CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice
F1B 2009 BL
Kirk, Diana M.
Bachelors - Management of CISMasters - Management and Leadership
N/A - available on scheduled class dates - Tues/Thurs
August 11, 2009 - October 1, 2009
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Permission of Department Chair. Students must have contact several times during the semester with the instructor at pre-arranged times.
No text is required. Instructors may have libraries of books about careers in criminal justice which may be borrowed, or they may have information about websites dealing with careers in criminal justice. Instructors have experiences in many aspects of criminal justice and can provide direction to students.
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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 email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
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.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Successful students will:
1. Find a suitable agency to complete the required internship hours.
2. Complete the Attached CJ440 document A in which the student and the supervisor in the selected agency agree to the duties by both signing. Submit the completed document A to the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Administration for approval of the internship.
3. Maintain a journal of the internship. Weekly entries should be made. Include in the
journal thoughts about the activities participated in. This journal should be attached to the final
4. Maintain weekly contact with the instructor during the semester/term so that he/she can count
you present. Your weekly contact should include the number of hours worked. This contact
will be electronic or in person on scheduled class dates.
6. At the end the internship prepare and submit a paper 6 pages in length, 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. Your paper should include
a cover/title page, and introduction, main body and conclusion. Your paper should be written
in APA format.
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 instructor about student
performance in the internship by the end of the semester.
Complete required number of hours and receive a positive letter from the supervisor 50%
Attendance (e-mail) and participation on scheduled class dates 10%
Submit a journal in a timely manner (with paper) 20%
Write a six-page paper about the internship experience 20%
The following grade scale is used to establish the student's letter grade for the course:
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 instructor by the last day of the last night of class for the semester/term.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attend class on scheduled dates listed in the syllabus. Participate in class discussions with classmates and the professor.
Class meeting dates:
Students must submit a six page, computer-generated paper. The student paper should contain:
1) Title Page (Should not be included as one of the 6 required pages)
2) A description of the agency and its placement in the criminal justice system;
3) Observations and experiences learned by participation in the internship;
4) A discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship, and;
5) Conclusions about how the internship fits into student coursework at this point in his/her
6) All papers should be submitted in APA format, 1-inch borders, Times New Roman, 12
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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