CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
S1T 2007 DL
Scheffner, Douglas W.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
BA, Criminal Justice AdministrationMPA, Public Administration
June 4 - July 29, 2007
CJ100, CJ105, CJ200
Textbook: Criminal Investigation, 8th Edition 2007Author: Wayne W. Bennett and Kären M. Hess ISBN: 0-495-09340-8
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: As indicated in each week's assignment
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Educational Philosophy: Your instructor's educational philosophy is based upon virtual lectures, examinations, information from web sites provided, writings from outside sources and dialogue with myself and fellow students. Assignments are intended to encourage a thoughtful exploration of ideas and application of information provided during the course. Contradictory thoughts are encouraged as part of the learning process.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Each week, students are required to engage in discussion among themselves by answering and commenting upon questions posed for that week. Each week's discussion is worth 20 points, with 1-10 provided for content and 1-10 points provided for timliness of submitting the discussion answers. Weeks 1-7 require a paper which provides the students opportunities to apply material learned from reading, vitual lecture and discussions. Each paper carries a maximum of 100 points. During the eighth week, a proctored final exam will be taken by the student which will combine multiple choice with short answer questions.
Grading: The grading scale is as follows: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 0-59. The final exam will count 20% of your total grade, with each paper and discussion/participation worth 10%. Each student is responsible for: Completing weekly Reading assignments. Completing Weekly Discussion Questions in timely manner (10% of grade). Completing seven writing assignments, referred to as Papers (10% per paper, 70% total of grade) Completing a proctored Final Examination (20% of grade, serving as Core Assessment)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work should be submitted to the instructor by the last day of each assigned week. Students experiencing a problem should contact the instructor to advise the reason work may be submitted late. Unless authorized, late work will be subject to a penalty of 10 points reduction for each week late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Policy #1: Submission of Work: A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am MST and Sunday at 11:59 PM MST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date. Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts. When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats. Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class. Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members. Online Instructor Response Policy: I will check my email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact me. Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom. If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance. If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact me immediately.
Week 1: The Requirements for Criminal Investigation (June 4-10)
Week 2: Searches and Physical Evidence (June 11-17)
Week 3: Obtaining information and Arrests (June 18-24)
Week 4: Death Investigation, Assaults and Sexual Offenses (June 25-July 1) Readings:
Week 5: Crimes Against Children, Robbery, Burglary (July 2-8) Readings:
Week 6: Fraud and White-collar Crime, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson/Bombings (July 9-15) Readings:
Week 7: Computer Crime, Drugs and Organized Crime, Gangs and Cults (July 16-22)Readings:
Week 8: Terrorist Groups, Court Preparation (July 23-29) Readings:
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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 89-90
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Last Updated:5/31/2007 10:13:17 AM