CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for S2B 2009

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CJ 440 Internship in Crim Just


S2B 2009 BL


King, Bruce D.


Adjunct Faculty



Office Location

431 Vinton Road, Vinton, Texas

Office Hours


Daytime Phone

915.886.2598 [leave a message and I will return your call ASAP.



Semester Dates

031609 - 051009

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM


Permission of Department Chair. Students must have contact several times during the semester with the instructor at pre-arranged times.

Credit Hours



No text is required. Professors may have libraries of books about careers in criminal justice that may be borrowed. Professors have experiences in many aspects of criminal justice and can provide direction to students.

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
CJ440 Internship in Criminal Justice: This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.

Educational Philosophy:

The Criminal Justice Department wants students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom-learning experiences. The Department expects students to keep a journal of their work activities and to analyze the experiences in the context of classroom-learning. Hopefully, internships will lead students further into the areas explored or at least be a worthwhile experience in a complementary career path.

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:

Success students will:
            1. Student shall Find a suitable agency to complete the required internship hours. See the attached forms below and complete Form A immediately, weekly journal to be submitted each week via e-companion, terminal report delivered to instructor at last class meeting.
            2. Complete the attached Document A in which the student and the supervisor in the selected agency agree to the duties by both signing.  Deliver Form A to instructor immediately after completing the form.  You can not be approved to do your internship with the desired agency until the Department Chair has approved Document A.
            3. Keep a journal of the internship. Include in the journal thoughts about the activities in which you participated. This journal should be attached to their final paper.  The weekly Journal shall be submitted via e-companion each week not later than 9:00 P.M. Friday of each week.
            4. Maintain weekly contact with the professor weekly during the semester so that he/she can count you present. This contact shall be recorded on the e-companion system.
              5. Meet with classmates three mandatory class meetings during the semester – at the beginning and then at the last two scheduled class meetings of the term or respond to directions of the professor.
             6. At the end of the internship, give the professor a paper of six pages explaining how the student applied the knowledge, skills, and principles presented in classroom setting, and feelings about the experiences. Attach the journal to the final paper. 
            7. Complete 135 hours of work for three hours of credit and 270 hours for six hours of credit.
            8. Make certain the supervisor sends a confidential report to the professor about student performance in the internship.  See attached forms below.


·         Complete required number of hours and receive a positive letter from the supervisor      50%

·         Have discussions with classmates and/or professor                                                       10%
·         Submit a journal in a timely manner via e-companion.                                                  20%
·         Write a six-page paper about the internship experience during the last two class meetings 
and via e-companion.                                                                                                 20% 
                                                                                                             TOTAL                100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Failure to report during scheduled times will be counted as absences and will result in the lowering of a grade. Late journals or final papers will result in an incomplete. All materials, including letters from the internship supervisor, must be submitted to your professor by the last Thursday of classes. Failure to utilize the e-companion system will result in a grade reduction.
Classroom will be Building 616, room 2.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be present and participate with the few required meetings with classmates and instructor. Use the e-companion system as required the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Students are Responsible for Completing the Following Tasks:

  • Have three required discussions with their classmates and/or instructor.
  • Complete the required number of hours in the internship successfully.
  • Submit a six (6)-page, computer-generated paper which contains:

1) A description of the agency and its placement in the criminal justice system;

 2) Observations and experiences learned by participation in the internship;

3) A discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship, and;

4) Conclusions about how the internships fit into student coursework at this point in his/her university experience.

  • Submit a weekly journal listing the dates and hours worked, and containing a brief description of the activities performed and a reflection on these activities.

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
(This statement is from the Park University Undergraduate Catalog.) “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
(This statement if from the park University Undergraduate Catalog.)
“Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
1. Meet with classmates and instructor at the beginning and end of the semester to discuss positive and negative aspects of the internship experience at a scheduled time, if requested to do so, probably the first week of classes and at the mid-term. If you are not a Parkville daytime student, the professor will provide directions.
2. Keep a journal of your activities during the week and submit this to your instructor via e-companion prior to Monday in order to be counted as present.  If you miss deadlines, you will be counted as absent and will be dropped from the course. It is helpful for you and the professor if you analyze as well as describe your activities.

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 .

CJ440 - Document A.doc

CJ440 - Document A.pdf

Weekly Journal


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