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CJ 322 Prob Parole & Comm Corrections
Chave, Reid W.


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Course

CJ-322:  Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

Semester

U1T 2010 DL

Faculty

Chave, Reid W.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., University of Maryland
Ed.M, Boston University
M.A., Central Michigan University

Office Location

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Office Hours

Daily, 8 - 10 A.M., and 11 P.M., Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Daytime Phone

(843) 856-9160

Other Phone

FAX:  (775) 908-8810

E-Mail

reid.chave@park.edu

rjchave@comcast.net

Web Page

http://park.edu/CHAR

Semester Dates

June 7 - Augusut 1, 2010

Class Days

Monday through Sunday, each class week (8 weeks).

Class Time

By e-mail, FAX, and online as required.

Prerequisites

CJ232

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 
 

Community-Based Corrections, 7th Edition (2008); Rolando V. Del Carmen, Leanne Fiftal Alarid, Paul Cromwell; ISBN:  0- 495-09482-X

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

The Corrections Connection

The Albany Education Corrections Sourcebook

The American Probation and Parole Association

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice

Bureau of Prisons

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

American Corrections Association

American Jail Association

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Course Description:
CJ322 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections: This intermediate course explores the use of probation and parole as alternatives or as adjuncts to confinement. The rules and functions of the parole and probation system and their supervision are discussed. Various techniques and methods for achieving the goals are considered, including community related programs. Prerequisite: CJ232 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 
 The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of inter-activeness based on lectures, readings, writings, and discussion thread dialogues. It is believed that such interaction will lead to the establishment of a life-long quest for knowledge and a continued appreciation for education. Everyone putting forth the effort will learn something every day, and keeping an open mind will facilitate the learning experience. A wise man once said, “Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but no one has a right to be wrong in relation to the facts.” Education, at least in part, is a learning process in fact-finding.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate the principles of probation and parole.
  2. Analyze procedural methods within the probation/parole system.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

 

Assessment in the course will be measured by each student’s successful completion and active participation in the following assignment areas

  • Weekly reading assignments.
  • Weekly discussion questions.
  • Class participation.
  • Submitting four short papers (500 – 750 words) on various topics related to probation, parole, and community corrections. Citations must be in APA format. No more than 20 percent may be copied directly from outside sources with proper citation.
  • Writing a paper of at least eight pages, which includes a minimum of ten sources.
  • Completing Weekly quizzes
  • Completing a final examination with an approved proctor.

Grading:

 
 

Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the eight weeks in which they are assigned. The due-date for all assignments is midnight, Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Sunday of each course week (Monday through Sunday) unless a different date is specified by the instructor.

                                                                           Points                           Percent

  • Drop box assignments                                  200                                10%
  • Weekly discussion board assignments          640                                32%
  • Weekly online quizzes                                     80                                28%
  • Term Paper                                                    300                                15%
  • Final Examination                                          300                                 15%

                                                                 Total:    2,000                               100%


Course Letter Grade

  • A = 90 – 100%
  • B = 80 – 89%
  • C = 70 – 79%
  • D = 60 – 69%
  • F = <60% (59 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 
 If assignments cannot be completed on time for valid reasons, the student is expected to contact the instructor by e-mail with information concerning the late submission and when a response can be expected.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 
  Course-Specific Policies:

This course is offered online, over the Internet, using the eCollege platform. This course is different than many Online classes because it involves writing an extensive paper. You will be doing reading and writing primarily by yourself, but with close contact and guidance by your instructor.

You have some work with your classmates in the discussion area. 1) In one portion of the discussion area, you should respond specifically to the question, based on the text and outside readings. 2) In the second area, you should be responding to the responses of your classmates.

In order to satisfactorily complete this online class, you should plan to spend twelve hours a week. I would suggest three hours be spent on the specific readings, two hours on the discussion board responses, three hours on the drop-box assignments, and four hours working on the research proposal. This is a three-semester upper-division-level college course. Please spend the needed time on the course.

Class weeks begin on Monday and end on Sunday. You will be graded on the work you completed by the end of Sunday; that is, if you have an e-mail assignment, it is due before Sunday late and if submitted later, it will be counted late. You will be graded on your participation in the two discussion areas on Sunday. Because of the difficulty of the task required in this course, you must stay current; otherwise, you will never finish.

The instructor expects you to send research proposal assignments and drafts via the Internet in MS Word, not Word Perfect and not Works (that comes standard with many computers). If you plan to send by FAX or postal service, you must inform the instructor well in advance of due dates.

You should use e-mail for private messages to your professor and other students and for submission of research proposal drafts. The class discussion is for public messages. The discussion area is similar to a tradition classroom where anything you say may be heard/ seen by everyone in the class.

Students should review the applicable online policies noted below. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies:

Policy #1:  Submission of Work:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am EST and Sunday at 11:59 PM EST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.
Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.

Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation

General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.

Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.

Online Instructor Response Policy:  Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course.  What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism.  Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.

Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.  

If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the  button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.  
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

Topic and Chapters Overview of Community Corrections Read Chapter 1

Assignments Submit your introduction; Discussion, answer 3 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner.  Take online quiz.

Week 2

Topic and Chapters  Overview of Community Corrections & Probation; Read Chapters 3 & 4.

Assignments  Answer 3 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner.  Complete and submit 2 - 3 page homework assignment. Take online quiz.

Week 3

Topic and Chapters Probation (continued); Read Chapters 5 & 6.

Assignments Answer 3 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner. Complete and submit 2 - 3 page homework assignment. Take online quiz.

Week 4

Topic and Chapters Probation (continued) and Intermediate Sanctions; Read Chapters 7 & 8.

Assignments Answer 3 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner.  Complete 2 - 3 page homework assignment. Take online quiz.

Week 5

Topic and Chapters Intermediate Sanctions (continued); Read Chapters 9 & 10.

Assignments Answer 3 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner.  Complete 2 - 3 page homework assignment. Take online quiz.

Week 6

Topic and Chapters Prison Reentry – History of Parole and Preparation for Prisoner Reentry; Read Chapters 11 & 12.

Assignments Answer 3 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner. Complete and submit 2 - 3 page homework assignment. Take online quiz

Week 7

Topic and Chapters   Prisoner Reentry (continued)  – Parole Conditions and Revocation and Juvenile Justice, Probation and Parole; Read Chapters 13 & 14.

Assignments Answer 3 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner. Submit Term Paper. Take online quiz.

Week 8

Topic and Chapters Collateral Consequences of Conviction, Pardon, and Restoration of Rights; Read Chapter 15

Assignments   Answer 2 discussion board questions and reply to at least 3 other student answers in a meaningful manner. Take Proctored Final Exam.

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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.

  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .

Additional Information:



A course week is Monday through Sunday for the 8-week term Following are the dates for each course assignment week:

Week 1: June 7 – 13, 2010


Week 2: June 14 – 20, 2010


Week 3: June 21 – 27, 2010


Week 4: June 28 – July 4, 2010


Week 5: July 5 – 11, 2010


Week 6: July 12 – 18, 2010


Week 7: July 19 – 25, 2010


Week 8: July 26 – August 1, 2010

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Last Updated:5/4/2010 10:44:54 PM