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CJ 312 Criminalistics
DeAngelis, George A.


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 312 Criminalistics

Semester

U1B 2006 BL

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

2407694

E-Mail

george.deangelis@pirate.park.edu

geoangel2000@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

22May-July 12, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
CRIMINALISTICS: INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE 8th EDITION
Saferstein, Richard
Prentic Hall  ISBN 0-13-111852-8


Course Description:
A discussion of discovery, recognition, observation, identification, collection and comparison of physical evidence, including a review of various current techniques in the testing of physical evidence. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactivity based on lectures, course readings, examinations, current events, internet research, and class discussions. Each student will be encouraged to discuss new ideas in a friendly environment conducive to open communication and participation.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish different types of evidence used in criminal prosecutions.
  2. Critique the admissibility of evidence.
  3. Recognize and develop evidence.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
There will be 4 quizzes, a mid-term examination and a final examination that will be used to assess student understanding of course content. Additional class work may be assigned as deemed neccesary for the purpose of aiding the facilitator in further assessment. Therefore each student should make every effort to attend class and remain for the entire period. Attendance is part of the grade assessment.

Grading:
Four Quizzes          20%        100-90    A
Mid-term Exam         35%        89-80     B
Final Examination     35%        79-70     C
Attend & Participat   10%        69-60     D
                                59& below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will result in penalty (one letter grade lowered)
Late work will not be accepted after the final examination
Examinations and quizzes will not be re-tested
Students who miss and exam or quiz due to an unexcused absence will not be allowed to test at a later time

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class and remain for the entire period
Early excuses must be approved by the facilitator in order to recieve attendance credit
Determination of excused or unexcused absence remains the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policy
Excessive absences can be grounds for dismissal from the course
Students who are disrespectful, abusive, rude, or unruly towards another student, visitors, or any faculty, will be removed from the class and are grounds for dismissal
Plagerism and dishonesty will not be tolerated in any degree or manner

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
May 22      Course Intro & Chapter 1
May 24      Chapter 2

May 29      Chapter 3&4
May 31      Chapter 5 Quiz #1 Video: Atlanta Child Murders

June 05     Chapter 6
June 07     Chapter 8

June 12     Chapter 9 Quiz#2
June 14     Chapter 9 Video: Forensics the Crime Fighter's
           Tool, Review for Mid-Term Exam

June 19     Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-6, 8&9
June 21     Chapter 10

June 26     Chapter 11 Video: Fire Lover
June 28     Chapter 12 Quiz #3

July 03     Chapter 13
July 05     Chapter 14

July 10     Chapter 15&16 Quiz #4 Review Final Exam
July 12     Final Exam Chapters 10-16

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 .

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Last Updated:4/9/2006 4:36:55 PM