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CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Gee, Thomas E.


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.
CourseCJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration PV
SemesterU1J2005
FacultyGee, Thomas E.
TitleSenior Instructor of Criminal Justice/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMasters of Public Affairs
BS in Criminal Justice Administration
Daytime Phone816-889-6051
E-Mailthomas.gee@park.edu
tgee7@kc.rr.com
Semester Dates6/6/2005 to 7/31/2005
Class Days--T----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Criminal Justice Today, Eight Edition (2005), Frank Schmalleger, Prentice Hall, 0131844938

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Helpful resource links:

http://cjtoday.com
http://cybrary.info
http://ncjrs.org

Course Description:
An introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparisons to systems in other nations.  An examination of the various aspects of the administration of justice systems, including law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies (including probation and parole), including the increasing role of private entities in the system.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. 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:
Students excelling in this class will:
1. Develop a basic vocabulary of criminal justice so they may better communicate knowledge of the subject
2. Attain a basic understanding of the American criminal justice system, its history, nature, and structure (including law enforcement, courts, and corrections) and how it functions
3. Discuss some aspect of a current issue in international criminal justice
4. Examine the increasing role of private entities in the American criminal justice system
5. Develop an understanding of how special issues of juvenile justice and drug use affects the criminal justice system
6. Examine the effect of technology and terrorism on the future of the criminal justice system
7. Express an appreciation for the diversity of value systems and their interconnections with their cultures
8. Compare the American criminal justice system with systems in other nations

Upon completion of this class, students will demonstrate:

1. An ability to apply the material learned to factual situations
2. Improved skills in gathering and evaluating information effectively
3. Improved written and oral communication skills through interaction with other students in a structured, but flexible environment
4. An ability to use tools for gathering, retrieving, evaluating, and   communicating information about criminal justice

Course Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers, etc.

Grading:
Assignments/Class Points

Analysis/Research Paper 50 pts.     21%
Mid-term examination        50 pts.     21%
Comprehensive Final examination       100 pts.    42%
Class participation (5pts/class) 40 pts.    16%
       Total  240 pts.

Grading Scale
A = 90 to 100%     (216 to 240 pts.)
B = 80 to 89%      (192 to 215 pts.)
C = 70 to 79%      (168 to 191 pts.)
D = 60 to 69%      (144 to 167 pts.)
F = less than 60%  (143 pts or less)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be turned in on or before the day on which they are due.  Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence.  The instructor must be notified (e-mail or phone)prior to the absence for the absence to be considered excused.  Five points will be deducted for papers submitted late.  Missed examinations must be made up prior to the next scheduled class period, unless arrangements are made with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is expected that members of the class will treat each other with respect and dignity.  There will be many different views and opinions and no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class.  Students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.  Reading assignments must be read prior to the class period in which they will be discussed.  Information on the Analysis/Research paper will be handed out the first day of class.

June 7th   -- Chapters 1 and 2.  Lecture,discussion and  review.
June 14th  -- Chapters 3 and 4.  Lecture, discussion and review.
June 21st  -- Chapters 5 and 6.  Lecture, discussion and review.
June 28th  -- Chapters 7 and 8.  Midterm examination.
July 5th   -- Chapters 9 and 10. Lecture, discussion and review.
July 12th  -- Chapters 11 and 12.Lecture, discussion and review.
July 19th  -- Chapters 13 and 15.Analysis/Research paper due.
July 26th  -- Chapters 16 and 18.Comprehensive final examination.

Daily Class Schedule
5:30 to 6:45  Lecture/discussion
6:45 to 7:00  Break
7:00 to 8:15  Lecture/discussion
8:15 to 8:30  Break
8:30 to 9:50  Discussion/review or examinations

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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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