene to court presentation
  3. familiarization with a variety of investigative techniques characteristic of the emerging technology and proven methods
Class Assessment:
There will be a mid term and a final examination. In addition, each student will be required to construct a crime scene sketch and Criminal Prosecution Summary Report. Facilitator may also assign additional class work as deemed necessary for the purpose of determing student knowledge of course material. Attendance will figure into final grade. Therefore each student should make every effort to attend class and remain for the entire period.

Grading:
Mid Term Exam                 35%
Final Exam                    35%
Prosecution Report W/Sketch   20%
Participat & Attendance       10%

100-90             A
89-80              B
79-70              C
69-60              D
59 & below         F ( F can equal 3 or more unexcused  
                      absences)

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.

  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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