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CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Smith, Wendell K.


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 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration

Semester

S2QQ 2006 HI

Faculty

Smith, Wendell K.

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Juris Doctor

Office Location

Bldg 383, 7290 8th Street, Hill AFB, UT 84056

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

801 777-9992

E-Mail

wendell.smith@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

13 March 06 – 7 May 06

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Justice Today, 8th Edition by Frank Schmalleger


Course Description:
An introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparisons to systems in other nations.  An examination of the various aspects of the administration of justice systems, including law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies (including probation and parole), including the increasing role of private entities in the system.  3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the use of basic vocabulary of criminal justice.
  2. Express a basic understanding of the American criminal justice system, its history, nature, and structure (including law enforcement, courts, and corrections) and how it functions, while examining the role of private entities in the CJ system.
  3. Compare the American criminal justice system with systems in other nations.
  4. Explain how the current issues such as juvenile justice, technology, terrorism, and drug use affect the criminal justice system.
  5. Discuss some aspect of a current issue in international criminal justice.
  6. Demonstrate the use of tools for gathering, retrieving, evaluating, and communicating information about criminal justice
  7. Express an appreciation for the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with their cultures.


Class Assessment:
This is based on mid term and final exams, term paper and class presentation.  The focus of the course material will be on the learning outcomes and assigned reading assignments. The purpose of the term paper, and the class presentation, is to assist students in meeting the objectives of the Park University Mission Statement regarding critical thinking and communication skills.

Grading:
Mid-Term Exam 40%
Final Exam    40%
Term Paper    10%
Presentation  10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 No penalty for late submissions unless submissions are made after end of term at which time there is a 10% reduction in the score given the late submission.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is imperative that students come to class prepared to discuss the course materials.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
NOTE:  Your text contains a CD with scenarios covering each chapter of the text.  Review those scenarios and be prepared to discuss them in class.

Week 1. Monday:    Introductions and Class Policies
                  Text Chapter 1
       Wednesday: Text Chapters 2 and 3

Week 2. Monday:    Text Chapter 4
       Wednesday: Text Chapters 5 and 6

Week 3  Monday:    Text Chapter 7
       Wednesday  Text Chapter 8

Week 4  Monday     Review
       Wednesday  Mid-Term Exam

Week 5  Monday     Class Presentations
                  Text Chapters 9 and 10
       Wednesday  Class Presentations
                  Text Chapter 11

Week 6  Monday     Class Presentations
                  Text Chapter 12

      Wednesday   Class Presentations
                  Text Chapters 13 and 14

Week 7 Monday      Class Presentations
                  Text Chapter 15
      Wednesday   Class Presentations
                  Text Chapter 16

Week 8 Monday      Class Presentations
                  Text Chapter 17
      Wednesday   Class Presentations
                  Text Chapter 18

Week 9 Monday      Review
      Wednesday   Final Exam            
                     

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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