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CJ 105 Criminal Law
Lamento, Charles V.


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Course

CJ 105 Criminal Law

Semester

F1J 2006 PV

Faculty

Lamento, Charles V.

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

BA  Political Science & Government
JD Law

Office Location

308 W. Kansas, Suite 302  Independence, MO 64050

Office Hours

By appointment only

Daytime Phone

816-881-4508

E-Mail

Charles.Lamento@pirate.park.edu

trial_law@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

August 21 through October 15, 2006

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Criminal Law, Ninth Edition

Thomson Wadsworth

ISBN# 0-534-62456-1

Thomas J. Gardner and  Terry M. Anderson

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Pocket Black's Law Dictionary

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Course Description:
This course is a practical application 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 educational philosophy is based on the Socratic method of teaching.  Including interactiveness with the students based on lectures, readings, and dialogues.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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. Employ improved ability to effectively gather, evaluate, and communicate information in both written and oral forms


Core Assessment:

·        Essays & exams  



·        Essays, quizzes & exams  



·        Essays & class participation

Class Assessment:
Class participation and examinations.

Grading:
TBA

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Read the following chapters prior to the scheduled class.

August 22 > Ch 1-3

August 29> Ch 4-6

September 5 > Ch 7-9

September 12 > Ch 10-13

September 19 > Ch 14-17

September 26 > Ch 18-21

October 3 > Final Exam

October 10

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.

  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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .

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Last Updated:8/1/2006 4:08:27 PM