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CJ 440 Internship in Crim Just
Rivers, Thomasine C.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 440 Internship in Crim Just

Semester

S1H 2009 BUX

Faculty

Rivers, Thomasine C.

Title

Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

Meredith College B.A.
Campbell University J.D.

Office Location

1905 Duke Street Beaufort SC

Office Hours

By appointment only

Daytime Phone

843-812-6025

E-Mail

thomasine.campbell@park.edu

trasic@bcgov.net

This is the preferred email.

Semester Dates

January 12, 2009--March 8, 2009

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

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

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

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

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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:
 

This professor wants students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom learning experiences. This professor 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


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Adhere to the requirements of the internship.
  2. Prepare a journal of experiences and write a reaction paper about the job experience.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 

            1. Work with the Beaufort County Public Defender's Office for the required internship hours.
            2. Complete the attached Document A in which the student and the supervisor in the selected agency agree to the duties by both signing.
            3. Keep a journal of the internship. Include in the journal thoughts about the activities participated in. This journal should be attached to their final paper.
            4. Maintain weekly contact with the professor weekly during the semester so that he/she can count you present. This contact may be telephonic, electronic, or in person.
              5. Meet with classmates twice during the semester – at the beginning and then at the end of the Semester or respond to directions of the professor.
             6. At the end of the internship, give the professor a paper of 6 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. 

Grading:
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                                                                                         20%
 
       Write a six-page paper about the internship experience                                                                                                                               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 Wednesday of classes.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Be present and participate with the few required meetings with classmates and professors.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Will meet as needed to effectuate the course requirements.

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

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 2008-2009 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 "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

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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