CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
F2HH 2006 PA
Bailey, Jack Lee
Senior Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
MS, Corrections-Xavier UniversityCertified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist-National Association of Forensic Counselors/American College of Certified Forensic CounselorsCertified Professional in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice-National Association of Chiefs of Police
Home-2137 Kittyhawk Ave, Springfield, OH 45503
May contact by e-mail, regular mail, or phone anytime (leave message)
Park office-WPAFB (937) 904-4868 or 904-4806
October 16,2006 to December 17, 2006
5:30 - 10:30 PM
EN 105, EN 106, passing the WCT and senior standing
Textbook: Visions for Change (Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century), 4th Edition. Muraskin, Roslyn and Albert R. Roberts. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 2005 ISBN0-13-177689-4
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Students are encouraged to read other resources on current issues and topics in criminal justice.
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Educational Philosophy: To provide an understanding of current and future issues that may or will affect society, criminal justice and it's practitioners. Students will take 3 exams to show knowledge of the materials covered in the course, both from the text and any information introducted by the instructor. Students will also write a research paper of no less than 10 pages narrative (not including the title page, table of contents, and works cited page) which will be on some current issue affecting the criminal justice system and society, and present that project to the class.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Each student will do the following:A. Take 3 exams, each valued at 25% of the overall grade. Exams will not be comprehensive.B. Write a resarch project based on some current issue the criminal justice system is dealing with. It shall be no less than 10 pages long, typed, double spaced using MLA, APA, or Chigaco format. Projects will be graded on content, format, style, spelling, grammar, and puntucation. There will also be a title page, table of contents, and works cited page. The instructor has the discretion of determing excellent, good, or subpar work and what points may be deducted for subpar work.Exams use assorted style questions. The instructor has the discretion of granting full, partial, or no credit for any exam answer.
Grading: Exams are worth 25% each, and the research project is worth 25%.Grade ScaleA 92-100B 83-91C 74-82D 65-73Below 65, or 3 unexcused absences in a term, or 2 consecutive unexcused absences in a term = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Exams are expected to be taken on scheduled dates, and the project it expected no later than the last class. Documented allowances can be made for illnesses, emergencies, and work related issues. If unable to complete the term an incomplete would have to be filed for at the approval of the instructor based on proper documentation.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The classroom is designed to be non threatening, and open discussion is encouraged. Students are expected to respect the rights and feelings of others. Faculty members are expected to dismiss anyone whose behavior is detrimental to the class. Behavior includes but is not limited to abusive or obscence language, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, etc. Students dismissed are subject to suspension, or expulsion and a failing grade. Behavior, verbal or written may subject one to those sanctions, and such behavior towards administrative or support stafff carries the same sanctions.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: October 19 Orientation
Chapter 1 - Looking to the Future of Criminal Justice
Chapter 2 - Reaffirming Juvenile Justice: Stratagies for the Future
October 26 Chapter 3 - Gangs: Origin, Status, Community Responses, and Policy Implications
Chapter 4 - The Situation of Crime Victims in the Early Decades of the Twenty Firs Century Chapter 5 - Murder and Mayhem in the Media: Media Misrepresentation of Crime
and CriminalityNovember 2 Exam
Chapter 6 - The War on Drugs: Treatment, Research, and Substance Abuse
Intervention in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 7 - Identity Theft: An Overview of the Problem
Chapter 8 - Looking for a New Approach to an Old Prolbem: The Future of
and PornographyNovember 9 Chapter 10- Terrorism in America Chapter 11- Profiling and Detnetion in the War on Terror: Human Rights Predicaments for the Criminal Justice Appparatus Chapter 13- Terrorism-Nothing New: The Violent and the ViolenceNovember 16 Chapter 16- Research and Policies on Domestic Violence Complaints: The Present to the Future Chapter 18- A Police View: Domestic Violence Chapter 21- The United States Supreme Court and the Death Penalty: The Path to AbolitionNovember 23 No Class-Thanksgiving BreakNovember 30 Exam Chapter 22- The Bill of Rights in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 25- Sentencing in the Twenty-First Century: Sentence Enhancement and Life Without ParoleDecember 7 Chapter 31- Women and the Law: An Agenda for Change Chapter 32- The New Millenniem: Women in Policing in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 33- The Administration of Justice Based on Gender and RaceDecember 14 Exam Turn in and present projectsThe aforemention schedule is subject to change, and a decision will be made about the date on which to make-up the class that was cancelled due to Thanksgiving.
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 87-89Any student purposely cheating will be recommended to have a failing grade for the course.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87This is a serious matter. Sometimes students may accidentally plagiarize without realizint it. When in doubt consult the instructor.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90As noted in Late Submission of Course Materials, students must provide documentation in order to avoid an unexcused absence.
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 .
Last Updated:10/1/2006 3:16:03 PM