CJ105 Criminal Law

for F1BB 2006

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CJ 105 Criminal Law


F1BB 2006 HL


Whiteley, John E.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelors Crimnial Justice
Master Criminal Justice




Semester Dates

August 21-October 15, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

6:00 - 8:50 PM

Credit Hours


Criminal Law  8th Ed ISBN 0-534-62991-1

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Course Description:
This course is 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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactivity based on lectures, course readings, examinations, current events, internet research, and class discussions. Each student will be encouraged to discuss new ideas in a friendly environment conducive to open communication and participation

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Delineate a basic understanding of the historical development of criminal law in the United States, while perceiving the nature and purpose of criminal law.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the substantive criminal law, both common law and modern statutes, including the different categories of crimes and the elements of each.
  3. Employ improved ability to effectively gather, evaluate, and communicate information in both written and oral f

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
There will be four unannounced quizzes during the term covering material discussed in class. In addition, there will be a mid-term and a final examination for the purpose of assessing student comprehension of course content. Additional course work may be assigned as deemed necessary for the purpose of aiding the facilitator in further assessment. Therefore each student should make every effort to atend class and remain for the entire period. Attendance is part of the course/grade assessment

four quizzes      20%                 100-90   A      59& below F
Mid-Term Exam     35%              89-80   B
Final Exam        35%                  79-70   C
Attend & Particip 10%                 69-60   D

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will result in penalty (one letter grade lowered)
Late work will not be accepted after the final examination
Examination and quizzes will not be re-tested
Students missing an exam or quiz due to unexcused absence will not be allowed to test at a later time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class and remain for the entire period.
Early excuses must be approved by the facilitator in order to recieve attendance credit.
Determination of excused and unexcused absence remains discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policy.
Excessive absences are grounds for dismissal from the course.
Students engaging in disrespectful, abusive, rude, or unruly conduct towards another student, faculty, or visitors will be removed from the class and subject to dismissal per Park University policies.
Plagerism and dishonesty will not be tolerated in any degree or manner

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Monday           Intro & Chapter 1
Wednesday     Chapter 2 

Monday           Chapter 3 
Wednesday     Chapter 4

Monday          Chapter 5
Wednesday    Chapter 6

Monday          Chapter 7 Review Mid-Term Exam
Wednesday    Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-7

Monday          Chapter 8
Wednesday    Chapter 9

Monday          Chapter 10
Wednesday    Chapter 11 

Monday          Chapter 12&13 Final Exam Review
Wedenesday   Final Exam chapters 8-13

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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