CJ 105 Criminal Law
U1N 2006 SM
DeAngelis, George A.
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Textbook: CRIMINAL LAW 8th Edition (2005)
Course Description: A survey of the history and nature of criminal law in the United States. Substantive criminal law, defenses, and criminal responsibility will be studied within the context of the criminal justice process and rules of 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
Class Assessment: There will be four unannounced quizzes during the term covering material discussed in class. In addition, there will be a mid-term and a final examination for the purpose of assessing student comprehension of course content. Additional course work may be assigned as deemed necessary for the purpose of aiding the facilitator in further assessment. Therefore each student should make every effort to atend class and remain for the entire period. Attendance is part of the course/grade assessment.
Grading: four quizzes 20% 100-90 A 59& below F
Mid-Term Exam 35% 89-80 B
Final Exam 35% 79-70 C
Attend & Particip 10% 69-60 D
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
Examination and quizzes will not be re-tested
Students missing an exam or quiz due to 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 and unexcused absence remains discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policy.
Excessive absences are grounds for dismissal from the course.
Students engaging in disrespectful, abusive, rude, or unruly conduct towards another student, faculty, or visitors will be removed from the class and subject to dismissal per Park University policies.
Plagerism and dishonesty will not be tolerated in any degree or manner
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: May 23 Intro & Chapter 1
May 25 Chapter 2
May 30 Chapter 3
June 01 Chapter 4
June 06 Chapter 5
June 08 Chapter 6
June 13 Chapter 7 Review Mid-Term Exam
June 15 Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-7
June 20 Chapter 8
June 22 Chapter 9
June 27 Chapter 10
June 29 Chapter 11
July 04 Chapter 12&13 Final Exam Review
July 06 Final Exam chapters 8-13
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 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 .
Last Updated:4/9/2006 6:34:38 PM