CJ 313 The Law of Evidence
F2T 2006 DL
Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A. History & Economics - University of Missouri-ColumbiaJ.D. - University of Missouri-Columbia
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10-11; Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-12:00
October 23 - December 17, 2006
Textbook: Criminal Evidence, 5th Edition., by Judy Hails; Thomson Wadsworth; ISBN: 0-495-00138-4 (2005)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Federal Rules of Evidence [http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre]
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Educational Philosophy: Professor Plumb's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive. Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process. Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned and apply this information in the examination of case studies, based on Professor Plumb's experience in the criminal justice system as prosecutor and defense attorney.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Class participation, short answer-essay exams
· Essay exams
· Research paper(s) &/or project(s), presentation on paper &/or project
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on quizzes and/or examination, essay and/or paper writing.
Grading Criteria – Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the weeks in which they are assigned. The due date for all assignments is 12:00 midnight Mountain Time on the Sunday of each week of the course unless a different due date is specified.
Course Grading Scale - The components of the course and their respective worth are as follows:
Weekly online discussion entries
90- 100% (900 points or higher)
80-89% (800to 899 points)
70-79% (700 to 799 points)
60-69% (600to 699 points)
< 60% (599 or fewer points)
Late Submission of Course Materials: For each day after the end of the week's class that an assignment is late, points will be deducted. No course materials will be accepted after the last Sunday of the term.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Policies specific to this section of this course for this term:
Course Requirements by week.
Week One (October 23-29, 2006) - read chapters 1 & 2, participate in discussion
Week Two (October 30-November 5, 2006) - read chapters 3 & 4, participate in discussion, submit paper topic
Week Three (November 6-12, 2006) - read chapters 5 & 6, participate in discussion, submit paper initial reading list
Week Four (November 13-19, 2006) - read chapters 7 & 8, participate in discussion, take Mid-Term Examination online
Week Five (November 20-26, 2006) - read chapters 9 & 10, participate in discussion, submit paper draft
Week Six (November 27-December 3, 2006) - read chapters 11, 12, & 13, participate in discussion
Week Seven (December 4-10, 2006) - read chapters 14, 15, & 16, participate in discussion, submit final paper
Week Eight (December 11-17, 2006) complete proctored comprehensive Final Examination
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89Academic dishonesty in the School of Online Learning includes but is not limited to:
Plagiarism occurs when a writer represents another person's words or ideas as his/her own. Most often, plagiarism results when writers fail to enclose direct quotations in quotation marks; fail to include citations in the text or as footnotes; and/or fail to furnish a reference/works consulted list to accompany researched writing.
Cheating occurs when the integrity of an activity or examination is compromised through dishonesty or deceit. Cheating includes unsanctioned student collaboration or the use of unsanctioned collateral materials. Cheating includes exchanging information about proctored examinations, quizzes, or other class activities that are designed to be completed independently.
Misrepresentation involves providing false information in an academic assignment, furnishing false or misleading information to instructors or other University personnel, or presenting misleading or fabricated data as valid.
In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to the an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge. Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Absences in excess of 2 weeks in a term will be reported to the Dean for appropriate action. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse, will be institutionally withdrawn (unofficially withdrawn) and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded.
Students are expected to spend a substantial amount of time online and offline each week including but not limited to responding to the weekly conference discussions, sending/receiving Email, reading and viewing online lectures, completing online quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web. A rule of thumb is that you should spend approximately 4-5 hours per week online reviewing course content and engaging in group work and discussion and an additional 4-6 hours per week on readings, preparing assignments, or completing papers or examinations.
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. 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 .
Last Updated:10/22/2006 8:06:00 PM