Syllabus Entrance
Printer Friendly
Email Syllabus

CJ 105 Criminal Law
Cox, Tiffany T.


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 105 Criminal Law

Semester

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Cox, Tiffany T.

Degrees/Certificates

J.D.
B.A.

Daytime Phone

210-383-7777

Other Phone

210-845-7349

E-Mail

tiffany.cox@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 13, 2006 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The required textbook for this course is Joel Samaha, Criminal Law, 8th edition (Wadsworth 2005) ISBN 0-534-62991-1.


Course Description:
A survey of the history and nature of criminal law in the United States. Substantive criminal law, defenses, and criminal responsibility will be studied within the context of the criminal justice process and rules of evidence.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's education philosophy is one based in active learning and interactive participation, based on lectures, discussion and dialogues, and writing assignments.  The facilitator will encourage each learner to participate in a lively exploration of ideas, issues, and analysis of the current law surrounding criminal justice.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Delineate a basic understanding of the historical development of criminal law in the United States, while perceiving the nature and purpose of criminal law.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the substantive criminal law, both common law and modern statutes, including the different categories of crimes and the elements of each.
  3. Delineate a basic understanding of the historical development of criminal law in the United States, while perceiving the nature and purpose of criminal law.


Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Written assignments and graded discussion topics are used throughout the course.  A final exam is also given in the last week of class.

Grading:
Weekly online question entries: 30 points each / 240 points total
Weekly online feedback entries: 20 points each / 160 points total
Weekly written assignments: 40 points each assignment / 280 points total
Final exam:  320 points
TOTAL:  1000 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Work submitted after the close of each week's class Sunday night at 12:00 midnight will be subject to 10% penalty each week, unless the student and instructor have a previous agreement to accept late work for extraordinary circumstances.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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 .



Rubric

Copyright:

This material is copyright and can not be reused without author permission.

Last Updated:3/16/2006 1:05:08 PM