CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
SP 2010 HOB
Getty, Carol P.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas CityMS, Arizona State UniversityBA, Wellesley College
Mackay (MC) 20B
Monday: 10-12; Wedneday: 8-9 and 10-12: Tuesday and Thursday: 8-8:30 and 11:30 - 1; by appointment
10:10 - 11:25 AM
Criminal Justice Interactive. Schmalleger, Frank. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 8th ed, Pearson Education, 2010. You must purchase this from the Park University bookstore because you need the code that is packaged with the book to access the Criminal Justice Interactive. Access to Criminal Justice Interactive is via you student access code which came with the book and the CJi Class ID.
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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 300 points
Essays 300 “
Class participation 200 “
TOTAL 940 points
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 or e-mail) 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.
Chapter 1: The Criminal Justice System
Chapter 2: Defining and Measuring Crime
Chapter 3:Explaining Criminal Behavior
Chapter 4: Criminal Law
Chapter 5: The Police: History, Structure, Functions
Chapter 6:The Police and the Constitution
Chapter 7: The Police: Issues and Challenges
Essay on Policing is due
Chapter 8:The Courts: History, Structure, Key Players
Chapter 9: Pre-trial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Essay on Courts is due
Chapter 11:Corrections: History and Institutions
Chapter 12: Corrections in the Community
Chapter 13: Life Behind Bars
Essay on Corrections is due
Chapter 14: The Juvenile Justice System
Tuesday,May 4, 10:15- 12:15
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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
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERACTIVE WEBSITE: The course textbook comes with the Criminal Justice Interactive (CJi), which requires website access. A link to this will can be found at www.prenhall.com/cji. Some of the course material and assignments will come from this site. Each student must have their own access code, which will be included with your textbook purchase.
Instructions to Register with and Access CJi
· Go online to wee.prenhall.com/cji to register and access the course
· Click “Access Web Site” and the click “Register”
· Click “Accept” for license agreement
· Create a username and password and then enter in the access code you received with your textbook
You must use the CJi Class ID listed above for your section to join the CJi class online
· Log in with your personal login name and password
· Click on Join a Class
· When you are prompted for a Class ID, use the one given to you for this section
· Confirm that the instructor name and class information matches your section by clicking Next
· From the Confirmation & Summary page, click Enter Class Now to immediately access the class online
· After joining the class, you will receive a class enrollment confirmation email containing your login name and password.
Class Activities: For each chapter, we will watch, discuss, answer the CJi episode, learning modules, and myths and issues and do the stimulation activities together.
Homework: You must do two of the following for each chapter: In the News, Web Activity, Essay Questions, or Review Questions. Your professor will designate the activities you must complete. The homework for each CJi Unit must be completed by midnight on the day before the following class period. These dates will not be marked on the syllabus; it is the student’s responsibility to keep track of due dates.
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