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CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice
Boggs, Bill


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 440 Internship in Criminal Justice

Semester

S2E 2006 PE

Faculty

Boggs, Bill

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

BS University Tennessee, Knoxville
MPH University Tennessee, knoxville

Office Location

Building 1331 JEC Camp Pendleton, By Appointment

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

760-724-7978

Other Phone

Same

E-Mail

bboggs@park.edu

bboggsprof@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

3/15/06 to 5/07/06

Class Days

Internship in Criminal Justice

Class Time

All work will be done on site at the law enforcement agency

Prerequisites

All Core CJ Courses

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
NONE

Additional Resources:
Work assigments will be made by the agency. Various written instructions and directions may be provided by the agency.


Course Description:
This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Pre-requisites: permission of department chairperson. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.

Educational Philosophy:
The student will learn by doing the actual work of a case agent at NIS. A case will be taken from complaint to prosecution or closure. Student will be an active participant in the entire proccess. Student will maintain a daily diary of work activities.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an agency in the criminal justice system by working in it
  2. Reflect on and assess the activities performed as a vocation
  3. Critique the job activities with classmates and/or instructor


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the crinimal case management process
  2. Describe steps used to evaluate a case prior to launching a full investigation
  3. Describe the required documentation in a NIS criminal case.
  4. Describe the necessary liasion to be done with the federal prosecutor.
Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Student must produce a daily diary of all work activity done in the agency. The diary must have attached any written work assignments made by the agency. The student's supervisor must provide a letter of support for the internship and a written evaluation of the student's performance at the end of the course. The students must be able to full describe and graph the entire investigative case management process from start to finish.

Grading:
Diary 100 Points
Work assigments (Case summary and graph of case management process)50 points
Supervisor's evaluation 50 points
Total 200 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All written work must be turned in on the last day of class.

Failure to do so will result in drop in grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student will not be in a classroom , but in a work environment. Professional conduct is essential.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week One- Meet with agency supervisor obtain work assignment and determine work site. Obtain letter of support from the agency.
Week Two- Meet with agency supervisor and determine the work load. Start Diary. Determine the case the student will be assigned. Start the the investigative process on an actual NIS case. Meet with instructor.
Week Three Maintain the diary and start graphing the case management system.
Week Four- Maintain diary and continue the investigative process.
Week Five-Meet with instructor. Provide a narrative of the case management process. Maintain the diary
Week Six- Maintain the diary and continue with the case work.
Week Seven- Meet with the instructor and describe the required liasion between NIS and the federal prosecutor.
Week Eight- Maintain the diary. Meet with the instructor. Complete the grahph of the cases management system and complete a summary to the cace assiggned to the student.
Week Nine-Meet with the instructor, turn in all written work. Turn in supervisor's evaluation of student's work.  

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 .

Additional Information:
Please contact the instructor if you have any concerns or problems immediately. You will work with the agency on an actual NIS case. The intructor is concerned about the student learning the case management system and proper manner in which to conduct an investigation. Specifics of the case that might be sensitive to the investigation may not be discussed with the instructor. At any point where national security might be an issue the student will be retracted if directed by NIS. Actual day to day work assignemnt will be made by the NIS supervisor.



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