CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for S2UU 2007

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CJ-440:   Internship in Criminal Justice


S2UU 2007 CNX


Chave, Reid W.


Senior Instructor


B.A., Ed.M., M.A.

Office Location

Charleston AFB Campus, SC, and Mt. Pleasant, SC

Office Hours

By e-mail, FAX, or telephone, as required.

Daytime Phone

(843) 856-9160

Other Phone

FAX:  (775) 908-8810




Web Page


Semester Dates

March 19 - May 20, 2007

Class Days

In coordination with internship site; weekly contact with instructor.

Class Time



Permission of the Department Chair

Credit Hours



No text required.  Instructor is a resource contact for information about criminal justice references.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Local community and base libraries should be utilized as resource centers along with services available through the Park University system.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

Course Description:
This capstone course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Variable credit: 3-6 hour. PREREQUISITES: Permission of Department Chair.

Educational Philosophy:

We want students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom learning experiences.  Students are expected to keep a journal of their work activities and to analyze the experiences in the context of classroom learning.  Internships should lead students further into the areas explored or at least be a worthwhile experience in a complementary career path. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an agency in the criminal justice system by working in it
  2. Reflect on and assess the activities performed as a vocation
  3. Critique the job activities with classmates and/or instructor

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Successful students will:
1.  Find a suitable agency to complete the required internship hours.
2.  Complete the attachment documents in which you and the supervisor in the selected agency agree to your duties by both signing.
3.  Keep a journal of your internship.  Include in the journal your thoughts about the activities in which you participated.  This journal should be attached to your final paper.
4.  Maintain weekly contact with your instructor during the semester so that he can count you present for weekly attendance.  This contact may be by telephone, electronic, or in person.
5.  Meet with classmates, if you have any, and the instructor twice during the semester, or otherwise as directed, at the beginning and the end of the semester.
6.  At the finish of the internship, give the instructor a paper of four to five pages explaining how you applied the knowledge, skills and principles presented in the classroom setting, and how you felt about your experiences.  Attach your journal to the final paper.
7.  Complete 135 hours of work for three hours of credit, and 270 hours for six hours of credit.
8.  Make certain the internship supervisor sends a confidential report to the instructor about your performance in the internship.


1.  Complete the required number of hours; receive a positive supervisor letter.                    60%
2.  Meet weekly by e-mail, FAX, or telephone with your instructor.                                     15
3.  Submit a journal, which may be a compilation of weekly submissions to the instructor.     10
4.  Write a four to five page paper about the internship experience with journal attached.      15
                                                                                                                        Total:         100%
A = 90 - 100%; B = 80 - 89%; C = 70 - 79%; D = 60 - 69%; F = Less than 59%.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Failure to report and maintain contact on a weekly basis will be counted as absences and will result in lowering of the final grade.  A class week is Monday through Sunday each week of the scheduled term.  Late journals or final papers may result in an incomplete or failing grade.  All materials, including letters from the intenship supervisor, must be submitted to your instructor by Wednesday of the final course week.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Be present and participate with the required weekly meetings with classmates and the instructor by e-mails, telephone, or facsimile.  Maintain and observe a timely response to the schedule and requirements provided by the internship supervisor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

As previously stated, students have required weekly contact with their classmates and/or the instructor. They must successfully complete the required number of hours in the internship.
Students must submit a four to five page computer-generated paper with journal attached. The journal should list the date and hours worked, a brief description of the activities performed, and the student's reflections on these activities.
The student paper should contain
1. a description of the agency and its placement in the criminal justice system.
2. observations and experiences learned by participation in CJ-440.
3. a discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship, and
4. conclusions about how the internship fits into your coursework at this point in your university experience.

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 .

Additional Information:


Primary instructor contact information and address:


Reid W. Chave, 1383 Southlake Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464


Phone:  (843) 856-9160; FAX:  (775) 908-8810


Students may also contact the Charleston AFB Campus of Park University at (843) 552-8301 or (843) 552-8231; also, by e-mail at CHAR@mail.park.edu.


CJ-440:  Internship Agreement Forms


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