CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
F1LL 2006 LR
Larkins, Douglas R.
14 August – 8 October 2006
6:00 - 9:00 PM
: Criminal Justice, 6th Edition, by
Frank Schmalleger, Prentice Hall Publishing
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Educational Philosophy: This facilitator;s educational hilosophy is one of interaction with the
students. Lectures, reading assignments, three section tests,
videos and a research paper will be required. This facilitator
will engage each student, exploring ideas, issues and contradictions.
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:
Students are required to
meet the minimal standards set for a formal class of this standing. I.e. the minimal score of 70% on a 100 point
scale. The following is a breakdown on
Section 1 Examination
20% of your final
Section 2 Examination
20 % of your final
Section 3 Examination
20% of your final
of your final grade
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
Below 60% = F
(or e or more unexcused absences)
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments must be submitted on time. Late assignments will receive one grade reduction.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend class and be on
time. Student – Instructor interaction
is key in the process of learning
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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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