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CJ 105 Criminal Law
Graves, Scott W.


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.

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CourseCJ 105 Criminal Law
SemesterS1B2005
FacultyGraves, Scott W.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM.A.
B.S.
Daytime Phone564-5803 ext 645
E-MailScott.Graves@park.edu
desertfox_84@yahoo.com
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:40 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Criminal Law, Eighth Edition, ISBN 0-534-59481-6

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:
This course is primarily lecture driven course and spirited discussion among the facilitator and students is expected. Current and historical events and issues revolving around criminal law will be dealt with in depth. Students will learn the history and elements of all criminal law and then apply it to modern statutory law in the United States.

Learning Outcomes:
• Students will demonstrate through classroom discussion and examinations a knowledge of the historical foundations of criminal law and how the area of criminal law has evolved over the years.
• Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the core elements that exist in all forms of criminal law.
• Students will be able to integrate the core elements of criminal law into the specific laws written for specific crimes.

Course Assessment:
Students must be prepared to take a mid-term and final examination.  Students are expected to complete reading assignments prior to class and be prepared for six quizzes given at various stages.  Students will complete one oral presentation as assigned by the instructor.

Grading:
X. GRADING POLICY
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D

Mid-Term Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Student/Group-Oral Presentations 10%
Quizzes (6 @ 5 pts each) 30%
100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of assignments will result in a letter grade decrease of the grade.  In each instance the instructor will be the final judge as to the viability of the reason for the lateness of the assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to read the assigned textbook chapters and to be familiar with their chapter content before each class session.  Plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration on class work, or cheating is considered a serious violation by Park University and is not tolerated.  Students may be dismissed or given a failing grade if found cheating or plagiarizing.  Absences should be kept to a minimum.  If an absence is necessary then students will receive a point deduction for the missed class, unless make up work, to be determined by the instructor, is completed.  Make-up work may include detailed written summaries of chapters or completion of review questions or definitions at the end of chapters, or any other class-related assigned task.  Tardiness over thirty minutes, or failure to attend the entire class will be considered an absence.  Two unexcused absences will be reported immediately to the Park University administrative office for appropriate action.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 M-Class administration, Chapter 1, lecture and class discussion. Group (or individual) arrangement and assignment of topics for student presentation in class.

W-Class administration, Chapter 2, lecture and class discussion.

Week 2 M-Class administration, Chapter 3-4, lecture and class discussion.  Quiz 1.

W-Class administration, Chapter 5-6, lecture and class discussion.  

Week 3 M-Class administration, Chapter 7, lecture and class discussion.  Quiz 2.

W-Class administration, Chapter 8, lecture and class discussion.  Review for mid-term. Quiz 3.

Week 4 M-Class administration, Chapter 9, lecture and class discussion.  Mid-term examination.

W-Class administration, Chapter 10, lecture and class discussion.

Week 5 M-Class administration, Chapter 11, lecture and class discussion.  Quiz 4.

       W-Class administration, Chapter 12, lecture and class discussion.

Week 6 M-Class administration, Chapter 13, lecture and class discussion.  Quiz 5.

       W-Class administration, Chapter 14-17, lecture and class discussion.

Week 7 M-Class administration.  Chapter 18-21, lecture and class discussion.  Quiz 6.

       W-Class administration.  Chapter 21-23, lecture and class discussion.  Review for final exam.

Week 8 M-Class administration, Final Exam.

       W-Class administration. Review of Final Examination, Course assessment.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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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