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CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice
White, Harry O.,, Jr.


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 440 Internship in Criminal Justice

Semester

S2KK 2006 HA

Faculty

White, Harry O., Jr., Ph.D.

Title

Associate Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Urban Studies (Administration of Justice)
MPA, Organizational; M.Ed., Criminal Justice Education
B.S., Administration of Justice.

Office Location

Room 102, Bldg 1507, Hanscom AFB, MA

Office Hours

1615 - 1730, M-Th, other times by appointment

Daytime Phone

781-862-4937

E-Mail

harry.white@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

Variable

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

Credit Hours

3-6



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:
We want students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom learning experiences. We expect students to keep a journal of their work activities and to analyze the experiences in the context of classroom learning.  Hopefully, internships will lead students further into the areas explored or at least be worthwhile experience in a complementary career path

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Observe an agency in the criminal justice system by working within it.
  2. Reflect and report on the activities performed.
  3. Understand experiences of other classmates doing internships by participating with classmates and professors
  4. a journal of experiences and write a reaction paper about the job experience.
  5. Comply with all requirements of the internship
Class Assessment:
Successful students will:
1. Find a suitable agency to complete your required internship hours.
2. Complete the attached document signed by both you and the agency supervisor in which you both agree to your duties.
3. Keep a journal of your internship. Include in the journal your thoughts about the activities in which you participated.  This journal should be attached to your final paper.
4. Maintain weekly contact with me during the semester so that I can count you present.  This contact may be telephonic, electronic, or in person.
5. Meet with classmates, if you have any, and me twice during the semester – at the beginning and then at the end of the semester.
6. At the end of the internship, submit a 4 to 5 page paper explaining how you applied the knowledge, skills, and principles presented in the classroom setting, how you felt about your experiences. Attach the journal to the final paper.
7. Complete 135 hours of work for three hours of credit and 270 hours for six hours of credit.
8. Make certain the supervisor sends a confidential report to me about your performance in the internship.

Grading:
1.  Complete required number of hours and receive letter from your supervisor:                                   50%
2.  Meet twice with your classmates and the professor:                        10%
3.  Submit a journal, which may be a compilation of weekly submissions to the professor:                           20%
4.  Write a 4 to 5 page paper about the internship experience with journal attached:                20%
           Total      100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Failure to report during scheduled times will be counted as absences and will result in the lowering of a grade.  Late journals or final papers will result n an incomplete. All materials, including letter from the internship supervisors, must be received by me the last Wednesday of the term

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be present and participate with the few required meetings with classmates and professors.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
As previously stated, students have two required meetings with their classmates and/or professor.  They must successfully complete required number of hours in the internship hours.
They must submit a 4 to 5 page computer-generated paper with a journal attached.  The journal should list the date and hours worked and contain a brief description of the activities performed and a reflection of these activities.
The student paper should contain: 1) A description of the agency and its placement in the criminal justice system; 2) Observations and experiences leaned by participation in CJ440; 3) A discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship; 4)  Conclusions about how the internships fits into your coursework at this point in your university experience.

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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