CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
U1B 2006 BL
Graves, Scott W.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
May 22 to July 16
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Criminal Justice Today, 8th, Schmalleger, Frank
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: To be distributed in class
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, current events, videos, and class discussions. The emhpasis is on the exploration of ideas and issues confronting the modern criminal justice system in society.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
You will be expected to write a paper containing three essays in CJ 100, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration - one law enforcement, courts and corrections. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the couse.
An essay is a short work that treats a topic from an author's personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them.
In one part of the paper, you must report and reflect on an interview with a professional; in another you must observe an agency in action and report and reflect on the observation (a case in a courtroom, probation and parole clients reporting to their officer, ride alone in a police car), and in the third you must watch a movie and relate its contents to the course. The order of the interview, observation, or movie doesn't matter. Thus, the first essay may be a movie about law enforcement.
Each part of the paper should be two to three, computer-generated pages written in American Psychological Style (APA). You can learn about this style from the Park University website. Late papers will not be accepted. Students should use six sources (the activity, your text, and four others) for each essay, and they should tie their topic to the text.
An essay is a well-structured (i.e., organized) presentation of your ideas about what you have read, observed, heard, seen. It is presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. You may begin with a topic sentence such as:
To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:
· Decide on your topic.
· Prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas.
· Write your thesis statement.
· Write the body.
· Write the main points.
· Write the sub-points.
· Elaborate on the sub-points.
· Write the introduction.
· Write the conclusion.
· Add the finishing touches.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Mid term exam, quizzes, presentations, final exam and term paper.
Grading: Mid term @ 30%
Final @ 30%
Quizzes x 5 @ 15%
Presentation @ 5%
Term paper @ 20%
Total @ 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work missed due to military absence must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment. Work missed because of any other absences or work turned in late will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in work when it's due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Academic Honesty is required as per Park University Policy.
All absences in excess of two, excused or unexcused, will result in a letter grade deduction from your final score. Absences related to military duty will require leveling work as assigned by the instructor and the absences must be approved in advance. Cell phones must be turned off during class and during exams and quizzes.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Meeting:
1. Introduction, Class expectations, Chap 1
2. Chaps 2,3, Assign topics for term paper.
3. Chap 4 (Quiz1 on Chap 3)
4. Chaps 5,6
5. Chap 7, (Quiz2 on Chap 5)
6. Chaps 8,9, Mid-term review
7. Chap 10, Mid-term
8. Chaps 11,12(Quiz3 on Chap 9), Recap of Mid-term
9. Chap 13, (Quiz4 on Chap 12)
10. Chap 14,15
11. Chap 16, (Quiz5 on Chap 16), First Draft of Term Paper due.
12. Chaps 17,18, presentations
13. Term paper draft returned, presentations
14. Presentations, Final exam Review
15. Final Exam, Term paper final due, presentations
16. Class recap
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89Absences in excess of two will result in a letter grade deduction from the student's final grade, whether excused or unexcused.
Work missed through any absence must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
Absences resulting from military duty must be made known in advance and leveling work may be assigned as needed/determined by the instructor.
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 .
Last Updated:4/12/2006 11:28:43 AM