CJ 105 Criminal Law
S2Q 2009 FE
Mayo, Keith E.
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Park UniversityMaster of Arts, Criminal Justice, American Military University
March 16 to May 10, 2009
5:00 - 10:15 PM
Textbook: Criminal Law Today: An Introduction with Capstone Cases (3rd Edition) ISBN 0131702874 by Frank Schmalleger
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My educational philosophy is one of interactive communication based on lectures, peer discussion/participation, regarding current events in the news and in news articles. This emphasis will challenge the learner to engage and explore a myriad of ideas and issues confronting the modern justice system.
1. The instructor assumes the student has read and understands the syllabus and expects the students to ask questions if any aspect of the course requirements in unclear.
2 This class is in a flex format designed to maximize participation with shift, missile field, unscheduled tours of duty, etc. The first week a firm schedule will be addressed in class designed by the students, for the students.
3. Students are assigned readings from the required text in advance of each class meeting and are expected to be prepared for class.
4. Students will be given assignments via the e-companion network. Students will be expected to check for emails and e-companion assignments from the instructor on a regular basis so that you may be kept abreast of current class issues. The e-companion site is Parkonline.Org, then click on Criminal Justice 100 and follow the instructions for obtaining assignments or current grades.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Assignment
For use beginning Fall 2008
During the course you are required to write three essays, each comparing a modern state statute with corresponding historical common law for that crime. 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.
Instructors may schedule the essays to be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
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.Be sure to review the Core Assessment Rubric.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
CL Essays (3) 300
Group Project 100
Point accumulation for grades:
900-1000 points – A
800-899 points – B
700-799 points – C
600-699 points – D
0-599 points -- F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work missed due to military or work related absences must be made up with the semester/term of enrollment. Work missed because of any other absences or work turned in late will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in completed work on time. There will be a five point deduction per class period for any late assignments for that project. For example, if you are scheduled to orally present your essay on a given date and for any unexcused reason you present or turn in your paper two class dates later, ten points will be deducted from your term paper/presentation grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class members will treat each other with respect and dignity. Students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson. Excused absences must be approved in advance of the specific class to be missed. Cell phones must be set to manner mode during class. Class will start promptly at 5 p.m., please be on time.
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.
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 .
Last Updated:2/24/2009 4:08:07 PM