CJ 312 Criminalistics
U1B 2007 BL
Graves, Scott W.,, Sr.
MA & BS
By Appointment Only
915-564-5803 ext 645
May 28 through July 18, 2007
Textbook: Criminalistics, An Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Ninth Edition, 2007Richard Saferstein, ISBN-10: 0132216558
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Handed out by instructor.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: 1. 5 three page essays (synthesis papers) using two scholarly or peer reviewed articles as researched by the student. Students must use APA format (sample will be provided) consisting of: 1. Cover page 2. Three pages of text: a. Introduction of topic b. Analysis of two research articles c. Concluding remarks, assessment of articles' value. Each essay is worth ten (10) points.2. Five 10 question tests. Each test is worth ten (10) points.
Grading: 90-100 A80-89 B70-79 C60-69 D
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be reduced by 10% for every class session it is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students should arrive for class on time and stay the entire length of class. Students arriving thirty minutes after class commences will be marked absent. Students leaving before the class ends will be marked absent. Students must treat all in class with respect and dignity. Abusive conduct will not be tolerated. Students are expected to read the assigned textbook chapters and to be familiar with their chapter content before each class session. Plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration on class work, or cheating is considered a serious violation by Park University and is not tolerated. Students may be dismissed or given a failing grade if found cheating or plagiarizing. Absences should be kept to a minimum. If an absence is necessary then students will receive a letter grade deduction from the final score whether the absence is excused or unexcused. Leveling work for absences may include detailed written summaries of chapters or completion of review questions or definitions at the end of chapters, or any other class-related assigned task as determined by the instructor. Late class work will not be accepted. Tardiness over thirty minutes, or failure to attend the entire class will be considered an absence. Two unexcused absences will be reported immediately to the Park University administrative office for appropriate action.
Read chapter prior to class. Explanation of synthesis papers.
Read chapter prior to class. Explanation of synthesis papers and sample.
Class Administration. Chapter 2 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class.
Class Administration. Chapter 3 Lecture and Discussion. Synthesis paper one due.
Read chapter prior to class. Review of forensic film with accompanying analysis of case outcome in class.
Class Administration. Chapter 5 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Synthesis paper two due.
Read chapter prior to class. Test 1 on Chapters 1 and 2.
Class Administration. Chapter 7 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Synthesis paper three due.
Class Administration. Chapter 8 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Test 2 on Chapter 3 and 4.
Class Administration. Chapter 9 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Review of a "false conviction case" and discussion of errors common to investigations that result in wrongful conviction. Synthesis paper four due.
Class Administration. Chapter 10 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Test 3 on Chapters 8 and 9
Class Administration. Chapter 11-12 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class.
Class Administration. Chapter 13-14 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Test 4 on Chapters 10 and 12.
Class Administration. Chapter 15-16 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Synthesis paper five due.
Class Administration. Chapter 17-18 Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Test 5 on Chapter 14.
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