CJ311 Criminal Investigation

for F2B 2006

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CJ 311 Criminal Investigation


F2B 2006 BL


DeAngelis, George A.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

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Semester Dates


Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours



Criminal Investigation by Bennett, Wayne W., & Hess, Karen., 7th Edition

Wadsworth-Thomas Learning

ISBN 0534615244

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Course Description:
This intermediate course includes a discussion of the nature and purpose of criminal investigation, historical background, tools employed skills development, and techniques useful in the reconstruction of criminal activity. PREREQUISITES: CJ 100 and CJ 105. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, outside readings, case studies, research, videos, quizzes, discussions, and examinations. The facilitator strives to encourage each student to explore new ideas in a friendly, relaxed environment conducive to communication and participation.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate types of investigative techniques used in courts.
  2. Examine specific methods for investigation of major crimes.

Core Assessment:

  • Class participation

  • Short answer-essay exams

  • Research paper(s) &/or project(s)

  • Presentation on paper or project

Class Assessment:

There will be a mid-term and a final examination. Additionally, each student will be required to complete a research project related to criminal investigation. Detail information concerning the research project will be discussed during class-time. Quizzes are optional at the facilitator's discretion, as well as the assignment of class work during the term. Attendance will be a factor when assessing final course grade.


Mid-Term Exam                                  30%

Final Examination                              30%

Research Project                               30%

Quizzes,Participat & Attendance       10%


A                                                      100-90%

B                                                        89-80%

C                                                        79-70%

D                                                        69-60%

F                                                         59% & below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Quizzes and examinations missed as a result of an unexcused absence cannot be made up.

Late work will be penalized and will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the facilitator.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class and remain for the entire period. This is not an on-line course. Students who cannot commit to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Leaving class early must be approved by the facilitator in order to recieve attendance credit. Determination of excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policies (see below). Students who are disrespectful, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student and or faculty member will be removed from the class. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the course. Plagerism and dishonesty (in any manner or degree) will not be tolerated. (see below)

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

October 10 Course Intro & chapter 1

October 12 Chapters 2 & 3

October 17 Chapters 4,5, &6

October 19 Chapter 20

October 24 Chapter 7 & 8

October 24 Chapter 8 & 9 Review for M.T. Exam

October 31 M.T.Exam Chapters 1-9 & 20

November 02 Chapter 11

November 07 Chapter 12 &13

November 14 Chapter 13 & 14

November 16 Chapter 15 Projects Due

November 21 Chapter 18

November 23 Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28 Chapter 18 & Review Final Exam

November 30 Final Exam Chapters 11-15 & 18

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 2006-2007 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 "W".
  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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