CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections
FA 2006 HO
Getty, Carol P.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Department Chair
PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas CityMS, University of ArizonaBA, Wellesley College
Mackay 20 B
T and R: 8:30 - 10; Wed: 8 - 11; before and after class; by appointment
August 15 - December 15, 2006
1:00 - 2:15 PM
Textbook: Corrections, An Introduction, Richard P. Seiter, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of intractiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogoues, examinations, Internet research, video viewing, and writing. I encourage each learner to participate and to engage in lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradiction.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Classes will consist of lecture, class discussions, and group projects. Also planned for this course: a field trip to jail/prison, at least one guest lecturer. Students are expected to participate in class and to present information and research.
Papers: You must write 15 responses of at least one page, using the text and an additional source and answering one of the questions at the end of the chapter. (Your choice.) Citations are necessary. These papers are due on the day the chapter is being discussed. If the chapter is listed for discussion two days, then the short response is due the second day. In order to gain complete points (20 per paper) you must present your response, without reading it, when called upon. (Most students will be called upon.) Late papers will loose 5 points per class day of lateness.
Participation is expected. If you are not present, you can't participate.
By percent By points
Two tests (10% each) and a comprehensive final 30% 300
Class participation 20% 200
Experimental project summary or book review 15% 150
15 written responses to chapter questions 30% 300
TOTAL 100% 1000
In computing grades, the following scale will ordinarily be used, although I reserve the right to make adjustments: A = 90 -–100%, B = 80 – 89%, C = 70 – 79%, D = 60 – 69%, F = less than 60%. In determining grades, major factors to be considered include whether the assignment was completely correctly in a timely manner.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence. Legitimate absences include student illness, death in the immediate family, and approved activities where students represent the college. I have the right to make the final decision on what absences are legitimate and when make-ups will be allowed or given. Generally, tests will not be given after the class has taken them. Once the test has been returned to the class, no student can take the test for a grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Reading: The entire text will be read for the class. Assignments are indicated on the schedule below. Reading of a chapter in the text is required for almost every class. Students are expected to read the material before coming to class.
Lecture: Students may ask questions anytime during lectures.
Tests: There will be two tests. Additionally, there is a comprehensive final examination. Tests will be both objective and subjective. No test will be given after graded tests have been returned to the class.
Exercises: A five-minute written exercise will be part of many classes. These exercises will be announced and unannounced. Since they are for my benefit as well as yours, they may sometimes be collected and recorded.
PARTICIPATION IS EXPECTED. Promptness is expected
Papers: Papers should be computer generated and be in proper format, including citations and bibliography. For possible full credit, these must be submitted on or before the due date.
COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS: The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.
Aug. 15 and 17 Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
Aug. 22 and 24 Chapters 2 and 3
Aug. 29 and 31 Chapters 3 and 4
Sept. 05 and 07 Chapters 4 and 5
Sept. 12 and 14 Chapters 5 and 6
Sept. 19 and 21 Test 1 and Chapter 7
Sept. 26 and 8 Chapters 7 and 8
Oct. 03 and 05 Chapters 8 and 9
Oct. 10 and 12 Chapter 10
Oct. 14 to 22 Fall Break
Oct. 24 and 26 Chapter 11
Oct. 31 and 02 Chapter 12
Nov. 07 and 09 Chapter 13
Nov. 14 and 16 Chapter 14
Nov. 21 and 23 Test 2 and Thanksgiving Recess
Nov. 28 and 30 Chapter 15
Dec. 05 and 07 Chapter 16
Dec. 12, 1 - 3pm FINAL
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 87-89
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 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 89-90My Attendance Policy: In order to do well in this course, students should attend class. Material presented in class lectures and in discussions can be gained in no other way. If you must be absent, please inform me before class by calling my office. Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable only by prior approval. This means that excuses for athletic events must be given before class. Students are responsible for making up any work missed and for turning in any assignments before the missed class. Five points will be deducted from class participation for every class missed.
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HOME CONFINEMENT PROJECT
One of the best ways to learn is through experience. Reading about corections cannot begin to effectively communicate the personal impact of correctional policies and practices on those who are incarcerated. Because I cannot arrange for an overnight or week end stay in a correctional facility for students in this class, this home confinement assignment is designed to stimulate some aspects of being incarcerated
This project counts for 30% of your grade. It consists of three parts, one of which is the writing of a paper.
Part I (10%), Confinement:
Confine yourself to your home, apartment, or dormitory from 7 pm Friday to 7 pm Sunday (or any other consecutive 48-hour period). NOTIFY ME OF THE DATES OF YOUR CONFINEMENT BEFORE YOU BEGIN. During this time the following restrictions will be followed:
If at any point, this experience becomes physically or psychologically overwhelming for you, terminate the assignment immediately. Record this in your hourly log and explain. Consult with me about an extension of the book alternative.
Part 2 (10%), Read a Book
Read a book written by an inmate or inmates about experiences behind bars. I will give you a list of approved books. You chosen book may be written before, during, or after your confinement.
After reading your book and completing the home confinement experiment, you will write a paper.
Part 3 (10%): Paper
The paper should contain:
COVER PAGE: Course number and title, your name, and the following statement which must be submitted on the cover age, typed as follows:
I verify that I personally conducted the assignment reported herein, and that this paper is
an accurate reflection of my findings. I understand that falsifying or fabricating information is fraud. I understand that misrepresenting another person's material as my own is plagiarism. I further realize that wither fraud or plagiarism will result in failing this class, and subsequently can lead to formal charges and dismissal from the university. Moreover, I verify that this paper was developed on the basis of my experiences during home confinement and was written exclusively for the class by: ______________________ (Student's signature)
Section 1: HOURLY LOG AND PERSONAL REACTIONS
Documentation of the precise dates and times of confinement, detailed accounts of exactly what you actually did during each of the 48 hours confines, and how you were feeling as each hour passed.
Section 2: COMPLIANCE WITH RULES
How easy or difficult you found it was to comply with each of the require regulations, whether you broke any of the rules, etc. If you broke rules, explain why.
Section 3: INMATE COMPARISON
Using material from the book you selected, (with all citations properly referenced by page number), compare your home confinement experience with that of the inmate author of the book you selected. In what ways was your experience similar? In what ways did it differ from really being behind bars.
Section 4: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS
Possible ideas: Your views about the nature of confinement as a punishment technique. What you initially thought the experiment would be like prior to actually participating in it, and whether those perceptions remained the same. Insights into how the experience affected you, how you felt at various points as you progressed through it, whether it changed your thinking in any way.
Section 5: BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Citation of the book used in the comparison
Proper punctuation, grammar, spelling, organization, writing style, etc.
This material was adopted given to me by Dr. Janet Stichcomb, PhD, Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University after I hear her presentation at a national criminal justice conference and after discussion with her.
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