CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for F1B 2007

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CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice


F1B 2007 BL


King, Bruce D.





Office Location

none assigned

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

915.886.2598    This is my office; please leave a message.

Other Phone

915.549.1500  This is my cell number; please leave a message.



Semester Dates

08-06-2007 - 09-30-2007

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM


Permission of Department Chairperson

Credit Hours



 None assigned.

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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 sectors.
It is not the responsibility or duty of the instructor or Park University to locate an acceptable agency for your internship.  It is the responsibility and duty of the student to deliver all assignments to the instructor. 

Variable credit: 3-6 hours as approved by Department Chairperson.  The student is required to work in the internship agency 135 hours for a 3 hour course credit.
PREREQUISITES: Permission of Department Chairperson.

Educational Philosophy:

Students are expected to use the internship opportunity to observe the practical application of concepts covered in the classroom in previous classes. Student internships provide a means to explore potential career paths. Students should keep a daily journal of their internship experience.

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:

The successful student will:
1.   Observe an agency in the criminal justice system by working within an instructor approved site
2.   Reflect and report on the activities performed by completing and submitting a daily journal to the instructor via e-mail
3.   Understand the experiences of other classmates doing criminal justice internships by participating with classmates and the instructor
4.   Submit a complete journal of the internship experience and write a reaction paper of 6 to 10 pages about the internship experience and the agency
5.   Comply with all requirements of Park University and the internship agency
6.   Complete the Park University required number of internship hours
7.   Receive a positive review letter from the internship agency supervisor
8.   Submit a complete copy of all daily journal submissions.


40 points - Complete the Park University required number of internship hours.
10 points - Meet with your classmates and instructor on the assigned dates and time.
25 points - Daily journal.
25 points - Reaction paper. 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

There will be a overall deduction of 2% per day for late submission of any assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are required to adhere to all the rules and regulations (for example, but not limited to, the dress code) of the internship agency.
Students are required to adhere to the assigned work times of the internship agency.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class will meet promptly at 7:40 P.M. 08-06-07.
Please turn in a copy of this syllabus with your printed name, student number and signature on the last page.
Instructor will set the future required class dates and times.
Student shall submit for approval the internship agency information not later than 08-15-07.
Final class will be 09-26.07. All assignments shall be delivered at that time. Students will discuss their internship 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 .

Additional Information:

It is the responsibility and duty of the internship agency supervisor to deliver (mail) the evaluation documents to Bruce King, 608 Rosinante, El Paso, Texas 79922-2228 not later than 0930/07.


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