CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
FA 2009 HOA
Getty, Carol P.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
PhD, Universityof Missouri - Kansas CityMS, Arizona State Univeristy, Tempe, AZBA, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
T and R, 10 - 1; M and W: 12 - 1
August 17 - December 11, 2009
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Schmalleger, Frank. (2009) Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 8th ed., Pearson-Prentice Hall Publications.
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The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the learner to conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of the information.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
You will be expected to write three essays in CJ100, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration – one each on law enforcement, courts and corrections. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
An essay is a short work that treats a topic from an author's personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them.
In one of the essays, you must report and reflect on an interview with a professional; in another you must observe an agency in action and report and reflect on the observation (a case in a courtroom, probation and parole clients reporting to their officer, ride along in a police car), and in the third you must watch a movie and relate its contents to the course. The order of the interview, observation, or movie doesn't matter. Thus, the first essay may be a movie about law enforcement.
Each essay should be 500 to 750 words or two to three typewritten or computer-generated pages written in American Psychological Association (APA) format. You can learn about this style from the Park University website. Late papers will not be accepted. Students should use six sources (the activity, this course text, and four others) for each essay, and they should tie their topic to the text.
An essay is a well-structured (i.e., organized) presentation of your ideas about what you have read, observed, heard, seen. It is presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what the assignment. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. For the essays required for this course, you may begin with a topic sentence such as:
To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment of learning will be through tests, quizzes, exercises, papers, and presentations
Three tests 450 points 45%
Essays 300 “ 30%
Class participation 200 “ 20%
Oral presentation of one of your essays 50 05 %
TOTAL 1000 points 100%
In computing grades, the following scale will be used; however, the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments: A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=less than 60%. In determining grades on papers, major factors to be considered include whether or not the assignment was completed correctly and in a timely manner.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be turned in on or before the due on which they are due. Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence. The instructor must be notified (phone, e-mail, or pager) prior to the absence for the absence to be considered excused.
Two points per day will be deducted for papers submitted late and up to five points will be added to papers submitted prior to the due date.
There will be no makeup tests given. Only three out of the four tests given will be counted in your final grade. Thus, if you have three test scores you like, you need not take the final. If you miss a test, this is the one which will not be counted; you must then take the remaining three tests including the final.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is expected that members of the class will treat each other with respect and dignity. Using a computer except to take notes, using cell phone during class is NOT demonstrating respect to the professor or to your classmates who are seriously trying to learn. There will be many different views and opinions and no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class. In order to receive an excellent grade, students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson and be able to demonstrate their preparedness.
The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.
August 17 Introduction to course and Chapter 1:“What is Criminal Justice?”
August 19 Chapter 1
August 21 Chapter 1
August 24 Chapter 2: “The Crime Picture”
August 26 Chapter 2
August 28 Chapter 3:“Criminal Law”
August 31 Chapter 3
September 2 Chapter 3
September 4 TEST #1
September 7 Labor Day
September 9 Chapter 4:“Policing: Purpose and Organization”
September 11 Chapter 4
September 14 Chapter 4
September 16 Chapter 5:“Policing: Legal Aspects”
September 18 Chapter 5
September 21 Chapter 5
September 23 Chapter 6 “Policing: Issues and Challenges”
September 25 Chapter 6
September 28 Chapter 6
September 30 TEST #2
October 2 Chapter 7:“The Courts” – Essay 1 on policing due
October 5 Chapter 7
October 7 Chapter 7
October 9 Chapter 8:“The Courtroom Work Group and The Criminal Trial”
October 12, 14, and 16 Fall Break
October 19 Chapter 8
October 21 Chapter 8
October 23 Chapter 9:“Sentencing”
October 26 Chapter 9
October 28 Chapter 9
October 30 TEST#3
November 2 Chapter 10:“Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections”
November 4 Chapter 10 - Essay 2 on courts is due
November 6 Chapter 10
November 9 Chapter 11:“Prisons and Jails”
November 11 Veteran’s Day
November 13 Chapter 11
November 16 Chapter 11
November 18 Chapter 12:“Prison Life”
November 20 Chapter 12
November 23 Chapter 12
November Chapter 13 “Juvenile Justice” Essay 3 on corrections is due
November 27 Thanksgiving Holiday
November 30 Chapter 13
December 2 Chapter 13
December 4 Review
Wednesday, December 9. 10:15 - 12:15 (Final Examination)
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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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Class attendance is a major portion of the "Class Participation " grade.
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