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CJ 105 Criminal Law
Black, Peter T.


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

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Black, Peter T.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA Criminal Justice Administration
MA Management and Supervision Concentration in Public Administration

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 7-10 PM (EST)   Friday 5-7 PM (EST)   Saturday and Sunday 8-11 AM (EST)

Other Phone

703-302-5212

E-Mail

Peter.Black@pirate.park.edu

petergtblack@usa.net

Semester Dates

June 5 - July 30, 2006

Class Days

Asynchronous

Class Time

Asynchronous

Prerequisites

Pre-requisites: <a href='index.aspx?Class=CJ100'>CJ100</a>, <a href='index.aspx?Class=CJ105'>CJ105</a>, and <a href='index.aspx?Class=CJ200'>CJ200</a>. 3:0:3

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
1. SAMAHA, CRIMINAL LAW-W/CD   (Required)          

           
  2. SAMAHA, CRIMINAL LAW-STUDY GUIDE




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Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/series_search.asp
http://www.afip.org/
http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/oig/fbilab1/fbil1toc.htm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/09/0923_040923_csi.html
http://www.dcfl.gov/
http://www.fincen.gov/

Course Description:
A discussion of the nature and purpose of criminal investigation, historical background, tools employed, skills development, and techniques useful in the reconstruction of criminal activity. Pre-requisites: <a href='index.aspx?Class=CJ100'>CJ100</a>, <a href='index.aspx?Class=CJ105'>CJ105</a>, and <a href='index.aspx?Class=CJ200'>CJ200</a>. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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. Employ improved ability to effectively gather, evaluate, and communicate information in both written and oral f


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Class assessment is based on participation in our discussions, weekly papers, and a proctored final examination.

Grading:
1. Each week's discussion is worth 50 points.

2. Each week's paper is worth 100 points.

3. The proctored final is worth 200 points.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I expect work to be submitted on time. I subtract 10% for each day that material is late. I do not accept any material that is five days late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect vigorous and substantive debates. I also expect us to respect one another. I expect civil behavior from each student.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week #1 Jun 5-11, 2006

Study chapters 1 & 2 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor.  Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.
Re-enter the Discussion for this week and respond to answers submitted by your classmates


Week #2 June 12-18, 2006

Study chapters 3 & 4 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor.  Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.
Re-enter the Discussion for this week and respond to answers submitted by your classmates


Week #3 June 19-25, 2006

Study chapters 5 & 6 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor. Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.
Re-enter the Discussion for this week and respond to answers submitted by your classmates


Week #4 June 26-July 2, 2006

Study chapters 7 & 8 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor.  Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.


Week #5 July 3-9, 2006

Study chapter 9 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor.  Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.
Re-enter the Discussion for this week and respond to answers submitted by your classmates

Week #6 July 10-16, 2006

Study chapter 10 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor.  Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.
Re-enter the Discussion for this week and respond to answers submitted by your classmates

Week #7 July 17-23, 2006

Study chapters 11 & 12 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor.  Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.
Re-enter the Discussion for this week and respond to answers submitted by your classmates

Week #8 July 24- 30, 2006

Study chapter 13 in the text.
Review the Lecture for the week.
Enter the Discussion for the week and answer the questions posted by the instructor.  Be sure to respond to each topic.
Complete the Homework for the week and submit in the appropriate dropbox.
Re-enter the Discussion for this week and respond to answers submitted by your classmates

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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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Last Updated:5/25/2006 5:25:01 PM