CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
U1T 2009 DLA
Black, Peter T.
BA Criminal Justice AdministrationMA Management and Supervision Concentration in Public Administration
Monday-Thursday 7-10 PM (EST) Friday 5-7 PM (EST) Saturday and Sunday 8-11 AM (EST)
March 16-May 10, 2009
Pre-requisites: CJ 100 and CJ 105.
Textbook: Criminal Investigation, Eighth ed., 2007, by Bennett and Hess http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm
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This intermediate course includes a discussion of the nature and purpose of criminal investigation, historical background, tools employed, skills development, and techniques useful in the reconstruction of criminal activity.
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ311, all students will complete an essay, not less than 4 pages (1,000 words) in length (excluding the cover sheet, title, and bibliography pages) as follows:
It can be argued that the foundation for community support for law enforcement is in the trust built by faith that the police follow the law and adhere to the U.S. Constitution. For example, criminal investigative questioning must be guided by Fourth Amendment search and seizure protections. Harsh or questionable investigative methods may be unethical and illegal.
Discuss whether the concern for homeland security has redefined acceptable or ethical criminal investigative tactics used by law enforcement. Explain what impact changes in criminal investigative techniques and methods may have on police-community relations, criminal prosecutions, and the ability of police to investigate major crimes.
The essay should be typed, double-spaced, be written in APA format, including in-text source citations, and use a minimum of 4 course-external sources.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Class assessment is based on participation in our discussions, weekly papers, and a proctored final examination. Additionally, Park University requires and I heartily support a core assessment paper. This core assessment requires the use of critical analysis to produce a paper that draws on everything learned in the course. Additional information on the core assessment may be found elsewhere in this syllabus.
1. Each week's discussion is worth 50 points for a total of 400 points. 2. Each weekly paper is worth 25 points for a total of 200 points. 3. The proctored final is worth 200 points. 4. The Core Assessment is worth 200 points. The grand total of points is 1000 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials: I expect work to be submitted on time. I subtract 10% for each day that material is late. I do not accept any material that is five days late. I do not accept any late work the last week of the course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: I expect vigorous and substantive debates. I also expect us to respect one another. I expect civil behavior from each student.
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
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