CJ 105 Criminal Law
F1G 2007 GR
Gardner, Gary A.
B.S., Criminal Justice AdministrationM.S., General Administration
20 August - 14 October 2007
4:45 - 7:25 PM
Textbook: Criminal Law; Samaha, Joel; 8th ed., Thomson/Wadsworth; 2005.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Reports. Provided to the students by the instructor.
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Educational Philosophy: Lecture(s), discussions, video presentations and case studies.
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: Three written essays (CORE ASSESSMENT), and two written exams. Exams will be fifty questions each and consist of multiple choice, true/false and essay questions.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students are responsible for reading all assignments from the text. Written assignments are due on the dates assigned and late assignments will not be accepted unless coordinated with the instructor beforehand. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absences.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to class prepared and to be on time. Roll will be taken each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an unexcused absence. Two or more unexcused absences are excessive and could result in a grade of "F" for the course.
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 85-86Academic 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.
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 85Plagiarism involves the use of quotations with quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowleding the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
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 87-88Any questions regarding the "Attendance Policy" should be directed to the instructor.
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Last Updated:8/20/2007 6:12:24 PM