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CJ 440 Internship in Crim Just
Christopher, Kenneth


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

FA 2009 HOA

Faculty

Dr. Kenneth Christopher, D.P.A.

Title

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

Doctor of Public Administration (Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1999)
Master of Public Administration (Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1983)
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1976)

Office Location

Park University Home Campus , Parkville, MO, Library - MA 416-F

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday, 10:30am-1:30pm, or by appointment

Daytime Phone

Office: 816-584-6597

Other Phone

Cell: 816-809-6494

E-Mail

kenneth.christopher@park.edu

kchristo@kc.rr.com

Web Page

http://www.park.edu/cj/

Semester Dates

August 17 - December 11, 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. Professors may have libraries of books about careers in criminal justice which may be borrowed. Professors have experiences in many aspects of criminal justice and can provide direction to students.

Additional Resources:
 

The instructor will be using eCompanion during the term for instructor-student communications, distributing handouts and supplemental readings, document sharing, recording grades, posting PowerPoint slides, webliography, etc. Students can access the course website using their student ID and OPEN password via:

http://parkonline.org/

From time to time, the instructor will refer students to supplemental required readings, audiovisuals, case studies, articles, computer resources, etc. which will be posted on eCompanion and/or provided as supplemental handouts in class. It is the student's responsibility to have reliable access to eCompanion and maintain currency on all assigned material.

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.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


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.
 
  The instructor's overarching approach to education is to emphasize the broadening of intellect as a strategy for developing problem solving and critical thinking skills.  It is essential to integrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the classroom into the active lives of students, both as individuals and as members of social groups.  It is not the facts we learn, but how we use them that provides us with the tools needed to better the human condition.

The instructor will use lectures, class discussions, group activities, handouts, supplementary readings, audio-visual aids, examinations, case studies, and other methods to facilitate learning.  Student performance expectations:

  1. The instructor assumes the student has read and understands the syllabus and expects students to ask questions if any aspect of the course requirements is unclear.
  2. Students are expected to demonstrate that they are meeting the course objectives by attending class; actively participating in class discussions, activities, and exercises; timely submitting all written assignments; delivering required oral presentations; and sitting for any scheduled examinations.
  3. Students are assigned readings from the required text(s) and/or supplemental text materials in advance of each class meeting and are expected to be prepared for class.
  4. Students are expected to ask questions if they do not understand something.
  5. The instructor encourages a mutual learning environment, where students can freely raise questions in the search for understanding.
  6. Students are expected to listen to each other, ask questions, raise concerns, and provide the respect that each individual deserves.
  7. Students are encouraged to bring any items to class which they feel will add substantially to the learning environment.

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:

Successful students will:
            1. Find a suitable agency to complete 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 ther 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:

 
STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR CJ440, INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, FOR THE FALL, 2009 TERM, WILL MAKE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH THE INSTRUCTOR NO LATER THAN MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009, TO MUTUALLY ARRANGE A SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES.
THE INSTRUCTOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT THE TOP OF THIS COURSE SYLLABUS.

Students are Responsible for Completing the Following Tasks:

  • Have three required discussions with their classmates and/or professor.
  • 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 fits 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.”

All students are expected to be familiar with the University's policies on Academic Honesty and Plagiarism. Evidence of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, fabrication, or cheating, will be fully investigated and may result in course failure.

Using other's words and ideas without proper quotations and citations is a violation of Park University's Academic Honesty Policy. The instructor takes this seriously and reports all violations to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and/or the College for Distance Learning. Generally, for the first time, a student receives a grade of zero (F) for the assignment and a warning. A second instance will result in failing the course.

I can't say this any clearer: Students who cut and paste text from an online source into assignments (including online discussions), and do not use quotation marks, in-text, and end citations, are plagiarizing, and violating the Academic Honesty Policy.

All students are advised to review the policy detailed in the Course Syllabus, and on pp. 92-93 of the 2009-2010 academic catalog.

PLEASE REVIEW AND CHECK YOUR ASSIGNMENTS CLOSELY TO BE SURE YOU ARE NOT PLAGIARIZING.

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
(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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
1. Meet with classmates and professors 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 professor 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 .


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