CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for U1H 2007

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CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice


U1H 2007 BUX


Campbell, Thomasine


Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice


Meredith College--B.A., English and History
Campbell University--Juris Doctor

Office Location

14 Hayek Street

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





This is the preferred email.

Semester Dates

4 June--27 July 2007

Class Days

In accordance with the internship site; weekly contact with instructor

Class Time



Permission of Department Chair

Credit Hours



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

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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 PREREQUISITES: Permission of Department Chair.

Educational Philosophy:

Students should have a meaningful and lasting practical experience in the criminal justice field that will serve as a complement to the classroom instruction and learning experiences.  Students must keep a journal of their work and be able to analyze their work experiences in context with classroom experiences and instructions.  The internship should provide a basis and spring board for the student to assess career paths.

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:

Students will:
1.  Work within a suitable agency in the criminal justice field.
2.  Work with the instructor and the agency to assess and assign duties to the student.
3.  Keep a journal of the internship and attach it to the student's final paper.
4.  Mantain weekly contact with the instructor.
5.  Meet with the instructor in person at least two times during the semester.
6.  At the end of the semester, give the instructor a 4 to 5 page paper explaining how the student applied the knowledge, skills, and principles presented in the classroom setting, and how the student felt about the experience.
7.  Complete a total of 135 hours of work for 3 credit hours.
8.  Have the supervisor submit a report on your performance to the instructor.


1.  Compete number of hours required and receive positive report--60%
2.  Meet weekly with instructor via email, telephone, or fax--15%
3.  Submit a journal to instructor--10%
4.  Write a four to five page paper about the internship experience--15%
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 weekly contact will be counted as absences.  Failure to submit journal and paper in a timely manner will result in a lowering of the student's grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Be present and participate with cell phone turned off.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weekly contact with instructor.
Complete required number of hours of work.
The paper should include: a description of the agency and its part in the criminal justice system, observations and experiences learned by participation in CJ440, a discussion of the postive and negative experiences of the internship, and conclusions about how the internship fits into your coursework at this point in your college experiences.

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 .



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