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CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
Kurita, Sue M.


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Course

CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice

Semester

F1B 2006 BL

Faculty

Kurita, M. Sue

Title

Judge

Degrees/Certificates

BA-Modern Languages
MA-Counseling Services
JD

Office Location

500 E. San Antonio St., Suite 1106, El Paso, TX

Office Hours

by appointment and 30 minutes after class

Daytime Phone

915 543-3868

E-Mail

Sue.Kurita@park.edu

mskurit@aol.com

judgekurita@aol.com

Semester Dates

August 5-September 23, 2006

Class Days

------S

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
West Constitutional Law

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Course Description:
This advanced course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Constitution as it applies to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, including an examination of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The professor's  educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. The professor will engage each lstudent in what is referred to as socratic learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the American criminal justice system, law enforcement, and criminal law, using the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Analyze recent constitutional issues, based on the right to privacy and the Exclusionary Rule, including electronic surveillance.
  3. Demonstrate high quality written and oral communication skills, gathering, evaluating, and communicating information effectively.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Class discussions and attendance.

One paper on a Constitutional law issue. See attached requirement for paper.

One comprehensive examination.

Grading:

Paper 30%

Examiniation 60%

Class participation 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission will result in a 10 point deduction.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Courtesy and respect for classmates ideas are the minimum standard. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

5-Aug Introduction Chapter 1
12-Aug Chapter 2 & 3
19-Aug Chapter  4& 5
26-Aug Chapter 6 & 7
2-Sep Chapter 8
9-Sep Chapter 8
16-Sep Chapter 9
23-Sep EXAMINATION

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:
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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