CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
F1H 2006 BU
Payne, William Bradley
M.A. ManagementM.A. Human Resources DevelopmentB.S. Criminal Justice Administration
August 14, 2006 - October 8, 2006
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Senna & Siegel. Introduction to Criminal Justice, 9th edition. Wadsworth & Thomson Learning, 2002.
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Additional Resources: News articles, Criminal Justice/American Bar Association, Section of Criminal Justice, Labor Law Journal, Law Enforcement News, and American Police Beat.
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The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on class discussions, group activity projects, lectures, videos, readings, writings and examinations. The emphasis will be to challenge the adult learner to engage and explore a myriad of ideas and issues confronting the modern criminal justice system.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
You will be expected to write a paper containing three essays in CJ 100, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration - one law enforcement, courts and corrections. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the couse.
An essay is a short work that treats a topic from an author's personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them.
In one part of the paper, you must report and reflect on an interview with a professional; in another you must observe an agency in action and report and reflect on the observation (a case in a courtroom, probation and parole clients reporting to their officer, ride alone in a police car), and in the third you must watch a movie and relate its contents to the course. The order of the interview, observation, or movie doesn't matter. Thus, the first essay may be a movie about law enforcement.
Each part of the paper should be two to three, computer-generated pages written in American Psychological Style (APA). You can learn about this style from the Park University website. Late papers will not be accepted. Students should use six sources (the activity, your text, and four others) for each essay, and they should tie their topic to the text.
An essay is a well-structured (i.e., organized) presentation of your ideas about what you have read, observed, heard, seen. It is presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. You may begin with a topic sentence such as:
To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:
· Decide on your topic.
· Prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas.
· Write your thesis statement.
· Write the body.
· Write the main points.
· Write the sub-points.
· Elaborate on the sub-points.
· Write the introduction.
· Write the conclusion.
· Add the finishing touches.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Each student is responsible for reading all chapter assignments and to be prepared to discuss chapter contents. Each student is required to bring one current news article to class, each session, relating to the scheduled class topic.
Student Essays will be orally presented to the class at a designated date/time, per your class schedule.
The presentation of the Essays, discussion of news articles, class discussions/projects, examinations and attendance will form the basis for your final grade.
30% Mid-Term Exam
30% Final Exam
30% Student Essays
10% Class Participation
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Only with the prior approval of the instructor. Class assignments submitted beyond the due date will be lowered one letter grade.
Student Essays may be turned in early, but they will not be accepted late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons (e.g., illness, TAD, etc) are excusable. However, the student will make up the missed classes through an appropriate assignment.
Students are expected to participate in class discussions, assignments and/or projects. Class attendance and participation will comprise a portion of the final grade.
8/14 Chapter 1 Crime and Criminal Justice
8/16 Chapter 2 Nature of Crime
8/16 Chapter 3 Understanding Crime and Victimization
8/21 Chapter 4 Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure
8/23 Chapter 5 Police: History and Organization
8/23 Chapter 6 The Police Role and Function
8/28 Chapter 7 Issues in Policing
8/30 Chapter 8 Police and the Rule of Law
9/04 Research Field Assignment
9/06 MID-TERM EXAMINATION
9/11 Chapter 9 Courts and the Judiciary
9/11 Chapter 10 The Prosection and Defense
9/13 Chapter 11 Pretrial Procedures
9/13 Chapter 12 The Criminal Trial
9/18 Chapter 13 Punishment and Setencing
9/20 Chapter 14 Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
9/25 Chapter 15 Corrections: History & Institutions
9/25 Chapter 16 Prison Experience
9/27 Chapter 17 Juvenile Justice
9/27 STUDENT ESSAYS DUE & ORAL PRESENTATIONS
10/02 ORAL PRESENTATIONS; FINAL EXAM REVIEW
10/04 FINAL EXAMINATION
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