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CJ 105 Criminal Law
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 105 Criminal Law

Semester

U1N 2006 SM

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

240-7694

E-Mail

george.deangelis@pirate.park.edu

geoangel2000@yahoo.com

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
CRIMINAL LAW  8th Edition (2005)
Samaha, Joel
Thomson Learning


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

  1. Delineate a basic understanding of the historical development of criminal law in the United States, while perceiving the nature and purpose of criminal law.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the substantive criminal law, both common law and modern statutes, including the different categories of crimes and the elements of each.
  3. Delineate a basic understanding of the historical development of criminal law in the United States, while perceiving the nature and purpose of criminal law.


Core Assessment:

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.

  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 6:34:38 PM