CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
FA 2007 HOB
Getty, Carol P., PhD
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Doctor of Public Administration/ Political Science ( University of Missouri – Kansas City)Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ)Bachelor of Arts, mathematics major (Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA)
MC 20 B
Monday, 10am-11:50; Tuesday, 9am -10; Wednesday, 10 – 10:50; Thursday, 9am-10am; Friday, 10 – 11:50; Before and after class or by appointment
August 20 – December 14, 2007
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Schmalleger, Frank. (2006). Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 7th Ed. Pearson Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, ISBN: 0-13-170154-1.
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The instructor’s overarching approach to education is to teach students to think critically about current issues in the justice system.. I attempt to integrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the classroom into the active lives of students, both as individuals and as members of social groups. It is not the facts we learn, but how we use them that provides us with the tools needed to better the human condition.
The instructor will use lectures, class discussions, group activities, handouts, supplementary readings, audio-visual aids, examinations, case studies, and other methods to facilitate learning. Student performance expectations:
1. The instructor assumes the student has read and understands the syllabus and expects students to ask questions if any aspect of the course requirements is unclear.
2. Students are expected to demonstrate that they are meeting the course objectives by attending class; actively participating in class discussions, activities, and exercises; timely submitting all written assignments; delivering required oral presentations; and sitting for any scheduled examinations.
3. Students are assigned readings from the required text(s) and/or supplemental text materials in advance of each class meeting and are expected to be prepared for class.
4. Students are expected to ask questions if they do not understand something.
5. The instructor encourages a mutual learning environment, where students can freely raise questions in the search for understanding. Students are expected to listen to each other, ask questions, raise concerns, and provide the respect that each individual deserves. Students are also encouraged to bring any items to class which they feel will add substantially to the learning environment.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
You will be expected to write three essays in CJ100, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration – one each on law enforcement, courts and corrections. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
An essay is a short work that treats a topic from an author's personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them.
In one of the essays, you must report and reflect on an interview with a professional; in another you must observe an agency in action and report and reflect on the observation (a case in a courtroom, probation and parole clients reporting to their officer, ride along in a police car), and in the third you must watch a movie and relate its contents to the course. The order of the interview, observation, or movie doesn't matter. Thus, the first essay may be a movie about law enforcement.
Each essay should be 500 to 750 words or two to three typewritten or computer-generated pages written in American Psychological Association (APA) format. You can learn about this style from the Park University website. Late papers will not be accepted. Students should use six sources (the activity, this course text, and four others) for each essay, and they should tie their topic to the text.
An essay is a well-structured (i.e., organized) presentation of your ideas about what you have read, observed, heard, seen. It is presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what the assignment. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. For the essays required for this course, you may begin with a topic sentence such as:
To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Examinations: There will be two (2) tests and a comprehensive final examination.. Each exam is equally weighted and will cover a defined portion of the course material presented and/or distributed, and the required textbook/supplemental readings. Exam questions will be any combination of short answer and essay type. No tests may be made up once these tests have been returned to your classmates
Criminal Justice Administration (CJA) Essays: There will be three (3) CJA Essays. Refer to Core Assessment instructions above. This component will be discussed during the first week of class.
Class Participation: Class Participation is graded (20 % of your grade)and consists of regular class attendance and active engagement in course activities, class discussions, and assignments. In this course, the learning process involves students reading, conducting research, and exchanging information with each other, and the instructor. Class participation is accomplished by coming to class, prepared to work, and being actively involved in the class activities. Students who neglect to engage in course activities remain responsible for any assignments, supplemental material, and information given in class. It is the student's responsibility to obtain this information. Frequent absences will cause your grade to be lowered.
Presentation: You are required to make a presentation explaining one of your activities and the knowledge you gained from the experience. In order to receive full credit (5%) of your grade, you must when scheduled and for use at least one audio-visual component (e.g., PowerPoint, film clip, handout, poster, etc.).
Course Reflection Essay: The Course Reflection Essay (2 typed, double-spaced pages) has two components:
Although you will be receiving a separate opportunity to provide feedback directly to Park University, this feedback is of invaluable assistance to me in structuring future courses.
2 Tests (10% each ) and Final Examination (20%) 40%
CJA Essays (3) 30
Class Participation 20
Course Reflection Essay 5
F (Failure) 59 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All written and oral assignments are due by a specific date. Late submissions, i.e., after the due date, will be downgraded by one whole letter grade (e.g., A to B, B to C, etc.) for each class meeting date that the assignment is late. No assignments will be accepted, reviewed, or graded beyond December 6, 2007.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
PLEASE disable (turn off, leave in car, silent mode, etc.) all beepers, cell phones, wireless communication devices, electronics, etc. while in class. If a cell phone must be used during class, please show respect by doing so outside the classroom.
PLEASE show each other the same respect you would want by actively listening to others and maintaining civility in the discourse.
REMEMBER that we are all different and that we grow and develop positively by practicing acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of each other’s opinions, customs, and ideas.
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28 and 39 Chapter 2
4 and 6 Chapter 3
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18 and 20 Chapter 5
25 and 27 Test 1 and Chapter 6
2 and 4 Chapter 6 and Chapter 7
9 and 11 Chapter 7 and Chapter 8
!4 -21 Fall Break
23 and 25 Chapter 8 and Chapter 9
30 and 1 Chapter 9 and Chapter 10
6 and 8 Chapter 10 and Test 2
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20 22 – Thanksgiving Recess Chapter 12
27 and 29 Chapter 12 and Chapter 13
4 and 6 Chapter 13 and Review
13, 10:15am -12:15 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 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 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.
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 .For special accommodations of any kind, please notify the instructor during the first week of class so that I may assist you.
Make-up Policy: Written/oral assignments and examinations are due as published in the Syllabus. Students who fail to show up for scheduled examinations will receive a grade of 0 (F) for the exam. Students experiencing some type of SCHOOL-RELATED event (e.g., scheduled team sport competition) or EMERGENCY (e.g., personal illness, car accident, family issue, etc.), which will impact their ability to complete any coursework, including examinations, must personally contact the instructor as soon as possible BEFORE the scheduled assignment/examination. Makeups for examinations MAY be offered on a case-by-case basis, subject to written documentation from the student substantiating the reason for missing the exam, and advance notice from the student. THE INSTRUCTOR HAS NO OBLIGATION TO OFFER A MAKEUP EXAM.
Changes or Modifications: The instructor reserves the right to modify the course content and schedule without prior notice and in accordance with the requirements of the course. Contacting the Instructor: The instructor is available and willing to assist students. Please feel free to contact the instructor at any time if there are questions or need for assistance. Appointments to meet outside of class can be arranged by contacting the instructor before or after class, or at other times by telephone, e-mail, or personal communication. When calling by telephone, if it is necessary to leave a voice-mail message, please indicate a preferred time of day for a response.
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