CJ 105 Criminal Law
F1J 2007 PV
Hill, Leonard James
B.S. Criminal Justice - Park UniversityM.P.A. Public Administration - Park University
10525 N.W. Ambassador Drive. Suite 206
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
August 20th thru October 14
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor works on the principle that anyone who wishes to do so can learn and grow through engaging participation. Challenging oneself and others to maximize learning potential is key to your success. Classes include lectures and active discussion sessions; weekly, midterm and final examinations; readings from literature beyond material presented in classroom will enhance professional development.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this class you will be expected to write three essays - each comparing a modern state statute with corresponding historical common law for that crime. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
The purpose in writing these essays is to examine the historical development of criminal law from common law principles to current state statutes, the relationship between criminal justice and the law, and the social policy implications of criminal law development.
To complete each of the three essays, you should:
Each of your three essays must include:
You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in criminal law. You must write using APA format for all source citations in both the body of the essay and in the reference page.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on quizzes and/or examinations, essay and/or papers. There will be opportunities to work in groups, and to be assessed based on individual and group performances. See "Grading" below. Scoring rubrics will be available for each activity.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance and class participation is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. Being tardy to class is a disruption, your lateness for class will result in a reduction in points. 2. Due to abuses by students in past semesters, there will be no excused absences. Your are either present or absent. To partially make up for an absences, you must submit to the instructor by the beginnin of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of two pates in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the missed class period. The essay must be submitted in a "Word" document. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS. 3. Be prepared for class. this means that you have read the assignedf readings and are prepared to discuss them. A weekly guiz could be given to test your preparednes. You are expected to take part in class dicussions. Examinations will be based on assigned readings and class discussions. 4. Examinations: There will be a mid-term and final examination. The examinations will consist of short essays, multiple choice and true false questions. There will also be a final term paper due. 5. NO make up exams will be given unless the student produces a written and signed by a doctor (with the doctors's reqistration number) in case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in case of car problems. A written excuse form the campus nurse will be acceptable. The same requirement applies to illness of children. 6. Written Assignments. The written paper will have the proper spelling, grammar, and source citation. 7. Computers are making writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize that though technology can assist, it can also cause problems. (Printers run out of ink, hard drives crash, and you forget to save your work.) Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out copies for backup purposes.
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 85-86Always acknowledge and document the use of material other than your own. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism and may result in an “F” for the assignment or the course. All suspected incidents of academic dishonesty will be examined carefully. The excuse of ignorance is not acceptable. See the section on “Academic Honesty” in the Park University Catalog.
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 85Failure to provide proper and adequate documentation of sources in this paper will result in a grade of "F" for the paper. Absence of either portion (Works Cited page or parenthetical references) of the paper's documentation will result in an automatic zero for the paper.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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