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CJ 105 Criminal Law
Turner, Roger D.


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CourseCJ 105 Criminal Law
SemesterF2Y2004
FacultyTurner, Roger D.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMA Criminal Justice- Memphis State University
MA Communicative Arts - Memphis State University
BA -Communication Fine Arts - Memphis State University
Office LocationNone - Meetings by appointment only
Office HoursInstructor will be available for consultation before and after class
Daytime Phone901-568-2065
E-MailRoger.Turner@pirate.park.edu
rturner_24@yahoo.com
Semester DatesOctober 26 through December 16, 2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:10 - 9:45 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Criminal Law Today: An Introduction by Frank Schmalleger- Prentice Hall publisher

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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 a lecture driven course but includes considerable discussion among students on the current events and issues revolving around criminal law. 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 will be administered a mid-term exam and a final exam. Each student will also prepare a research paper, on a topic selected by the instructor. Students will be expected to have read all assigned chapters prior to each class.

Grading:
Exam #1 =           30%
Exam #2 =           30%
Classroom part. =   10%
Quizzes =           10%
Research Paper =    20%

Classroom Participation grades includes attendance, knowledgeable participation in discussions presented.

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE:
Week Date Topic/Assignment
1 10/26 Introduction Chapters 1 & 2
2 11/02 Chapters 3, 4,
3 11/09 Chapters 5 & 6 & 7
4 11/16 Mid-term Exam / Chapter 8
5 11/23 Chapter 9
6 11/30 Chapters 10 - 12
7 12/06 Research Paper due/ Exam Review
8 12/16 Final Exam

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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