CJ400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just

for U1T 2006

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CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice


U1T 2006 DLA


Cox, Tiffany T.


Adjunct Faculty


B.A. Russian Language



Semester Dates

June 5, 2006 - July 30, 2006

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours


Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, 9th edition
Author: John N. Ferdico.

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:
The facilitator's education philosophy is one based in active learning and interactive participation, based on lectures, discussion and dialogues, and writing assignments.  The facilitator will encourage each learner to participate in a lively exploration of ideas, issues, and analysis of the current law surrounding criminal justice.

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:
Written assignments and graded discussion topics are used throughout the course.  A final exam is also given in the last week of class.

Paper #1 10%  Week 2
Paper #2 10%  Week 3
Paper #3 10%  Week 4
Paper #4 10%  Week 5
Paper #5 10%  Week 6
Paper #6 10%  Week 7
Class Participation  20%  Continually
Proctored Examination  20%  Week 8
Total 100%  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work received after the end of the week will not be accepted without prior coordination with the instructor. Discussion responses will be scored as a zero if not posted by the end of the class week.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect preparation and substantive participation throughout the course discussions and written assignments.  Please respond to classmates' posts with respect for differing ideas and background experiences.  If you have any questions or concerns, send them directly to me at tiffany.cox@park.edu.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK 1 (June 5-11):
Readings: Study course syllabus; study text chapters 1 & 2.

Read the assigned readings.
Discussion topics
Finally, complete the written assignment for the week and submit it to me in the dropbox or BY E-MAIL  by Sunday evening.

WEEK 2 (June 12-18):
Study chapter 3 in the text.
Review the Short Lecture for the week.
Discussion topics
Written Assignment

WEEK 3 (June 19-25):
Study chapters 4, 5, & 6 in the text.
Review the Short Lecture for the week.
Discussion topics
Written Assignment

WEEK 4 (June 26-July 2):
Study Chapters 7 & 8 in the text.
Review the Short Lecture for the week.
Discussion questions
Written Assignment
Complete mid-term examination and return answer sheet BY E-MAIL to instructor at tiffany.cox@pirate.park.edu, by Monday, .

WEEK 5 (July 3-9):
Study chapters 9, 10 & 12 in the text.
Review the Short Lecture for the week.
Discussion questions
Written Assignment

WEEK 6 (July 10-16):
Study chapter 11 in the text.
Review the Short Lecture for the week.
Discussion questions
Written assignment

WEEK 7 (July 17-23):
Study chapter 13 in the text.
Review the Short Lecture for the week.
Discussion questions
Written assignment

WEEK 8 (July 24-30):
Study chapter 14 in the text.
Review the Short Lecture for the week.
Discussion questions
Written Assignment
Be sure to complete your proctored exam this week.

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.
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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