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CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections
Getty, Carol P.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections

Semester

FA 2007 HO

Faculty

Getty, Carol P.

Title

Associate Professor of Criminal

Degrees/Certificates

PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas City
MS, Arizona State University
BA, Wellesley College

Office Location

Mackay 20 B

Office Hours

Monday, 10am-11:50; Tuesday, 9am-10; Wednesday, 10am-10:50; Thursday. 9am-10; Friday, 10am-11:50; before and after class, by appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6336

E-Mail

caol.getty@park.edu

Web Page

http://www.park.edu/cj

Semester Dates

August 20 - December 14, 2007

Class Days

-M---F-

Class Time

12:25 - 1:40 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Corrections, An Introduction, Richard P. Seiter, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008
 

The Crying Wall and Other Prison Stories, Victor Hassine, Robert Johnson, and Ania Dobrzanska, Infinity Publishing Company, 2005 (The Park University library has copies of this book.) or other book which has been approved by the instructor by an inmate or inmates about their experience while incarcerated.

Additional Resources:

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 basis course discusses correctional concepts from their historical background to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the multi-faced approach to corrections in our society, including the use of alternatives to incarceration. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

My educational philosophy is one of intractiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet research, video viewing, and writing.  I encourage each learner to participate and to engage in lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradiction.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ the vocabulary in corrections and learn to gather, evaluate, and communicate information about the subject effectively.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the American correctional system, its history, its evolution to the present and the future.
  3. Discuss the increasing role of private entities support the public system.
  4. Compare the American system to systems in other nations.
  5. Apply sensitivity to value questions in corrections and understand current issues and be able to communicate various positions on these issues.


Core Assessment:


  • Class participation, quizzes & exams


  • Class participation, quizzes & exams


  • Class participation 

  • Papers, presentations, group &/or individual activities with written assignments (see CJ205)

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Classes will consist of lecture, class discussions, and group projects. A field trip to jail/prison and at least one guest lecturer are also planned for this course:  Students are expected to participate in class and to present information and research.

Chapter Questions:  You must write 15 responses of at least one page, using the first fifteen chapters of the text and an additional source and answering two or more of the questions at the end of the chapter.  (Your choice.)  Citations are necessary. These papers are due on the day the chapter is being discussed.  If the chapter is listed for discussion two days, then the short response is due the second day. In order to gain complete points (10 per paper) you must present your response, without reading it, when called upon. (Most students will be called upon.) Late papers will loose 5 points per class day of lateness.

Home confinement project - see detail at the end of the syllabus. THIS IS THE CORE ASSIGNMENT

Participation is expected.  If you are not present, you can't participate

Grading:

Grading:                                                                             By percent         By points             

Three tests (10% each) and a comprehensive final              40%                   400

Class participation                                                              20%                   200

Home Confinement Project , the CORE ASSIGNMENT    25%                    250

15 Responses                                                                     15%                     150

                                                                 TOTAL             100%                  1000

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence.  Legitimate absences include student illness, death in the immediate family, and approved activities where students represent the college.  I have the right to make the final decision on what absences are legitimate and when make-ups will be allowed or given.  Generally, tests will not be given after the class has taken them.  Once the test has been returned to the class, no student can take the test for a grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. Attend class.  You are either present or absent.  There are no excused absences.  However, I appreciate knowing when and why you will be absent. If you must miss class, you are responsible for making up missed work.
2.  Be prompt.  It is discourteous and disruptive to arrive late and leave early.
3.  There are no make up quizzes.  It will be beneficial to you to obtain copies of missed quizzes and to make certain you could answer all the questions correctly.
4.  No tests may be taken after graded tests have been distributed to classmates.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.  

 

Aug. 20 and 24 Introduction and Chapters 1  

 

Aug. 27 and 31 Chapters 2  

 

Sept 3 and 7 Labor Day (no classes) and Chapters 3  

 

Sept. 10 and 14 Chapters 4 and Test 1  

 

Sept. 17 and 21 Chapters 5  

 

Sept. 24 and 28 Chapter 6  

 

Oct. 01 and 05 Chapters 7 and 8  

 

Oct. 08 and 12 Chapters 9 and Test 2  

 

October 14 –21 Fall Break  

 

Oct. 22 and 26 Chapter 10  

 

Oct. 29 and Nov 2 Chapter 11  

 

Nov 5 and 9 Chapter 12  

 

Nov. 12 and 16 Veteran’s Day Observation (no classes ) and Chapter 13  

 

Nov. 19 and 23 Chapter 14 and Thanksgiving Recess  

 

Nov. 26 and 30 Test 3 and Thanksgiving Recess  

 

Dec 3 and 7 Chapter 15 and 16  

 

Dec. 10 , 1 pm - 3 FINAL  

 

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
My Attendance Policy:  In order to do well in this course, students should attend class.  Material presented in class lectures and in discussions can be gained in no other way. If you must be absent, please inform me before class by calling my office.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable only by prior approval.  This means that excuses for athletic events must be given before class.  Students are responsible for making up any work missed and for turning in any assignments before the missed class. Five points will be deducted from class participation for every class missed

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least two characteristics for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least one characteristic for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  No characteristics for each aspect are included. (e.g. no evidence of operationally defined competency) Fails to provide evidence of judgment about incarceration 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system over time, for both state and federal systems Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system for either the federal or state systems Using personal home confinement experience and inmate writings, constructs explanations for less than five aspects of the  American incarceration  system Failed to participate in the home confinement project (project and/or books) and failed to produce assigned paper 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using all five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using some (three to four) of the five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) one or two aspects Fails to follow directions and or fails to complete the project as assigned. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates in writing an understanding of many (at least five)  aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing an understand of some (three to four) aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing little understanding of the consequences of America's current incarceration policies by discussing one or two aspects of the incarceration policies. Fails to demonstrate any understanding of the consequences of America's incarceration policies 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies more than 10 concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies less than ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research incorrectly and fails to identity  concepts about incarceration in the paper 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Paper contains no errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains one to five errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains from six to ten errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains numerous errors (more than 10) on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency) Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Demonstrates an understanding of the complexity of the American correctional  system using social, political, and economic concerns Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using two of the concerns (social, political, economic) Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using only a single concern (social, political, economic) No demonstrated evidence of an understanding of the complexity of the American justice system 
Second Literacy  (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
Ethics and Values                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates an understanding of more than  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates an understanding of three to  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates little  understanding of ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system by discussing only one to three of these No demonstrated acquisition of tools for analyzing ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system 

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