Course Description: An introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparisons to systems in other nations. An examination of the various aspects of the administration of justice systems, including law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies (including probation and parole), including the increasing role of private entities in the system. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, 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:Learning outcomes are brief, clear, specific statements of what learners will be able to perform at the conclusion of instructional activities. Learning objectives stem from course objectives; course objectives are broad statements reflecting general course goals and outcomes, while learning objectives are targeted statements about expected learner performance. Generally, learning objectives are competency-based as the designate exactly what learners need to do to demonstrate mastery of course material. Learning objectives are always stated in terms of learner outcomes. Objectives are listed in action verbs: analyze, compute, derive, explain, justify, report, appreciate, contrast, designate, identify, list, respond, classify, define, discuss, infer, name, solicit, collaborate, demonstrate, display, integrate, organize, state, compare, direct, evaluate, interpret, outline or synthesize.
Course Assessment: Quizzes, mid-term and final examinations
Grading: 90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% = F
Late: All assigned classwork submitted late will be penalized 5 grade points for each meeting date that it is not delivered.
Conduct: Class participation is expected and will form part of the final grade. Park University policy concerning class attendance will be strictly enforced. Students are expected to attend class on time and be prepared. Academic honesty is non-negotiable
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See below
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.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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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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