CJ400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just

for U1G 2006

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CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice


U1G 2006 GR


Gardner, Gary A.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Criminal Justice Administration
M.S. General Administration

Office Location

Base Education Center, Grand Forks AFB, ND

Office Hours

As Arranged with Students

Daytime Phone

701 780-8224

Other Phone

701 215-0688 (CELL)




Semester Dates

June 05 - July 30, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 10:15 PM


Must be a Junior or Senior CJ Major

Credit Hours


Criminal Procedures for the Criminal Justice Professional, Ferdico, 9th ed., Wadsworth, 2005.

Additional Resources:
Professional Periodicals provided by the instructor.

Course Description:
This advanced course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Constitution as it  applies to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, including an  examination of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Prerequisite:  Junior standing. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lectures, readings, video(s), discussion(s) and examinations.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the American criminal justice system, law enforcement, and criminal law, using the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Analyze recent constitutional issues, based on the right to privacy and the Exclusionary Rule, including electronic surveillance.
  3. Demonstrate high quality written and oral communication skills, gathering, evaluating, and communicating information effectively.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examinations and class participation.

Midterm exam                    40%
FInal exam                      40%
Class participation             20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments and/or course material(s) must be turned in on time unless prior arrangements with the instructor have been made.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.  Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Roll will be checked each class meeting.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons(i.e. illness, TDY, work), are excusable; however, the student is expected to make up the missed class work.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Dates of assignments and exams will be determined by the instructor and students during the first night of class.

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 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. 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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