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CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
Smart, Stephanie J.


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 400 Constitutional Law In Criminal Justice

Semester

S2H 2006 BUX

Faculty

Smart, Stephanie J.

Daytime Phone

843-470-4525

E-Mail

Stephanie.Smart@park.edu

Stephanies@bcgov.net

Semester Dates

20 March - 14 May 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Procedure Constitution and Society 4th Edition
Zalman

Additional Resources:
Current Constitutional Law Articles


Course Description:
An in-depth study of the U.S. Constitution as it applies to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, including an examination of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Pre-requisite: Junior standing. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, and writings. The facilitator will encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the American criminal justice system, law enforcement, and criminal law, using the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Analyze recent constitutional issues, based on the right to privacy and the Exclusionary Rule, including electronic surveillance.
  3. Demonstrate high quality written and oral communication skills, gathering, evaluating, and communicating information effectively.


Class Assessment:
The learner will be assessed by examinations, oral arguement and a written Brief of the argument.

Grading:
Examinations Two 100 points each 200 points
Oral Argument of Constitutional Issue and written Brief 50 points each 100 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material will result in the reduction of 10 points in the grade received for each class meeting after the material was due.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The learner is expected to enter into dialogue with the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week One March 20 Chapers 1 & 2 Criminal Procedure & 4th Amendment
Week Two March 27 Chapters 3 & 4 4th Amendment
Week Three April 3 Chapters 5 & 6 Searches & Right to Counsel
Week Four April 10 Midterm Exam
Week Five April 17 Chapters 7 - 9 Interrogations, Lineups & Entrapment
Week Six April 24 Chapters 10  & 11 The Trial
Week Seven May 1 Oral Argument and Brief
Week Eight May 8 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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